Biography of Eugene A. Sittig
Cook County, Il Biographies

SITTIG, EUGENE A. - Born in Lauban, Germany, October 4, 1847. Son of Alexander Ferdinand and Rosalie (Manig) Sittig. His maternal grandfather was Burgomaster of Somerfeld, Germany. The first American ancestors of the family settled in Oshkosh, Wis., where the subject of this sketch lived during the early years of his life. Having received a public school education he came to Chicago in 1862 and from that time until 1865 was engaged in business as a locksmith. Since that time he has been engaged continously in the newspaper and publishing business, and is now the publisher and editor of the German-American Miller, the Brewer and Malister, the Woodworker, and the Metel and Iron Journal. Mr Sittig was twice elected to the Illinois legislature, first in 1876 and the second time in 1884. His was the deciding vote cast in 1885 that elected the late John A. Logan to the United States senate. He also cast the deciding vote that elected John C. Haines speaker of the house in 1885. Mr. Sittig is a member of Keystone Lodge, Washington Chapter, the Chicago Press Club and the Germania Club. He was married to Mary A. Kopp, and has three children, William A. Sittig, Gertrude Sittig and Mrs. N. L. Danks. He also has two grandchildren. King William of Prussia was Mr. Sittig's godfather.

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