Obit: Sealey, John E. (1858 - 1906)

Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Sealey, Greenwood, Higgs, Trealer, Trader, Wuesher

----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Wis.) 3/9/1906

Sealey, John E. (? - 1906)

Undersheriff, John E. Sealey was shot and killed by G.C. Greenwood at Hurley early last Wednesday morning, the latter is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greenwood of this place (Unity) and is operator at the W.C.R. depot.

A burglary had been committed that morning and the officer and two assistants seeing the light to the depot suspected that the burglar had taken refuge therein, and while investigating they aroused George, who sleeps in the office, and who upon hearing the noise and talk about "cash" and "guns" naturally suspected that burglars were attempting to enter. He placed a revolver in his pocket and crawled out a rear window. He was seen by one of the men outside who shouted to the others. George started in pursuit of him and as he went around the corner of the depot met Sealey with a drawn gun, in self defense. George fired the bullet entering Sealey’s right side, he lived 25 minutes, during which time he told those about him that George was not in the least to blame, as the jury so declared the following day.

1860 Federal Census, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, 3rd Ward City Of Fond Du Lac, page: 61, family # 434

John E Saley (Sealy)
1 yr. old (1858)
birthplace: Wisconsin
gender: Male

1870 Federal Census, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA

John Seeley, white, married male
home in 1870: Wisconsin, United States
Household Members
father: John E. Seeley M 45y (1825 Ireland), white, married male
mother: Eliza Seeley F 46y (1825 England)
Mary Seeley F 17y Wisconsin
William Seeley M 15y Wisconsin
John Seeley M 12y (1858 Wisconsin)
Emma Seeley F 8y Wisconsin
Thomas Seeley M 8y Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, ED 42 Vaughn town & Hurley village (unincorporated), Iron, Wisconsin, United States, page: 2, sheet letter: A, family # 30

John E Sealy, white, married male
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's birthplace: England
years married: 16
estimated marriage year: 1884

Household Members
head John E Sealy M 42 (Dec 1858 Wisconsin)
wife Nettie N Sealy F 34 Wisconsin
daughter Florence M Sealy F 15 Wisconsin
son Earle E Sealy F 14 Wisconsin
son John L Sealy F 11 Wisconsin
daughter Maudie E Sealy F 8 Wisconsin
daughter Marie R Sealy F 4 Wisconsin
son Clarence N Sealy M 1 Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, ED 72 Brighton township, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, page: 1, sheet letter: B, family # 17

Joseph Greenwood, white, married male
years married: 14
estimated marriage year: 1886
event date: 1900
birth date: Mar 1858
birthplace: Canada French
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Canada French
mother's birthplace: Canada French
immigration year: 1873

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Joseph Greenwood M 42 (Mar 1858 French Canada)
wife Mary L Greenwood F 34 (Sep 1866 Germany), mother of 3 children, 1 living, parents b. Germany
son Georgie Greenwood M 14 (Apr 1886 Wisconsin)

Wisconsin Marriages

John E. Sealy (Jr.)
bride's name: Nellie N. Trealer
marriage date: 22 Mar 1884
marriage place: Marathon, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: John E. Sealy (Sr.)
groom's mother's name: Eliza Higgs
bride's father's name: Henry J. Trealer
bride's mother's name: Alvira Wuesher

Wisconsin Death Records

John E. Sealy (Jr.)
gender: Male
Place: Fond Du Lac Wis.
death: 28 Feb 1906, Hurley, Wis.
age: 47
birth date: 22 Dec 1858
birthplace: Berlin, Wis.
occupation: Undersheriff
race: White
father's name: John E. Sealy
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's name: Eliza Sealy
mother's birthplace: England

Family Records


John E. Sealy

Birth: Dec. 1858

Death: 28 Feb 1906 in Iron County, Wisconsin

Parents: John E., Sr. & Eliza (Higgs) Sealy

Marriage 1 Nettie Naomi Trealer (Trader?) b: 11 May 1866 in Wisconsin
Married: 22 Mar 1884

Florence M. Sealy b: Apr 1885 in Wisconsin
Earl E. Sealy b: Jun 1886 in Wisconsin
John L. Sealy b: Aug 1889 in Wisconsin
Maude E. Sealy b: Feb 1892 in Hurley, Iron County, Wisconsin
Marie R. Sealy b: Sep 1896 in Hurley, Iron County, Wisconsin
Clarence H. Sealy b: Feb 1899 in Hurley, Iron County, Wisconsin



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