Persons of Interest – George Siegenberg Posted 22 October 2018 by Tessa Keough George Siegenberg (also spelled Seigenberg) was born on 21 February 1913 in Salford, Lancashire. He was the son of a dock labourer, Benjamin Siegenberg, who had been born in London in 1863 and used the surname Carter, possibly after marrying Mary Carter in 1890 (no marriage record has been found). Most of their twelve children died young. These Siegenbergs are one of my islands – a branch that I have not yet been able to connect to all the others, who descend from Jonas/Jonah Siegenberg, a pencil maker in Spitalfields, and his wife Bluma. (One day I will order the birth certificate for Benjamin and solve the puzzle.) George married Agnes Booth in Salford in 1937, and they can be seen in the 1939 Register where George is described as a general labourer. Thanks to a Google Alert, I discovered George listed on a website called BoxingHistory.org.uk. This told me that he was a professional boxer, known as Battling Seigenberg, active between 1933 and 1936. Public Notice – Majestic Boxing Several newspaper accounts can be found mentioning his boxing contests in Lancashire, including this one, where it says he comes from Denmark and fights as “The Castiron Dane”! George died on 8 June 1957. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we share a short story provided by a member about a person of interest in their one-name study. Whether your person is good, bad, or simply interesting or unusual, please send us your story. This post is from Guild member Jessica Feinstein. Why not submit a story (200-300 words OR a bit longer if need be) about a person of interest in your own one-name study. Email each story and image(s) to email@example.com.