Sigmund Livingston

Birth Name Sigmund Livingston [1]
Gramps ID I0649
Gender male
Age at Death 73 years, 11 months, 17 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 27 December 1872   Birth of Sigmund Livingston

Birth December 1971 Germany Birth of Sigmund Livingston

[3] [4]
Immigration 1885   Immigration of Sigmund Livingston

Naturalization 1899   Naturalization of Sigmund Livingston

Profession 1913 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Lawyer

Residence 1918 Bloomington, McLean, Illinois Residence of Sigmund Livingston

Death 13 December 1946   Death of Sigmund Livingston

Burial   Jewish Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois Burial of Sigmund Livingston



Married Wife Hilda Valerie Freiler [I0639]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 18 December 1918 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Marriage of Sigmund Livingston and Hilda Valerie Freiler

  1. Richard M. Livingston [I0849]



Founder of the Anti-Defamation League in 1913. From the ADL web site, "the Anti-Defamation League was established in 1913 by a lawyer and fearless visionary by the name of Sigmund Livingston. Starting with only two desks in Livingston's Chicago office, $200 and the sponsorship of the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, Livingston spelled out the League's ambitious, compelling mission: "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience, and if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. . . to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike. . . put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."

Source References

  1. Descendants of Joseph Freiler, from Steve & Laura Stroud, 13 October 2008 [S0276]
  2. Sigmund Livingston headstone photo [S0337]
  3. 1900 US Census Sigmund Livingston [S0335]
  4. Sigmund Livingston and Hilda Freiler marriage certificate, 18 December 1918 [S0319]
  5. 1920 US census Sigmund Livingston family [S0336]
  6. Email from Richard Livingston, 28 June 2009 [S0339]
  7. FamilySearch: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920 [S0318]


    1. Sigmund Livingston
      1. Hilda Valerie Freiler
        1. Richard M. Livingston