The Life of Theresa

Theresa was born in 1842, in Austria. She had at least 2 sons with Frank Seliger. She immigrated to Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1871 and lived in Lake, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880.

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Frank Seliger
Frank Seliger
Wenzel Seliger

Spouse & Children

  • Female1842–Female

  • Frank Seliger




  • Male1864–1929Male

  • Wenzel Seliger


World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

Prussia attacks Austria.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

The origin of this female name is unsure. It could come from the name Tarasia or the male name Tarasius. Others derive the name Theresa from a Greek word meaning "to hunt." The name might also be derived from Therasia, an island near Crete, or from another island named Therasia first called Lipara and finally Hiera. A nickname is Tracy.

Sources (3)

  • Therisa Seliger in household of Franz Seliger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Therese Seliger in household of Frank Seliger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Therese Seeliger, "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948"

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