Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seeber's to Illinois

I am starting a research project using a combination of cluster and surname analysis.


The Seeber migration to Illinois from New York.

Several of the Seeber’s migrated from New York to Illinois, settling mostly in McHenry, Lake and DeKalb Counties. Of main interest to me is David Seeber, my 3rd great Grandfather, who migrated to Illinois with his son, Lorenzo, and Lorenzo's family. My interest stems from his will, which is witnessed by Garrett Seeber. There is a Garrett seeber of the same generation, from the same state (New York) living in McHenry County (not too far away). Are they related? Brothers? Cousins?


According to the General Land Office (GLO) the following Seeber’s held land in Illinois

Sylvanus Seeber  (b May 1823) wife: Celestia (b 1827)
9 Jan 1846 
10 April 1847
Section
Twp
Range
Meridian
Counties
31
43-N
9-E
3rd PM
McHenry

Abraham J (A J, Abram I) Seeber (b 1815) wife: Delia, Dellia (b 1821)
10 March 1843
Section
Twp
Range
Meridian
Counties
2
44-N
9-E
3rd PM
Lake

Jacob (Jacob H) Seeber (B 1820??)
1 March 1850
Section
Twp
Range
Meridian
Counties
13
44-N
8-E
3rd PM
McHenry

Other records show these Seeber’s migrating:

Garrett  Seeber (b 1809) wife: Sophia Weed??
migrated between 1843 and 1849 (based on children birth dates/places) to McHenry County


David Seeber (b 1803) wife: Lana Yordon (b 1805)
Migrated in 1855 to DeKalb County with his son, Lorenzo Seeber

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Civil War Draft - Jacob Geil

Poking around in Ancestry.com today, i found this gem: Civil war draft record. Jacob G. Geil, Iowa, 1863.


My wive thought I had gone crazy when I shouted Sssscccoooooooooooooooorrreee!!!!