of Lizzie (Kolhappy) with her daughter Marietta.
Pictured here, Lizzie is about 65 years old and
Etta about 25 years old.
was born in Ohio in July of 1841 as Martha
Elizabeth or Elizabeth Martha Kolhappy, the
variations of this surname being
recorded marriage to Richard Montgomery Pilcher
in the St. Louis Marriage Registers, Volume 11
(1862-1865) lists her name as Miss Lizzie M.
Collahoppy and states they were married by Rev.
letter written by Mont's brother-in-law Thomas A.
Moore, who was married to Mont's youngest sister
Clarissa and was serving in the 33rd MO
Volunteers, wrote of the marriage from Helena,
Arkansas 30th of April: "tell Mont that I
congratulate him on his marriage and am happy to
have lizzy for a Sisterinlaw she is agood girl
and will make a good wife long may they live in
peace and happiness and have many children."
and Mont had seven children: Frank, Richard,
Emma, Alexander, Harry, Marietta, and Eugene
"Etta" was the youngest daughter of
Mont and Lizzie Pilcher. She was born in
Septemeber 1880 and passed away in 1952 in St.