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Seth Viele (abt. 1826 - abt. 1865)

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Seth Viele [uncertain] aka Velie Vellie [uncertain]
Born about in New Yorkmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 26 Apr 1854 in Wisconsinmap
[children unknown]
Died about in Iowamap [uncertain]
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Seth Viele was probably born about 1826 in N.Y. [1]
He was a carpenter, married to Rebecca (Bowen) Tuttle, living in Charles City, Iowa, according to the 1860 U.S. census for Saint Charles Township, dated July 26th. [1]

He and Rebecca were married in Wisconsin, April 6th 1854. According to marriage index, Seth's father is Winort Viele; his mother is Rebecca Viele. [2]

This 1840 U.S. census record for Winored Viele, resident of Northumberland, Saratoga County, New York, could pertain to Seth's father. Father's birth date would be between 1790 and 1800. [3]
Head of family: Winored Viele;
Males age 5 to 10: 1; age 10 to 15: 1; age 15 to 20: 2; age 40 to 50: 1.
Females under 5: 1; age 5 to 10: 1; age 10 to 15: 1; age 20 to 30: 1; age 40 to 50: 1.

Seth's wife Rebecca married again in 1863, so either Seth died before 1863 or there was a divorce. No death or divorce records for Seth have been found.

Seth and Rebecca had a daughter, Margaretta or Maretta, or Marietta, born about 1862. [4] [5]

In various records for daughter Maretta, the family name is spelled Velie or Vellie.[6]

Research Notes

Another 1860 U.S. census record, dated June 20th, cites the Viele family, originally from New York, residing in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.
LS Viele, age 35, born in New York is possibly Seth. [7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Rebecca Viele in entry for Seth Viele, 1860.
  2. "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Seth Viele and Rebecca Tuttle, 06 Apr 1854; citing Rock, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,275,527; Digital Folder Number 007177985; Image Number 00028.
  3. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 August 2017), Winored Viele, Northumberland, Saratoga, New York, United States; citing p. 160, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 336; FHL microfilm 17,205.
  4. Marriage record for Maretta Velie, daughter of Seth and Rebecca Velie. Date: 2 April 1914. Place: Charles City Iowa. [1]
    • Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922; Record Type: Textual Records
    • Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
    • State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
  5. "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 September 2017), Seth Velie in entry for William W. Schermerhorn and Mariett Or Maretta Velie Leonard, 02 Apr 1914, Webster, Iowa, United States; citing reference MAR 564, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,401,730.
  6. "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Seth Vellie in entry for Marietta Schermerhorn, 05 Mar 1938, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States; citing certificate #5034, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 101821072.
  7. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), L S Viele in entry for L S Viele, 1860. Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Household ID 2027; The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Publication Number M653. GS Film Number 803340.

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