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Bernard Seger

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 552

BERNARD SEGER
     who is president of the board of education of Dirksen Special School District, McLean township, Shelby county, O., successfully carries on general farming on his valuable tract of eighty acres, situated in section 4, on which place he was bom January 9, 1862. He is a son of Clemens A. and Elizabeth Mary (Albers) Seger.
     Clemens A. Seger was born in Germany and it was about the time of the Civil war that he came to Shelby county and secured the farm under consideration, it then being entirely unimproved, in fact but a belt of woodland. He worked hard to clear and improve his land but did not survive beyond middle life, his death occurring in 1875, when he was aged but fifty-six years. He was twice married, first to Bemandina Grieshop, and second to Elizabeth Mary Albers. The first wife was the mother of Henry, Ferdinand, Bernard and an infant son. To the second marriage the following children were born: Herman, Elizabeth, Bernard. John, Anthony, Josephine, Anna, Theresa.
Clemens and Joseph. The mother of the above children died January 29, 1902, at the age of sixty-six years and her burial, like that of her husband; was in the Catholic cemetery at Minster, where they attended church.
     Bernard Seger was only thirteen years of age when his father died. With his brothers and sisters he had been attending school in the Dirksen Special School District, but the death of his father made it necessary for him to give the greater part of his time to work on the farm, which subsequently became his property. He has developed it into one of the finest and best improved forms of the township and has all cleared but ten acres. He put up all the present handsome buildings and takes a pardonable amount of pride in his richly cultivated fields and in his herds and stock. Like his late father, he is a democrat and has served several terms as road supervisor and for the
past three years has been a member of the Dirksen Special School District, of which he is president.  In this public office he is associated with other leading men of the community. With Mr. Seger president, the district is fortunate and the other members of the board are: Henry Fortman, clerk; August Schmising, treasurer, and Henry J. Albers, Frank Bornhorst, and Bernard Brandewie the other members.
     Mr. Seger was married to Elizabeth Aspree, born in Germany, a daughter of Henry and Agnes Aspree, and the following children have been born to them: Mary, Frank, Ludwig, Charles, Johannah, Clemens, Edward, Albert and Harold, all surviving except Mary and Johannah. Mr. Seger and family are members of the Catholic church at Minster, O. The handsome home is situated on the east side of the Brandewie turnpike road.

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