91st PA: Henry Seher

Henry Seher

Before the war

He was born in March [?] 1840 (12; 4 (22 in 1863), 8 (72 at death in 1912), 9 (19 in 1860), 10 (29 in 1870), 11 (39 in 1880), 12 (60 in 1900), 14 (69 in 1910)). He was born in Germany (8, 9 [Bavaria], 10 [Prussia], 11 [Germany], 12 [Germany], 13 [Germany], 14 [Germany]). He was born to Henry Seher (8).

He immigrated in 1845 (13) or 1850 (14). He was a naturalized citizen by 1870 (10, 13, 14).

In 1860, he was living in ward 16, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with Henry Seher (presumably his father) and others (9). He was a barber (9). He was (probably) living at 152 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

During the war

The pension index card refers to Harry Sassman, who served in company G of the 213th Pennsylvania Infantry (7).

He was drafted (1, 3, 4). He was mustered into service as a private in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, on 17 July 1863 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4, 5 [10 Sep 63], 18). He was a private in company D of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 7, 18).

He was captured at Wilderness, Virginia, on 8 May 1864 (3).

On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to company F of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 3, 4 [1 Jun 65]). He was a private in company F of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 18, 19).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 5 [13 Jul 65], 18). He was a private, in company F (19).

After the war

In 1870, he was living at 2420 Frankford Avenue, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 16). He was living with Caroline (presumably his wife), and with Caroline, Harry, and Herman (presumably their children), along with two others (10). He was a barber (10, 16). He owned $12,500 in real estate and $600 in personal property (10).

In 1880, he was living at 117 West Thompson Street, ward 17, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11, 16). He was living with his wife Caroline, and children Caroline, George and Harry (11). He was an undertaker, with the firm of Davis & Seher, at 2420 Frankford Avenue and 117 Thompson Street (11, 16).

In 1881, he was an undertaker, and 170 Huntingdon and at 2119 North Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1882-83, he was an undertaker, at 2119 North Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1884-85, he was an undertaker, at 310 Otis Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

On 26 March 1885, his wife, Caroline Seher, died (15). She died of pneumonia (15). She died at, or was buried from, 2009 Otis Street (15). She was buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15).

In 1886, he was an undertaker, at 2009 Otis Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1889, he was an undertaker, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1890, he was living at 2009 Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 16). He was an undertaker (16).

In 1890, he married Emma Rebecca Sassman (12, 14, 17). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, three of whom were alive (12, 14). This was the second marriage for both of them (14).

In 1897-1899, he was an undertaker, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1900, he seems to have been living in two different places. He was living on Jarrett Avenue, Rockledge Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with his wife Emma and daughter Lucy Canter (12). He was also living at 2011 Susquehanna Avenue, ward 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife Emma, children Harry, Frank, and Lucy, and stepchildren William, Charles, and Ida Sassmann (13, 16). He was an undertaker (12, 13, 16).

In 1901-04, he was an undertaker, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, and living at 2011 Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1905, he was living in Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (16). He was an undertaker, with Henry Seher & Sons, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1906-07, he was living at 2011 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was an undertaker, with Henry Seher & Sons, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

On 13 May 1907, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

In 1908-09, he was living at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was an undertaker, with Henry Seher & Sons, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

In 1910-11, he was living at 30 Jarrett Avenue, Rockledge Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (14, 16). He was living with his wife Emma (14). He was an undertaker (14), with Henry Seher & Sons, at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16).

On 7 October 1912, he died, of pulmonary tuberculosis, at Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (2, 7, 8). He was an undertaker (8). He last lived at 20 Jarrett Avenue, Rockledge, Pennsylvania (8). On 12 October 1912, he was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (2, 8, 18). He was buried from 2011 East Susquehanna Avenue, Pennsylvania (8). His grave has a Grand Army of the Republic marker on it (18).

On 19 October 1912, his widow, Emma R Seher, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Henry Seher)

2 West Laurel Hill cemetery records, on http://www.thefinalwalt.com (thanks to Amy Waltz!) (Henry Seher)

3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment'. Volume 3, page 1326. (In the roster) (Henry Seher)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Henry Seher)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 736, page [2] (image 2355 of 2610 on Ancestry) (Henry Seher)

6 pension index, by name (Henry Seher)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Henry Seher)

8 burial permit #22685, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and undertaker's certificate, died 7 October 1912, Rockledge, Abington, Montgomery County, in Philadelphia death records (Henry Seher)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, east division, microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 201 = 203 handwritten (Henry Seher)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1405, pages 420 verso = 230 handwritten to 421 recto = 231 handwritten (Henry Seher)

