Christian Siple

ID# 4134, b. 30 November 1776, d. between 1820 and 1840

Long rifle built by Christian Siple. This gun belongs to Earl Van Norman of Easton, PA, and was displayed at the Seiple/Seipel/Siple reunion in Gettysburg, PA on 21 Aug 2010.
  • Occupation*: Christian Siple was Gunsmith. Allegedly, the name "C. Siple" appears on Davy Crockett's rifle, "Old Betsey," on display at the Alamo. at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
  • Birth*: He was born on 30 November 1776 at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • Marriage*: Christian Siple married Sarah Haeffer circa 1800.
  • Death*: Christian Siple died between 1820 and 1840 at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Family: Sarah Haeffer b. 1784, d. a 1850