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Emma Siegfried . . . Who is she?

I have some alerts set up on Ebay to let me know when anything is posted with some of my surnames and even some places.  One of the alerts I get is anything Siegfried related.  About a month ago I was alerted to a picture of a woman and on the back of the picture is written Emma Siegfried {I'm pretty sure it says Mrs Emma Siegfried} and of course I bought the photo.  The other thing I noticed on the back of the photo was the photographer's name and that it says Reading PA.  {I know some of the Siegfried's come from that area}.

I looked in my Legacy database to see if I have an Emma Siegfried . . . and I do!  One is my great aunt born in 1926 {the photo is not of her} and the other is Emma Lydia Shellhammer Siegfried born in 1862 {I don't think it is of her but it could be}.

Emma Siegfried {front}

Emma Siegfried {back}


In the picture below are my 2nd Great Grandparents William Andrew Siegfried {who is also my half 2nd great uncle} and Emma Lydia Shellhammer.  From information that I have found Emma was born in Philadelphia PA and died in Sugarloaf, Luzerne county, PA; where she is buried as well.  

I do not know there year or where this picture was taken.  It was given to me by a cousin.
I don't believe the mysterious Emma is my 2nd great grandmother but I am determined to find out who she is!




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