Friday, June 26, 2009
Karl Oskar Segh
Here is a picture of my great-grandfather, otherwise known as Charles Oscar Seeber. He was born 6 November 1873 in Ostergotland, Sweden. He left Sweden 10 June 1892 and arrived in the United States on 24 June 1892. From Ellis Island, it is believed that he went to Hobart, Indiana, where his mother's sister and family had settled. By late 1899, he met Ingrid (Ida) Olauson at a dance hall in Rankin, Illinois and married Ingrid just 3 months later on 3 March 1900. Charles and Ida had 6 children, and divorced in 1926. Charles died 4 January 1933 in Peoria, Illinois, and is buried in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.