Sarah Shafer

1832–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Shafer was born in 1832, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Shaffer, was 34 and her mother, Mary Bozworth, was 30. She married William J Crain in 1850, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

William J Crain
1815–1868
Sarah Shafer
1832–
Marriage: 1850
Charles Eli Crain
1852–1922
Joseph Crain
1854–

Spouse and Children

    William J Crain

    Male1815–1868Male

    Female1832–Female

MARRIAGE
1850
Montgomery, Indiana, United States
children

(2)

    Charles Eli Crain

    Male1852–1922Male

    Male1854–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaefer ‘shepherd’ or Schaffer ‘steward’.

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

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