EDGAR LEWIS “EDWARD” SEESHOLTS

B. September 28, 1849 in Quincy, Adams County, IL
D. March 18, 1926 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: John Seesholts born about 1820 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, PA
  • Mother: Sarah Seesholts born about 1822 in Virginia
  • Wife: Sarah Minerva (Wheelock) Seesholts born March 7, 1850 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL daughter of Jerome R. Wheelock (1825-1860) and Ephalinda (Briggs) Wheelock (1828-?); married Edgar Lewis “Edward” Seesholts on December 30, 1872 in Lake County, IL; Sarah died May 1, 1937 in Elgin, Kane County, IL (See section pertaining to Sarah Minerva (Wheelock) Seesholts buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery).
  • Children:
    1. John Jerome Seesholts; born July 16, 1875 in St. Paul, MN; married Eva St. Clair Parmely (1876-1957) on February 16, 1896 in Bremer County, IA; John died February 17, 1945 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS; John and Eva are buried in Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS; According to the Wichita Evening Eagle (Wichita KS) Saturday, August 10, 1957:

“Mrs. Eva P. Seesholts – Mrs. Eva P. Seesholts, 81, died early Saturday morning at her home at 408 N. Clifton.  Mrs. Seesholts was the widow of a Wichita pioneer radio man, John J. Seesholts, who died in 1945.  Seesholts had the first exclusive radio store in Wichita.  Mrs. Seesholts was born March 27, 1876, in Avoca, Wis.  She came to Wichita from Chicago in 1904.  She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church and the Acacia Club.  Mrs. Seesholts is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Vivian) Bullinger, 519 S. Walnut, and Mrs. W. T. Fowler, 408 N. Clifton; three sisters, Mrs. Alfa Stalker, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. E. H. Hileman, Coral Gables, Fla., and Mrs. Truman William, of Altadena, Calif.; two brothers, M. E. Parmely, Waterloo, Iowa, and Art Parmely, Chula Vista, Calif.; one granddaughter, and two great-grandsons.  Funeral services will be announced later by the Downing Mortuary.  Interment will be in Wichita Park Cemetery.”

  1. Maude Minerva (Seesholts) McMillen born June 4, 1877 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN; married Willis John McMillen (1873-1944) on February 16, 1897 in Lake County, IL son of James H. McMillen (1839-1895) and Aurilla Elizabeth (or Judith A.) (Fuller) McMillen (1845-prior to 1903); Maude died December 26, 1934 in Antioch, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Maud Minerva (Seesholts) McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Willis John McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to James H. McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) 
  2. Edgar “Eddie” Harry Seesholts born December 26, 1889 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS; married Lorelee Hatch (1893-1968); Edgar died October 16, 1934 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL; Edgar and Lorelle are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL
  • Siblings:
    • William H. Seesholts born about 1838 in Indiana
    • Charles Seesholts born about 1842
    • George W. Seesholts born about 1844

 According to the 1850 U.S. Census for Quincy North Ward, Adams County, IL the household members were: John Seesholtz, age 30, occupation: brick mason, born in Pennsylvania; Sarah Seesholtz, age 28, William H. Seesholtz, age 13, born in Indiana; Charles Seesholtz, age 8, born in ??; George W. Seesholtz, age 6, born in ??; Edgar Seesholtz, age 9/12, born in Illinois

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Township No. 126 North, Range 44 West, Stevens County, MN the household members were: Edward Seesholth (sic Edgar) age 30, married, occupation: farmer, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maryland; Minerva Seesholth, age 30, wife, married, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; John Seesholth, age 5, son, single, born in Minnesota; Maud Seesholth, age 3, daughter, single, born in Minnesota; Howard Williams, age 31, servant, single, works on farm, born in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in West Virginia; Frank Gorham, age 22, servant, single, occupation: works on farm, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; John Seesholts, age 68, father, widowed, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania; Ephalinda Whelock (sic) age 52, mother-in-law, widowed, born in New York, parents born in New York.