11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 17, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 308, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 235 = 3 C handwritten (Henry Sher [sic])

12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Rockledge Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 195, microfilm series T623, film 1442, page 2 = 2 A handwritten (Henry Seher)

13 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, supervisor's district 222 [sic], enumeration district 782, microfilm series T623, film 1473, page 178 = 9 A handwritten to 178 = 9 B handwritten (Henry Sehrer [sic])

14 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Rockledge Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 62, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 3 = 3 B handwritten (Henry Seher)

15 Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates, 26 March 1885 (Carroline [sic] Seher)

16 various Philadelphia city directories

17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, marriage indexes, 1885-1916 (Henry Seher)

18 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed March 2011) (Henry Seher)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Seher)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
HeritageQuest and Ancestry indices (accessed March 2011)
1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 20 March 2011)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 20 March 2011)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 20 March 2011
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Henry Seher in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 16, east division, microfilm series M653, film 1166, page 201 = 203 handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the absence of other candidates, and the fact that the age and occupation match the Henry in the 1870 census]
line272829303132
Dwelling number1362     
Family number1569     
NameHenry SeherMaria "Henry "Herman "Christiann "Phillip "
Age69 [? could be 49?]381916 [? could be 14]117
SexMFMMFM
Color      
OccupationBarber Barber   
Value of real estate owned1600     
Value of personal estate600     
Place of birthNaussau [??]Bavaria"""Penna
Married within year      
Attended school within year      
Cannot read & write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1405, pages 420 verso = 230 handwritten to 421 recto = 231 handwritten]
[identification is probable given the 1880 census]
[note that Andrew Zanzinger, hotel keeper, is head of the previous residence (two families prior), and the 1870 city directory has on page 1656 'Zanzinger Andrew, lager, 2418 Fkd av']
line363738394012
Dwelling-house number1737      
Family number1772      
NameSeher HenryCarolineCarolineHarryHermanSchirwol [?] Jos.Fuss Lousia [sic]
Age2928424/122022
SexMFFMMMF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationBarber    Barber 
Real estate value12,500      
Personal estate value600      
BirthplacePrussiaGermanyPennaPennaPennaPennaBavaria
Father foreign born1111111
Mother foreign born1111111
Birth month if born within year    March  
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year       
Can't read       
Can't write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...       

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 17, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 308, microfilm series T9, film 1176, page 235 = 3 C handwritten]
[identification is probable given the 1890 census and city directories giving the 1890 Seher's occupation as undertaker]
line4445464748
street nameWest Thompson St
house number117    
dwelling visit #24    
family visit #36    
nameSher [sic] Henry" Caroline" Caroline" George B" Harry R
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age39381362
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterSonSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during yearUndertakerKeeping House At School 
occupation     
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year   1 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 736, page [2] (image 2355 of 2610 on Ancestry)]
[line] 17
[house] 60
[family] 63
[name] Henry Seher
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 118 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 10 Sept 1863
[discharge date] 13 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 10 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 2009 Susquehanna ave
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Rockledge Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 195, microfilm series T623, film 1442, page 2 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely given the absence of other candidates, the place of death in the burial permit, and the occupations in the 1880 census and city directories]
[note the 2nd 1900 census entry; I suspect he either had two residences or moved]
line232425
streetJarrett Avenue
house number   
dwelling number30  
family number30  
nameSeher HenrySeher EmmaCanter Lucy
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
colorWWW
sexMFF
birth dateMar [??] 1840April 1849Feb 1881
age605118
married?MMS
# years married88 
mother of how many children? 5 
# of children living 3 
birthplaceGermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermany
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyPennsylvania
immigration yearunk [?]  
# years in USAunk [?]  
naturalized citizen?unk [?]  
occupationUndertaker  
# months not employed0  
# months in schoolyesyesyes
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks EnglishO  
owned/rentedF  
free or mortgagedH  
farm/house   
# of farm schedule   

