Eliza E Sturtz


Brief Life History of Eliza E

When Eliza E Sturtz was born in 1827, her father, William Sturtz, was 25 and her mother, Catherine Smith, was 19. She married Jacob Emerick about 1851, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Allegheny Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Southampton Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died in 1882, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Emerick
Eliza E Sturtz
Marriage: about 1851
Christine Laura Emerick
Solomon Emerick
Jefferson Emerick
Adam Emerick
Henry Emerick
Andrew Jacob Emerick

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Stertz in household of Josiah Stertz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Sturtz in entry for Josephine Whelan, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Elisabeth Sturtz in household of William Sturtz, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1851Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 3

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 19

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name from Middle High German sturz ‘slope, precipice’.

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

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