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Elizabeth Haushahn Adami
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1863
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: May 24, 1962
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA

Note: There are several variations of Elizabeth's maiden surname. Jefferson county, Iowa genealogy sources have used "Hanshahn" (not sure what those sources were), while the obituary for her appears to use "Haushahan".

Clarification of sorts is provided by the F/A/G memorials and headstone photo for her parents (see links below). The HAUSHAHN surname is clearly used. The headstone engraved spelling for her mother is "Katharina", while Elizabeth's obituary used "Katherine". Likely the "Katharina" was the German origin name and the "Katherine" was the American version.

These variations are common in obituaries, headstones, marriage documents, etc. as the names can be spelled in various forms. It appears, based on the parents' headstone, that Elizabeth's maiden surname was HAUSHAHN.


Note: A "Leonard and Katherine (Hutzler) Haushahn" family group sheet/lineage item was provided by Dallas G McColley to the Fairfield Public Library genealogy collection and it has been used in part to supplement some of the Haushahn related family memorials created by this contributor (rkt) as of April 18, 2011. Dallas' research into that Haushahn lineage was very thorough, although it should be noted that the spelling of the first name for Elizabeth's mother on the headstone is "Katharina", which is probably the original German name. Elizabeth's obituary and Dallas' lineage material use "Katherine".


Married August Adami on April 24, 1883.

Children: Anna, Grace, and Ida have been identified as being daughters of August and Elizabeth ADAMI. Presumably Anna and Grace are the two daughters referred to in Elizabeth's obituary as having preceded her in death.

Fairfield Ledger
Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
May 25, 1962
Pg. 1. Col. 7

Saturday Rites For Mrs. ADAMI, Oldest Citizen

Last rites will be held Saturday, May 26, for Mrs. Elizabeth ADAMI, 98, Jefferson county's oldest resident.

She passed away Thursday morning at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don HUMPHREYS, who resided seven miles southeast of Fairfield in Cedar township.

Mrs. ADAMI was born June 23, 1863, at Buffalo, New York, while Abraham LINCOLN was still living and the Civil war had only been in progress for two years. She moved to Washburn, Ill., with her parents when she was seven years old.

The family came to Jefferson county in 1896 and Mrs. ADAMI spent the last 66 years on the same farm where she passed away. At the time she celebrated her 98th birthday, Mrs. ADAMI said she could see nothing unusual at reaching that age. Her mother lived to be 95 and had lived on the same farm (sic. her mother, Katharina/Katherine, died in Fairfield, Iowa and was returned to Washburn, Illinois for burial next to her husband Leonard).

Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Weston Behner funeral home with the Rev. Harold Kruger in charge. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth ADAMI was the daughter of Leonard and Katherine (sic. a/k/a Katharina) HUTZLER HAUSHAHAN (sic. HAUSHAHN). On April 24, 1883, she was married to August ADAMI at Metamora, Ill. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1924.

Mrs. ADAMI was a member of the Lutheran church at Washburn, Ill.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. HUMPHREYS (sic. Ida was her first name); 3 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; also one brother, George HAUSHAHAN (sic. HAUSHAHN), Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, two sisters and four brothers. 
Family links: 
  Leonard Haushahn (1832 - 1908)
  Katherine Hutzler Haushahn (1839 - 1934)
  August Adami (1859 - 1924)
  Anna Adami Werner (1883 - 1951)*
  Grace Katherine Adami McKeel (1885 - 1926)*
  Ida Adami Humphreys (1887 - 1986)*
  Magdalene Haushahn Smith (1858 - 1928)*
  Michael Haushahn (1860 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth Haushahn Adami (1863 - 1962)
  Walter Haushahn (1866 - 1939)*
  John Haushahn (1870 - 1901)*
  George J Haushahn (1875 - 1970)*
  Susanne Haushahn (1875 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 3rd.011
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68435987
Elizabeth <i>Haushahn</i> Adami
Added by: Richard K Thompson
Elizabeth <i>Haushahn</i> Adami
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Added by: Richard K Thompson
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