Her birth year is based on the presumption that she's the 40-49 year-old free white woman residing in Emanuel Bixler's household in the 1830 U.S. Census lists and close to her husband Emanuel's age but she could be as much as 9 years younger. Even her place of birth is debatable--her son Jacob thought she was from Maryland and her daughter Leah told enumerators her mother was born in Pennsylvania.
It's also unknown where and when Elisabeth died--was it in Pennsylvania where her family was living in 1830 or in Ohio where the 1850 U.S. Census lists Emanuel as residing in Jacob's household, apparently a widower?
One thing that's almost certain is that she and her husband spoke German because son Jacob's 1887 obituary includes this sentence.
[The Anamosa Eureka Anamosa, Iowa. Thursday , January 27th, 1887 Page : 3
Source: Jones County Genealogical Society.]
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