Re: Eliza Kesselring b 1818 PA maiden name Mathias?
My sources for Eliza's surname are Eslie and Clara's death certificates.
I have never been able to track down George and Eliza's birth or death certificates.My next step would be trying to track down obituaries for them.
I haven't done anything with the Mathias family, though I would really want a copy of the book "Philip Mathias of Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania, the immigrant and his descendants, and the Wrights of Baltimore County, Maryland, and the Trough Creek Valley Area, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania" by Robert A. Mathias
Published in 1993, (Pittsburgh, PA (216 Thornberry Dr., Pittsburgh 15235))
George has been another dead end for me.I suspect his father may have been David/Davott/Dewald Kesselring, and that the John Kesselring who lived in the same area and named a son George W was a brother.Again, no proof.
My husband is descended from Sarah C and her husband Allen Edward Shore.If you'd like a copy of my file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org