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Posted by: Tommie Clayton (ID *****5630) Date: July 31, 2005 at 15:41:31
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Looking for leads on John Reed Sirkel/Sirkle and his ancestors. Anyone out there know about these folks?
I've also found Sirkel/Sirkle in Bell County but have found little in Travis Co...


Mrs. Gerry Clayton (grandson of Bertha Ada)

1) John Sirkel married Bertha Ada Winters in Austin, Travis Co., TX, June 23, 1917 - one child, Lela Marie Sirkel, was born in 1919. Bertha remarried to David Crockett Rich in Austin, Travis Co., TX in 1924. Just how her marriage to John Sirkel ended is unknown at this time.

2) John Reed Sirkel's WW1 Draft Card records:
Birth Date - November 29, 1897 in TX
Next of Kin - Wife, Bertha adr. Sour Lake, Hardin Co., TX
Occu - None
Physical - Med Height, Med Build, Eyes Blue, Hair Blnd
Card Dated - Sept. 15, 1918, Kountze, TX
NOTE: Suspect JR Sirkel was looking for work in the oil

3) 1900 TX Census, Collin Co. - Is this John Reed & parents? The birth month and year match WW1 Draft Card...see last child listed:

1900 TX Census - Collin County
Series: T623 Roll: 1621 Page: 209 B
156/157; Lns 79-85
Sirkle, Webster D, Head, W, M, April 1866, 34, M, 13, TX, SC, TN, Farmer
Sirkle, Alice L, Wife, W, F, July 1866, 33, M, 13, 6, 5, MS, AL, SC,
Sirkle, Sarah, Dau, W, F, Aug 1888, 11, S, TX, TX, MS
Sirkle, Alford L, Son, W, M, Dec 1890, 9, S, TX, TX, MS
Sirkle, Bertie, Dau, W, F, Feb 1893, 7, S, TX, TX, MS
Sirkle, James, Son, W, M, Aug 1895, 4, S, TX, TX, MS
Sirkle, Johnnie, Son, W, M, Nov 1897, 2, S, TX, TX, MS

4) Travis County Marriages - Austin History Center Archives:

Year 1917:
M.M. Sirkel (female) to H. H. Howell
A.L. Sirkel (male) to Fannie Appling
John Sirkel (male) to Bertha Winters
Year 1920
J.R. Sirkel (male) to Lucile Ayers [Is this 2nd. marriage?]
Year 1924
Bertha Sirkel (famale) to D.C. Rich [2nd. marriage]

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