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John N. Sirmyer (1845 - 1930)
"Pioneer merchant and Civil War veteran, of Bay City, MI.
  • Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx - Jan. 2008.
  • The Bay City Daily Times - Tuesday, March 25, 1930 (Page 1)

    J. N. Sirmyer Dies
    From Long Illness

    Was Pioneer Resident of Bay City
    Coming Here 80 Years Ago.


    John N. Sirmyer 239 Adams street, 85, died at his home after a long illness. He has been a resident of Bay City for the past 80 years , coming here from Bavaria at the age of five with his parents.

    Mr. Sirmyer was born in Bavaria, April 11, 1845. For years he was engaged in the clothing and merchant tailoring business here, but since his retirement he has been an invalid. He married Miss Frances A. Wells of Bay City, March 26,1873.

    During the Civil War he served three years with the 10th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry and for many years was a commander of U.S. Grant post of the G.A.R. here. He was also a member of Bay lodge No. 129 F & A. M.

    He is survived by his wife, two sons Col. Edgar Sirmyer, U.S. army and Earl W. Sirmyer of New Orleans and three grandsons, E. A. Jr., John and George.

    Private funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the residence and burial will be in Elm Lawn cemetery. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

    Related Notes & Pages

    1870 MI Census shows John Sirmyer, age 25, store clerk, born in Bavaria, is boarding at hotel owned by James Miller.
    None at this time.
    People Referenced
    Sirmyer, Earl (son)
    Sirmyer, E.A. (g-son)
    Sirmyer, Edgar (son)
    Sirmyer, Geo. (g-son)
    Sirmyer, John (g-son)
    Sirmyer, John N.
    Wells, Frances A. (wife)
    Subjects Referenced
    10th MI Vol. Cav.
    Bay City, MI
    Bay lodge No. 192
    Civil War
    Elm Lawn Cemetery
    New Orleans, LA.
    U.S. Army
    U.S. Grant Post
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