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Michael A. Seewald (born November 20, 1974) is the patriarch of the Seewald family.

He is the husband of Guinn Seewald and the father of their seven children, Benjamin, Jessica, Danielle, Michelle, Ethan, Faith, and Thomas.

Early life

Michael A. Seewald was born on November 20, 1974 to Robert and Arlene Seewald. He was the couple's third child and they went on to have six more children after him.

Not much is known about his childhood.

Personal life


Michael proposed to Guinnevere M. Eaton on April 2, 1993.


They were married on August 6, 1994.


The couple has seven children.

Their first child, son Benjamin Michael, was born on May 19, 1995. He is married to Jessa Duggar. They have four children, Spurgeon Elliot, who was born on November 5, 2015, Henry Wilberforce, who was born on February 6, 2017, Ivy Jane, who was born on May 26, 2019, and Fern Elliana, who was born on July 18, 2021. The couple suffered a miscarriage in 2020.

Their second child, daughter Jessica Lane, was born on March 15, 1997. She is married to Phillips Lester. The couple is currently divorcing.

Their third child, daughter Danielle Grace, was born on March 4, 2000.

Their fourth child, daughter Michelle Alaine, was born on February 15, 2002. She is married to Elijah Barger.

Their fifth child, son Ethan Matthew, was born on September 6, 2004.

Their sixth child, daughter Faith Elisabeth, was born on September 2, 2006.

Their seventh child, son Thomas Jack, was born on April 18, 2009.


Auto Glass Technician

Michael is an auto glass technician. Not much else is known about this career.


Michael has been featured on the TLC shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, as the father-in-law of Jessa Duggar.