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Seamon Oscar Eidman, Sr. Family


Eidman Burials at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas

S. O. Eidman, Sr. 08 July 1832 - 08 May 1928

Virginia E. Eidman 01 February 1853 - 12 December 1921 - Wife of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Hugh B[ryant]. Eidman 20 January 1883 - 23 October 1918 - Son of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Kraft H[ewett]. Eidman [13 May] 1886 - [09 November] 1938 - Son of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Seamon O. Eidman [Jr.] [06 February] 1876 - [12 December] 1963 - Son of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Lucille W. Eidman 1882 - [12 July] 1964 - Wife of Seamon O. Eidman [Jr.]

S. O. Eidman, Sr.

When Mrs. Toney Carr, with whom he was staying, went to give him the regular nursing attention this morning she found Mr. S. O. Eidman, Sr. dead. Just at what hour it is not known, but apparently death came as peacefully as sleep to the aged man.


Mr. Eidman was 96 years of age and has made his home in Bay City for 25 years. For the past eight or ten years he has been confined to his bed and room. Until very recently he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Eidman, Jr., at the Davidson apartment, and was cared for by Mrs. Eidman until her health gave way. A week or ten days ago, Mrs. and Mrs. Tony Carr took the venerable man back to his home and took charge of him.


Mr. Eidman, within four years of the century mark was a Texas pioneer spending most of his early and business life in Central Texas. He was one of the first families of Bay City, arriving here when the town was young and the rice industry just starting.


He was a man of high character, quiet and retiring, but of keen mind, well-read and unassuming by nature and habit and possessed with an admirable disposition.


Decedent is survived by five sons and one daughter. These are Seamon of this city, Sidney of Austin, Ummy, of San Marcos, Guy and Craft, of Houston, and Mrs. Ford of Chicago.


The paper has received no information of the funeral or of any arrangements thereof.


The Daily Tribune, May 8, 1928


S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Another long and interesting life came to a close on Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 a.m. when Mr. S. O. Eidman, Sr., passed away at his home here in Bay City. While an invalid for a number of years, having made his home with his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Seamon Eidmon, whose devotion to him has been wonderful, still his death was more or less of a shock. When his family went to waken him, they found he had passed away. A peaceful ending to a long and useful life begun in the old world and closed in the new.


Due to the illness of Mrs. Seamon Eidman for some months, Grandfather Eidman, as he was affectionately known, went into his own home with Mr. and Mrs. Toney Carr, who gave him every care and attention. His death came there.


Funeral services were from the Methodist church Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., May 9th, with interment in Cedarvale Cemetery, Rev. G. T. Storey, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. Hughes, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Lovely flowers spoke eloquently of the esteem in which this good man was held.


Mr. Eidman was born in Oberbiel, Germany, July 8th, 1832, son of Simon O. Eidman and Kathryn Kraft, of Wetzler, Germany, with whom he came to Texas in 1846. His family landed at Galveston and went by ox wagon through Houston to old San Felipe, there taking their place in the upbuilding of that section of the state. His people were prosperous, cultivated folk, eager to take their place in the making of a new nation. As a son of pioneers, Mr. Eidman fell in with the spirit of the times, doing his part in the busy events about him, and finally settled in Georgetown, Williamson County, in 1879, with his wife, formerly Virginia E. Gregory, of Fayetteville. Mrs. Eidman passed away December 12th, 1921.


In his years at Georgetown, and these last twenty-five in Bay City, Mr. Eidman made for himself many friends who respected him for his keen intellect and high-minded character and citizenship, and who will miss him much.


Mr. Eidman was a man of very quiet, unassuming manner, firm in his convictions of right, and had many friends.

Surviving Mr. Eidman are Mrs. Vernon Ford, New York City; Mrs. H. W. Holman, Detroit, Mich.; C. S. Eidman, Austin; Guy G. Eidman, Dallas; U. S. Eidman, San Marcos; K. H. Eidman, Harlingen; S. O. Eidman, Bay City, and one sister, Mrs. M. J. Allen, of Waco. One son, H. B. Eidman passed away October 23rd, 1918.


Matagorda County Tribune, May 18, 1928



Mrs. V. E. Eidman, who has been an inmate of a Houston hospital for the past several weeks, died there this morning and will be buried in Cedarvale Cemetery tomorrow afternoon.


