DELILAH (MARBLE) SEEBER

Delilah (Marble) Seeber gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. May 20, 1821 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH
D. April 14, 1903 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Levi Marble born May 10, 1790 in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, MA, son of Ephraim Marble (1767-1825) and Anna (Dunham) Marble (1769-1832); married Elizabeth “Betsey” Granger on February 19, 1809 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; Levi died March 4, 1874 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Levi Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble born March 22, 1791 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MA, daughter of John Granger (1764-1812) and Sarah “Sally” (Morse) Granger (1767-1850); Elizabeth died August 22, 1878 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband: Abraham I. “Abram” Seeber born September 1, 1814 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, NY, son of Johannes Wilhelm “John William” Seeber (1776-1851) and Elizabeth (Waldradt) Seeber (1777-1843); married Delilah Marble on January 25, 1841 in Lake County, IL; Abraham died March 5, 1897 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Abraham I. “Abram” Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Sarah Ann (Seeber) Burnett born November 18, 1841 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married Captain George Henry Burnett (1837-1923) on April 8, 1868 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL, son of Amzi Burnett (1808-1891) and Joanna (Granger) Burnett (1810-1890); Their children were: (1) Seeber Heath Burnett (1869-1963), (2) George F. Burnett (1872-1884), (3) Henry Clinton Burnett (1874-1944), (4) child Burnett (1876-1876), (5) Delilah Burnett (1878-1883), (6) Joanna “Josie” (Burnett) Wilder (1883-1857), (7) Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” (Burnett) Thomas (1887-1960); Sarah died March 4, 1918 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Sarah and George are buried in Pine View Memorial Park, Beach Park, Lake County, IL;

According to the Waukegan Daily Sun (Waukegan IL) Tuesday, March 5, 1918, pages 1 and 8:

“MRS. G. H. BURNETT,
PIONEER RESIDENT.
PASSES AWAY HERE
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Mrs. Burnett Had Made Home
Here Since her Marriage
April 8, 1868.
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ATTENDED OLD ACADEMY
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Her Husband Was Captain of
Company B. of the Fight-
ing 96th in Civil War
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   Mrs. Sarah A. Burnett (nee Seeber) age 76, passed away Monday night at 7:10 o’clock at her home, Washington and West streets.  Death was not unexpected as her condition had been most critical for the last several days.  Mrs. Burnett broke one of her limbs last July and while she had been able to get around somwhat (sic), her decline in health dated from that accident.  During the last four weeks a dropsical condition had developed and she failed much more rapidly.
   Mrs. Burnett was one o fthe (sic) city’s best known old time residents, having lived here continuously since her marriage, April 8, 1868.  She was born in the town of Wauconda and lived there until her marriage to Captain George H. Burnett of Company B, of the “Fighting 96th Regiment” of Illinois, which regiment played an important part in the Civil war.  Mrs. Burnett attended the old Waukegan Academy.
   Besides her aged husband, Mrs. Burnett leaves the following sons and daughters, all of Waukegan; Seeber H. Burnett, H. C. Burnett, Mrs. H. J. Wilder and Mrs. Harry Thomas.  A sister, Mrs. Carrie Combs, resides at Fort Hill.  There are three grandchildren.
   Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the residence, Rev. Rompel officiating.  Interment in Pine View cemetery.”

2. Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” (Seeber) Combs born October 1, 1843 in Lake County, IL; married William T. Combs (1830-1902) on November 20, 1869 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; Their children were (1) Alice B. Combs (1871-1873) (See section pertaining to Alice B. Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery), (2) Abram B. Combs (1872—1947) buried in the East Fox Lake Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL, (3) William “Willie” Combs (1874-?), (4) Clinton Bond Combs (1877-1953) (See section pertaining to Clinton Bond Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Caroline died July 10, 1929 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL (See section pertaining to Caroline Elizabeth “Carrie” (Seeber) Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to William T. Combs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

3. Mary E. Seeber born October 31, 1845; Mary died September 27, 1846. (See section pertaining to Mary E. Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

