Sarah Jane Billig

3 July 1841–23 January 1879 (Age 37)
Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Billig was born on 3 July 1841, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Aaron Billig, was 30 and her mother, Mary Maria Reitz, was 26. She married Frederick Godfrey Groff on 22 July 1858, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Forreston, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 23 January 1879, in Harlan, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Godfrey Groff
Sarah Jane Billig
Marriage: 22 July 1858
Daniel R Groff
Emma Groff
Delilah Groff
Samuel Groff
Mary Ellen Groff
Ida S Groff
Lilly Dale Groff
Minnie Groff
John Groff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1858Stephenson, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 7
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Ogle, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    German:habitational name from a place called Billig, near Cologne.nickname from Middle High German billich ‘proper, appropriate’.

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

    Sources (13)

    • Sarah Jane Billig in entry for Mary Ellen Murphy, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah J Grof in household of Fredrick Grof, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah J. Billig in entry for Daniel R. Groff and Jennie Husienga, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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