Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney Kieffer

According to the Ancestral File portion of Family Search, Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis was born in Washington County, New York, in 1820 to Eben Jacob Dennis and Amanda Gilmore Caldwell Dennis. The first husband of Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis was Charles Barney, who died in the 1849 cholera epidemic at Sandusky, Ohio. One of the children of Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney and her husband Charles Barney was Charles Dennis Barney, who would one day become the co-founder of Smith, Barney & Co. (Charles Dennis Barney married the daughter of Jay Cooke, Laura E. Cooke.)

Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney married secondly Rev. Moses Kieffer, a minister and the former president of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. whose wife had passed away. Rev. Moses Kieffer died in Sandusky in 1888. Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney Kieffer died in Sandusky on December 16, 1908. She was buried in the North Ridge section of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery, where both her first and second husbands were also buried.

Ohiolink's Digital Resource Commons features a photograph of Elizabeth with her great grandchildren, Charles, Catherine, and Laura Harding.

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