John Merritt Sigsbee1

b. 1856, d. 1935
FatherJohn Merritt Sixbee2 b. circa 1825, d. Oct 10, 1895
MotherLucretia (?)3
     His name was also spelled Sigsby. John was born in WI in 1856.4,5,6
     He married Ida Jane Hays on Aug 4, 1878.7,4,8,1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Scandia, Republic Co, KS. Merrit was a groom who owned horses. George was in school..9
     John Merritt Sigsbee and Ida Jane Sigsbee appeared on the census of Jan 27, 1920 in Scandia, Republic Co, KS; they owned a farm, mortgaged, and Merritt was listed as a "dram" (very hard to read -- i expect it was supposed to be drayman.)5
     John Merritt Sigsbee died in 1935.6 He was buried circa 1935 at Riverview Cemetery, in Scandia, Republic Co, in KS.6
Ida and Merritt Sigsbee
Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, KS
Photo by Julia Langel, July 2011


Ida Jane Hays b. March 28, 1860, d. December 29, 1934
  • John Sigsbee1
  • George Sigsbee9,1 b. circa 1894
  • Mary Rebecca Sigsbee1 b. circa 1916


  1. [S549] Obituary, Ida Hays Sigsbee, January 3, 1935, page 3, column 3; page 1, column 3.
  2. [S326] Cheryl Sigsbee, February 10, 2001, citing 1860 census Jefferson, Jefferson Co., WI.
  3. [S326] Cheryl Sigsbee, February 10, 2001.
  4. [S374] 1910 Census KS, Republic Co Scandia T , ED 107, Page 3b, dwelling 78, family 78, line 78, Merrit Sigsbee household.
  5. [S573] 1920 U. S. Census, population schedule, Scandia, E. D. 116, sheet 10A, line 96, dwelling 84, family 84, Kansas, Republic County.
  6. [S2027] Ida Sigsbee and Merritt Sigsbee Cemetery Marker, Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Republic Co, KS.
  7. [S198] News clipping, Hays, Ida 1913.
  8. [S378] Charlotte Shaffer, "Re: Pictures," e-mail to Julia Langel, February 10, 2000.
  9. [S374] 1910 Census KS, Republic Co Scandia T.
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