Messrs. Sid, Seamon, Craft and Umimy Eidman, her sons, left today for Houston for the remains.


An additional mention will be made in a later issue of the Tribune, as this news reached us at press time.


The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 21, 1921




Mrs. Virginia Elinore Eidman, wife of S. O. Eidman Sr., of this city, died in a Houston hospital yesterday morning at 11:15 after an illness of several weeks and was buried in Cedarvale Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. O. E. Vivion officiating at the religious ceremonies, which were held at the home.


Mrs. Eidman was born in Fayette County, Texas on February 15, 1853, and was, therefore, 68 years and 10 months of age at the time of her death. In 1870 she was married to S. O. Eidman in Fayette County. To this union there were born eight children, all of whom, with the exception of a son, Hugh B., who died in the fall of 1918, and a daughter, Mrs. V. O. Ford, of Kansas City, were with their mother at her demise. The family has lived in Bay City for many years, and its members have gathered about them a host of friends.


Decedent has been a member of the Methodist Church for many years and was a devout Christian, a loving wife and mother and devoted to her friends and neighbors, from whose circles and councils she will be missed.


Besides her husband, she leaves surviving her, five sons and two daughters. These are C. S., S. O., Guy G., K. H., and U. S., Mrs. V. O. Ford of Kansas City and Mrs. H. W. Holman of Detroit.


The Tribune joins the many friends of the family in extending to them our most sincere sympathies in this great hour of bereavement.


Matagorda County Tribune, Tuesday, December 13, 1921


Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby



Mr. Kraft Eidman, well known in Bay City and surrounding communities, passed away at his home in Harlingen, Tuesday night after a lingering illness.

Definite time for the funeral has not yet been set, but relatives here have been notified that it will take place some time Thursday afternoon from Walker-Matchett Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune
, November 9, 1938

Kraft Eidman


Mr. K. H. (Kraft) Eidman, well known in Bay City, where he resided for quite some time several years ago passed away at his home in Harlingen Wednesday morning, November 9th, after a lingering illness, and was buried in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. R. E. Connell officiating.


Besides his widow, Mr. Eidman in survived by two sons, Kraft and Frank of Houston; 4 brothers, S. O. Eidman of Bay City, Guy Eidman of Houston, C. S. Eidman of Austin and U. S. Eidman of Milsap; 2 sister, Mrs. Catherine Ford of New York City, and Mrs. H. W. Holman of Chicago.


Attending the funeral from out of town were: Messrs. Guy Eidman, Kraft and Frank Eidman of Houston, C. S. Eidman of Austin, U. S. Eidman of Milsap, Mrs. Bessie Crabb of Austin, Miss Reeves of Harlingen and Mrs. Dunson of Mercedes.


The Daily Tribune, November 12, 1938

Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby

Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby

Seamon O. Eidman [Jr.] [06 February] 1876 - [12 December] 1963 - Son of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Lucille W. Eidman 1882 - [12 July] 1964 - Wife of Seamon O. Eidman [Jr.]

Eidman Burials in San Felipe Cemetery, San Felipe, Austin County, Texas


Pictures courtesy of Grace Holtkamp & Kim Nichols

Simon Eidman
01 January 1792 - 22 September 1846
Father of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Catherine Kraft Eidman
07 April 1806 - 22 January 1868
Mother of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Elizabeth J. Eidman
1839 - 06 September 1846
Sister of S. O. Eidman, Sr.
(Oldest marked grave in San Felipe Cemetery)


Charles P. Eidman
12 March 1837 - 05 February 1859
Brother of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

L. P. Eidman
23 December 1834 - 20 September 1863
Brother of S. O. Eidman, Sr.

Little Lewis Eidman

01 September 1871 - 18 October 1876

Son of Fred Gustav
Martha "Mittie" Eidman




Fred Gustav Eidman
17 December 1840 - 28 October 1877 - Brother of S. O. Eidman, Sr.


Martha Elizabeth "Mittie" English Eidman
07 March 1851 - 28 November 1877 - Wife of Fred Gustav Eidman

F. G. Eidman married Martha E. "Mittie" English on 24 May 1870 - Texas Marriage Records

Journal of Seamon Oscar Eidman, Sr.


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