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SEGER, Charles A.


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Date: 6/11/2021 at 00:00:37

Charles A. Seger
Born Mar 21, 1857, Illinois

C. A. Seger, a farmer of Garfield Township, Ida County, Iowa, was born near
Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, March 21, 1857, a son of Amos B. Seger, a native of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine. The father enlisted at Erie, Illinois, in the Seventy-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry for three years;
was wounded at Perryville, Kentucky, and his death occurred at Port Byron, Illinois, at the age of forty-nine years. The mother of our subject, nee Hannah Noyes, was born at Cooper's Mills, Maine, and she also died at Port Byron, Illinois, in 1884, aged about fifty years. They were the parents of eight children, five sons and three daughters.
C. A. Seger removed with the family to Rock Island County, Illinois, in 1865, when young, where he was reared to farm life. He also spent sometime in the mines and on the Mississippi River. In 1882 he located on 160 acres of wild land in Garfield Township, Ida Cunty, Iowa, which he improved and where he has a good residence, a barn 32 x 46 feet, grove, orchard, mill, and other necessary improvements. In his political views Mr. Seger affiliates with the Independent Party; is the present Township Assessor, President of the Farmers' Alliance, and a member of the Masonic order at Danbury, No. 387. He was made a Mason in Philo Lodge, No. 436, at Port Byron, Illinois, at the age of twenty one years. In Rock Island County, in 1879, our subject was united in marriage with Miss Mary DeVinney, who was born, reared and educated in that county, and a daughter of John and Fannie (Cook) DeVinney, residents of Rock Island County. To this union was born five children: Howard, DeRay, Jessie, Vincent and Lucy Pearl. Mrs. Seger is a member of the Eastern Star Lodge.
Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida, and Sac Counties, Iowa, 1893, p.343


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