Fifth Generation

96. Frederick August SEEMANN was born on 1 Apr 1866 in Clinton co., Iowa, the sixth child of Hans and Maria C. (PETERSEN) SEEMANN.  He was raised in Clinton co., but by 1893 he had completed medical training and was located in Dubuque, Dubuque co., Iowa establishing a medical practice with a specialty in diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. 


Fred married Alta Pearl SHEPHERD in Wisconsin.  She was born in 1871 in Kansas.  They lived in Dubuque in 1897 and 1899, but apparently they were living in St. Louis, Missouri in 1898.


Sometime between 1903 and 1906, they moved to Sioux City, Woodbury co., Iowa, where Fred established a medical practice at 410 Davidson.  It was also here that Alta died, in 1908 (probably late February) .  She was buried at Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City.




Logan Park Cemetery, about 1913




Dr. Fred Seemann

(note the resemblance between Dr. Fred and the man pictured

in the newspaper advertisements of his brothers)

(photo courtesy of Mike Seeman)


Headstone of Dr. Fred Seemann

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)

Headstone of Alta Seemann

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)


Between 1908 and 1910, Fred married Ruth TRUMHAUER, a nurse in Sioux City.  She was born about 1888 in Iowa.


Between 1923 and 1928, Fred and Ruth moved to National City, San Diego co., California.  His office was located at 806 National Avenue, and their home was at 325 E. 2nd.


Ruth died on 24 Apr 1937, and was buried at Greenwood Garden of Memories in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego.  Dr. Fred's brother, Dr. Carl and his wife Martha, appear to be living with Fred in 1938.  Dr. Fred had cancer of the esophagus, and passed away on 22 May 1939 in California.  He was cremated, and his ashes buried  at Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa, next to his first wife Alta.



Fred and Alta Seemann

(photo courtesy of Mike Seeman)

August SEEMAN and Alta Pearl SHEPHERD had the following children:



Ember Milton SEEMANN.



Frederick A. SEEMAN.



Howard SEEMANN was born about 1906 in Iowa.  He died in Florida.



Helen Mildred SEEMANN was born about 1907 in Iowa.  She died in Jun 1928 in California.  She was buried on 30 Jun 1928 in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury co., Iowa.

(photo courtesy of Gary and Karen Seeman)