|Elizabeth "Lizzy" Nunn and Louis Siebert - June 25, 1905|
Elizabeth at age 13 cared for her six younger siblings and took care of her father's affairs upon his death in June 1900. Their mother was institutionalized following the birth of her tenth child. Upon the father's death, the City of New York Outdoor Poor arrived and took the children, with the exception of Elizabeth, to St. Joseph's Home in Peekskill, NY. Elizabeth had a strong feeling of family, and as soon as she married, she began bringing her siblings back under her roof.
Louis was born in 1881 to John and Barbara Sieberbental of Germany. Louis earned his living driving an ice wagon in New York. The horse pulling the wagon kicked Louis in the head and he died shortly thereafter of a spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage, on 22 April 1916, just three weeks shy of his 35th birthday.
Elizabeth was left with two young daughters. Thankfully the sisters and brother living with her had work.
My cousin told me Louis was a bit of a "hot head." Elizabeth was tolerant of his outbursts, but one time she had had enough and when he complained about the dinner she had prepared, she dumped the bowl of macaroni upside down over his head! Way to go Lizzy!!