Sunday, March 30, 2014

Obituary : Mary Elizabeth (Haley) Holzhauer (1848-1908)

Evangelical Messenger
February 26, 1908, page 24

HOLZHAUER - Elizabeth Holzhauer, a daughter of the sainted Rev. George Haley, was born October 24, 1848, in Fairfield County, Ohio, and died February 9, 1908.  In the spring of 1863 she came with her parents to Huron, Ohio.  Soon afterwards she gave her heart to God and united with our Church at Huron, Ohio, of which she was a very faithful member.  In 1869 she was united in marriage with Adam Holzhauer; the union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters; one son and 1 daughter preceded her in death.  The cause of her death was cancer of the stomach.  She was a good wife and a loving mother, a noble and devout Christian, a regular attendant at the church services, and ever ready to assist in every worthy enterprise of the church.  She leaves husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and a large circle of other relatives and friends.    C.H. BUNDT

This obituary for Mary Elizabeth (Haley) Holzhauer helps connect her to the family of George J. and Rachel (Gary) Haley.  Prior to this find, I had only tracked her through the 1860 census, when she was 11, and she was not with the family in the 1870.  As her obituary indicates, she married in 1869 to Adam Holzhauer.  This now gives me another line to track down to the present, as she had 2 sons and 2 daughters for me to research.

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