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Mathias Seifert was born on November 18, 1852 in Pscheheischen, Kreis Mies, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire. His parents were Joseph Seifert and Mary Schwartz.

 Mathias Seifert Anna Dürmer

He married Anna Dürmer, daughter of Josepf Dürmer and Theresa Glenowski. Anna was born in 1857.

Two daughters were born to them in Bohemia, Barbara and Elizabeth.

In 1880, Mathias, his wife Anna, and their daughters immigrated to America. They left from the port of Bremen, Germany and arrived in New York City on April 24 on the ship S.S. Neckar.

Mathias and Anna settled first on a farm in Eden township, Brown County before moving to Morgan, Morgan Township, Redwood County. A son, Michael, was born in 1882. In Morgan, Mathias owned a saloon. In 1894 he helped organized the Morgan Brass Band. He played clarinet. In March of 1897, Mathias, together with his family and a son-in-law, Michael Goblirsch, moved to Wadena.

Barbara Seifert (Michael Goblirsch)

Elizabeth Seifert (Charles Goblirsch)

Michael Seifert (Minnie Hassler)


Mathias died on November 2, 1897 in Wadena, Minnesota and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Wadena, Minnesota.

Anna died on December 4, 1935 in St. Cloud, Minnesota and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Wadena, Minnesota.


Morgan Messenger
4 November, 1897
Commits Suicide. His body found near the railroad with the top of his head blown off.

Special to the Messenger.
WADENA, Minn., Nov. 2--The body of Math Seifert, a prominent saloonkeeper of this city, was foiund near the crossing of the Great Northern and N. P. railroads today. One side of the dead man's head was shot away, and it is supposed to be a case of suicide. The Cororner is invesitgating the matter. He took his gun this morning, saying that he was going hunting, and nothing was seen of him again until the body was found about noon. Seifert has been worrying considerable of late and some think his mind was not right. Mr. Seifert is well known here, having lived here many years and amassed a considerable fortune in the liquor business. His brother, Joseph Seifert, who lives south-west of here, and other relatives are shocked more than words can express by the terrible news. They have the sympathy of their many friends.

St. Cloud Daily Times
Wednesday, December 4, 1935
Mrs. Anna Seifert, who has been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Goblisch, 713 First avenue south, died this morning at 9 o'clock after a long illness. She was born in Austria on 4 January 1857, coming to America 53 years ago. Her husband, Math Seifert, died 38 years ago, the family living in Wadena at the time. Mrs. Seifert had been in St. Cloud the past 17 years. Two daughters survive -- Mrs. Charles Goblisch of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Michael Goblisch of St. Cloud.