The Definitive Dwiggins no. 91—W.A. Dwiggins’ Ancestry, Part V: Aunts and Uncles on the Siegfried Side
Rev. B.Y. Siegfried and his wife Sarah had eleven children, which was not an uncommon number in the 19th century. With the exception of Eva and Sarah Ella, they all died before their parents. The children were, in order of their birth: Addison, Emma, Laura, Samuel, Louisa, Sarah Ella, Eva, Benjamin, Edward, Carrie and an unnamed infant. 
Addison H. Siegfried
Addison H. Siegfried was born April 25, 1842 near Cambridge, Ohio. He was a newspaperman (as was his father in his youth), working for The Louisville Daily Ledger, The Louisville Courier-Journal, The St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press Illustrated and the New York office of The Chicago Daily News. He also wrote for Lippincott’s magazine and managed The Ladies Home Journal.  In 1879, while at The Louisville Courier-Journal he led the Rob Roy Expedition in search for the source of the Mississippi River in the Itasca Basin of Minnesota.
Addison married Mary H. Heterick of Marietta, Ohio. She passed away in 1894 and he followed a year later. They had three children, Mary (b. 1869), Frederick (1876–1918) and Laurance B. (1892–1978).  The two sons played significant roles in WAD’s career as a commercial artist.
Emma Siegfried was born April 5, 1844 in Uniontown, Ohio. She married A.C. Elster April 21, 1863. They had at least two children, Will and Ida. She died in 1867.  [See the newspaper clipping at the right of the page from the scrapbook kept by the Rev. Siegfried at the top of this post.]
Laura Siegfried was born October 14, 1845 and died October 16, 1852. [See the newspaper clippings at the left column of the page from the scrapbook kept by the Rev. Siegfried shown at the top of this post.]
Samuel Siegfried was born October 1, 1848 in Uniontown, Ohio and died ten days later in Zanesville, Ohio.
Louisa (Luly) Siegfried was born July 22, 1851 in Georgetown, Ohio. She died October 23, 1860 in Dresden, Ohio. [See the newspaper clipping in the upper right of the page from the scrapbook kept by Rev. Siegfried shown at the top of this post.]
Sarah Ella Siegfried was born July 24, 1853. Ella (as she was known as an adult) married Eugene Hadley, co-owner (with his father) of a dry goods store in Wilmington, on October 3, 1877. They had one stillborn child and the other, Benjamin Siegfried Hadley, died at age four. Ella died in California on June 17, 1941. 
Ella’s husband, Eugene Smith Hadley, was born August 6, 1853. He was the son of William Clark and Sarah A. (Smith) Hadley. Before joining his father in the dry goods business he had been the private clerk to A.R. Yates, Commander of the monitor Manhattan. In late 1882 he purchased a coal dealership. Eugene was a member of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends and a guard in the Wilmington Council (no. 428) of the Royal Arcanum, a fraternal organization. 
Sometime in the 1880s—most likely after the death of Bennie—Eugene and his wife moved to California. Eugene is listed as working as a bookkeeper in Los Angeles city directories from 1888 to 1891. In the following decade Sacramento city directories list him first as a bookkeeper at the State Printing Office and eventually as the assistant superintendant. He and Ella moved to San Francisco in 1903 where he died March 15, 1918.  Eugene played a pivotal role in WAD’s education as a commercial artist.
Benjamin Y. Siegfried was born January 18, 1858. He died June 5, 1865 in Cambridge, Ohio. Edward M. Siegfried was born October 24, 1859 in Georgetown, Ohio and died just short of his second birthday on October 3, 1861. [See the newspaper clipping in the lower left corner of the page from the scrapbook kept by Rev. Siegfried at the top of this post.]
Carrie Siegfried was born September 7, 1863. She married William G. Scott in 1886. When she died on or about June 8, 1892, she left behind “one dear little Son [named Don] left who will make its home with Mrs. Eva Dwiggins, Richmond, Indiana.”  Despite their disparities in age, Don Scott (b. 1889) became a close friend of WAD’s.
The last Siegfried child was born on December 18, 1866 in Wilmington, Ohio, nine days after Rev. Siegfried had become the pastor of the First Baptist Church there. The child was never named (nor is the sex recorded) because it died the following day. The Dwiggins genealogy at the Boston Public Library has the year of birth and death as 1865, but local burial records in Wilmingon, Ohio list an infant child of B.Y. Siegfried as being buried in 1866 in Section 1, Lot 1 of Sugar Grove Cemetery, the same cemetery where Zimri and Phoebe Dwiggins and Moses and Eva Dwiggins are buried. 
