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 Elizabeth “Eliza” <I>Essig</I> Cassatt

Elizabeth “Eliza” Essig Cassatt

Birth
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Nov 1893 (aged 79)
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 34870448 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Ludwig and Catherine Troxell Essig. Elizabeth Essig was probably born in Klingel House on the Emmitsburg Road, on the Gettysburg Battlefield, which was renovated recently. She married Solomon Cassat in 1837. They purchased a 10 acre farm in 1841 where they lived for many years. During the Battle of Gettysburg the family remained in the cellar of their house for two days, behind Hancock's First Corps of the Union Army. Their property was severely damaged by the fighting and looting. They lost two horses, a cow was eaten, fence rails and posts burned, 10 barrels of buckwheat taken, 4 acres of wheat trampled, etc. They received $27. from the U. S. goverment, 20 years later. They had ten children: Jefferson Thomas, Mary Jane Wisotzski, Walter Samuel, George Washington, Levi, Beniah, David, Augustus, Sarah Little and Lydia.


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  • Maintained by: Kenneth D. Sell
  • Originally Created by: pat callahan
  • Added: 16 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34870448
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Eliza” Essig Cassatt (14 Oct 1814–29 Nov 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34870448, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Sell (contributor 46546512) .