According to the 1885 Kansas State Census for Wichita City, KS the household members were: E. W. Lashott (sic Edgar Lewis Seesholts) age 35, married, occupation: teamsters, born in Illinois, came from Minnesota; Minerva Lashott, age 35, married, born in Illinois; John Lashott, age 10, born in Minnesota; Maude Lashott, age 8, born in Minnesota; E. Wheelock, age 56, widowed, born in New York, came from Illinois.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Edgar L. Seesholts, head, born September 1849, age 50, married 27 years, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maryland, occupation: laborer – brick yard; Minerva Seesholts, wife, born March 1850, married 27 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Edgar H. Seesholts, son, born December 1889, born in Kansas

According to the 1905 Kansas State Census for Wichita City, KS the household members were: E.L. Seesholts, age 55; Minerva Seesholts, age 55, Edgar Seesholts, age 15, John Seesholts, age 29, Eva Seesholts, age 28; Vivian Seesholts, age 8, Fernella Seesholts, age 4

According to the 1907 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Wichita, KS:

Seesholts Edgar H, clk Wichita Coal & M Co, b 445 Ida av.
Seesholts Edgar L (Minerva), weigher Wichita Coal & M Co, r 445 Ida av.
Seesholts John J (Eva S), clk Morton-Simmons Hdw Co, r 250 Laura av.

According to the 1908 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Wichita, KS:

Seesholts Edgar H. clk Wichita Coal & M Co. b 445 Ida av.
Seesholts Edgar L (Minerva), scaler Wichita Coal & M Co, r 445 Ida av
Seesholts John J (Eva), buyer Morton-Simmons Hdw Co, r 203 Pattie av.

According to the 1909 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Wichita, KS:

Seesholts Edgar H., clk Morton-Simmons Hdw Co. b 345 Eda av
Seesholts Edgar L (Minerva S), r 345 Ida av.
Seesholtz John J (Eva C), buyer Morton-Simmons Hdw Co. r 203 Pattie av.

According to the 1910 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Wichita, Kansas:

Seesholts Edgar H. clk Morton-Simmons Hwd Co, b 345 Ida av.
Seesholts Edgar L (Minerva S), (Seesholts & Emmons), r 345 Ida av
Seesholts John J (Eva C), buyer Morton-Simmons Hdw Co, r 203 Pattie av.
Seesholts & Emmons, (Edgar L Seesholts, Wm S Emmons), feed 920 E Douglas av.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Wichita City, Sedgwick County, KS the household members were: Edgar L. Seesholts, head, age 60, married once for 37 years, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maryland, occupation: merchant – feed store; Minerva Seesholts, wife, age 60, married once for 37 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Edgar H. Seesholts, son, age 20, single, born in Kansas, occupation: bookkeeper – hardware wh

According to the 1913 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in Wichita, Kansas:

Seesholts Edgar H, trav agt, b 316 Ida av.
Seesholts Edgar L (Minerva), bkpr, r 316 Ida av.
Seesholts John J (Eva P), clk Morton-Simmons Hdw Co, r 203 Pattie av.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on E. Railroad Ave. the household members were: Edgar Seesholts, head, age 70, married, born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Maryland, occupation: bookkeeper – milk company; Minerva Seesholts, wife, age 69, born in Illinois, parents born in New York.

According to an unverified obituary discovered on Ancestry.com:

“Edgar L. Seesholts was born in Quincy, Ill, Sept 28, 1849, and passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Willis McMillen, in Grayslake, Ill, March 18, 1926.  He was married Dec 30, 1873 to Minerva Wheelock…Interment was in the Fort Hill cemetery.”

 According to the Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950:

“Name: Edgar Lewis Seesholts; Age: unk; Cert No.: 0490110; Death Date: 1926-03-18; County: Lake; City: Grayslake; Date Filed: 26-03-20”

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