  • Siblings:
    • Sarah Ann Marble born about 1810 in Ohio; Sarah died in Ohio, unmarried
    • Amy (Marble) Morse born about 1815 in New York; married Enoch Morse (1807-1883) on February 7, 1835 in Cuyahoga County, OH, son of Enoch Death Morse (1777-?) and Delila (Bartlett) Morse; Amy died March 10, 1890; Amy and Enoch are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL;

According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; page 132:

“v. ENOCH DEATH, b. 14 Dec. 1777; a Judge, lived in Sodus, N. Y. and Allen, Ohio; m. (1) DELILA BARTLETT, who d. 19 Nov. 1830; m (2) POLLY (BARTLETT) TOWER. A son by his first wife was Enoch, b. 12 May 1807, who lived at Fort Hill, Ill., and m. Amy Marble, dau. of Levi Marble, q. v.”

According to the Painesville Telegraph (Painesville OH) October 25, 1883:

“Death of Enoch Morse. Waukegan (Illinois) Gazette.

   On Friday, October 12th, at the ripe age of seventy-six years, Enoch Morse died at his home in this city.  He was a son of the late Judge Morse, of Wayne county, N.Y., and was born in Vienna N. Y., May 12th, 1807.  In 1827 he removed to Ohio, and in 1834 was married to his present wife, who was a daughter of the late Levi Marble, Esq., subsequently a resident of this county.  Mr. Morse was a pioneer in this county, having come here from Ohio in 1839, settling first upon his farm in the southwest part of the township of Avon.  There he lived for some ten or twelve years, when he removed to Waukegan, which has since been his constant home except that he has once or more moved upon his farm for a short time.  During his active years he followed the trade of a gunsmith.  He was successful in his business, and accumulated a considerable amount of property, being the owner, at the time of his death of more than a section of valuable farming land in this county and of a fine homestead in this city.  He was a robust, healthy man up to within two years ago, when he first stricken with paralysis.  Since that time he has sustained two strokes, the last one on Monday last.  The first ones prostrated him quite fully and confined him to the house for a few weeks, but he had regained his strength so far as to be able to walk over town and to do some light work.  Even on Monday last he spent a considerable part of the day about the city, but that evening sustained the stroke which caused his death.  He was conscious until near the close, but did not fully regain the power of speech, and failed throughout the week until Friday, when he died at about 11 o’clock in the forenoon.  He lived respected and gained and retained the confidence and esteem of all who came to know him well through his long life.  His sympathy for those in trouble was quick and practical, and there will be many besides those of his own family who will experience a sense of sorrow at the knowledge of his death.  His wife and two children, Col. C. C. Morse, of Avon, and Mrs. Julia Fredericks, of this city, survive him.  The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon. Deceased was a former resident of Painesville, and a brother of our townsmen, Messrs. Chauncey and Christopher Morse.”

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 7, 1886, page 4:

“Fort Hill Precinct – Lake County
I hear that Amy Morse will teach the Summer term at Fremont Center.”

    • Hannah (Marble) King born April 29, 1819 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Chauncy King; Hannah died October 30, 1903 in Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, WI.

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 28, 1902, page 5:

“Mrs. Hannah King is very low at her home at Sheboygan Falls, Wis.  Mrs. Marble has gone to care for her mother.”

According to the Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan WI) November 4, 1903:

