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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Seep Home

 
 
Joseph Seep Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
1. Joseph Seep Home Marker
Inscription.  

The Seep family emigrated from Germany in 1849 when Joseph was eleven years old. He moved to Titusville in 1869. Joseph became involved in the oil business, working for a firm that almost immediately was absorbed by the Standard Oil Company. Seep then established the Joseph Seep Purchasing Agency, which became the sole purchaser of oil for Standard Oil Company.

Seep became a very successful businessman through his involvement in several financial institutions and industries. He was a well-respected, fair, and friendly individual who was an asset to the area. According to The Derrick's Handbook of Petroleum, 1898, "The amount of money that Mr. Seep has distributed...would seem like an Arabian fable."

Deeply involved with his church, Seep served as choir director for years and offered his home for church gatherings. He purchased, improved, and donated the land for Saint Catharine's Cemetery near Hydetown. The statue of Saint Catharine was commissioned in memory of his wife, Catharine Hillenmeyer.

[Photo captions, from left to right, read]
Joseph Seep (1838-1928)

The original twenty-five room

Joseph Seep Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
2. Joseph Seep Home Marker
Looking toward lot where the Seep Home once stood
residence took more than two years to build. It was completed in 1892. A large home was needed, as the Seeps had eleven children. The structure was demolished in 1937.
 
Erected by Oil Region Alliance and City of Titusville.
 
Location. 41° 37.694′ N, 79° 40.636′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Perry Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Abbott Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth of George Washington Bicentennial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Drake Park (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Scheide Home, 1864 (about 700 feet away); Second National Bank, 1865 (about 800 feet away); Algrunix Building, 1894 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Seep at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Titusville (Oil Region Alliance). (Submitted on August 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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