Leo Carmi Sierk

b. 28 May 1892, d. 27 December 1976
  • Leo Carmi Sierk was born on 28 May 1892 in Attica, Wyoming County, New York.
  • Henry Sierk Jr. and Cora Almeda Lindsey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Attica, New York. Other members of the household included Leo Carmi Sierk, Ray Grant Sierk, Glen Henry Sierk, Mary Ethel Sierk and Lillian F. Sierk. Also in the household was nephew Leon Vanvalkenburg, age 16, working on the farm.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Henry and Cora Sierk and their children, about 1905.
    Henry and Cora Sierk and their children, about 1905.
  • Henry Sierk Jr. and Cora Almeda Lindsey appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Attica, New York. Other members of the household included Leo Carmi Sierk, Ray Grant Sierk, Glen Henry Sierk, Mary Ethel Sierk, Lillian F. Sierk and Carmi Van Rensselaer Lindsey.
  • He married Florence A. (?) say 1912.
  • Leo Carmi Sierk registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Wyoming County, New York, while living with his wife on Brooklyn Street in Warsaw, and self-employed there as a veterinarian.
  • Leo Carmi Sierk and Florence A. (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, at 72 Brooklyn Street and also two female boarders who were teachers.. Other members of the household included Richard Wesley Sierk.
  • He was a veterinarian, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 20 July 1939 in the Wyoming County Times: Ray Sierk of Darien and Glenn H. Sierk of Attica have been granted letters testamentary on the estate of their father, Henry Sierk of Attica who died May 19, 1939 and left real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property valued at $800. The heirs are the five children, Glenn of Attica, Ray of Darien, Leo Sierk, Lillian F. Ames of Attica and Mary E. Guenther of Niagara Falls. By the terms of the will the piano is left to the daughter, Lillian Ames and the rest of the property is to be divided equally between the five children.
  • The following appeared on 29 February 1940 in the Wyoming County Times: Notice of Farm Sale. We, the undersigned, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Henry Sierk, late of Attica, N. Y., deceased, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, the farm owned by decedent in his lifetime, and formerly owned by Carmi V. Lindsey, containing 207 acres of land, situated about three miles southerly of the Village of Attica upon the Creek road, at the office of W. E. Hopkins, Attica, N. Y., on the 9th day of March, 1940, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. this farm is desirably located and is an especially good dairy, grain and bean farm, and has a good supply of running water.
         The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.
         Dated, February 21, 1940.
         Ray G. Sierk, Glen H Sierk, Executors.
  • The following appeared on 17 April 1941 in The Wyoming County Times: (Varysburg) Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Guenther of Niagara Falls and Dr. and Mrs. Leo Sierk of Attica were Sunday callers on Mr. and Mrs. William Guenther
  • The following appeared on 20 October 1950 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Out-of-town guests attending the Wilson-Guenther wedding tomorrow will be: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Vorwerk, Lauerlton, N.J; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll W. Corliss, Batavia; Dr. and Mrs. Leo C. Sierk, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ames, Miss Beverly Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sierk, all of Attica; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sierk, Mr. Paul Sierk, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cady, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sierk, Darien; Miss Edna Dusinberre, Mrs. Sarah Lindsay, Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hunn, Pavilion; Mr. Paul A. Mitchell, Forest Hills, L.I; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hayworth and family, Mimico, Ont., and Miss Gertrude Everett, Toronto, Ont.
  • The following appeared on 16 June 1962 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Mary E. Guenther, of 1887 Cleveland Ave., a resident for the last 46 years, died unexpectedly in her home Friday (June 15, 1962). She was 72.
         Mrs. Guenther was a native of Attica. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Women's Association at the church. She was also a member of the Mother's Corner Club.
         Mrs. Guenther was the widow of Gaylor S. Guenther, a local contractor, who died in 1952.
         Surviving are a son, Jack G. Guenther, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Wilson, of Fairport, and Mrs. Donald J. (Jean) Stone, of North Tonawanda; a sister, Mrs. Harold F. Ames, and two brothers, Glen and Ray Sierk, all of Attica, and another brother, Dr. Leo Sierk, of St. Petersburg, Fla; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gridley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, in Attica.
  • The following appeared in the Wyoming County Times: (Attica) Glen H. Sierk, 80, an Attica native and lifetime resident died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday (July 19, 1969) in the Castile Nursing Home where he had been a patient for nine months.
         Mr. Sierk, who operated a farm on the Creek Rd. for a number of years, was born April 6, 1889, a son of Cora and Lindsey Sierk [sic]. He was a member of Attica Lodge 462, F & AM.
         Mr. Sierk's wife was the late Thelma Seligman Sierk. Surviving are a brother, Dr. Leo C. Sierk of St. Petersburg, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Ames of Attica; nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Ray Sierk and Mrs. Mary Guenther. The Rev. Donald Housser of Attica-Darien United Methodist Church officiated at services at 1:30 p.m. July 22 at the Marley Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  • The SSDI lists Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, as the last residence of record of Leo Carmi Sierk.
  • Death*: 27 December 1976
  • Names and birth years of Leo and Florence appear on grave markers at Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, but apparently they were buried elsewhere.
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 2011

Family: Florence A. (?) b. 17 May 1894, d. 1 February 1973