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Elizabeth Deshong Kochersperger Wanamaker
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1818
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1881
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Daughter of Henry Kochersperger, farmer in Passyunk Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania by his wife, Elizabeth, nee Deshong. She was the mother of John Wanamaker [1838-1922] merchant and founder of John Wanamaker Department Stores of Philadelphia, New York and Paris

The tombstone, since the photo was was taken, has been vandalized and is now lying flat on the ground, face down.


1881-06-28; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
At nine o'clock A. M., on yesterday, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Wanamaker, mother of John Wanamaker, Esq., died suddenly of apoplexy, at her residence, No. 1511 Mount Vernon street. She was apparently in the enjoyment of excellent health on Sunday morning, when she attended Christ Reformed Church, Green street above Fifteenth, but was seized with an apoplectic fit in the evening. Mrs. Wanamaker, who had attained the age of sixty-three, was a lady of lovely disposition and beautiful traits of character, among which broad charity was conspicuous. She leaves six children, John Wanamaker, William H., Samuel M., and F. M. Wanamaker, Mrs. P. Fry and Rev Mrs. Fales, who now lives in Carthage, Missouri.
Soon after Mrs. Wanamaker died, the Grand Depot Oak Hall and Mr. Wanamaker's Chestnut street store were closed and craped and will remain closed until after the funeral, on Friday." 
Family links: 
  Henry Kochersperger (1793 - 1838)
  Elizabeth Deshong Kochersperger (1797 - 1860)
  John Nelson Wanamaker (1811 - 1862)
  John Wanamaker (1838 - 1922)*
  William Henry Wanamaker (1839 - 1905)*
  Mary Ellen Wanamaker Fales (1844 - 1918)*
  Elizabeth Wanamaker Fry (1846 - 1925)*
  Samuel Mathias Wanamaker (1848 - 1904)*
  Francis Marion Wanamaker (1850 - 1916)*
  Isabella Atlee Wanamaker (1858 - 1861)*
  John Matthias Kochersperger (1813 - 1883)*
  Henry Kochersperger (1815 - 1862)*
  Elizabeth Deshong Kochersperger Wanamaker (1818 - 1881)
  Rosina Kochersperger Leech (1820 - 1900)*
  Samuel A. C. Kochersperger (1824 - 1904)*
  Mary Kochersperger Crothers (1825 - 1901)*
  Ellen Kochersperger Crumback (1828 - 1914)*
  Sarah Kochersperger Justis (1830 - 1911)*
  Margaret D. Kochersperger Giles (1834 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Längenberger Familien
Record added: Sep 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21320506
Elizabeth Deshong <i>Kochersperger</i> Wanamaker
Added by: Längenberger Familien
Elizabeth Deshong <i>Kochersperger</i> Wanamaker
Added by: Längenberger Familien
Elizabeth Deshong <i>Kochersperger</i> Wanamaker
Added by: Längenberger Familien
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