Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Anna Maria Seegmiller

Female 1853 - 1929  (75 years)


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  • Name Anna Maria Seegmiller 
    Born 20 Jun 1853  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Name Anna Maria Wood 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-73871 
    Died 4 Feb 1929  Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73871  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Frederick Seegmiller,   b. CALC 17 Oct 1795, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1867  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine Morscher,   b. 6 Sep 1821, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1904  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1845  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F20093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Wood,   b. 6 Mar 1852, , Cavan Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1918, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1871  [4
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F19447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Loved mother gone to her last reward.

      Monday, February 4th, marked the passing of Mrs. Anna Wood, an early settler of the Grand Traverse region.

      Anna Seegmiller Wood was born June 20, 1853, in Petersburg, Waterloo County, Canada, a daughter of Fred and Katherine Seegmiller one of a family of seven. She is survived by her brother George, living in her childhood home.

      On December 31st, 1872, she was married to John Wood also of Canada. Twelve children came to this home, one died in infancy, two in early youth and nine survive. They are: Alex Wood of Detroit; Charles, John, Wellington, Mrs. R. A. Wilson, Mrs Frank Clark of Kingsley and Mrs Frank Hennrick and Mrs Myron Cunningham of Traverse City and Mrs O. M. Tompkings(sp) of Old Mission, Mich. There are nineteen grandchildren.

      The family came to Michigan in 1892 and took up a farm southeast of Kingsley where Mrs. Wood resided until the death of her husband, John Wood, Sr., January 2, 1918. Since that time her home has been with her children and four years of residence in Old Mission made for her many friends who will always remember her kind, undemonstrative manner in doing for those she loved.

      Death came quietly after a month's illness at her home on the farm of R. A. Wilson, four miles east and a mile south of Kingsley, watched over by the sons and daughters for whom she had lived her life.

      In early childhood, Mrs. Wood was confirmed in the Lutheran church of her people and throughout life adhered to this faith. For many years she was affiliated with the Summit City Grange and held the office of chaplain of this organization.

      Mrs. Wood was a woman of sterling character, gentle and home loving. She had often been heard to remark: "If it is God's Will then we must abide by it." And now may we say of her in passing, "She hath done what she could."


      Traverse City Record Eagle Feb 1919

  • Sources 
    1. [S1213] News - MI, Grand Traverse, Traverse City - Traverse City Record Eagle, Obituary of Anna Maria Seegmiller - Feb 1929.

    2. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 13 Page 82.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Frederick Seigmiller, married to Catharina Morscher, both of Wilmot. 29 Dec. 1845

    4. [S1213] News - MI, Grand Traverse, Traverse City - Traverse City Record Eagle, Obituary of John Wood - 4 Jan 1918.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1929 - Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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