Monday, March 11, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth Fischer Eisen, 1881-1919

According to her marriage record, Elizabeth Fischer was born in Medaryville, Indiana in 1881, to Rev. Christian Fischer and Elise Burkhardt.  She married Rev. Theophilus Eisen on July 2, 1907 in Auglaize County, Ohio. By 1919, Rev. and Mrs. Theo. Eisen were residing in Sandusky, where Rev. Eisen was serving as the minister of the Emmanuel Church. Mrs. Elizabeth Fischer Eisen passed away on March 13, 1919, after a lengthy illness. Her obituary, which appeared in the March 14, 1919 issue of the Sandusky Register read in part:

Mrs. Elizabeth Eisen, 37, wife of Rev. Theo. Eisen, pastor of the German Emmanuel Evangelical Church, died at the family residence, 623 Jackson St., Thurs. night at 9:15 o'clock after a lingering illness of nearly one and one-half years. The death was not unexpected, as Mrs. Eisen has been slowly growing for the past two years. The decedent was a woman of a strong Christian character, and proved a great help to her husband in the church work in which he is engaged. She was an ardent worker in all departments of the churches of which he has been pastor since their marriage. Her death will be a distinct loss to the congregation of Emmanuel Church.

Mrs. Eisen was survived by her husband, three children, her parents, three sisters, and three brothers. She was laid to rest at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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