Her name was Elizabeth Sauermilch Malsch born about 1813 in Germany. She came to this country with her three small children in 1853. Her husband died in Germany in 1851. She initially settled in Cleveland for two years then moved to Pittsburgh where she raised her family. There was no death certificate. It was a copy of a handwritten registry of deaths that occurred at the time, with about 20 names on the page. Each line listed age, cause of death, residence, physician and who took possession of the remains. It indicated one of her grandsons did returned her to Pittsburgh to be buried. I obtained it from Cuyahoga County archives. I thought the other reason she would go to Cleveland would have been because of relatives, especially since she initially settled there. I've looked at the 1900 U. S. census using her maiden and married name but couldn't find anything.
I appreciate your help and suggestions.