Sarah Jane Harroun

Female23 April 1842–1922

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Harroun was born on 23 April 1842, in Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States, her father, John Harroun, was 46 and her mother, Experience Nash, was 35. She married John Jay Witwer on 3 February 1869. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870. She died in 1922, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jay Witwer
Sarah Jane Harroun
Marriage: 3 February 1869
Robert Miller Witwer
Esther Carpenter Witwer
Rachael Evans Witwer
Bertha Hardman Witwer

Sources (26)

  • Sarah H Witwer in household of John J Witwer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sara Harroun Witwer, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"
  • Sara H in entry for John Jay Witwer, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1869
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 4

    Iowa is the 29th state.


    Age 21

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

    Name Meaning

    Altered form or an old variant of English or Irish Herron .

    History: The ancestor of the Harrouns was Alexander Harroun from Northern Ireland, who settled in MA in the first half of the 18th century.

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

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