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, supervisor's district 222 [sic], enumeration district 782, microfilm series T623, film 1473, page 178 = 9 A handwritten to 178 = 9 B handwritten]
[identification: see the note on the first 1900 census entry above]
[note that the next entry, at 2109 Susquehanna ave, is George and Emma Seher]
line495051525354555657
streetSusquehanna AveSusquehanna ave
house number2011 2011      
dwelling number179 177      
family number179 177      
nameSehrer [sic] Henry- EmmaSehrer [sic] HarryBaxter LucySehrer [sic] Frank H [?]Sassmann Wm H- Charles- IdaLafferty Eliza
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughterSonStep sonStep sonStep DaughterServant
colorWWWWWWWWW
sex[illegible][illegible]MFMMMFM
birth date[illegible][illegible]June 1877Oct 1882May 1882Aug 1872June 1879Mar 1875July 1871
age[illegible][illegible]22171827202528
married?[illegible][illegible]SSSSSSS
# years married[illegible][illegible]       
mother of how many children? 5 [?]       
# of children living 3       
birthplaceGermanyPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaIreland
father's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyPennaGermanyPennaPennaPennaIreland
mother's birthplaceGermanyGermanyGermanyPennaGermanyPennaPennaPennaIreland
immigration year1845 [?]       1896
# years in USA55       4
naturalized citizen?Na        
occupationUndertaker Undertaker InsuranceInsuranceUndertaker Housework
# months not employed0 0 000 0
# months in school         
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedO        
free or mortgagedF        
farm/houseH        
# of farm schedule         

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Rockledge Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 62, microfilm series T624, film 1377, page 3 = 3 B handwritten]
[note that Clayton Seher was living at 2011 East Susquehanna Avenue and George (with wife Emma and son Walter) Seher was living at 2009 East Susquehanna Avenue (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 31, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 726, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 104 = 4 B handwritten)]
line8081
streetJarrett Avenue
house nr30 
dwelling nr62 
family nr67 
nameSeher Henry- Emma R
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6960
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage2020
mother of # children 3
mother of # living children 3
birthplaceGer GermanPennsylvania
father's birthplaceGer GermanGer German
mother's birthplaceGer GermanGer German
immigrated1850 
naturalized/alienNa 
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationUndertakerNone
nature of industry etc.Own Business 
employer etc.Emp 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA [?] 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 28 March 2015, from Fold3]


Seher Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa. Inf

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Philadelphia city directories

[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 881]
Seher George, upholsterer, 3 Cannon pl
Seher Henry, barber, 152 W Girard av


[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1359]
Seher Henry, barber, 2420 Fkd av
Seher Herman A., barber, 152 Girard av
Seher Matthew, cooper, h 1210 N 4th


[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1510]
Seher Henry (Davis & Seher), h 117 Thompson
     [page 434:] Davis & Seher (Isaac M. Davis & Henry Seher), undertakers, 2420 Fkd av & 117 Thompson
Seher Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
Seher Louis L., segars, 245 E Girard av
Seher Mary, wid Frederick, h 245 E Girard av


[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1466]
Seher Christian, lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Henry, undertaker, 170 Huntingdon & 2119 N Front
Seher Herman S., dentist, 933 N 11th
Seher Lewis L., segars, 245 E Girard av


[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1390]
Seher Christopher, lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Henry, undertaker, 2119 N Front
Seher Hermann L., dentist, 933 N 11th
Seher Lewis, segars, 245 E Girard av
Seher Philip, barber, h 608 S 5th


[1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 1435-36]
Seher Christopher, lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Edward, carpenter, h 2260 Palethorp
Seher Henry, undertaker, 2119 N Front
Seher Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
Seher Philip, barber, 1101 Buttonwood, h 108 Senate


[1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1428]
Seher Christopher F., lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Edward, carpenter, h 2260 Palethorp
Seher Henry, undertaker, 310 Otis
Seher Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th


[1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1573]
Seher Christopher F., lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Henry, undertaker, 310 Otis
Seher Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th


[1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1545]
Seher Christoph [sic] F., lager, 813 Columbia av
Seher Henry, undertaker, 2009 Otis
Seher Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
Seher John, tailor, h 1137 Charles
Seher Lewis, segars, 245 E Girard av


[1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1520]
Seher Christopher F., lager, 813 Columbia av
" Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
" John, tailor, h 1137 Charles
" Lewis, segars, 245 E Girard av
Sehers Philip, barber, h 312 Lombard


[1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1159]
Seher Christopher C., lager, 813 Columbia av
" Louis, segarmkr, h 245 E Girard av


[1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1606]
Seher Augustus H., machinist, h 2034 N 5th
" Christian F., baker, 813 Columbia av
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
" Philip, barber, h 43 1/2 Bulletin


[1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1657]
Seher August H., machinist, h 2254 N 7th
" Christian F., baker, 813 Columbia av
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Herman L., dentist, 933 N 11th
" Louis, segarmkr, h 1148 O'Neal
" Philip, cutter, h 3203 Locust


[1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1798]
Seher August H., engineer, h 119 Lehigh av
" Christr, baker, 813 Columbia av
" Fredk, h 813 Columbia av
" Geo G., undertaker, h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Herman L., dentist, 1726 Columbia av
" Louis, segarmkr, h 1236 Savery