“Death of Hannah King.
   Mrs. Hannah King, widow of the late Chauncy King, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1903 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Con, Marble, at Fox Lake, Ill., of general debility, age 84 years, 60 months, and 6 days.  The deceased was born in Willoughby, Ohio and moved to Wisconsin in 1949, locating at Oshkosh.  Some 20 years or so later she moved to Sheboygan Falls where Mr. King died about twenty-two years ago, at their home a short distance west of the village on the Dye road.  She has continued to reside here since, except an occasional period when she was at the home of Mrs. Marble.
   She is survived by four children as follows: Mrs. Con. Marble, of Fox Lake, Ill.; and three sons, Levi, Clarence and Walton, of LaCrosse, Wis.
   The remains were brought to Sheboygan Monday, afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Marble, Mrs. Bottsford, a sister of the deceased, of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Lovejoy, a niece of the late Mr. King, of Genosa Junction, Ill. Clarence King, Mrs. Levi King and Mrs. Walton King of LaCrosse, also met them at the depot in Sheboygan and the remains were taken direct to the Falls cemetery for burial.  Rev. E. E. Dresser made a few remarks at the grave.  Sheboygan Press, Nov 4, 1903.”

    • George Marble (1820-1820); George died in infancy
    • Otis L. Marble born July 5, 1823 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married (1) Elizabeth L. Crosby (1828-1855) on October 20, 1853 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Thomas Baker Crosby (1793-1872) and Mary “Polly” (Salls) Crosby (1798-1878) (See section pertaining to Thomas Baker Crosby buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Elizabeth died May 16, 1855 in Lake County, IL; (See section pertaining to Elizabeth L. (Crosby) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Otis married (2) Mrs. L. Elizabeth “Eliza” (Wood) Coleman (1832-1895) about 1859, daughter of Johnathan Wood; Eliza was the widow of Milton Coleman (?-1857) and daughter of Jonathan Wood, also of Lake County, IL; Elizabeth married (1) Milton Coleman about 1851. Milton died about 1857; Otis moved with his second wife to Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI about 1859; Elizabeth died May 21, 1895 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; she is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; Otis died January 10, 1861 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; (See section pertaining to Otis L. Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman born November 14, 1828 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married James Clark Freeman (1828-1904), on August 9, 1850 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL as his first wife, son of Zebulon R. S. Freeman (?-1870) and Susan Freeman (1793-1883); Marie and James had one child: Shepard Freeman born 1853 in Illinois and died January 4, 1918 in Houston, Harris County, TX, spending most of his life in Wisconsin before becoming a government agent on the Keshena Indian Reservation and Menominee Indian Reservation; Marie died June 17, 1854 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James Freeman married (2) Emily E. Granger (1837-1920) in 1857, daughter of Elisha (1795-1847) and Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger (1798-1880) and cousin of Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman; Sarah was the sister of Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble; (See section pertaining to Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James was Captain of Company D, 32nd Wisconsin regiment in the Civil War, and pioneer and attorney in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI.; James Clark Freeman and his second wife, Emily E. (Granger) Freeman are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI
    • Mary Helen (Marble) Huson born December 1829 in Willoughby, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Judson M. Huson (1819-1854) as his second wife on June 30, 1849 in Lake County, IL, son of Elijah Huson (1792-1860) and Alzada (Tyler) Huson (1796-1875); Mary died March 18, 1850 of consumption in Lake County, IL; (NOTE: The gravestone indicates 1849 as the year of death but the stone was erected some years after her death and in error); Judson married (1) Rhoda Ann Stafford about 1839; Rhoda was born December 18, 1822 in Dundee, Yates County, NY and died May 22, 1841 in Dundee, Yates County, NY ten days after the birth of her only child, Rhoda Ann Huson; Rhoda was buried at Dundee Old Baptist Cemetery, Dundee, Yates County, NY; Rhoda was buried at Dundee Old Baptist Cemetery, Dundee, Yates County, NY; he married (2) Mary Helen Marble; he married (3) Catherine B. Alvord (1820-1913) on April 21, 1852 in Lake County, IL; after the death of Mary, Judson and his daughter, Ann, from his first wife lived with his younger sister, Louisa (Huson) Booth (1827-1883) and her husband, Marshal H. Booth (1812-1906) in Wauconda Township; Judson died November 15, 1854 at age 34. (See section pertaining to Mary Helen (Marble) Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)  (See section pertaining to Judson M. Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Elizabeth Electa (Marble) Botsford born September 22, 1833 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Captain Reuben Smith Botsford (1833-1918) on January 9, 1859 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL, son of Reuben Lay Botsford (1806-1898) and Nellie Eliza (Smith) Botsford (1809-1894); Reuben was born July 31, 1833 in Albany, Albany County, NY and died August 21, 1918 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Captain Botsford was a Civil War veteran officer of Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry engaged in twenty-five battles; Elizabeth died May 27, 1910 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Elizabeth and Reuben are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL; According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines”compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; regarding Reuben Smith Botsford, pages 58-59:

