Sarah A. Deets

17 April 1833–3 August 1914 (Age 81)
Canal Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Deets was born on 17 April 1833, in Canal Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Deets, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Cousins, was 30. She married Benjamin J Record on 15 March 1855, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Osco, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 3 August 1914, in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81.

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Benjamin J Record
Sarah A. Deets
Marriage: 15 March 1855
Andrew Jackson Record
Ella Jane Record
Benjamin Sylvanus Record
Franklin Sheridan Record
Emery Judson Record
Florence Record

Spouse and Children

15 March 1855
Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


    Andrew Jackson Record


    Ella Jane Record


    Benjamin Sylvanus Record


    Franklin Sheridan Record



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Parents and Siblings



    John Deets


    Mary Deets



    Adam Deets


    Mary Elizabeth Deets


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 23

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Deetz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • S Deets in household of J Deets, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S A Record in household of Benj J Record, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Record in household of Benj Record, "United States Census, 1860"

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