Transcribed from the Tampico Centennial Year Book 1875-1975 pg 97
Hannah A. Seastrum was born April 25, 1875 at Princeton, IL. Her parents were John and Caroline Echdahl. She was married to Otto Carl Linder on Nov. 6, 1891. To this union seven children were born: Mrs. Julia Backman, Mrs. Laura Gerber, Harry R. Linder, Mrs. Esther Peterson, Mrs. Wylie (Ruth) Melville, Edwin R. Linder, and Forrest Linder of Prophetstown, IL. Mrs. Seastrum now has fourteen grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren, and thirty-one great great grandchildren.
After their marriage they farmed in the vicinity of Princeton until a farming accident took the life of Mr. Linder on July 21, 1912. The family struggled on with the help of Harry, the oldest son, on several farms in the Princeton area until 1917 when they moved to a farm northwest of Morrison, IL. Here she was married to Martin N. Seastrum of Princeton, IL, on Dec. 26, 1918. They lived at Princeton for about a year and then moved to Clinton, IA where Mr. Seastrum worked at the stockyards. After living in Clinton for about three years, they moved to Prophetstown, IL, in February of 1923. Mr. Seastrum was employed by the Eclipse Lawn Mower Co. and at his retirement they moved to Tampico and lived until his death on March 8, 1944. Shortly after the death of Mr. Seastrum she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Esther Peterson of Tampico. After Mrs. Peterson's death, she went to live with her son and his wife, Forrest and Gladys Linder of Prophetstown in August, 1971. In December of 1973 she had a fall and had to be taken to Morrison Community Hospital. After several days there she was moved to Colonial Acres at Rock Falls where she now resides. Her present address is: Mrs. Hannah Seastrum, Colonial Acres, Dixon Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071 *****end of biography*****
Editor's note: Hannah A. Seastrum is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL, Lot 3, Block 63. She died July 21, 1981 at the age of 106 years old. The Sterling Gazette has articles on her 104th & 105th Birthday celebration, but no obituary was indexed. The Princeton Public Library (815-875-1331) archives the newspaper and should have an obituary.