From the bits and pieces I can gather on the genealogy sites online, Emily lived her entire life in Upper Canada. At the age of 19, Emily, "a Spinster" as the records indicate, married a man who was boarding with them, John Jacob Silmser, "a Widower". John was 25 years old, and in an ironic twist, is the half 2nd cousin 1x removed of my husband. John's mother was a Beckstead, granddaughter of Francis Beckstead, who was my husband's great great grandfather. Unlike my Emily, much history is written of the Beckstead clan. Emily and John were married September 1, 1886 in Woodlands, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada.
At some point not long before her death, it appears that Emily must have visited her brother, George, in Minnesota where he worked as a railroad agent, since the photo below was taken at the H.J. Chalmers Studio in Madison, Minnesota.
Emily died August 10, 1888 in the town she had spent her life in, Osnabruck Centre, Stormont, Ontario, Canada at the age of 21, still a newlywed, not yet married two years. There is a hint that there was a child, as some family trees online indicate a child marked "Private" and female. Does this mean that they had a daughter, who died at birth or in infancy? And did Emily die in childbirth? Both of these are highly possible I suppose, but I don't know the answers.