Lewis W. Seeber gravestones
(Photos by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. January 25, 1846
D. March 30, 1848
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  • Father: D. Garret Seeber born 1809 in New York, son of John W. Seeber (1776-1851) and Elizabeth (Waldradt) Seeber (1777-1843), brother of Abraham “Abram” I. Seeber (See section pertaining to Abraham “Abram” I. Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); farmed in Nunda Township, McHenry County, IL; D. Garret died 1884; buried in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL.
  • Mother: Sophia (Weed) Seeber born about 1811 in New York, daughter of Lewis Weed (1791-1864) and Esther (Stebbins) Weed (1793-1874); Sophia died March 28, 1879; buried in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry, McHenry County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Elizabeth Seeber born March 14, 1841; Elizabeth died September 19, 1847 (See section pertaining to Elizabeth Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Persus “Percy” (Seeber) Hill Delano born December 17, 1843 in New York; married (1) Abram H. Hill, September 29, 1866 in McHenry County, IL; married (2) William Delano (1842-1928) in 1892 in Kendall County, IL as his second wife son of Jonathan Delano and Maria (Dolittle) Delano; Persus died May 9, 1919 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL; Persus and William are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, DeKalb County, IL
    • Abraham Seeber born about 1849 in Illinois
    • Anna Eliza (Seeber) McCrory born February 1851 in Illinois; married Abial Curran McCrory (1840-1914) on November 20, 1869 in Lake County, IL son of Esther (Ormsbee) McCrory (1806-1869); lived in McHenry County, IL and Sargent County, ND; Anna died after 1916, but no official date of death discovered; Abial is buried in Old Sargent Cemetery, Cogswell, Sargent County, ND
    • Sophia Isabel “Belle” (Seeber) Gilbert LaBrant born March 6, 1855 in McHenry County, IL; married (1) Arthur B. Gilbert (1852-1879) on September 22, 1875 in McHenry County, IL, son of Benjamin Gilbert (1823-1914); married (2) Levi Edwin LaBrant born December 14, 1880 in DeKalb County, IL (1844-1924); Levi was a Civil War Veteran (February 12, 1864-November 23, 1865) Company C, 17th Cavalry, Illinois Regiment, Private; Isabel died November 9, 1912 in Spencer, Clay County, IA; Sophia and Levi are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Clay County, IA

According to History of Clay County, Iowa by Samuel Gillespie and James E. Steel; Chicago; 1909:

“On the 14th of December, 1880, Mr. LaBrant wedded Mrs. Isabel Gilbert, the widow of Arthur B. Gilbert, and a daughter of Garrett and Sophia (Weed) Seeber. Seeber was born in McHenry county, Illinois.  Her parents were natives of New York but became early settlers of Illinois and there reared their family of six children: Persis, the wife of William Delano, a resident of Sandwich, Illinois; Anna, the wife of A. C. McCrory, of Cogswell, North Dakota; and Isabel, now Mrs. LaBrant; while three died in childhood.”