Has anybody ever seen the book "American Ancestry," by Sigismund Von Herberstein?

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"American Ancestry," by Sigismund Von Herberstein is used as a source in the otherwise unsourced European ancestry of several Hoffman and Huffman families in the USA. The only book I know of that puts the title "American Ancestry" together with Sigismund von Herberstein is "American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A, Volume 10" by Thomas Patrick Hughes and Frank Munsell which in its entry for John W. Hoffman lists as his ancestor "Johan ... (who) accompanied Sigismund von Herberstein on mission to Spain." This Sigismund lived from 1486 to 1566 and could hardly have been the author of a 19th century book about "American Ancestry". So, if anybody knows about another Sigismund from the 19th century I'd appreciate hearing from you.
in Genealogy Help by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (544k points)

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I've searched the web, Helmut, and found the same thing as you.  Sigismund von Herberstein (23 August 1486 – 28 March 1566) could not possibly have written anything about American ancestry, and there is nobody with a similar name that wrote anything about American ancestry.  Thanks for your thorough source checking to question this source.
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