Fifth Generation

103. Mary SEEMANN was born on 17 Mar 1856 in Sabula, Jackson co., Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Catharina (REHMKE) SEEMANN.  She appeared in the census in 1870 in Union twp., Jackson co., Iowa, as a 13 year old student in the household of her father.  Her paternal grandparents (John and Mary Seemann) lived with the family as well.

Mary married William C. F. BLOSSFELD, son of Carl BLOSSFELD and Mary GARMERSHAUSEN, on 23 Dec 1878 in Sabula, Jackson co., Iowa.  He was born on 7 Mar 1852 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee co., Wisconsin.  He worked as a blacksmith at Teed's Grove, was an expert mechanice, and also held the office of Postmaster.  He served as Treasurer of the School Board of Fairfield District.  They were members of the German Lutheran Church.

Mart died on 14 Jun 1906 in Sabula, Jackson co., Iowa and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson co., Iowa.  Her husband died on 12 Apr 1919. He was also buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

William and Mary (Seemann) Blossfeld were the parents of three children:

 157 i. Theresa BLOSSFELD
+158 ii. Henry BLOSSFELD.
 159 iii. Lotta BLOSSFELD was born on 3 Dec 1883.  She died on 29 Jul 1927 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson co., Iowa.


The headstone of Lotta Blossfeld in Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson co., Iowa

(Photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)

Headstone of William and Mary (Seemann) Blossfeld

Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson co., iowa

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)