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Paul Siegert
(1863-ca. 1946)

Dipl. Ing. Paul Siegert was born in Eisleben, Saxon-Anhalt, Germany (the hometown of Martin Luther) on January 29, 1863. Around the age of 14 he became a miner, then attended the Eisleben Mining School (Bergschule) from 1880 to 1882, and after graduation became a mining officer. Later in life he worked for many years in the office of the Mansfield Mining Company.

A 1984 catalog of the Feldmann auction house in Düsseldorf lists, among other things, the "remainder of the Paul Siegert collection" of German postage stamps--perhaps the same person.

Siegert collected mostly minerals (about 150 specimens) and fossils from the Eisleben and Mansfield areas, but also from other localities worldwide. Many of his fossils were the subjects of study at the University of Halle in 1928-1931. Upon his death in 1946 his collection passed to the local city museum in Eisleben, where specimens were placed on display. The museum closed around 1993 and the collection was placed in storage, but later was transferred to a new museum where it is currently undergoing restoration.

Reference:
BRANDT, Silvio (2016) Personal communication.
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