Sarah A. Houtz

12 June 1840–25 June 1927 (Age 87)
Germantown, Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Houtz was born on 12 June 1840, in Germantown, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, her father, Henry Houtz, was 24 and her mother, Amanda "Fanny" Harp, was 22. She married Edward Roush on 19 October 1865, in Wells, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Markle, Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 June 1927, in Markle, Rockcreek Township, Wells, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Markle, Rock Creek Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Roush
Sarah A. Houtz
Marriage: 19 October 1865
Maud Roush
Effie E Roush
Ida Roush
William Edward Roush

Spouse and Children

    Edward Roush



19 October 1865
Wells, Indiana, United States


    Maud Roush




    William Edward Roush


Parents and Siblings


    Amanda "Fanny" Harp




    Josiah H Houtz




    Lydia Houtz


    Eli Houtz


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German:1. Probably an altered spelling of Hautz , an argot word (thieves’ slang) in Bavaria and Austria for a peasant farmer. 2. from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with hug ‘mind’ ( see Hugo ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Harvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah A Harvey in household of John Harvey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah A Harvey in household of John Harvey, "United States Census, 1910"

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