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Seibben family - daughter Cecilia/Cissilia - Lehigh Twp/Northampton Co.
Posted by: Heather Szoke (ID *****8214) Date: October 08, 2011 at 10:30:36
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I'm looking for information on a family with the last name of Seibben in Lehigh Twp Northampton Co. I have reason to believe that Seibben is the Germanic spelling of the name and I have no idea what the Americanized version would be. Cecilia is listed (b. 1839 d. 1896) on her grave stone but her son's birth certificate as her listed as Cissila along with the germanic spelling of her son's name and her maiden name. She was the wife of Thomas Heffelfinger (b. 1834 d. 1893) and I believe they had about 7 children, one of which was Cyrus/Seirus Alfred (b. 1861 d. 1923). I have conflicting records from 2 sources. One source says their children were Thomas W., Mathias A., Lucetta J, Francis A, Lilly A, Cecilia M and Mary H. Another source says they had Thomas, Jane, Francis, Catharina, Cecilia, Mary H., Alfred , Lillie, Sally Alice, Mesetta Jane. Cecilia and her husband Thomas were buried in St. Paul's Indianland in Cherryville, Lehigh Township. They have a grandson (infant son of Cyrus and Ellen Heffelfinger) buried near them in the cemetery. Their son Cyrus and his wife Ellen Jane nee Best were buried in Union Cemetery, Slatington, Lehigh County. According to census records Cecilia's parents were both born in Pennsylvania. Thomas and Cecilia are my 4thgreat grandparents. I would love to be able to find out more information about her family and would be willing to share that documentation that I have.

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