Lee County Biography

George Seybert

George Seybert, who is an enterprising young farmer, and a native of the county, is connected with the dairy interests of this section, and is conducting a good business in that line on section 18, South Dixon Township, where he has a valuable farm, that is complete in its appointments. He is the youngest son of Wallace Seybert, a wealthy retired farmer of Dixon, of whom an account appears in the sketch of his son, Charles Seybert, on another page of this volume.

Our subject was born in South Dixon Township, September 11, 1862, and here he grew to manhood. He obtained an excellent education in the local schools, and a fine training in all that pertains to farming on his father's farm. He remained an in­mate of the parental home until he attained his majority, and in due time began to pursue agricult­ure on his own account, showing in his work and methods an intelligent appreciation of the prin­ciples of his calling, and he has already met with assured success, so that we may safely prophesy that he will at no distant day stand among the foremost farmers of the county. He obtained possession of the farm upon which he lives in 1890. It com­prises a quarter of a section of rich farming land, and its pastures give support to a goodly number of cattle, including twenty-five milch cows of the best breeds for dairy purposes, our subject making a specialty of that business, and he has, besides, horses and swine. Fine buildings adorn the place, including a substantial, conveniently arranged residence, and a barn recently erected, which is one of the best in the county, being provided with all the modern improvements, and it is commo­dious in size, 84x48 feet in dimensions, and its well-finished basement is sufficiently large to shelter fifty head of stock.

The marriage which united Mr. Seybert and Miss Carrie Eddy was celebrated in Dixon. One child, Earl V., completes their happy household. Mrs. Seybert was born in Dixon, January 7, 1870, was educated in the city schools, is thoughtful and well informed, and is a true homemaker. She is a daughter of Jacob and Zerendia (Wood) Eddy, who are well-known residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Mr. Eddy is still engaged at his trade as a carpenter, although he is an elderly man. He and his wife were born, reared and married in Pennsylvania, whence they subsequently came to Illinois, and for several years prior to their re­moval to Cedar Rapids, made their home in Dixon. They are members in high standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he is a Republican. Our subject is a bright young man, of much capability and decision of character, and is temperate and steady in his habits. He and his wife are Lutherans in religion, and as to his politics, he is a true Democrat.

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