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Elizabeth Eley Detweiler

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Mar 1902
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
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    Died, on Friday morning at 3:20 o'clock, at the residence of C. L. Nagle, Mrs. Elisabeth Detweiler, aged 80 years, 7 months and 21 days. The deceased had been married twice but had no children. She was the daughter of the late James Eley who died at his residence in Dorranceton in November, 1879, at the age of 88 years. The latter was well known and was the son of the late Jacob Eley, who came here in 1777 with John Nicholson, the Surveyor General of Pennsylvania, as his chain bearer. His ancestors were from Sweden and among the first who came to this country, locating in the State of Delaware. In the year 1820 he removed to Wind Gap.
    Mrs. Detweiler's first husband was Jeremiah Weaver of Wind Gap, Northampton County. Her second husband was John Detweiler of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, both having died many years ago. She was the eldest sister of James F. H. Eley, now of Dallas, formerly of Trucksville, and the deceased lived with him until he sold out his hotel recently, when she came to this city to stay a few weeks with Mr. Eley's daughter, Mrs. Chauncey F. Nagle, a niece of the deceased. She intended soon going to Mr. Eley's farm in Dallas.
    Among the others who survive her are her brothers, Thomas and Jacob of Dorranceton; Mrs. D. C. Mandau of Chicago, her youngest sister, and another sister, Mrs. Mary A. Dereamer of Nazareth, Pa.; also two nieces, Mrs. Camilla Stair and Miss Jennie E. Applebauch of Applebauchville, Bucks County. She is also survived by two other nieces and two nephews, Emma and Minnie Eley and Elmer and John Eley of Wind Gap, Pa., and a nephew named Benjamin Chaplin of Cortland, N. Y.
    Mrs. Detweiler was born in this city when it was a village. Her first marriage occurred when she was about 22 years of age. She and her husband then kept a hotel on the Pocono Mountain, a changing place for the stage coach line running to Easton and other points. Later on they moved to Drinker Beach, Pa. She married the second time in the year 1877 and lived at Plymouth.
    The funeral will take place from the residence of C. L. Nagle, 33 East Market street, tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 p. m. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery, in the family plot.
(Wilkes-Barre Record, 29 Mar 1902)

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