William Henry Seegmiller (1843 - 1923)

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Birthplace: Baden,Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
Death: Died in Richfield, Sevier, UT, USA
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About William Henry Seegmiller

(son of Adam Seegmiller, born August 24, 1807, Reischweiler, Rhenish, Bavaria, Germany, and Anna Eva Knechtel, born November 13, 1815, Zweibrucken, Bavaria, later of Stratford, Ontario, Canada). Born December 19, 1843, at Baden, Waterloo County, Canada. Came to Utah September 13, 1861, Homer Duncan independent company.

   Married:	Mary Ellen Laid??aw November 2, 1867. Salt Lake City (daughter of Francis Laidlaw and Jane Ferguson Graham of Liverpool, England; former died en route, and latter came to Utah 1854). She was born February 10, 1852.
   Their children:
           William Adam born February 21, 1869, married Mary S. Harmon;
           Dan born September 1, 1870, died October 5, 1871;
           Chariton born February 5, 1872, married Mary Jane Orrock;
           Clara Jane born December 28, 1873, married John J. Toronto;
           Frank K. born August 20, 1875, married Henrietta Baker;
           Derondo Charles born October 2, 1877, married Inez Clark;
           Lizzie Belle born August 7, 1879, married G. T. Olsen;
           Junius born April 15, 1881, married Serinda Jorgenson;
           Amelia born July 4, 1883, married Abram F. Acord;
           Louisiana born July 22, 1885, married R. T. Thurber;
           Call born March 11, 1887, died March 15, 1887;
           Irene born June 3, 1888;
           Marion born November 1, 1889, married Pearl Johnson;
           Ferry Lavar born July 21, 1892, died August 24, 1892;
           Mary born September 15, 1893, died April 28, 1898.
   Married:	Sarah Jane Stewart January 12, 1874, at Salt Lake City (daughter of William A. Stewart and Jane Neil Browning), who was born January 10, 1855, and died February 12, 1882.
   Their children:
           Joseph Watson born December 2, 1874, married Mary Ann Enice;
           Rulon Henry born October 29, 1876, married Martha Williams;
           Minnie Neal born June 5, 1879, married J. L. Quist;
           Sarah Mabel born February 7, 1882, married Harvey Ross.
   Family home Richfield, Utah.

Missionary to Canada 1879; bishop of Richfield 1873-77; second counselor to President Franklin Spencer 1877-87; first counselor to President A. K. Thurber 1887-88; president Sevier stake 1888-1910; president YMMIA, Member territorial legislature 1888; member of senate 1890; member board of directors of the BYU at Prove; director of Snow Academy of Ephraim; speaker of the house of representatives 1892; mayor of Richfield two terms; treasurer of Sevier county; selectman; school trustee, superintendent of schools; member board of university land commission. Farmer and stockraiser. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 527
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1152
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William Seegmiller's Timeline

1843
December 19, 1843
Baden,Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
1861
June 20, 1861
Age 17
1862
April 26, 1862
Age 18
1867
November 2, 1867
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA
1869
February 21, 1869
Age 25
St. Joseph,Lincoln,NV
1872
February 5, 1872
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1873
December 28, 1873
Age 30
Richfield,Sevier,UT
1874
January 12, 1874
Age 30
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
January 12, 1874
Age 30