Mary Elizabeth Bisel

28 December 1847–26 December 1912 (Age 64)
Schellsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bisel was born on 28 December 1847, in Schellsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Beisel, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Wonder, was 26. She married James Mortimer Snow on 8 September 1870. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Geneseo Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 26 December 1912, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Mortimer Snow
Mary Elizabeth Bisel
Marriage: 8 September 1870
Abby Snow
Abigail Liticia Snow
James Albert Snow
Ella Amanda Snow
Jesse Mortimer Snow
Martha Melvina Snow
Aurthor Snow
Mary Mabel Snow
Otto Blaine Snow

Spouse and Children

8 September 1870


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Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

South German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Alsace.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bissell in household of Benjamin Bissell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Snow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Snow in household of James Snow, "United States Census, 1880"

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