Person:Sophia Seegers (1)

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Sophia Seegers
d.24 Jul 1928 Lake County, Indiana
m. 7 Sep 1865
  1. Anna Seegers1866 - 1949
  2. Mary Seegers1868 - 1941
  3. Sophia Seegers1871 - 1928
  4. Heinrich Seegers1872 - 1872
  5. Friedrich Seegers1873 - 1873
  6. Emma Seegers1875 - 1875
  7. Mina Seegers1877 - 1877
  8. August Seegers1878 - 1880
m. 8 Feb 1894
  1. Alvin Hitzeman1894 - 1971
  2. Edwin Hitzeman1896 - 1943
  3. Walter Harry Hitzemann1898 - 1900
  4. Dorothea Maria Hitzeman1900 - 1952
  5. Bernice Emma Hitzeman1905 - 1993
  6. Alice Sylvia Hitzeman1909 - 1973
  7. Wilhelm Friedrich Hitzeman1910 - 1929
Facts and Events
Name Sophia Seegers
Gender Female
Birth? 20 Jan 1871 Hanover Township, Lake County, Indiana
Baptism? 26 Feb 1871 Dyer, IndianaZion Ev. Lutheran Church
Confirmation? 23 Mar 1884 Dyer, IndianaZion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Marriage 8 Feb 1894 Dyer, IndianaZion Evangelical Lutheran Church
to Friedrich Hitzemann
Census Jun 1900 Dyer, Indianawith Friedrich Hitzemann
Death? 24 Jul 1928 Lake County, Indiana
Occupation? Housewife
Burial[3] Dyer, IndianaZion Cemetery

Sophia Seegers was born on her parents' farm in 1871. Because both parents had had previous marriages and families, Sophia had numerous older half-siblings, including two half-sisters named Sophia Seegers. One of these Sophias had died in 1868, and the other had changed her name to Caroline, so by 1871 the name Sophia was available again for another baby girl.

Sophia married Fred Hitzemann in 1894 and bore him four sons and three daughters. They remained on the Seegers farm until 1920, when they bought a house on Carroll Street in Hammond. When son Edwin's wife died after childbirth, Edwin moved in with them so that they could help him care for his two young children.

Sophia had to have surgery in 1928. She came through it, but the operation had been too much of a strain on her system, and she died shortly afterward. She was 57.

References
  1.   Edwin C. Friedrich and Karen Rowe. Church Records: Dyer, Indiana (Zion UCC). (Zion UCC Records).
  2.   Donna Graves and Ronna Lounsbery. Graves/Lounsbery Genealogy (Hitzemann and Seegers). (unpublished).
  3. Find A Grave: Sophia Seegers