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SIEGEL, Sam (Shlomo)

SIEGEL, Sam (Shlomo)[1]

Male 1895 - 1931  (~ 36 years)

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  • Name SIEGEL, Sam (Shlomo) 
    Born Mar 1895  Moinesti, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation auto mechanic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Mar 1931  Bronx, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • From granddaughter Lari Siegel:
      Information for Sam Siegel is sketchy at best. He was born 1895 in Moinesti, Romania. On the marriage license, he lists his parents as Luis Siegel and Ida Botler. Mel of course, insisted his paternal grandparents were Edith Sugarman and Kalman Segal. Again, this contradicts the other primary sources.
      Moinesti was a small town the size of Amenia, New York. Now, if you've been paying attention, and I know that you have, that's small. If you wanted action, you had to go to Pietra Neamt.
      Whoever Mel's paternal grandparents were, they supposedly died in the great flu pandemic. The Segals probably arrived in New York between 1912 and 1915. Sam had several siblings and somewhere along the way, they changed their name from Segal to Siegel.
      Sam, who worked as an iron worker, was drafted and served in the Great War where he was injured in France. A survey of American Jews who served in the war states he held the rank of First Class Private, entering the Army October 1917. He was a machine gunner for 11 months in the Toul Sector, St. Mihiel, and the Muse Argonne. He was wounded in the right leg October 7, 1918 and was sent to the American Hospital Base 26.
      Between the shooting and ducking Sam found time to collect coins.

      Married life was bumpy for Goldie and Sam and this is how Mel learned Yiddish. For you never shout in front of the children but if you have to, do it in a foreign language.
      September 1926, found the Siegels with another son, Jerome. Trust me, I wish he was THE Jerry Siegel from Cleveland who co-created Superman. But, it was not to be. This Jerry Siegel grew up, had two kids, lived in Queens, smoked cigars, and worked in the rag business in New York.
    Person ID I2955  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2019 

    Father SIEGEL, Moses 
    Mother SUGARMAN, Edith (Ida),   b. 15 May 1868,   d. 25 Jan 1919  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F1070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GREENBERG, Goldie,   b. 23 Sep 1895, Galati, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1951  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1922 
     1. SIEGEL, Jerome
     2. SIEGEL, Mel (Moishe),   b. 18 Aug 1923,   d. 8 Jun 2006, Tuscon, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 
    Family ID F1068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1895 - Moinesti, Romania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar 1931 - Bronx, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S292] Lari Siegel.

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