Third Generation


24. John Henry/Hinrich SEEMANN was born on 2 Feb 1800 in Prussia/Schleswig-Holstein.  He was the son of Hans J. and Christina Petersen (MOLDT) SEEMANN.  He married Anna Maria "Mary" in Germany.  Anna Maria "Mary" was born on 9 Apr 1799 in Prussia.  They immigrated aboard the "GERMANIA" with his sons, Henry, Johann, and Catharine, whose specific identity I don't know.  They arrived at the port of New York on 22 Sep 1854 .

Census Information:

 

1856 Iowa State Census, Clinton co., Elk River twp.

Hans Seeman, 31, Male, Married, in state 2 years, b. Germany, farmer, Alien, Militia, owns improved (80 a) & unimproved (120 a) of land

Mary Seeman, 25, Female, Married, lived in state two years, born Germany
John Seemann, 2, male, lived in state two years, born Iowa
John Seemann, 57, male, married, lived in state 1 year, born Germany, farmer, Alien, owns improved (60 a) and unimproved (20 a) land
Mary Seemann, 56, female, married, in state 1 year, born Germany
Eliza Peterson, 19, female, lived in state 2 years, born Germany
David (Detleff) Seemann, 25, male, in state 3 years, born Germany, farmer,
Peter Seemann, 22, male, in state 2 years, born Germany, farmer, Alien, in militia
John Seemann, 14, male, in state 1 year, born Germany, Alien, in militia

 

For the year 1856, John grew 20 acres of spring wheat, yielding 210 bushels; 2 acres of oats producing 100 bushels, and 4 acres of corn with 200 bushels harvested.


From the 1856 census information, apparently Detleff came to the United States in 1853, followed the next year by Hans and his wife Mary; Elizabeth Petersen (his future wife) and brother Peter Seemann.  In 1855, the parents, John and Mary, with younger brother John Seemann Jr. joined them.
 

1860 Census, Iowa, Clinton co., Elk River twp.

Hans Seaman, 35, M, farmer, $3,000/$500, b. Holstein
Mary, 29, F, b. Holstein
John, 6M, b. Iowa
Mary, 3F, b. Iowa
Andrew, 1M,b. Iowa
John H., 60M, b. Holstein
Ann M., 59F, b. Holstein
John, 18M, Farm laborer, b. Holstein

1870 Census, Iowa, Jackson co., Iowa

Seeman, Henry, 41, farmer, $3500/800, b. Prussia
Catherine, 39, keeping house, b. Prussia
Mary, 13, attending school, b. Iowa
John, 8, attending school, b. California
John H., 72, without occupation, b. Prussia
Mary, 71, without occupation, b. Prussia

 

John died on 9 Apr 1873 in Sabula, Jackson co., Iowa. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, in Jackson co., Iowa.

 

Mary appeared in the 1880 census as well:


1880 Census, Iowa, Clinton co., Elk River twp.

Hans SEEMANN Self M M W 55 PRUS Occ: Farmer Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Mary SEEMANN Wife F M W 49 PRUS Occ: Keeping House Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Andrew SEEMANN Son M S W 21 IA Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Henry SEEMANN Son M S W 16 IA Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Frederick SEEMANN Son M S W 14 IA Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
John SEEMANN Son M S W 11 IA Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Wilhelm SEEMANN Son M S W 9 IA Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS
Mary SEEMANN Mother F W W 80 PRUS Fa: PRUS Mo: PRUS

She died on 26 Sep 1889 in Spragueville, Jackson co., Iowa and was buried in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.

 

 

Headstone of John H. Seemann

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)

 

Headstone of Maria Seemann

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)

 

Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson co., Iowa

Seeman Plot to the left of the evergreen tree, as labled. 

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)

 

 

John HenryHinrich SEEMANN and Anna Maria "Mary" had the following children:

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i.

Hans SEEMANN.

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ii.

John Henry SEEMANN. (Note: This John Henry Seemann is probably not a son in this family)

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iii.

Henry SEEMANN.

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iv.

Detlef SEEMANN.

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v.

Mary SEEMANN was born in 1833. She died in 1895.

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vi.

Peter SEEMANN.

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vii.

Frederick Asmus SEEMANN.

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John Henry SEEMANN was born on 14 Feb 1842 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.