Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary (Montgomery) Gauslin

For today's Tombstone Tuesday photos, please follow this link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54519804.

Mary Jane (Montgomery) Gauslin was born 14 Apr 1846 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. There are at least nine different places named Springfield within Pennsylvania, and which one of them is the correct one is not known. Mary's parents are also unknown, as are most facts about Mary's life. As far as I know, there are no photographs of Mary in existence.

On 26 Jan 1867, Mary married John Henry Gauslin in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They had nine children: John H. Gauslin, George E. Gauslin, Louisa George Anna "Georgie" (Gauslin) Mann, John Henry Gauslin, Robert A. Gauslin, Mary Evelyn "Eva" (Gauslin) Martin, Peter Herbert Gauslin, Edith Anora (Gauslin) Nault Moore, and James Coville Gauslin. Mary and her family lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin at the time of the 1870 census, and in 1880 they were living in Stephenson, Michigan.

On 17 Aug 1889, at the age of 43, Mary died of pneumonia. Her son Peter - my great-grandfather - was only 11 at the time. Her youngest child was seven.

Mary was buried in the Norway Township Cemetery in Norway, Michigan. Her Find A Grave memorial is #54519804.

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