Mary E. Seeber gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. October 31, 1845
D. September 27, 1846
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  • Father: Abraham “Abram” I. Seeber born September 1, 1814 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, NY, son of John W. 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 “Abram” I. Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery). An early settler of Lake County arriving July 27, 1837 settling a claim in Wauconda Township.
  • Mother: Delilah (Marble) Seeber born May 20, 1821 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH, daughter of Levi Marble (1790-1874) and Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble (1791-1878); (See section pertaining to Levi Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Delilah died April 14, 1903 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; (See section pertaining to Delilah (Marble) Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery): Levi and Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble are early settlers in Lake County arriving in 1838.
  • Siblings:
    • Sarah Ann (Seeber) Burnett born November 18, 1841 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL; married 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); George was a Civil War Veteran (September 5, 1862 – June 10, 1865), Avon Township, Company B, 96th Illinois Infantry, Captain; 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 Libertyville Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, March 7, 1918, page 6:

“MRS. G. H. BURNETT, PIONEER RESIDENT. Her Husband Was Captain of Company B. of the Fighting 96th in Civil War – Waukegan, March 4. Mrs. Sarah A. Burnett (nee Seeber) aged 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.  Burnett broke one of her limbs last July and while she had been able to get around somewhat (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 95th 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.”