   “In 1854, the wider opportunities of the west called the family to Illinois, where an uncle, Jacob M. Botsford had previously settled.  Early in the year the father came, and on August 6, 1854, the rest of the family landed at Dickinson’s Pier, Waukegan.  A farm was secured in Fremont Township, near Fort Hill, and Reuben S. constructed the family home, a structure of wooden blocks. He also manufactured the primitive furniture.  For the next few years he lived with his parents, still working at his trade, and erecting nearly all the pioneer buildings in the vicinity of Waukegan…
   …He was married on January 9th, 1859, to Elizabeth E. Marble, daughter of Levi and Betsy (Granger) Marble, pioneers of Lake county, Illinois, who descended from distinguished ancestry.  This estimable lady was born in Bedford, Ohio, September 22, 1833, and died at Waukegan, May, 1910.  Seven children were born to this couple – three surviving – Otis M., president Botsford Lumber Company, of Winona, Minn.; Nellie E. Persons, and Anna D. Botsford, of Waukegan, Ill.  Seven grandchildren survive, to wit; Mortimer and Reuben Botsford, of Waukegan; Marian, Blanche and Anna Persons, of Waukegan; Martha and Elizabeth Botsford, of Winona, Minn.”

 According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; page 245:

   “The following letter was written to Mrs. Reuben Smith Botsford, from Naperville, Ill., 24 Sept. 1911, by Mrs. Dorothea Morse (Granger) Wever, then aged 81 years:
   “Your mother was the daughter of John and Sally Morse Granger, she being the daughter of John and Johann Dewey Morse.
   This John Morse was in the Army during the War of the Revolution, living then in Mass. near Springfield.  As proof of this, when driven by hunger to go out on a raid for food, with some of his Company, they brought in a beeve, with other things, which when slaughtered, he claimed one of the horns, as a trophy, and made a powder horn of it cutting his name, date &c. on it, with his jack knife.  He carried or wore this powder horn during the rest of the time he was in the Army, at his death, the powder horn and musket he had used, became the property of his son, John Morse of Kirtland, Ohio, at his death the relics descended to John H. Morse, his son, of Painesville, Ohio (who married your grand mother’s sister Mary, they being own cousins) at his death the musket and horn were left in care of his son B. T. Morse of Cleveland, Ohio, for his son, J. Frank Morse, who was then but a youth.
   It is over twenty-five years since I last saw the horn, so have forgotten the date on it.
   My grandmother used to tell how her mother carded the wool, spun the yarn and wove the cloth to make garments for the soldiers of the Revolution.
   That the younger children had to knit sock.  Years have made me forget many little items that would be of interest now.”

According to “An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines” compiled for Otis Marble Botsford by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut. 1933; pages 84-85:

