Fifth Generation

100. Christian SEEMANN was born about 1853 in Prussia, the son of John Henry and Mary SEEMANN.


He appeared in the census in 1880 in Lincoln, Tama co., Iowa, working on the family farm.

He appeared in the census in 1885 in Herdland twp., Clay co., Iowa.

Christian SEEMANN and Rika Johanna FARGELO were married on 15 Jul 1881 in Grundy Center, Grundy co., Iowa. Rika Johanna FARGELO was born on 6 Dec 1860 in Buron, Germany. She died on 7 Apr 1920 in Spirit Lake, Dickinson co., Iowa. She was buried on 11 Apr 1920 in Riverside cemetery, Spencer, Clay co, Iowa.

Christian SEEMANN and Rika Johanna FARGELO had the following children:



Mela SEEMANN was born about 1883 in Clay co., Iowa.



Albert SEEMANN was born about 1884 in Clay co., Iowa.



Carl A. SEEMANN lived in Spirit Lake, Dickinson co., Iowa in Apr 1920.



Daughter SEEMANN.



Daughter SEEMANN.



Daughter SEEMANN.

Spirit Lake (Iowa) Beacon

Thursday, April 8, 1920


Had Been Ill since Thursday - Funeral Services Next Saturday 1 P.M.

Mrs Christ Seeman passed away at her home in Spirit Lake on Wednesday afternoon after an illness which came upon her on Thursday of last week. At first her illness was not thought of a serious nature but complications set in and these together with her weak heart was the cause of her death.

The funeral services will be held from the home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Daib, pastor of the Lutheran church. Burial will take palce in the Riverside cemetery at Spencer.

Rika Johanna Fargelo was born in Buron, Germany, December 6, 1860 and died April 7, 1920, aged 59 years, 4 months and 1 day. She came to American on April 6, 1881. She was united in marriage to Christ Seeman at Grundy Center, Iowa, on July 15, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Seeman moved to Clay county, Iowa, in 1882, where they purchased a farm near Greenville which was their home until they came to Spirit Lake to make their home in 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Seeman were the parents of six children, four daughters and two sons. One daughter, Mrs. Harry Wistler, preceded her mother in death. Those who survived together with the husband are: Mrs. W. J. Durant of Rolla, Missouri; Mrs. Flave Zenor of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. A. N. Rorebeck and Carl A. Seeman of Spirit Lake, and Albert J. Seeman of Webb, Iowa. She also leaves six grandchildren.

Mrs. Seeman has been a devoted member of the Lutheran church since childhood. She was a woman who lived primarily for her home and family and will be sorely missed by those near and dear to her.