58. Peter SEEMANN
was born on 15 Nov 1834 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the son of
John Henry and Anna Maria "Mary" SEEMANN. Peter
immigrated as a child, with his parents in 1855, joining
older brothers who had come over previously.
Peter married Julia A. BURTON on 23 Aug 1866. Julia was born
about 1851 in England, which would have made her about 15 at
the time of their marriage. While they had no children
of their own, in the 1880 census Julia's younger brother and
sister (Willie and Laura) were living with them.
He died of colon cancer at the age of 57, on 9
Nov 1892, after an illness of 6 months' duration. He
was buried at Evergreen cemetery, a lovely rural cemetery
situated along the waters of the Mississippi River.
Many others of his family are also buried here.
I do not know
what became of Julia Burton Seemann; being so much younger
than he, she may have remarried. As I remember from
our visit to the cemetery, Julia's name was not inscribed on
of Peter Seeman
(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)