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Mary Elizabeth Rouzer Freeze
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1820
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 12, 1899
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

Mary Elizabeth Rouzer was born in Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia, on March 22, 1820, the daughter of Peter and Rachel Hope Martin Rouzer. She married on October 28, 1839, in Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland. Her mother, Rachel, died at an early age and Mary and Joseph took over the parenting of her two youngest siblings, Eliza and John. They were the parents of their own 10 children: William Jacob Freeze, married Nellie Johanna Diehl; Catharine O. Freeze, unmarried; Anna E. Freeze, married Thomas Emory Gonter; Julia Susan Freeze, died young; George Wachter Freeze; Joseph M. Freeze; John Henry Freeze, married Harriet Keziah Gaugh; Lillie Ann Freeze, married James Milton Cover, after his death, married George Heimiller; Charles P. Freeze, died young; James W. Freeze, died young. Mary passed away on May 12, 1899, in Thurmont, and was buried on the 14th in Weller's Cemetery there.

Frederick County Marriage License issued to Joseph Freeze and Mary Elizabeth Rouzer on October 26, 1839.

From a Frederick County, Maryland Newspaper of November 7, 1839:

"Near Mechanicstown by the Rev. R. Weiser, on the 28th ult. [i.e. Oct. 28, 1839], Mr. JOSEPH FREEZE, to Miss MARY ELIZABETH ROUZER, all of this county."

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Rouzer Freeze from the Catoctin Clarion of May, 1899:

"DEATH OF MRS. JOSEPH FREEZE--On Friday morning last, Mary Elizabeth,one of ten children and the eldest daughter of the late Peter and Rachel Hope Rouzer and widow of the late Joseph Freeze, died at her home on East Main Street, Thurmont, after an illness of one week. Her health had been declining for more than a year. The deceased was born March 22nd, 1820, at Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia, and died May 12th, 1899, aged 79 years, 1 month and 20 days. Her husband died March 13th, 1893. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom survive her, William, George, Joseph, J. H. Freeze, Miss Katie, Mrs. T. E. Gonter and Mrs. Milton Cover. Mrs. Freeze's mother died August 16th, 1840, leaving to her care two of the younger children, Colonel J. R. Rouzer and Mrs. Eliza Smith for whom she assumed a mother's place and entirely filled a mother's part. She was a woman of deep sensibilities and kindness of heart, to which attributes all who knew her will attest. She was a member of the Reformed church from her youth. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, services in Trinity Reformed Church, by her pastor, Rev. G. A. Whitmore; interment in the United Brethren Cemetery."
Family links: 
  Peter Rouzer (1792 - 1877)
  Rachel Hope Martin Rouzer (1799 - 1840)
  Joseph Freeze (1811 - 1893)
  William Jacob Freeze (1841 - 1920)*
  Catherine O. Freeze (1843 - 1917)*
  Anna E. Freeze Gonter (1845 - 1924)*
  Julia Susan Freeze (1848 - 1849)*
  George Wachter Freeze (1850 - 1909)*
  John Henry Freeze (1854 - 1938)*
  Joseph Milton Freeze (1857 - 1927)*
  Lillie Ann Freeze Cover Heimiller (1858 - 1935)*
  Charles P. Freeze (1859 - 1861)*
  James W. Freeze (1861 - 1868)*
  Sophia Margaret Rouzer (1818 - 1819)*
  Mary Elizabeth Rouzer Freeze (1820 - 1899)
  James Madison Rouzer (1822 - 1885)*
  Daniel Riley Rouzer (1824 - 1860)*
  Catharine Jane Rouzer Weller (1827 - 1898)*
  Simon Henry Rouzer (1829 - 1830)*
  Anna Barbara Rouzer Bennett (1830 - 1890)*
  Uriah Alphonso Rouser (1833 - 1886)*
  Eliza Adeline Rouzer Smith (1836 - 1910)*
  John Robert Rouzer (1839 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Wellers Cemetery
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: Gregg Freese
Originally Created by: Mike Hahn
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71578048
Mary Elizabeth <i>Rouzer</i> Freeze
Added by: Gregg Freese
Mary Elizabeth <i>Rouzer</i> Freeze
Added by: Gregg Freese
Mary Elizabeth <i>Rouzer</i> Freeze
Added by: Gregg Freese
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- Mike Hahn
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012

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