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OTTO SEASTEDT This is a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.88-89. Otto Seastedt, who is the owner of a well improved and valuable property in Manitowoc Rapids township, in the cultivation of which he has been successfully engaged for the past fifteen years, is one of the progressive agriculturists and enterprising business men of that community. He is a native of Sweden, his birth having occurred on October 15, 1854, and one of the eight children born to Carl and Augusta Seastedt, who passed their entire lives in the old country. The first fourteen years in the life of Otto Seastedt were passed in the land of his birth, but he early developed a longing to come to America, and his parents giving their consent he crossed the Atlantic in 1868 to join relatives in Galesburg, Illinois. It was necessary for him to earn his own livelihood and very soon thereafter he obtained employment on a farm near that city, where he remained for six years. He was an energetic, ambitious youth, who desired to make as much as possible of his life and every opportunity it afforded. With this purpose in mind he made arrangements with his employer to attend school during the winter months, and thus he supplemented the meager education he had acquired in the old country. He has always been a keen observer and a broad reader and today he is exceptionally well informed on all current topics, and is able to converse intelligently on every subject of vital interest. In 1880, he left the farm and came to Door county, Wisconsin. Having decided to withdraw from agricultural pursuits entirely, he then sought and obtained employment in a general mercantile establishment. This proved to be a most excellent training school and he intelligently applied himself to the mastery of every detail of the business, continuing to be connected with the same company for six years. At the expiration of that time he felt that the broadening influence of travel would prove helpful in promoting his development so he went to California. It was both a pleasure and business trip combined, and he decided to remain should he succeed in finding a location to his liking. No especially advantageous location presented itself, however, and he retraced his steps toward the east, finally settling in Oceana county, Michigan. He again engaged in commercial activities and for ten years thereafter was the head clerk in a general mercantile store there. The close confinement and long hours, however, proved most taxing on his vitality and owing to the state of his health he was forced to engage in something that would enable him to live out of doors the greater part the time. Farming evidently was the one occupation to offer this advantage and as he was familiar with this vocation, he returned to Manitowoc county in 1896 and purchased the place, where he now resides. His endeavors have been culminative and the undertaking, under the intelligent and capable direction of Mr. Seastedt has been in every sense successful. He is thoroughly practical in his ideas and at the same time progressive in his methods, and in the cultivation of his fields he adopts the processes followed by the modern agriculturists, that farming is a science and that its success depends upon adhering to a definite system. On the 30th of October, 1893, Mr. Seastedt was united in marriage to Miss Julia Horn, a daughter of Ferdinand Horn, one of the pioneer settlers of Manitowoc county. With the exception of the first three years of her married life, Mrs. Seastedt, who is a native of Washington county, has always resided in this state. One child has been born to them, Elsie, whose birth occurred in Michigan on September 13, 1894. She attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education, and later pursued a commercial course in the business college at Manitowoc. She has been given the additional advantages of a musical training covering a period of about ten years, including one term in the conservatory at Appleton, this state, but at the present time she is at home. The family hold membership in the Lutheran church, and in politics, Mr. Seastedt is a republican and, although he takes an active interest in all township affairs and has served for six years as a school director, he has never sought official honors. He stands high in the esteem of his neighbors and during the fifteen years of his residence here both he and his wife have won many friends and are popular in the social life of the community.

CARL H. SEEGER, D. D. S. This is a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.173. Prominent among the dental practitioners of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, may be mentioned Dr. Carl H. Seeger, a well known and highly esteemed citizen, who has been engaged in active practice in this city for more than a quarter of a century. He was born in Manitowoc county, and is a son of Louis F. and Caroline (Endress) Seeger, early settlers of this county. The father was a resident of the city of Manitowoc at the time of his death, in 1906, and the mother also passed away here, in 1901. Carl H. Seeger was one of a family of eight children, three of whom are now deceased. His early education was secured in the public schools of Manitowoc, after leaving which he entered the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. From which institution he was graduated with the degree of D. D. S., in 1884. He immediately entered upon the practice of his profession in Manitowoc, and here he has since continued to be engaged. He has a well-appointed suite of offices, which are shared by his sister, Minnie C. Seeger, D. D. S., who has been engaged in practice with him almost from the start of their careers. Dr. Seeger was married March 26, 1894, to Miss Julia Pankratz, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and they have had one daughter. Dr. Seeger belongs to the various dental societies, is a close student and careful surgeon, and has his offices fitted with the latest and most highly improved instruments and appliances known to the profession. Fraternally he is connected with the order of Elks.

FRED SEEGER From The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol II. Chicago: Western Historical Pub. Co., 1881, p. 533 Fred Seeger, meat market, Manitowoc, was born Nov. 15, 1832, in Wurtemburg, Germany. In 1846, he emigrated to this county and located in Buffalo, N. Y., remaining in that city until 1853, when he came to Manitowoc and opened a meat market, which he has since continued. His is the oldest meat market in Manitowoc. He has been a member of the Fire Department for twenty-four years, and occupied the position of Chief of the organization for eight years. He is a member of the Masonic Order, Sons of Herman, and also of the Freier Saengerbund since its organization, and the Turner's Society. He married in 1856, Miss Mena Sommer, by whom he has six children, three sons and three daughters.

