Thursday, August 2, 2012

Elisa Neuert

This metal grave marker at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Elisa Neuert, the daughter of Jacob and Maria (sometimes Mary) Neuert. Elisa was buried at Oakland in August 2, 1864, at the age of 7. She died of smallpox.

Elisa's father, Jacob Neuert, was named superintendent of the Barney and Kilby Machine Works, according to a "40 Years Ago" column which appeared in the June 30, 1928 issue of the Sandusky Register. In 1885, Jacob Neuert was issued a patent for a valve gear for steam engines.

In the late 1890's, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Neuert moved to Chicago, Illinois. An article in the June 30, 1911 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Jacob Neuert had died in Chicago. He was survived by his wife and eleven children.

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