SEEMANN was born on 11 May 1831 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to
John Henry and Anna Maria "Mary" SEEMANN. He was the first
of his to immigrate, arriving in Iowa about 1853. The
following year, his brother Hans and his family, brother
Peter, and Detleff's fiancee, Elizabeth Petersen (sister to
Hans' wife), arrived, and the year after that, the parents
plus a younger brother left Germany. Another brother,
Frederick, also came over about 1853.
Elizabeth C. PETERSEN were
married in 1855 in Clinton co., Iowa. She was the
daughter of Andrew and Maria PETERSEN, and born on 26 Jun 1837 in Germany.
They raised their family and farmed in Jackson co., Iowa.
Detleff died 28
Aug 1899 from "heart trouble" in Green Island, Jackson co.
He was buried in Reeseville Cemetery in Jackson co.
Elizabeth died on 24 Jan 1908 in Haileyville, Oklahoma; she
was originally buried at Haileyville, but later moved to
Reeseville cemetery and buried with her husband.
Detleff and Elizabeth (Petersen) Seemann