[1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1974]
Seher Christr, baker, 813 Columbia av
" Fredk, baker, h 813 Columbia av
" Geo G., undertaker, h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susa'ana av
" Louisa, canvasser, h 1236 E Oxford


[1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2046]
Seher Fredk, baker, 813 Columbia av
" Geo, clerk, h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Gustav H., engineer, h 2710 Hope
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Maria, wid Christr, h 813 Columbia av


[1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2054]
Seher Fredk, baker, 813 Columbia av
" Harry, undertaker, h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Henry, undertaker, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Wm, roofer, h2 838 N Leithgow


[1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2169]
Seher Christian, clerk, h 2401 N Napa
" Fredk, brewer, h 2410 Martha
" Fredk, milk, 2401 N Napa
" Geo G. (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G. & Harry), undertakers, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Louis, solicitor, h 1236 E Oxford
" Maria, wid Christr, h 2401 N Napa
" Wm, oiler, h 2838 N Leithgow


[1902 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pages 2215-16]
Seher Fredk, milk, 2463 Myrtlewood
" Geo G (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
Seher Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G. & Harry), undertakers, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Mary, wid Christr, h 2463 Myrtlewood
" Wm, laborer, h 302 York


[1903 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2251]
Seher Geo G. (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G. & Harry), undertakers, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Jno, boilermkr, h 103 E Clearfield
" Lewis, painter, h 1217 E Oxford
" Richd, salesman, h 1625 N American
" Wm, laborer, h 2503 N Stanley


[1904 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2262]
Seher Christian, machinist, h 3003 York
" Clayton, student, h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Fredk, baker, h 3003 York
" Geo G. (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons, [sic] h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G. & Harry), undertakers, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Louis, chipper, h 1217 E Oxford
" Philip, barber, h 1 r 106 Pierce
" Wm, laborer, h 2503 N Stanley


[1905 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2260]
Seher Christian, machinist, h 3003 York
Seher Frank C., clerk, h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Fredk, baker, h 3003 York
" Geo G. (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h Rockledge
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo & Harry), undertakers, 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Louis, chipper, h 1219 E Oxford
" Maria, wid Christr, h 3003 York
" Wm, roofer, h 2503 N Stanley


[1906 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 2322]
Seher Christian machinist h 3003 York
" Frank C student h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Fredk baker h 3003 York
" Fredk brewer h 1404 Etting
" Geo G (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Gustave H machinist h 2528 Neff
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo & Harry) undertakers 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Louis clerk h 1217 E oxford
" Mary wid Christr h 3003 York
" Philip barber h 616 N 36th
" Wm laborer h 2420 N 4th


[1907 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1574]
Seher Aug H machinist h 2732 E Clearfield
" Christian machinist h 3003 York
" Fredk salesman h 3003 York
" Geo G (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Gustav H machinist h 3042 Gaul
" Harry (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq'ana av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G & Harry) undertakers 2009 E Susq'ana av
" Louis ironwkr h 1217 E Oxford
" Mary wid Christr h 3003 York
" Philip barber h 616 N 36th
" Wm laborer h 2351 N 3d


[1908 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 1746]
Seher Christian, machst, h 3003 York
" Frank C (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2011 E Susquehanna av
" Fredk, cigars, 2569 Corlies
" Fredk J., brewer, h 1404 Etting
" Geo G (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susquehanna av
" Gustav H., machst, h 3042 Gaul
" Gustave, machst, h 3055 Chatham
" Harry L., salesman, h 1217 E Oxford
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h 2009 E Susquehanna av
" Henry & Sons (Henry, George G & Frank C), undertkrs, 2009 E Susquehanna av
" Louis, chipper, h 1217 E Oxford
" Maria, wid Christr, h 3003 York
" Wm, mgr, h 2569 Corlies


[1909 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 1766]
Sehr [sic] Augustus machst h 2958 Livingstone
" Christian machst h 2845 N Garnet
" Frank C undertkr h 2011 E Susq av
" Fredk cigars 2569 Corlies
" Fredk J h 1404 Etting
" Geo G undertkr h 2009 E Susq av
" Harry L jeweler h 1217 E Oxford
" Harry P driver h 115 Watkins
" Henry undertkr 2009 E Susq av
" Henry & Sons undertkrs 2009 E Susq av
" Louis calker [sic] h 1217 E Oxford
" Mary wid Christr h 3003 York
" Philip barber h 616 N 36th
" Wm steamftr h 2569 Corlies


