Sarah Jane Stoner

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Stoner was born in July 1857, in Williams, Ohio, United States, her father, Abraham Stoner, was 38 and her mother, Ester Welch, was 36. She married Bernard Ruhly on 31 March 1878, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Brady Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 9 April 1936, in West Unity, Williams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Unity, Brady Township, Williams, Ohio, United States.

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Bernard Ruhly
Sarah Jane Stoner
Marriage: 31 March 1878
Esther Etta Ruhly
Alfred Burdell Ruhly

Sources (15)

  • Sarah J Ruhly in household of Barnet Ruhly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah J Stoner, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Sarah Jane Ruhly, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

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.


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

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex): topographic name from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone’ + -er, used for someone who lived by a prominent rock or stone, or perhaps who came from a place called Stone, although this formation is more rare. See Stone and compare Stoneman .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Steiner .

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

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