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Charles H. Seeliger


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/11/2011 at 14:57:23

The Charles H. Seeliger family moved from Union, Hardin County, Iowa on March 18, 1915, to a farm near Armstrong. Dr. H. H. Seeliger, his father, a retired doctor of medicine, came with the family. He had received his education in Breslau, Germany before his coming to America to make his home. He died on May 30, 1922.

The Seeligers lived in the Armstrong, Maple Hill, and Estherville areas with the exception of the years 1935 to 1941 when they farmed near Superior. They spent their entire lives farming.

They were the parents of three children, Ethel, Gladys and Cecil.

Ethel graduated from University of Northern Iowa, at Cedar Falls and taught school in Dolliver, Spirit Lake, Ottumwa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Harold D. Case and they farmed near Superior. Harold died January 1975 and Ethel lives in Estherville, Iowa.

Gladys graduated from Maple Hill High School and attended Estherville Junior College and Marion Harland Beautician School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has operated a beauty shop in Estherville since 1935. She was married to Joseph M. Erpelding in 1938. Joseph died in 1964. They were the parents of two daughters, Judy Marie and Nancy Jo. Judy Marie is married to Earl Bonser. They live in Aurora, Colorado and have four children, Susan Judy, Lori Ann, Douglas and Angie Marie. Nancy is married to Bert Farm and lives in Memphis, Tennessee. They are the parents of two boys, Gregg and Chris.

Cecil was married to Margaret Beaver in 1940. He farmed with his father until his father's death on May 5, 1954. They now live on a farm near Spirit Lake. They have one son, Charles H., who is married to Connie Walrod. He is employed at Berkeley's Inc. They live in Spirit Lake and are the parents of two daughters, Kelly Jo and Karla Kay.

Contributed by: Mary Lou (Ziemer) Grymyr. Source: "History of Emmet County, Iowa Vol. III" published in 1976.


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