Egbert Seely

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Gender: Male

Date of Birth: April 30, 1832

Birth Place: New York

EGBERT SEELY, farmer, Section 18, P. O. Hutchinson, owns 240 acres, 130 in a fine state of cultivation, six acres in orchard, a portion bearing, and the finest varieties of fruit; fifteen acres in cultivated timber, two miles of hedge fence, good frame dwelling of six rooms, fine barn, 24×54, and all necessary outbuildings, and hog yards and pens. He has 100 hogs, makes hogs a specialty, and has six head of horses. He also farms 160 acres belonging to his brother. In 1882 he raised himself over 4,000 bushels of grain – 1,800 bushels wheat, 500 bushels oats, and the rest corn. Came to Kansas in April, 1878, and located here, and had only $10 to start with, but by industry and good management independent. Born in the State of New York, April 30, 1832, and made it his home, with the exception of four years spent in Pennsylvania, until the war, when he enlisted in Company D, Thirteenth Regiment New York Heavy Artillery, and was doing garrison duty at Norfolk and Fortress Monroe, and mustered out in 1865. Was married, September 13, 1882, to Miss Emma Zimmers, a native of Ohio, Mr. S. is a member of the United Brethren Church.

“History of the State of Kansas,” by William G. Cutler, published by A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL., 1883, Reno County, Part 9, Lincoln Township.

[Egbert is son of Hiram SGS # 1948 – Egbert; Hiram (#1948); Daniel (# 609); Hezekiah; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]