Greiner, Sigmund

Greiner, Sigmund

Male 1817 - 1901

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  • Name  Greiner, Sigmund  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born  01 Nov 1817  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Dec 1901  Moselle, Franklin, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I306  Wallace-Greiner Family Tree
    Last Modified  2 May 2014 

    Family 1  Spitzenburg, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 01 Feb 1836, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1908, Moselle, Franklin, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1862  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Greiner, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie"
     2. Greiner, John Benjamin
     3. Greiner, George
     4. Greiner, William Levi
     5. Greiner, Henry
     6. Greiner, Joseph,   b. 19 Sep 1870, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Greiner, Samuel
     8. Greiner, Anna J.
     9. Greiner, Emma
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Unknown, Genoeva "Eva",   b. Abt 1809, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1862 
    Married  1834  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Greiner, Mary Caroline,   b. 1834, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F144  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1901 - Moselle, Franklin, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Origin & meaning of Greiner surname--lazy or green side of mountain. South German nickname for someone cantankerous or quarrelsome person- also loud cry or shout.It is also a place name Greim in Bavaria/Austria region. Most Greiner's are from the Baden-Wurttemburg & Bavaria regions with others also located in France, Switzerland & England. In Bavaria the name Grein was associated with tribal conflicts of that area.

      There is some discrepency in where Sigmund was actually from or where he was born. Family tradition places his birth in Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany. This is where most Greiner's originated. Unfortunately there is no record of his birth either here or anywhere else in Germany. The "Greiner Book" which is a comprehensive book listing all Greiner's birth/marriage/death from the Baden-Wurrtemberg area & including the rest of Germany from 1800-1900 does not list any Sigmund Greiner. This does not mean his father is not listed but his name is unknown at this time. Sigmund's point of origin when he came to the US was Switzerland with his arrival in New York, USA on the ship "Tremont" so he could have been born in Switzerland & there are many Greiner's in that area. One ship list showing his place of birth translates as Sussex, England. There are also many Greiner's in this area of England during the early 1800's but the translation could also have been Suisse (or Swiss) instead of Sussex. Further investigation needs to be done on this.

      It is also going to be a surprise to many of the Greiner family that he was married before Elizabeth Spitzenburg. This is not really surprising since he was not married to Elizabeth until he was in his 40's. The ship list for the "Tremont" shows him coming over with his wife Geneova (could also be Geneva/also known as Eva) & his daughter Mary Caroline. Unfortunately the 3 of them seem to disapper once they arrived except for the 1850 Fed Census in Pennsylvania with no records found after that of the 3 of them. Mary Caroline shows up as an adult in St Louis, Missouri. Sigmund was 17 years old at the time of Mary Caroline's birth & his wife was 9 years older than Sigmund. There is a slim possibility that Genoeva was married before Sigmund Greiner & Mary Caroline was a daughter from that marriage although there is no evidence at this time she is not Sigmund's daughter & she does use the name of Greiner. No records have been found at this time of Geneva (Eva) death date or place.

      Origin of Sigmund name--Even though it sounds like it might be German it is actually Anglo-Scandivian (from the north of Scotland/England when the Vikings & Danes held land there).

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,;;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Central, Franklin, Missouri; Roll: ; Page:; Enumeration District: ..
      Birth date: Nov 1817Birth place: GermanyMarriage date: 1862Marriageplace: Residence date: 1900Residence place: Moselle Village, Franklin, MissouriArrival date: 1848Arrival place:

    2. [S124] New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2003.Original data - New York. Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Micropub;;).
      Birth date: abt 1817Birth place: Origin date: Origin place:SwitzerlandArrival date: Jun 1, 1848Arrival place: New YorkDeparture date: Departure place: Havre

    3. [S3] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network.Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=10235156&pid=-673179893

    4. [S125] New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2003;;), Database online..
      Record for Sigmund Greiner

    5. [S3] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network.Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;;), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=10235156&pid=341111697

    6. [S109] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2004;;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Central, Franklin,Missouri; Roll: T623_854; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 30..
      Record for Sigmund Griner