Elizabeth Emma Henshaw

 1. George Henshaw (1815-?) m Ann - (c1811-<1880)
 2.. Elizabeth Emma Henshaw (1845-?)
     +William Witzman (1835-1906)
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Elizabeth Emma Henshaw1 [Emma Elizabeth Henshaw2,3,4].

Born Jun 27 1845, England.1,3,4,5,6  

She married William Witzman, 1869.1,2  (c1867).4  William was born Oct 16 1835, Baden.1,2,4  

Children (all born in Pennsylvania):1,4,5

Sarah H. Witzman, born Sep 27 1867.
Lilian Witzman, born c1870.
William Witzman, born Feb 16 1872.
Mary Witzman, born c1875.
Florence R. Witzman, born Oct 6 1877.
Emma E. Witzman, born Nov 27 1879.
Nellie Witzman, born Mar 9 1882.
Anna Witzman, born Dec 18 1884; married Elmer Bader. 7
Edith G. Witzman, born Sep 24 1887.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 5 1880), 275 Jefferson Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:1

Witzman, William, age 44, born in Baden; parents born in Baden; policeman.
Witzman, Elizabeth E., wife, age 34, born in England; parents born in England; keeping house.
Witzman, Sarah, daughter, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England; attended school.
Witzman, Lilian, daughter, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England; attended school.
Witzman, William, son, age 8, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England; attended school.
Witzman, Mary, daughter, age 5, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England.
Witzman, Florence, daughter, age 2, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England.
Witzman, Emma E., daughter, age 6 months, born Nov [1879] in Pennsylvania; father born in Baden; mother born in England.
Henshaw, George, father-in-law, age 64, born in England; parents born in England; widower; weaver.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 3 1900), 56 Penn St., Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:4

Witzman, William, head-of-household, age 64, born Oct 16 1835 in Baden; parents born in Germany; immigrated 1853, U.S. resident 47 years, naturalized; married 33 years; occupation: U.S. Custom Laborer; rented home.
Witzman, Emma E., wife, age 54, born June 27 1845 in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1856, U.S. resident 44 years; married 33 years; 9 children, 8 living.
Witzman, Sarah, daughter, age 32, born Sep't 27 1867 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: looper, hosiery.
Witzman, William, son, age 28, born Feb 16 1872 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: shoe cutter.
Witzman, Florence R., daughter, age 22, born Oct 6 1877 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: operator, hosiery.
Witzman, Emma E., daughter, age 20, born Nov 27 1879 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: topper, hosiery.
Witzman, Nellie, daughter, age 18, born Mch 9 1882 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: dressmaker.
Witzman, Anna, daughter, age 15, born Dec 18 1884 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single.
Witzman, Edith G., daughter, age 12, born Sep 24 1887 in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: student; attended school 10 months.
Henshaw, George, father-in-law, age 84, born Dec 4 1815 in England; parents born in England; widower; occupation: R. Elastic Support Stoc[..unclear..].
Edds [unclear], Francis H., granddaughter, age 4, born Aug 23 1895 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

William died Mar 26 1906, at his home, 5232 Morris street, Germantown, Pennsylvania; buried Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.2  

William's obituary was published in "The Germantown Guide" (Germantown, Pennsylvania) on Saturday, March, 31, 1906:2

DEATH OF WILLIAM WITZMAN.  

William Witzman, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the last survivors of Fort Sumter, died suddenly on Monday at his home, 5232 Morris street, being taken sick in the night after having been at his work as usual in the Custom House during the day, heart trouble being the immediate cause of his death.  The deceased was born in Germany seventy years ago and came to this country at the age of eighteen.  After a few years spent in the vicinity of Boston, he went to Florida, and meeting with misfortune and a long, severe illness, he drifted to Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, S. C., where he enlisted in Company E, First United States Artillery, in the latter part of 1859, in which company he served eight years, and was one of the garrison of 70 men at Fort Sumter when it was fired upon on April 12, 1861.  A comrade, speaking of him, said, "Witzman was a good, brave soldier and a sterling man, and performed a daring act during the second day's light, at the time when we were expecting the fleet, which had hove in sight at the mouth of the harbor, to come to our assistance; Witzman and another were ordered to lower and dip our flag three times for assistance, which they did, with the shot and shell flying around them continuously.".  The last year of his service was as a messenger and orderly at general headquarters in Philadelphia, and after leaving the army he came to Germantown to live.  In 1869 he married Miss Emma Henshaw, and is survived by seven of his eight children.  He was a charter member of the Third Baptist Church.  

Interment was in Ivy Hill Cemetery.

Widow Elizabeth and children were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), 5232 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:5

Witzman, Elizabeth E., head-of-household, age 65, born in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1874; widow; 9 children, 8 living; occupation: none; owned home (mortgaged).
Witzman, Sarah, daughter, age 32, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in England; single; occupation: none.
Witzman, Emma E., daughter, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in England; single; occupation: weaver, hosiery mill.
Witzman, Anna, daughter, age 22, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in England; single; occupation: none.
Witzman, Edith G., daughter, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in England; single; occupation: none.

Widow Elizabeth and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), 5232 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:6

Witzman, Emma E., head-of-household, age 74, born in England; parents born in England; immigration year unknown; widow; owned home (free); occupation: none.
Witzman, Sarah, daughter, age 28, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: stenographer, factory.
Witzman, Emma, daughter, age 26, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Germany; mother born in England; single; occupation: clerk, office of factory.


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1181, ED 440, page 286A, line #31, dwelling #191, family #203.
  2. Obituary of William Witzman; posted May 22 2006 by Gene Stackhouse () to PA-CIVIL-WAR-L.
  3. 1860 census, Germantown P.O., 22nd Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1173, page 3, line #37, dwelling #21, family #20.
  4. 1900 census, 22nd Ward, Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1464, ED 492, page 3B, line #95, dwelling #66, family #64.
  5. 1910 census, 22nd Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1396, ED 431, page 122A, line #39, dwelling #11, family #11.
  6. 1920 census, 22nd Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1622, ED 538, page 8A, line #1, dwelling #148, family #196.
  7. 1930 census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2106, ED 672, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #56, family #60.


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