(photo courtesy of Mike Seeman)
John Henry SEEMAN and Josephine "Josie" SCHWARTZ were married in Sep 1881 in Clinton co., Iowa. Josephine "Josie" SCHWARTZ was born on 26 Jul 1863 in Iowa. By 1889 they were in Colorado - Washington, Arapahoe, and Otero counties, where they farmed. About 1919, they went to California, where they farmed in rural Los Angeles county. John and Josephine had two adopted sons, as told to Joyce Beasly by her mother Gladys.
John died on 7 Nov 1942 in Burkett Home, Whittier, Los Angeles co., California, at the age of 88. He was buried at Rose Hills Crematory. Josie died 24 Jan 1956, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles co., California, at the age of 92.
1856 Iowa State Census Elk River twp.
1860 in Elk River, Clinton co., Iowa.
1870 in Elk River twp., Clinton co., Iowa.
1880 in Elk River, Clinton co., Iowa.
1900 in Otero co., Colorado.
1910 in West Holbrook, Otero co., Colorado.
1920 in Summit twp., Callaway co., Missouri.
1930 in Rowland twp., Los Angeles co., California.