Fifth Generation


74. John J. SEEMAN was born on 19 Feb 1866 in Reeseville, Jackson co., Iowa, to Hinrich and Magdalena (SCHNOOR) SEEMANN.

Census Info:

 

1910 Census, Los Angeles twp., Los Angeles co., California.

Seeman, John J., head, 44 cross out, married once, for 20 years, b. IA, both parents b. Germany, engineer in mine
Lettie D., wife, 39, married once, for 20 years, 7 children born, 7 children still living, b. IA, father b. PA, mother b. IL
Emma M., dau, 19, single, b. Ia
Edson J. or T., son, 16, single, b. Ia
Clifton P., son, 15, single, b. Ia
Lena M., dau, 13, single, b. Ia
Lewis H?, son, 11, single,b. Ia
George H., son, 8, single,b. Ia
Jessie, dau, 6, single, b. Ia

1920 Census, Inyo co., California.

Seeman, Clifton P., head, rents, 25, single, b. California, both parents b. Iowa, miner, Zink?
John J., father, 54, married, b. Iowa, father b. Germany, mother b. U. S., miner, Zink? He appeared in the census in 1930 in Glendale twp., Los Angeles co., California.178 1930 Federal Census, California, Los Angeles co., Glendale twp., April 10, 1930
Seeman, John J., head, owns home worth $6,000, has radio set, does not live on a farm, 64M, 23 yo at first marriage, b. Iowa, both parents b. Germany, occupation is real estate agent, not a veteran
Lettie D., wife, 59, married, 19 yo at first marriage, b. Iowa, father b. PA, mother b. IL
Olive E., dau, 16, single, b. CA, both parents b. IA

1930 Census, Glendale twp., Los Angeles co., California.

Seeman, John J., head, owns home worth $6,000, 64M, 23 yo at first marriage, b. IA, both parents b. Germany, real estate agent
Lettie D., wife, 59, married, 19 yo at first marriage, b. Iowa, father b. PA, mother b. IL
Olive E., dau, 16, single, b. CA, both parents b. IA

He died on 11 Oct 1951 in Glendale, Los Angeles co., California, from arteriosclerotic heart disease.  He was buried on 16 Oct 1951 in Grand View Cemetery, , Los Angeles co., California.   For a time, he worked as an engineer in a gold mine.

John J. SEEMAN and Lettie D. HARPER were married on 24 Dec 1889 in Garden Grove, Orange co., California. Lettie D. HARPER (daughter of Mr. HARPER and Miss BARLETT) was born on 8 Feb 1870 in Iowa.

 

She appeared in the censuses of 1910, 1920, and 1930, as outlined above.  She died on 24 Aug 1952 in Glendale, Los Angeles co., California.

Many thanks to Barbara Nugent for some detective work regarding the family of Lettie Harper. Following are her findings:

The California Death Index gave her mother's maiden name as Barlet (Bartlett) and her father's name of Harper, and I found several on-line family files with her mother given as Hannah Bartlett. Anyway, I think her mother died between 1870 and 1880, probably shortly after Lettie was born. I found Hannah married to Thomas Harper on the 1870 census and he was married to Elizabeth B.Johnson on the 1880 census. His mother-in-law, Lydia Johnson was living in the 1880 household, a widow.

1870 US Federal Census Iowa Hardin Providence, Page 17, enum. 18 June, Lines 23-31, Household 131

Harper, T. N. age 37, M W, Farmer $2000 $840, b. PA

Hannah, age 35, F W, housekeeping, b. PA

Evangeline, age 14, F W, Attending school, b. PA

Emma, age 12, F W, Attending school, b. Iowa

Alda, age 8, M W, b. Iowa (shown as male on this census, female 1880 census)

Wm. E., age 6, M W, ditto George, age 4, M W, ditto

Walter, age 2, M W, ditto Haman,

Alonzo, age 22, M W, Hired man, b. North Carolina

 

1880 US Federal Census, Iowa Hardin Providence, District 255, Page 24, enum. 26 June, lines 42-48, Household 33

Harper, Thomas N, W M age 48, Farmer, b. PA, parents b. PA

Elizabeth B, W F age 48, Wife, married, keeping hosue, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. OH

Alda, W F, age 19, daughter, single, at home, b. Iowa, parents b. PA

William E., W M age 17, son, single, ditto

Walter, W M age 12, son, ditto

Lettie, W F, age 9, daughter, single, at school, b. IA, ditto

Johnson, Lydia, W F age 73, mother-in-law, widow, at home, b. OH, parents b. Virginia

 


photo courtesy of Lorraine Passero

George ("Bum"), Emma, John J., Olive ("Dutch" - little girl), Lettie (John's wife). Behind Dutch is Edson, Lena, Jessie, Pete, and Lewis.


Jessie, George ("Bum"), Lettie, Emma, Bill, Lena, and Ray McTaggert
(brother of Marge, who married Edson) in Mexico, with a fin whale taken
for oil.
photo courtesy of Lorraine Passero

 

John J. Seeman at his anniversary party.

photo courtesy of Lorraine Passero

 


from Grandview Cemetery, Glendale, California
photo courtesy of Judy Cabrera

 

 

 

 

 

John J. SEEMAN and Lettie D. HARPER had the following children:

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i.

Emma M. SEEMAN was born about 1891 in Iowa.

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ii.

Edson SEEMAN was born about 1894 in Iowa. He married Marge McTaggert.  Photos of their son Roy

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iii.

Clifton P. "Pete" (Pete) SEEMAN.

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iv.

Lena M. SEEMAN.

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v.

Lewis SEEMAN was born about 1899 in Iowa.

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vi.

George H. SEEMAN was born in 1902 in Iowa.  He lived in Fresno, Fresno co., California in Sep 1966.

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vii.

Jessie SEEMAN.

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viii.

Olive E. SEEMAN.