The Seitzes
www.gearhartseitz.com

 


 

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  • In 1830, Daniel and Elizabeth (ages 39 and 38) lived in Rushcreek Township, Ohio.  They had nine children: Rebecca 16, Anna 15, Elizabeth 12, David 11, Samuel 9, Daniel 7, Lewis 5, John 3 and Isaac 2.
  • Elizabeth d. 04 May 1831, at the age of 39.
  • Daniel Jr d. 22 Jun 1831 at the age of 8.

 

  • In 1839 and 1840, and 41, Lewis Seitz Sr was a trustee.  In 1851 he was the town clerk.

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  • In 1840, Daniel had remarried, and he and his new wife Catherine Beery (age 32) lived in Rushcreek Township, Ohio.  They had nine children: Rebecca 26, Anna 25, Elizabeth 22, David 21, Samuel 19, Lewis 15, John 13 and Isaac 12.

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  • In the 1860 census, the Martin family living in Montgomery Ohio - Jeptha (28) cabinet maker, Mary (27) , Susan (4), William (3), Minerva (6mos) and Rebecca Hess (18)

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  • In the 1870 census, the widow Margaret Seitz is married to Jacob Leatherman Baker and living in Auglaize, Allen Co, OH.  Lydia Sites (20),  In this map of Auglaize, you can see the land owned by Jacob L Baker, with a Bee Aviary and a family Baptist church.  One of Auglaize's schools is located on the corner of their property.   Jacob, who has been widowed twice, has 8 children (ages 8 to 30) from the previous marriages living with them, and Lydia Sites who is 20.
  • Aaron age 16 is living with relatives and teaching in Auglaize.  Two pictures of Aaron at this age show him looking a little peaked --  recovering from an illness.

 

  • In 1876 Aaron and Susan Roxanna Martin were married on March 7,  in Harrod, Allen County, Ohio.  

  • Aaron is 22 and teaching school and farming

  • 1877 Minnie Belle born in Harrod, Allen Co, on Jan 4

1878 Family moves to Neosho County, Kansas

  • In 1878 Aaron, Susan and baby Minnie Belle moved from Ohio to Centreville in Neosho County Kansas in a Covered Wagon to be near Susan's parents, Jeptha and Mary Martin, who lived nearby in Osage Mission, Kansas.

From William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas:   J. MARTIN, meat market, native of Ohio, born in 1834. He came to Kansas, in 1877, locating in Osage Mission, where he went into the furniture business, however he sold this to Hentzen & Co., going into the meat business; the firm then was Martin & Son, but this year, 1882, it was changed to Martin and Bernhauser, they are doing a good business. Mr. Martin was a soldier in the Rebellion, serving in the One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio volunteer Infantry, Company H. He served three years.

  • Aaron farmed and taught school in Kansas

  • 1879 Lewis Martin born May 17 in Neosho  Kansas 

 


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1882 Back in Ohio

  • 1883 George Benjamin born May 5, in Allen Co, Ohio

  • 1885 Margaret Mary born May 19  in Allen Co, Ohio

  • 1886 Robert Enoch born Aug 14  in Auglaize, Allen Co, Ohio

  • 1888 Arminta Carrie born Aug 14 in Auglaize, Allen Co, Ohio

 


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  • 1891 Jeptha Raymond born Nov 13  in Auglaize, Allen Co, Ohio
  • 1894 Clarence David born Mar 6  in Harrod, Allen Co, Ohio

1898 Family moved to Indiana

Formal picture of the Aaron Seitz family -- probably in the late 1890's
Back row: Margaret, George, Charles, Lewis, Belle and Arminta 
Front row: Raymond, Aaron, David, Susan and Robert


 


 


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REFLECTIONS UPON MY PEDAGOGIC CAREER
BY AARON SEITZ
Walkerton, Indiana

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: ---

     It was only after the chairman of this organization had insisted quite a while that I should say something here, that I consented with I was sure that there would not be much expected of me.

     The chairman of this meeting is a peculiar man; knowing him, and the composition of his make-up as I do, I know that when he sets for the accomplishing of an object, it is useless to attempt to resist him.  He is a combination of Baker, Leatherman and Seitz.  In selecting a subject for me, he suggested that perhaps a little talk of the recollection of my school teaching days would be interesting.

     Speaking of school days reminds me of my first days as a pupil in school.  About 42 years ago, I commenced attending school in what was known at the time as the Grubb school house, known more recently as the Baker school house.  The teacher of this school was Hon. Michael Baker...(full text of speech)

 

  • Robert Enoch Seitz died in 1908 at the age of 22

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  • 1917? Aaron, Arminta, Roy Vermillion, Susan, Roy, Erma Dare, Anna Pearl, Edna Seitz, Charles Wesley, Ethel, ??, Margeret, Erma Seitz, Charles David, Baby, Minnie Belle, George, Alfred Raymond

 

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  • Aaron Seitz died in on July 10, 1923 at the age of 69.
  • Susan died on Nov 14 1927 at the age of 72.
 

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Lincoln Township, St. Joseph County, IN.

George and Edna, Eugene, Edwin, Dorothy and Helen.