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  • Writer's pictureKyra Mangold-Ostovich

Voices of the Past: Margaret Eiler Eisele (October 25, 2021)

Voices of the Past will showcase an interesting person or family within the Cemetery each week.

Margaret Eiler Eisele

Born: March 03, 1860

Died: February 07, 1955, aged 94

Margaret Eisele, of 212 Emerson Street, was an organizer of one of the first milk companies in the area. Born in Germany, she settled in Homestead after immigrating to the United States. She and her husband, Karl William Eisele, started their milk company in 1892. Her husband died in 1909.

She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Liberty, and their Ladies Aid Society.

She was survived by a son, Henry Herman; three daughters, Emma Smith, Lena Archibald, and Elsie Dunn; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Her family claims she was still doing her own housework until about a year prior to her death.

She was buried with her late husband; and late son, Charles P. Eisele.

Her funeral arrangements were handled by the M. F. Leslie Funeral Home of Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, where she had a Service at 2 PM on Friday, February 11, 1955.

Photo credited to Find A Grave user, ttohcsc

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