Lucia Gander: Kind and Sympathetic (52 Ancestors #51)

John Jacob and Lucia (Gander) Seewer

John Jacob and Lucia (Gander) Seewer (ca. 1912)

Lucia Gander was born on May 17, 1852 in Switzerland, to parents Jacob and Mary (Romang) Gander.1,2,3,4,5,6  She married Johann Jakob Seewer in 1878.1,2  In 1881, the couple, with their baby, Louise, boarded the S.S. Labrador and came to the United States.1,2,3,7  They were farmers and had nine children.1,2,3  Lucia died on March 4, 1931 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.5,6

Seewer, John Jacob and Lucia Gander 2

Johann Jakob and Lucia (Gander) Seewer.

This would be all I know about my great-great-great-grandmother but for a very nice obituary that I came across on Find A Grave.

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Obituary for Lucia (Gander) Seewer, 1931.

This was a very short post, but worth mentioning I think.


Sources

  1. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.  Year: 1900; Census Place: Turnersville, Lincoln, Kentucky; Roll: 539; Page: 1B; Enumeration District:0040; FHL microfilm: 1240539.
  2. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.  Year: 1910; Census Place: Hustonville, Lincoln, Kentucky; Roll: T624_490; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1374503.
  3. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Hustonville, Lincoln, Kentucky; Roll: T625_586; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 1144.
  4. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Hustonville, Lincoln, Kentucky; Roll: 764; Page: 9B; Enumeration District:0011; FHL microfilm: 2340499.
  5. Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.  Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  6. “Lucia Gander Seewer (1852 – 1931) – Find A Grave Memorial.” FindAGrave.com. Douser, 21 Jan. 2010. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. Find A Grave Memorial # 46950727.
  7. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.  Year: 1881; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 435; Line: 15; List Number: 397.

 

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