Barbara (Siefert) was born in Germany in 1825 and died in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, in 1903. She was married in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849 to Peter Bieger. Some things I have learned about research from Barbara:
- have a backup plan. Despite marrying again and leaving Warsaw, Barbara never sold the town lot and house Peter Bieger purchased. She moved back there nearly twenty years after Peter died.
- all families have divorces. Barbara and Conrad Haase were married and divorced—twice.
- researching all marriages is important. Barbara’s last marriage in Iowa in the 1880s provided the names of her parents.
My ancestor table can be viewed on my site. Barbara is my 3rd great-grandmother.