Fifth Generation


Above: Cemetery stone of

Anna Bryant Seeman

In front lies the partially sunken stone

of her son, Orville


104. John Henry "Henry" SEEMANN was born on 12 Jan 1856 in Clinton co., Iowa, to Detleff and Elizabeth (PETERSEN) SEEMANN.


He appeared in the census in 1880 in Washington twp., Jackson co., Iowa. He worked as a laborer, in the household of his father, "Dodleff Seeman"

John Henry SEEMANN and Anna BRYANT,  Jackson co., Iowa native, were married on 13 Dec 1883. They spent at least 6 years living on the homestead of his father in law, Mr. George Bryant.   Anna BRYANT (daughter of George BRYANT and Elizabeth GANE) died from complications of La Grippe on 22 Feb 1892 in Sterling, Jackson co., Iowa, less than a month after giving birth to their only child, Orville.  Orville lived just two weeks.  She was buried on 27 Feb 1892 in Fairview Cemetery, Jackson co., Iowa.


He lived in Iowa twp., Jackson co., Iowa in 1928. He died appendicitis on 4 Sep 1928 in Clinton, Clinton co., Iowa. He was buried in Sterling, Jackson co., Iowa.



Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, April 24, 1890
Sabula Gazette, April 12

Henry Seeman, of Spragueville, was in the city Monday, and reports that his barn was struck by lightning on the evening of the 7th inst. and quite badly wrecked. The building was insured.

John Henry SEEMANN and Anna BRYANT had the following child:

Orville H. SEEMAN was born on 26 Jan 1892.  He died on 11 Feb 1892. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Sterling, Jackson co., Iowa.