“OBITUARY OF MRS. REUBEN S. BOTSFORD

   The light of glory-gates ajar has fallen upon the face of Elizabeth E. Botsford, and she has journeyed forth to meet her Maker face to face.
   Elizabeth E. Marble was born in Bedford, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1833.  She was the daughter of Levi Marble, a native of Conway, Mass., and Elizabeth Marble, whose maiden name was Granger and whose birthplace was Sodus, N. Y.  In 1838 Levi Marble and family moved to this state.  They were members of a large company of pioneers of Lake County who came by boat to Kenosha and secured government lands in northern Illinois.  Levi Marble located at Fort Hill.  Among these early settlers Mrs. Botsford has a host of friends.  Not many, however, of the pioneers remain, and a few of them have lived in the county as long as did Mrs. Botsford, for she came here over 71 years ago.
   The pioneer home of Levi and Elizabeth Marble was blessed by the birth of seven daughters and one son.  Of this large family Mrs. Botsford was the last to pass away.  She had a vivid memory of early family experiences and cherished the early family ties.  Relatives came to her as to one whose acquaintance was widest and whose store of information about the early days seemed almost exhaustless.
   As a child and young woman Mrs. Botsford received the educational training afforded by the public school and the old Waukegan Academy.  On Jan. 9, 1859, she was married to Reuben S. Botsford, well known in the county since the Civil War shortly after which he was county sheriff.  To Mr. and Mrs. Botsford were born seven children, Charles M., Otis M., Elizabeth, Levi, Nellie E., Anna D., and Reuben.  Of these only three, Otis M. Betsford, Mrs. Nellie E. Persons and Miss Anna D. Botsford, together with their father, survive the mother and wife.
   With the exception of 10 years passed in Dakota, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Botsford was in Waukegan continuously from almost the time of their marriage until she passed away.  Her death occurred Friday, May 27, 1910, when she was 76 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
   In the years of her womanhood Mrs. Botsford made confession of her faith in the Fort Hill Christian Church.  She was a sincere Christian.  Her ideals were high, her life was purposeful and in her home was ever the fragrance of her beautiful character.  She made her home a source of blessing, and many, by reason of the benevolence of “Aunt Lib”, cherish as sacred the memory of her kindly deeds.  All her years she kept a deep trust in her Maker, a loyalty to her Saviour and walked “wearing the white flower of the blameless life.”
   The character of Mrs. Botsford revealed a certain richness of the years, the fruits of the spirit which have ripened as decade after decade passed by.  That fruition of time, the sweetening of the cup of life, that mellowness of character which is the most precious possession of age, was hers.  In her home circle Mrs. Botsford gave token of her energy, her intelligence and her ceaseless love.  Was there toil?  She did not hesitate. Were there burdens?  She was strong.  Was there sacrifice?  She had the courage to endure.  In every place where she came her vivacious cheer brought sunlight, her calmness and serenity gave good heart, her dignity and her ideals were a tribute to the worth of noble Christian womanhood.  To her belonged these “more precious treasures which time cannot supply and the years cannot remove – Friendship, Virtue, Patience, Faith and Love.”  the radiance of her life spoke the message of those last lines by Mrs. Oliphant:

On the edge of the world I lie, I lie
Happy and dying, and dazed and poor,
Looking up from the vast great floor
Of the infinite world that rises above
To God, and to Faith, and to Love, Love, Love.
What words have I to that world to speak,
Old and weary, and dazed and weak,
From the very low to the very high?
Only this – and this is all;
From the fresh green sod to the wide blue sky,
From Greatness to Weariness, Life to Death,
One God have we on whom to call;
One great bond from which none can fall;
Love below, which is life and breath,
And Love above which sustaineth all.
R.L. Handley.

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U. S. Census for the town of Wauconda, Lake County, IL the household members were: 

“Abram Seaver (sic), age 36, occupation: farmer; born in New York; Delila Seaver (sic), age 28, born in Ohio; Sarah A. Seaver (sic) age 9, born in Illinois; Caroline E. Seaver (sic), age 7, born in Illinois; Levi Wait, age 16, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio.”

According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town Wauconda, Lake County, IL with a Wauconda Post Office the household members were:

“A. Sebar (sic), age 46, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Delally Sebar (sic), age 38, born in Ohio; Sarah Sebar (sic), age 19, occupation: D. S. Teacher, born in Illinois; Caroline Sebar (sic) age 17, born in Illinois; Barney McCarth, age 12, born in Illinois; L. Smith, age 26, occupation: Farm Laborer, born in New York”

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for Wauconda, Lake County, Il with a Wauconda Post Office, the household members were:

“Abram J Seber (sic), age 65, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Delila Seber (sic), age 49, wife, born in Ohio”

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the City of Waukegan, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“Abram I Seeber, age 65, married, occupation: retired farmer, born in New York, parents born in New York; Dellia Seeber, age 59, wife, married, occupation: keeps house, born in Ohio, parents born in Massachusetts.”

