Sara Jane Leffel

10 May 1858–29 September 1950 (Age 92)
Wabash, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Leffel was born on 10 May 1858, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Leffel, was 40 and her mother, Catharine Gordon, was 40. She married Thomas Allen Bussard on 14 September 1876, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 September 1950, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen Bussard
Sara Jane Leffel
Marriage: 14 September 1876
Tressa Maude Bussard
Samuel Lee Bussard

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Allen Bussard



14 September 1876
Wabash, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Leffel


    Catharine Gordon





    Jacob B Leffel


    Annie Leffel


    David Leffel


    John Sheran Leffel


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of spoons, Middle High German leffel, Yiddish lefl ‘spoon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Jeffer in household of Samuel Jeffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Leffle in household of Samuel Leffle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie Bussard in household of Thomas Bussard, "United States Census, 1880"

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