My name is Kristin (Seem) Harms, and Thomas Harrison Seem and Emma Cecilia Hartzell were my 2nd great-grandparents.In your post, you ask if Thomas and Albert were brothers...they were not.They do, however, descend from the same line.Thomas's grandfather was Conrad Seem.Conrad Seem had a brother, Jacob, from whom Albert descends.Both Thomas Harrison Seem's family and Dr. Albert Seem's family lived in Bangor, Northampton, PA.
I was excited to stumble upon your posting, because I have several DAR ancestral charts in my grandfather's (Hartzell Seem's) handwriting that have proven quite difficult to read due to the combination of his handwriting and its being a 3rd or 4th generation photocopy from the 1980's.With your information I was able to double check what I have deciphered so far...with only a couple changes/additions for you.Susannah Rothrock was born in Northhampton County, PA not NC.She also died in Northampton, PA, not NC.You listed Susie and Jacob Hartzell's marriage date as 24 March 1839, whereas my grandfather listed it as 21 March 1839, citing the Family Bible.(Family bibles are not always correct, but I thought it was worth sharing.)
Some additions for you...Thomas Harrison Seem b. 23 Feb 1845 in Lehigh, Northampton, PA and died 2 May 1925.He married Emma Cecilia Hartzell on 3 Nov 1870.She was born 20 Jan 1851 in PA and died 26 Nov 1933.They had four children:
1. Reverend Samuel Hartzell Seem (m. Edith May Sammis)(my great-grandparents, had son Hartzell Seem and infant daughter.) b. 24 Oct 1871 in Bath, Northampton, PA d. 6 Feb 1927 in Hungtington, Suffolk, NY
2. Jacob Harrison Seem (m. Anne Magdaline Seem) b. 4 Oct 1873 in PA d. 11 Nov 1944
3. Dr. Ralph Berger Seem (never married) b. 16 June 1880 in PA d. 14 May 1941 in MA
4. Ruth Mildred Seem (m. Charles Thorne Murphy) b. 29 August 1885 in PA d. ? probably in Mineoloa, LI, NY
Like I said, my grandfather's charts are quite difficult to read and actually outline the Hartzell, Schweitzer, Rothrock, and Brunner lines to the 1700's before the Revoltionary War.He has noted Emma Cecilia Hartzell's DAR number, yet I cannot read it, but can tell the Rothrock and Hartzell lines both contain ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War.If you have any information to fill in the holes, it would be much appreciated.Thanks so much!
Kristin Harms firstname.lastname@example.org 18 April 2012