1. “Family Record” (scrap of paper in Eva S. Dwiggins’ handwriting dated 1897), Folder 1, Box 25, 2001 W.A. Dwiggins Collection, Boston Public Library.
2. See The Clinton Republican, 8 June 1871, 15 January 1880 and 6 August 1880; 1893 and 1894 New York city directories; The Jeffersonian, 19 September 1895 (microfilm, roll 18521, The Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio) 15 January 1895 to 31 December 1895; Cambridge Public Library). The story of the Rob Roy Expedition is told in The Mississippi River and Its Source: A Narrative and Critical History of the Discovery of the River and Its Headwaters… by J.V. Brower with an Appendix by Alfred J. Hill (Minneapolis: Harrison & Smith, State Printers, 1893), pp. 179–181. A small creek discovered near Elk Lake was named Siegfried Creek in Addison’s honor.
3. For Mary L. Siegfried, see the Ninth Census of the United States 1870; for Frederick Siegfried, see The Montclair Times, 1 June 1918 and The Fourth Estate, no. 1266 (1 June 1918), p. 31.
4. See The Richmond Evening Item, 9 July 1885 (microfilm, Richmond Public Library).
5. A Hadley Genealogy vol. II: Some Descendants of Joshua Hadley, 1743–1815 of Chatham County, North Carolina ed. Curtis E. Healton ([Los Angeles]: The Hadley Genealogical Society of Southern California, 1974), p. 163. The Hadley genealogy lists Benjamin Siegfried Hadley’s date of birth as January 8, 1880 and his date of death as November 9, 1884. This information is supported by Cemetery Records of Clinton County, Ohio 1798–1978 by The Genealogy Committee of the Clinton County Historical Society (Blanchester, Ohio: The Curliss Printing Company, 1980), p. 270. In contrast, the Dwiggins genealogy at the Boston Public Library identifies the year of death as 1887, based on a letter from Eleanor Hadley to Eva Dwiggins regarding the death of her son, Bennie. Box 27, 2001 W.A. Dwiggins Collection, Boston Public Library. The date of the letter may have been misinterpreted (a 4 read as a 7), but it dovetails with the subsequent career of Eugene Hadley.
6. A Hadley Genealogy vol. II: Some Descendants of Joshua Hadley, 1743–1815 of Chatham County, North Carolina ed. Curtis E. Healton ([Los Angeles]: The Hadley Genealogical Society of Southern California, 1974), pp. 86 and 163. See The Clinton Republican, 15 January 1874 and 23 August 1877; and The Clinton Democrat, 24 December 1880 and 1 December 1882.
7. Hadley is listed in the Los Angeles City Directory for the years 1888 to 1891 (Los Angeles and San Francisco: W.H.L. Corran, Publisher and Printer), the Directory of Sacramento City and County for the years 1893 to 1903 (San Francisco: F.M. Husted, Publisher), and the Crocker-Langley San Francisco Directory for the years 1915 to 1918 (San Francisco: H.S. Crocker Co.). The 1903 Sacramento entry says that Hadley moved to San Francisco. Although the Wilmington burial records list the date of burial as March 25, 1919, the year must be a mistake. The California Death Index 1905–1939 database (p. 4360), the Hadley genealogy and Hinshaw all indicate Eugene Hadley died March 15, 1918. There is no obituary for him in either the March 1918 or March 1919 issues of The San Francisco Chronicle; furthermore, he is listed in the San Francisco city directory for 1918 which was current as of June, but not in the 1919 directory that was current as of July.
8. See the obituary of Addison Siegfried, Carrie’s brother, The Jeffersonian, 19 September 1895 (microfilm, roll 18521, The Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio) 15 January 1895 to 31 December 1895; Cambridge Public Library).
9. The History of Clinton County, Ohio… (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1882).
Much of this information on the Siegfried children is derived from the Dwiggins Genealogy created 29 August 2000 by Shaina Marrus (an intern at the Boston Public Library) from material in Eva Siegfried Dwiggins’ scrapbooks. See Folder 1, Box 25, 2001 W.A. Dwiggins Collection, Boston Public Library. However, the genealogy—as indicated in some of the notes—is not entirely accurate.