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Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« on: Saturday 24 April 21 17:40 BST (UK) »
Recently, I found the death in Philadelphia, Mar 8, 1946,  of Elizabeth Luchsinger, widow of Abraham Luchsinger. Elizabeth emigrated about 1888 and married Abraham in New Jersey Feb 25, 1893 in Camden, New Jersey. They moved to Pennsylvania before 1900. On her application for naturalization, Elizabeth says she was born May 20, 1866 in Cookstown. However, on her death certificate, Elizabeth is reportedly born May 5, 1867 to William Watterson and Irene Watterson, implying that Irene's maiden name was Watterson. This info was from Elizabeth's son Albert. 
I cannot find Elizabeth's birth on irishgenealogy nor can I find a marriage for William and Irene.
Can anyone help with this?
Thank you so very much
Peggy
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Johnston - Co. Derry, Ireland
Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland

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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 April 21 18:32 BST (UK) »
There is only one birth 1866 for a Elizabeth Watterson 19 May 1866
Magherafelt Derry Ireland
Father John Watterson
Mother Eliza Anne Watterson

None for 1867
Perhaps her son did not have the proper information when he registered her death he probably never knew her parents

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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 April 21 18:48 BST (UK) »
I did find that birth as well, although it is in Lisnamorrow. However, I felt pretty sure that it was the correct birth until I got the death certificate. Elizabeth did have a son William Henry. Did John and Eliza Ann have a daughter Sarah as well, as Sarah Watterson is on the 1900 census with Elizabeth Luchsinger although the census does not specify that she is a sister. Sarah is 34 and single.  Both Sarah Watterson and Elizabeth Luchsinger are specified as cousins to a Mary Watterson who is immigrating in 1905 and going to her cousins Elizabeth and Sarah, residing together which still doesn’t exactly say that Elizabeth and Sarah are sisters.
Peggy
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Groves - Co. Derry, Ireland


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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 April 21 19:14 BST (UK) »
On the death certificate for Sarah Waterson ( just 1 T )
Pensylvania 1924
Age 59 single occupation weaver
Father John Waterson ..Ireland
Mother Elizabeth Waterson


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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 April 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
Not seeing a birth so far but there is so many Wattersons might take a while to go through them all  ;D

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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 April 21 19:48 BST (UK) »
Fantastic, rosie17. I think this is probably the correct Sarah, and the ages add up. And she has the same parents as the Elizabeth that you found. Now, to figure out how Mary Ann Watterson/Waterson emigrating in 1905 is a cousin to these two. Mary Ann is 22 in 1905 so born abt 1883, if age is  accurate.
Peggy
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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 April 21 20:12 BST (UK) »
I have just found a Mary Ann Watterson born Apr 15, 1881 In Ballymulderg to William Thomas Watterson and Margaret Clarke. William Thomas has father James as per his marriage in 1880 as does Eliza Ann Watterson, as per her marriage to John Watterson in 1860. The Eliza Ann that married John is age 20 when they married in 1860 so born abt 1840 and William Thomas is born abt 1846. Whether it is the same father James, I don't know but ages fit and William Thomas and Eliza Ann are both from Ballymulderg. Looking promising.
Peggy
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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 April 21 20:17 BST (UK) »
Certainly looks promising I did see the marriage for John and Eliza Watterson in 1860  ;)

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Re: Elizabeth Luchsinger, nee Watterson, born abt 1866 in Co. Tyrone
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 April 21 20:30 BST (UK) »
I wonder if we could be so lucky as to find parents' names on Elizabeth and Abraham's marriage in New Jersey on Feb 25, 1893. Doubt it but one can always hope.
Peggy
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