Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Henry L. Sieg

HENRY L. SIEG has given most of his active life to educational work and is now superintendent of the city schools and at Haviland, Kansas.

Mr. Sieg was born in Harrison County, Indiana, April 28, 1859. His great-grandfather came from Germany and was one of the early settlers in Virginia. Virginia was the home of the family for several generations. John Sieg, grandfather of Henry L., was born in Virginia and in 1822 took his family to the western wilds and settled in Harrison County, Indiana. He was a farmer there the rest of his life and died hear Corydon, Indiana, in 1860. He married Mary Foster, a native of Virginia, who died in Harrison County, Indiana.

D. F. Sieg, father of Henry L., was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1810 and was twelve years of age when his parents moved to Harrison County, Indiana. He lived after his marriage on a homestead in Harrison County near the old State Capital of Indiana and died there at Fredericksburg in 1877. At one time he represented Harrison County in the State Legislature. He was an active republican and was a working member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married Anna Wheat, who was born near Corydon, Indiana, in 1810 and died in Harrison County in 1894. Their children were: James and John, both of whom died in infancy; Elizabeth, living at Corydon, Indiana, is the widow of Capt. John W. Marshall, who was a farmer and stockman and served with the rank of captain in the Union army, being four and a half years in the service. Mary Jane, who died near Hancock, Indiana, was the wife of John Tyler, a farmer who died at Georgetown, Indiana. Matilda E. who died at the age of twenty-seven, near Fredericksburg, Indiana, was the wife of L. C. Adams, formerly a farmer and now postmaster of Salisbury, Indiana. David A., a carpenter and contractor at Noble, Oklahoma. Charles E. is a mail carrier at Milltown, Indiana, and Henry L. is the youngest.

Henry L. Seig attended the rural schools of Harrison County, Indiana, also the normal school at Salisbury, and for five years taught in the common schools of his native county. He graduated from the Central Normal College at Danville, Indiana, in 1879 and after that for over twenty years was a teacher in the city schools of Harrison, Washington, and Floyd counties, Indiana. Mr. Sieg came to Kansas in 1904, and was first connected with the public schools of Kiowa County. In 1905 he became principal of the city schools at Greensburg, and filled that office four years. He left teaching for two years to engage in farming in Kiowa County, and he still owns a good farm of 160 acres a half mile north and a half mile west of Greensburg. In 1912 he assumed his present duties as principal and superintendent of the city schools of Haviland. He has a staff of five teachers and an enrollment of 196 pupils.

Mr. Sieg is an old line republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a teacher in the Sunday school and is a past grand of Greensburg Lodge No. 326, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is also a member of the Kansas State Teachers Association. Mr. Sieg owns a modern home which he built in 1907.

March 13, 1882, in New Albany, Indiana, he married Miss Nannie A. Windell, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Mary E. (Hogan) Windell, both now deceased. Her father was a successful dentist at New Albany, Indiana, for thirty years. Mrs. Sieg died July 21, 1916, mother of three children. Nellie B. graduated from the Ohio Valley Central Normal College at Corydon, Indiana, was a teacher for a number of years, and is now the wife of R. M. Shuck, a farmer In the Province of Alberta, Canada. Fannie E. also attended the Ohio Valley Central Normal College and was a teacher until she married Charles Einsel, who has a fine farm adjoining the City of Greensburg, Kansas. D. E. Sieg, the only son, is a graduate of the Kiowa County High School and is now a merchant at Greensburg, Kansas.

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