Fourth Generation


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 Peter's gravestone.

Grave marker of Peter Seeman

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)