|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1838, Germany|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1910|
Also called John Henry or Henry. He married twice. Was buried 10 Aug 1910.
From The Fairbury Journal, 12 August 1910
Death of John Henry Seggerman
John Henry Seggerman, well known and respected by almost the entire population of Jefferson County, died at his home at 900 Lindell Street in this city Sunday, August 7, 1910 after suffering for several months from paralysis, aged 72 years and 8 days.
Deceased was born in (Leer, Ostfriesland) Germany July 29, 1838 and came to America in 1875 (should be 1857). At the beginning of the Civil War in 1862 he enlisted in Co K 108th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was given an honorable discharge in August 1865, serving three years, fighting with Gen. Sherman, making the famous march from Atlanta to the sea.
In 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Junker, to whom were born nine children, eight of whom survive him. Grace, the oldest daughter, died in Illinois in 1889. The surviving children are Mrs Rena Brown, Mrs Sarah Junker, Harry, Dick R. and Herman of Fairbury, Mrs Sena Stimpert, Henry of Gladstone, and Mrs Mary Fleming, Laramie, Wyo, all being present at his deathbed except the latter.
He came to Jefferson County in 1894 and with his family located on a farm four miles west of Fairbury where, after a brief residence of six months, his wife died. In 1896 he was united in marriage to Mrs Kathrina Taddiken. To this union one child was born which died in infancy. Retiring from the farm in 1895, he took up his residence in Gladstone where he remained five years, moving to Fairbury in December 1909.
Last October Mr Seggerman suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered. In February, he received the second stroke and about two weeks ago the third, which proved fatal, and he peacefully passed away at 11:30 Sunday morning.
The funeral service was conducted at the home at one o'clock Wednesday by Rev Taft of the Baptist church of this city, after which Russell Post No. 77, G.A.R., of which he was a member, took charge and conducted the remains to Zion Lutheran church five miles west of town, where the services were concluded by Rev Holder of Gladstone.
Mary Junker Seggerman (1852 - 1894)
Greetje Seggerman Seggerman (1868 - 1889)*
Rena Seggerman Brown (1870 - 1951)*
Jascena Seggerman Stimpert (1872 - 1959)*
Sarah Ann Seggerman Junker (1875 - 1939)*
Henry A. Seggerman (1877 - 1944)*
Harry Seggerman (1881 - 1942)*
Herman Seggerman (1883 - 1941)*
Richard Seggerman (1886 - 1952)*
Infant Seggerman (1896 - 1896)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Created by: Beth Sparrow
Record added: Aug 24, 2002
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