Bernheim, Elizabeth Crowe Clayton

Vice Principal to December 1869.
Teacher in Primary Department.

Birth: March 7, 1831, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Death: November 30, 1895, Wilmington, North Carolina

David Clayton (1787-1851)
Elizabeth Hislop (1796-1863

Spouse: Rev. Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim (1827-1916)

Dellman Bernheim (1861-1862)
E. Clayton Bernheim
Elizabeth Clayton “Lisette” Bernheim Hood (1856-1932)
Florence Ernestine Bernheim (1858-1890)
Eloise A. Bernheim Burkheimer
Oscar Frederick Bernheim (1868-1946)
William Gustavus Bernheim (1868-1947)

Phillipsburg Cemetery
Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey

Sources:, # 145645334

Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR, Vol 071,


The Daily Journal (New Bern, North Carolina), December 1, 1895, p1.

Mrs. G. D. Bernheim of Wilmington Quietly Passes Away Saturday Morning

Mrs. Elizabeth Crow Clayton Bernheim died at her home in Wilmington Saturday morning at quarter past seven o’clock, passing away as peacefully as a child going to sleep. Mrs. Bernheim was the wife of Rev. G. D. Bernheim, whose home is in Wilmington and who is pastor of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran church of that city and of St. Luke’s Lutheran church of New Bern.

The body of Mrs. Bernheim was embalmed and she will be taken to Phillipsburg, N. J., for internment, where the family burial place is. Funeral services will be held in St. Matthew’s church of Wilmington this afternoon at four o’clock. They will be conducted by Rev. K. Boldt, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church of Wilmington, then the start will be made for Phillipsburg, Rev. Dr. Repast, of Allentown, Pa., will conduct the services there.

Dr. Bernheim and his son-in-law, Mr. H. D. Burkheimer will accompany the remains north. Other relatives will join them at Washington City and at Phillipsburg. Mrs. Berheim leaves five children.

Mrs. Bernheim was a lady of deep piety from very early life and has exhibited Christian patience and resignation of the highest type during fourteen years of some trial, by of blindness and eight years of intense suffering from a cancer, which has at last ended her life. The cancer resulted from an injury she received by striking against an obstacle by reason of blindness.

Mrs. Bernheim while in health was active in Christian with both in church and Sabbath school and otherwise. She had been president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and was the organizer and first President of the Dorcas Society of St. Paul’s church. So great was her love for the advancement of Christ’s kingdom that she wrote a catechism during her blindness for children, entitled: “Easy Lessons for Lambs of the Church,” which is now in use in all the Lutheran Sabbath schools both north and south.

Mrs. Bernheim was a native of Charleston, S. C. She had attained to the advanced age of 64 years, 8 monts and 23 days. She came of a long-lived family. Her grandfather, Mr. David Clayton, of Orangeburg, S. C. reached the age of 115 years and retained his powers so well that he walked three miles at the age of 112 years.


The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA) December 2, 1895, p. 1.

Her Remains are Taken to Phillipsburg and buried There To-Day

Elizabeth Clayton Bernheim, wife of the Rev. Dr. Bernheim, formerly of Phillipsburg, died at her home in Wilmington, N. C., on Saturday. She had suffered for many months with a complication of ailments. The deceased was a native of Charleston, S. C., and belonged to an old family. She was in her 65th year. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Bernheim; a brother, David Clayton, of Columbia, S. C.; three sons and two daughters – Clayton, of Washinton, D. C.; William Gustavus, of New york; Oscar, of Allentown; Mrs. Dudley Berkheimer, of Wilminton, N. C., and Mrs. James Hood, of Charlotte, N. C. The remains were taken to Phillipsburg this afternoon and services held at Grace Lutheran Church, of which the husband of the deceased was pastor for nine years. Internment took place at the Phillipsburg Cemetery.


The Messenger and Intelligencer (Wadesboro, N. C.), November 4, 1915, p. 1.

Mrs. E. B. Burkheimer will attend the dedication of the Confederate Woman’s Home at Fayetteville this month having furnished a room as a memorial to her mother, Elizabeth Clayton Bernheim, who was one of the charter members of the Ladies Memorial Association of North Carolina, founded in Wilmington, by Mrs. Katherine Kennedy, soon after the war between the states, and which afterwards became this Daughters of the Confederacy of this state. Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton Bernheim, was one of the most loyal of Confederate mothers, and passed through many severe experiences, by reason of her devotion to the South and the prominence of her family, who were the target for the Federal troops, Sherman’s army through South Carolina.