|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1842, Germany|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1920|
Wilhelmina was a daughter of Karl Peter Thomas and Sophie Marie Hahn. Karl Thomas came to America in 1851. At that time he was a widower – his wife Sophie having died prior to 1851 in most probably Germany.
She first appears in the 1860 Goliad County census living with her sister Sophie Kreisle, alongwith her brothers William Thomas and Jacob Thomas.
Wilhelmina, or Minnie, married Robert Seidel, a son of August and Maria Seidel of Goliad County 1860-1864.She was the mother of five documented children: Mary Augusta, Jefferson M., Herman, William M., and James C.
Robert's father, August, purchased what is known as the Seidel Hotel right off the square in downtown Goliad in about 1856. After the death of August(1863), Robert owned the hotel until his death in 1890. Wilhelmina operated the hotel until she sold it in about 1910.
1860 Goliad Co., TX: M. Chrisler, 29 M, Merchant, $4000/$6000, Germany; Sophia, 24 F, Prussia; Louisa, 6 F, TX; Amelia, 4 F, TX; William, 10/12 M, TX; Mina Thomas, 18 F, Prussia; William Thomas, 20 M, Clerk, Prussia; Jacob Thomas, 16 M, Prussia. ( Sophia is a sister to Thomas kids).
1870 Goliad Co, TX, pg 385: Robert Seidel, 30, Brewer, Prussia; Mina, 28, Housekeeper, Prussia; Augusta, 4, TX; Robert, 3, TX.; Flora Schlinka, 12, Prussia; Jacob Thomas, 25, Prussia; William Thomas, 30, Prussia; Max Lempka, 22, Baden; John Coos, 26, LA; John Bendy, 30, GA.
1880 Goliad Co., TX, ED 63, pg 312: Robert Seidel, 40, Hotel Keeper, Prussia; M., 38, Prussia; Augusta, 15, TX; Robert Jr., 12, TX; Harmon (Herman), 7, TX; William, 4, TX
1900 Goliad Co., TX, ED 47, Sh 10B: Minnie Siedle, Sep 1842, 57, Germany; Jefferson, Mar 1867, 32, TX, son; James C., Mar 1881, 19, TX, son. This census indicates Minnie had 8 children and 4 were still alive--James, William, Herman, Jefferson
1910 Goliad Co., TX, ED 72, Sh 6A: Minnie Seidel, 68, Germany; James, 28, TX. 7 Children-3 alive--James, William, Herman
1920 Goliad Co., TX, ED 73, Sh 11B: William M. Seidel, 44, TX; Ida M., 50, TX; Robert A., 17, TX, Son; Janie B., 16, TX, Dau; Clarence, 13, TX, Son; Wilhelmina, 77, Germany, Mother; James C., 38, TX, Brother; Eugenia Hatch, sister-in-law, 52, TX
Goliad County TX Death Certificate #5971. Minnie Seidel, age 77 years, 9 months, 11 days, died February 5, 1920 in Goliad County, Texas. Widowed. Born April 24, 1842 in Germany. Father: Mr. Thomas, born Germany; Mother: Minnie Thomas, born Germany. Informant: William Seidel, Goliad, son. Buried Goliad, Goliad County, Texas February 6, 1920.
Robert Seidel (1840 - 1890)
Mary Augusta Seidel Dunn (1865 - 1885)*
Jefferson M. Seidel (1867 - 1901)*
Herman Seidel (1872 - 1913)*
William M. Seidel (1875 - 1947)*
James C. Seidel (1881 - 1927)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Oct 13, 2009
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