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The S E Y L E R Family

Frederick Seyler Photo
Photograph Furnished by
Barb Seyler
  Frederick SEYLER, son of Peter and Anna C. Brosius Seyler,
was born 13 October 1806 in Aaronsburg, Centre Co., PA.

He married Rebecca Margareth Yeager of Centre Co.
They moved first to Clearfield Co., PA, settling in DuBois.
When their youngest son, Frederick, Jr., was just a toddler,
they began the trip west in a covered wagon.
Arriving at Stephenson Co., IL first, they later moved to
Washington Co. where Frederick died 27 November 1887.

They were the parents of:
John B., Peter John, David Yeager, William M., George,
Samuel, Mary Ann and Frederick, Jr.

Nasville News
Nashville, Illinois
December 2, 1887

Furnished by : Trudy Connor

     Died: Frederick Seyler, a well known citizen of Nashville, departed on sunday, Nov 27, at 5 o'clock p.m., after a short illness of that fatal pneumonis.

     Deceased was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, and resided there until the year 1850, when he emigrated with his family (consisting of a wife and eight children) to the west, after moving to various points, he settled in Washington County, Il., in 1860 - five miles northwest of Nashville-residing there until the death of his wife in 1873. Becoming disatisfied, he paid a visit to his old home in Pa., remaining there one year he returned to Ill. again, and resided with his daughter Mrs James Wells until the death of her husband in 1880, since that time his home has been in Nashville with his son Samuel Seyler.

Samuel, son of Frederick and Rebecca (Margaret) Yeager Seyler,
was born 29 April 1845 in DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.
He died in 1918 in Nashville, Washington Co., IL and
is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville.

Sam, along with his parents and siblings, moved by way
of a covered wagon, from Clearfield Co. to Stephenson Co., IL
between 1850 and 1860. They did not stay there however and moved
to Washington Co., IL.

He married Hester Jane, daughter of John D. and Francis Klampet Watts
on 4 May 1882.
Hester was born 9 March 1859 and died 2 September 1935
and is also buried at Greenwood.

Samuel was the town Marshall and included in his responsibilities
was keeping the horse-drawn fire engine in readiness.
In the photo, he is standing at the back in a felt hat and beard.
Others in the photo are unkown.

Hester and Sam had 4 known children:
Ely, Nellie, Lena and Russell Watts Seyler.

Contact Barb by e-mail at : Barb Seyler

Firemen Photo
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