Elizabeth died on March 25, 1856 when she was 50 years old in Morgan County, Illinois. She was buried in the Sample Cemetery in Morgan County. It is located on private property outside of Jacksonville, Illinois. Elizabeth’s tombstone inscription, as recorded in 1974, read
Elizabeth Branstiter, wife of D. Branstiter
died March 25, 1856, aged 50 years 6 months.
All that remains is a small foot stone with "E. B."
Elizabeth's brother, James Baker, married Sarah Sample and her parents are buried in the same cemetery.
Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.