The Seil family
Michael Seil was born in Belgium in the 1840s. He came to the United States through Ellis Island and settled in Ohio where he met and married Nancy Here, the daughter of German immigrants. The Seils arrived in Washington sometime around 1889, and Michael worked as a coal miner.
The couple had four children who survived to adulthood: Adam Edward, John, Elizabeth and Louis. The oldest son married Elinor Price and they raised 12 children in a log cabin on a Tiger Mountain homestead. Elizabeth married into the Hallsworth family.
Between the descendents of Adam Edward and Elizabeth, the Seils are interrelated to an incredible number of local families. A sampling of those family names includes: Strnard, Bernsten, Corlis, Crosby, Thomas, Chevalier, Wood, Palmer, Bonnar, Favini and Clark.
Today, the descendents of Nancy and Michael Seil range from four living grandchildren to countless great-great-great-grandchildren still in the area.