According to Portrait and Biographical Album of Lake County, Illinois; Chicago; Lake City Publishing Co.; 1891, pages 249-250 for Abraham I. Seeber:

“On the 28th of January, 1841, Mr. Seeber and Miss Deliah Marble were married in this county. The lady was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, May 20, 1821, and is a daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Granger) Marble, both of whom were of English descent and came to this county with their family in 1838. They were parents of nine children and both were members of the Christian Church. By occupation Mr. Marble was a farmer and in his district he served as Justice of Peace. He was born May 10, 1789, and died March 4, 1874, while his wife, who was born March 26, 1791, was called to her final rest at the age of eighty-seven years.
   Mr. Seeber and his wife began their domestic life upon his farm in Wauconda Township and their home was brightened by the presence of three children. Sarah A., the eldest, is the wife of George H. Burnett of Waukegan and they have four children; Caroline E. married William T. Combs, a farmer of Avon Township, by whom she had three children; and Mary E. died at the age of eleven months. Mr. and Mrs. Seeber continued to make the farm their home until 1876, when they removed to Waukegan, where they have since resided.”

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Waukegan City, Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL living at 103 West, the household members were:

“Delilah Sebert (sic), head, born May 1821, age 79, widowed, 3 children born, 2 children living, born in Ohio, parents born in Connecticut.”

According to the Waukegan Daily Sun (Waukegan IL) Wednesday, April 15, 1903, page 4:

MRS. SEEB’R
IS DEAD
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Woman Well Known in Lake
County Passes Away in
Waukegan.
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   Last evening at the home of her grandson, Clinton H. Burnett, 518 Ash street, occurred the death of Mrs. Delilah Seeber, wife of the late Abram I Seeber, of a complication of diseases and old age.
   Mrs. Seeber had been in poor health for several weeks prior to visiting her grandson, but was there taken worse and the end came at 7 o’clock, p. m., on the 14th inst.
   Delilah Seeber was born in Wiloughby, O., May 20, 1821.  She removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Marble, to what is now the town of Avon, Lake County, August, 1838.  She was married to Abram I Seeber in January, 1841.  Three children were born, two living.  Mrs. George H. Burnet (sic) of this city and Mrs. Carrie Combs of Avon in this county.  Mrs. Seeber was the fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Marble.  Two sisters are liivng (sic), namely, Mrs. Hannah King, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and Mrs. R. S. Botsford of this city.
   Mrs. Seber (sic) leaves seven grandchildren, namely, Seeber, Clinton, Jose and Carrie Burnet (sic), of this city; Abram, William and Bond Combs, of Avon township.
  Several years ago Mr. Seeber sold his farm in Wauconda and purchased the home, corner of Washington and West streets, where thy (sic) resided until their death.
   Funeral services from her late residence, Rev. Mr. Toll officiating, at 10:30 a. m., Friday.  Interment, Fort Hill cemetery.
   Thus are the pioneers of Lake county passing away.  A few years more and none will be left of that sturdy people who builded better than they knew.
   Mrs. Seeber has left a host of admiring relatives and friends.  She was a model wife, mother and friend, kind and charitable to all.  Her memory will long remain green in the annals of Lake county.”

According to the Waukegan Daily News, Tuesday, April 28, 1903, page 3:

“Delilah Seeber to Sarah A. Burnett and Caroline E. Combs, w. d., lot on n. w. cor. West and Washington sts., Waukegan”

 According to the Lake County Independent, May 13, 1903:

   “On Thursday, May 7, the remains of the late Mrs. Delilah Seeber was brought from Waukegan and laid to rest in the Fort Hill Cemetery.”