WILLIAM E. SEIBEL This is a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.167-168. William E. Seibel, proprietor of the leading clothing and men’s furnishing goods store in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and one of the city’s self-made business men, has conducted his present establishment for the past ten years, and is now located at the corner of Eighth and Franklin streets. Mr. Seibel was born in Manitowoc county, June 27, 1868, and is a son of Castor and Anna Maria (Wickert) Seibel, natives of Germany. Mr. Seibel’s parents came to Manitowoc as young people and were married here in 1853, shortly after which Mr. Seibel purchased a tract of wild farming land in Kossuth township, which he developed into a well cultivated property, and there resided until 1871. During the next five years he resided in Green Bay, and at the end of that period moved to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where he is now living retired, his wife having died in 1907. Both were connected with the Catholic church. They had a family of nine children, as follows: Katie, who married Michael Wimmer, of Milwaukee; Joseph, who is a resident of Marinette, Wisconsin; John, a resident of Two Rivers, who is in the employ of his brother, William E.; Jacob, who met his death by drowning, while on a hunting expedition in Minnesota; Peter, who is engaged in the clothing business in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Frank, who lives at Algoma, Wisconsin; William E., the subject of this sketch; Mary, who lives at home with her father; and Anton, living in Rhinelander. All of these children were born in Manitowoc county with the exception of the last named, Anton, whose birth occurred in Green Bay. William E. Seibel received his education in the schools of Green Bay and Two Rivers, and as a young man he became a clerk in the store of Mann Brothers, at Two Rivers. After spending one year in this employment, he went to Milwaukee and for fifteen years worked as a clerk in that city, later owning a store there for a short time. In October, 1901, Mr. Seibel came to Manitowoc, where he purchased the stock and fixtures of Stumpf & Langhoff, of Milwaukee, situated on the north side. He continued there until September, 1909, when he moved to his present location, at the corner of Eighth and Franklin streets. When Mr. Seibel first took charge of this business it was not on a paying basis and was in a decidedly run-down condition, but his energy, enterprise and progressive ideas and methods soon started it paying dividends, and he now has the leading store of its kind in the city. He carries a full line of men’s high grade clothing and furnishing goods, and occupies a store one hundred by forty-eight feet with basement. On October 14, 1896, Mr. Seibel was married to Miss Emily Berger, a daughter of Gottlieb Berger, one of the early hotel proprietors of Two Rivers. One child has been born to this union: Wilma, who is in her early childhood. Mr. Seibel is a popular member of the Elks and the Moose.


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CHRIST SELK From The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol II. Chicago: Western Historical Pub. Co., 1881, p. 541 General merchandise, Mishicott. Born May 31, 1847, in Holstein, Germany. Came to Manitowoc County in 1859, with his mother. In about 1865, Mr. A. E. Selk opened a general store, his son was taken in as clerk, and at the age of twenty-one, he was admitted as a partner. His father died in 1878, since then he has owned and conducted the business. Married, in 1871, to Mary Kohnke, of Paterson, N. J. They have three children, two sons and one daughter.

ANTON SELSEMEIER From The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol II. Chicago: Western Historical Pub. Co., 1881, p. 533 Saloon, Manitowoc. He was born Feb. 16, 1826, in Prussia. In 1852, he came to Sheboygan, where he resided for five or six years. He then moved to Fond du Lac County, remaining there two years; from thence he moved to Calumet County, remaining there two years. About 1862, he again moved to Newton, Manitowoc County, enlisting in 1864 in Company A, 45th Wis. I., serving until the termination of the war. He then returned to Newton, and engaged in farming until about 1872, when he removed to Manitowoc and opened his present business. In 1854, he married Miss Clara Zettler, a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, by whom he has seven children, three sons and four daughters.


The Sengbusch family home of Herman and Emma Sengbusch, town of Two Rivers neighbors of Albert & Caroline (Stueck) Franz.

OTTO H. SENGLAUB This is a bio. sketch from "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.73-74. Otto H. Senglaub, a well known resident of Manitowoc, was born in Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, December 19, 1874, and is a son of Louis C. and Victoria (Stoll) Senglaub. Mrs. Senglaub was a daughter of Frederick Stoll, who brought the family to Manitowoc county during the early ‘50s, locating at Rockville, Wisconsin, where he carried on farming and also had the first saw and grist mills in that part of the county. Ludwig Senglaub, the paternal grandfather of Otto H., brought his family to Sheboygan county at an early day, from Germany, and there spent the remainder of his life. Louis C. Senglaub, after his marriage, moved to Louis Corners, Manitowoc county, where he had a store and hotel, and later removed to a farm near Kiel, where he was engaged in farming for two years, and in 1889 came to Manitowoc. He was prominent in public affairs, serving from 1889 to 1895 as county clerk, He and his wife were the parents of six children, namely: Otto H.; Victor, who is deceased; Agnes and Helena, who reside with their parents; Rudolph, who is engaged in construction work; and Viola, who is living at home. Otto H. Senglaub had the advantages of a common-school education. Engaging in business he became interested in the brewing industry of Manitowoc county and was elected to the office of secretary of the Schreihart Brewing Company, one of the most important in these parts, which annually produces as much as thirty thousand barrels. On March 15, 1899, Mr. Senglaub was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Meyer, of Manitowoc, a daughter of Henry and Trena (Goss) Meyer, pioneer settlers of Manitowoc county. Mr. and Mrs. Senglaub were the parents of five children, the first of whom died in infancy, while those surviving are Raymond, Arthur, Milton and Lyell. Mr. Senglaub’s connections with fraternal and social organizations consist of his membership with Manitowoc Lodge, No. 194, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he now serves as secretary; the local aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; and the Musicians’ Union, the Marine Band and the Concordia Singing Society.

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Photo from Zur Erinnerung An Das Funfzigjahrige Jubilaum (First German Evangelical)Manitowoc, Wisconsin 1855-1905 Jubilee date was 7 Februar 1905, book is in the Manitowoc Library.