Village's first chief of police passes away: Edward G. Sieber, resident since 1890, dies at age of 72 years
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Mar 1928, p. 8
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Edward G. Sieber, Wilmette Chief of Police for more than 28 years and a resident of the village since 1890, passed away at his home at the age of 72 years last Monday following a two year period of declining health. Funeral services, in which many residents participated and Wilmette police officers acted as pallbearers and guard of honor, were held from the residence at 1118 Lake avenue Thursday afternoon, Dr. Douglas H. Cornell of the Glencoe Union church officiating. Interment was at Calvary cemetery.
Born in Schenectady
Mr. Sieber was born in Schenectady, N. Y., on February 8, 1856, the son of George Richard and Catherine Van Rensaeller Sieber. Coming to Evanston in 1881, he joined the police department of the town known as South Evanston, serving in this capacity until 1890. A few years after his arrival in Evanston he married Miss Catherine McKimmon of that town.
In 1890 he was named street commissioner of Wilmette and served in this department until May 1, 1896, when he was commissioned as the Village Police Officer. He served alone until 1910 when the Village needs had expanded so as to make it necessary to add another man, Mr. Sieber being appointed Chief. A third officer was added in 1817 and at the time of Chief Sieber's retirement because of ill health, there were eight patrolmen under his command. His retirement on November 1, 1924 marked the close of a 28 year period of active and efficient service.
He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. L. N. Hoffman of Golf, Ill., and Miss Alice E. Sieber of Wilmette. Two brothers, George of Glencoe and Christopher of Chicago, also survive his passing.
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- 2 Mar 1928
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- Cornell, Douglas ; Hoffman, L. N. Mrs. ; McKimmon, Catherine ; Sieber, Alice ; Sieber, Catherine ; Sieber, Christopher ; Sieber, Edward ; Sieber, George ; Van Rensaeller, Catherine
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