[1910 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 1801]
Seher Augustus H machst h 2958 Livingstone
" Frank C (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2011 E Susq av
" Fredk cigars 2569 Corlies
" Fredk J brewer h 1404 Etting
" Geo G (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2009 E Susq av
" Harry L jeweler h 1311 E Oxford
" Harry P driver h 124 Watkins
" Henry (Henry Seher & Sons), h Rockledge
" Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G & Frank C) undertkrs 2009 E Susq av
" Louis chipper h 1217 E Oxford
" Mary wid Christr h 2605 N 30th
" Wm engineer h 2569 Corlies
" Wm H gardener h 421 Union


[1911 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 1686]
Seher Abraham h 848 N 6th
--Albert machst h 2406 Coral
--Augustus machst h 2958 Livingston
--Christian machst h 2723 N Newkirk
--Frank C (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2009 E Susq av
--Fredk brewer h 1404 Etting
--Fredk condtr h 2605 N 30th
--Geo G. (Henry Seher & Sons) h 2009 E Susq av
--Harry jeweler h 1579 E Hewson
--Harry P driver h 124 Watkins
--Henry (Henry Seher & Sons) h Rockledge
--Henry & Sons (Henry, Geo G & Frank C) undertkrs 2009 E Susq av
--Louis chipper h 1217 E Oxford
--Maria wid Christr h 2605 N 30th
--Wm gardener h 3922 Warren

marriage index

[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, marriage indexes, 1885-1916]
[transcribed 20 March 2011, from FamilySearch]

Seher Anna M V (Patterson) 1912 F 283071
Seher Caroline Louisa (Miller) 1890 F 33242
Seher Christian (Philips) 1907 M 211501
Seher Elizabeth V (Hoover) 1913 F 292118
Seher Frederick (Foll) 1901 M 135752
Seher George Gothic (Yeager) 1898 M 104082
Seher Harry L (Waples) 1909 M 234421
Seher Henry (Sassman) 1890 M 32507
Seher Herman L (Maier) 1888 M 18983
Seher Pauline J (Ehlert) 1900 F 125696
Seher William (Kurtz) 1896 M 86432

Sassman Emma Rebecca (Seher) 1890 F 32507

death certificate, Caroline

[Philadelphia Pennsylvania death certificates, 26 March 1885, Carroline [sic] Seher]
[identification is probable, given the absence of other known Caroline Seher's in Philadelphia and the fact that the address matches the address in the 1886 Philadelphia directory]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Carroline [sic] Seher
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, Forty three (43)
5. Married
6. Date of Death, March 26th 1885
7. Cause of Death, Pneumonia
Henry Wadsworth M.D.
Residence 1753 Frankford Ave.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation -
9. Place of Birth, Germany
10. When a Minor, -
11. Ward, 31st
12. Street and Number, 2009 Otis Street
13. Date of Burial, March 30th
14. Place of Burial, North Cedar Hill
Charles G. Bower Undertaker.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Seher, Henry (#4616)
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 7/17/63 to 7/10/65
ORGANIZATION(S) Company D 118th Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf. Company F 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME West Laurel Hill Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Belmont LOT No. #311
HEADSTONE ) (PC) G.A.R. Marker
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Grave Registrar
DATE 3/15/36
REMARKS K.

death certificate

[burial permit #22685, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and undertaker's certificate, died 7 October 1912, Rockledge, Abington, Montgomery County, in Philadelphia death records, Henry Seher]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
22685
County, Montg
Township, Abington
Borough, Rockledge
City, [blank]
No. 7
Date of death, October 7th 1912.
[Fu]ll name, Henry Seher
Age, 72
Sex, Male
Color, White
[Di]sease causing death, Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Place of burial, West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Removal to, [blank] via. [blank]
Undertaker, Charles G Bower
Address, 1822 Frankford Ave
A certificate of death having been filed in my office in accordance with the Laws of Pennsylvania, I hereby authorize the Burial of the body of said deceased person as stated above.
Fred S Morris (Registrar's name.)
Dated Oct 10th 1912.
District No. 728

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE
Occupation Undertaker
Place of Birth Germany
Birthplace of Father, Germany
Birthplace of Mother, Germany
Name of Father, Henry Seher
Maiden Name of Mother, --
Last Place of Residence, 20 Jarrett Ave Rockledge Pa
Buried from, Street and No. 2011 E. Susquehanna Ave
[D]ate of Burial, Oct. 12th 1912
Place of Burial, West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Charles G Bower Undertaker.
OCT 11 1912
Residence, 1822 Frankford Ave

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