Conflict Period:
Spanish-American War 1
Army 1

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Full Name:
Otto W Seyffert 1

Spanish-American War 1

Army 1
M 1
Discharge Rank:
Pvt 1
Enlistment Rank:
Pvt 1
Military Unit:
1 Colorado Infantry 1
Colorado 1

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Life Summary

born 11 Dec. 1878 at California (county seat), Moniteau Co., MO

moved in/about 1888 to Colorado Springs with parents Robert Herrmann & Maria Emma (Twiehaus) Seyffert

Sp.-Am. War service: dates unknown, and documented unit does not agree with uniform insignia from his photograph -- no explanation!

married Bird Griffith in Colo. Spgs. on 30 Oct. 1901

article on Seyffert family appears in Colo. Spgs. Gazette on 23 Feb. 1903

lived at 1431 N. Royer St. in Colo. Spgs. in 1907

son Richard born 7 April 1908 in Colo. Spgs.

divorced from Bird Griffith on 14 Aug. 1911 (El Paso Co., CO)

lived in Cincinnati, OH at least from 1912 through 1916

lived in Charleston, Kanawa Co. WV in 1918, by which time he was md. to Sarah "Sadie" Carroll

applies for pension on Sp.-Am. War service on 22 June 1922

lived in St. Albans, Kanawa Co. WV from at least 1923 through 1927, where he operated The Seyffert Music Co. (bankrupt by summer 1928)

lived in Cincinnati from at least 1931 through his 2nd wife's death, 16 Dec. 1937

on 1940 census for Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Home, Erie County

died on 12 June 1955 at Battle Creek, MI

buried in Oakland Cem., Sandusky, Erie Co., OH

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