The Great Bend Tribune, Friday, Nov. 20,
1908, Pg 1
Vol. XXXIII, No. 35
Another of the early settlers of
Barton county has passed to the great beyond. Lorenzo Seeber, of this
city, died suddenly Sunday morning about 1 o’clock, from heart failure.
He was 71 years, 8 months and 11 days of age and while he had not been in best
of health, the last few years the demise was very sudden.
He was born in Cuago county, N.
Y., March 3, 1837 and was one of a family of 11 children. Of the family
two sisters survive him. When 18 years of age he moved with his parents to
Illinois and in April 1861 he responded to his country’s call and served
through the war, being honorably discharged at its close. January 2, 1865
he was married to Miss Lovina Arnold and in 1874 they moved to Barton county
where he took a soldier’s claim in Clarence township and where he lived until
1893 when with his wife moved to this city. Two children, F. C.
Seeber and Mrs. Kittie Butler, both of Albert, this county, a loving wife and
scores of friends and neighbors are left to mourn his death.
Mr. Seeber was a quiet unobtrusive
man, liked by all who knew him, and a man who took an active interest in all
things pertaining to the welfare of the community. Many stories are
recalled by those near to him of instances of his goodness and open heartedness.
He was liked and respected by his fellow men.
Only a few hours before his death
he was in his usual good spirits and helped entertain a number of friends who
spent the evening at the Seeber home.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock.