"Mrs. Eliza M. Glesenkamp was born near Graysville on May 28, 1860, her maiden name being Taylor. She grew to womanhood in that community and in 1879 was married to Mr. W.W. Glesenkamp at Rinard Mills. They maintained a fine country home and raised their family in Washington Township, leaving that community and moving to Woodsfield in 1900 when Mr. Glesenkamp was elected County Commissioner.
Mr. Glesenkamp died on January 18, 1909 and in April of that year the family moved to the late home in Delaware County where the aged mother was living with her daughter, Mrs. Oehler at the time of her death. A few weeks ago she became ill and was taken to a Delaware Hospital for treatment. Apparently she was getting along alright when pneumonia developed and ran a rapidly fatal course, causing her death on Monday, January 7th. She was aged 68 years, 7 months and 9 days.
On Wednesday morning funeral services were held at the late home conducted by her pastor, Rev. Leslie E. Rush of the Delaware Methodist Episcopal Church, after which the body was brought to Woodsfield for interment in the family lot in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Brief final obsequies were held at the cemetery conducted by Rev. John Fleming Cash, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Woodsfield.
Of the eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Glesenkamp, ten survive. One son, Robert died at the age of eight years. The surviving children are: Mrs. John A. Schumacher and Mrs. S.A. Schumacher of Woodsfield; Mrs. Clyde Todd, Mrs. R.H.Myers, Mrs. James A. Conger and Mrs. Frederick Oehler of Delaware; Mrs. Joseph Kitzmiller of Columbus; Frederick and William Glesenkamp of Delaware and John N. Glesenkamp of Columbus.
Two brothers, G.W. Taylor of New Matamoras and A.W. Taylor of Oklahoma also are living.
Mrs. Glesenkampís life was one of loving service to her husband and family and neighborhood. Wife and mother are words fraught with love and service in their highest human possibility and she met all her responsibilities fully and then gave of the largeness of her heart to those outside the home, especially neighbors and friends who cherish her memory for the good woman she was, as well as do her family by whom she will be sadly missed.
William, Frederick and John Glesenkamp and Frederick Oehler accompanied the body to Woodsfield from Delaware, the other near relatives being prevented by illness from coming. Others who came from a distance included; Forest Thomas and Mrs. Harry Hudson of Marietta; Mrs. Wm. Norris of Parkersburg; Mrs. Jane Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Taylor and son, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor, and Mrs. Tolley Biddle of New Matamoras. [Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 16, 1929, provided by volunteer Linda.]