He was a lieutenant in the Iberville militia under the name Lorenzo Sigur. On the roll of 12 Feb 1792, he was listed as a captain. He served nearly 14 years in the militia, as well as nearly 9 years in the German Coast Disciplined Provincial Militia. On the roll for 1800, his age is given as 58 years. On several of the rolls, his birthplace is given as Metz.