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Alfred Seevers (1886)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 10/22/2007 at 19:26:53

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, August 12, 1886
Page 4

Our Chip Basket

Another old settler gone. Alfred Seevers, of Union township, died on Friday last. He was buried Sunday with masonic honors. Mr. Seevers was among one of our best citizens and his list of friends included all who knew him. Mrs. Seevers is quite an invalid, but we hope she may have many years before her.

The line of carriages in the funeral procession of Alfred Seevers was about as long as at any funeral ever held in our city.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, August 11, 1886
Page 4, Column 2


Alfred Seevers, the subject of this memoir, was born May 23d, A. D. 1811, in Jefferson County, Ohio.

Was married to Miss Maria Bryan January 29th, 1835, in Coshocton County, Ohio, and removed with his family to Jefferson County in the then territory of Iowa, in October, 1841, and from Jefferson County to Mahaska County, where he resided a number of years. When in May A. S. 1864, he removed to Madison County, Iowa, where he lived until his death which occurred on the 6th day of August A. D. 1886 at 11 o’clock a.m. aged 75 years, 2 months and 13 days.

The degrees of masonry were conferred upon our deceased brother Alfred Seevers, in October A. D. 1839, at Coshocton, Ohio, and after his removal to Madison County, Iowa, he applied for membership and was received into Evening Star Lodge No. 43 S. F. and A. M., April 7th A. D. 1865, where he lived an honored and highly respected member until the day of his death. The members of the Masonic Fraternity convened for the purpose of laying away to rest the mortal remains of their worthy brother..

Sermon by the writer, from Job 14:14. – P. W. Jellison


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