Philip Gushwa
Mary A. Mahr
Sarah Ann Gushwa


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1. Joel E. Hartman

Sarah Ann Gushwa 2

  • Born: 16 Sep 1843, Farmerstown, Holmes County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Joel E. Hartman on 5 Oct 1863 in Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 1
  • Died: 29 May 1930, Smithfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA at age 86 1
  • Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 1

  General Notes:

From husband Joel E. Hartman's bio in DeKalb Co., Indiana \endash 1914 \endash pgs. 844-847

On October 5, 1863, Mr. Hartman was married at Auburn, Indiana, to Sarah Gushwa, the daughter of Philip and Mary (Moore) Gushwa. Mr. Gushwa, who was a native of Ohio, moved to DeKalb County in 1835, locating on a farm two miles north of Corunna, Indiana, where he acquired the ownership of 160 acres of land. This land, which was bought at a cheap price, was densely covered with timber, most of which Mr. Gushwa cleared from the land and put the soil in excellent condition for cultivation. In 1873 he sold 40 acres off the side of the farm to his wife's eldest brother, Jacob. He gave his active years to the cultivation of this farm and died there in the fall of 1888. His wife, who also was a native oh Ohio, accompanied her husband on their long, tiresome journey by wagon and ox-team to their new home and here she proved a true helpmate to her husband, assisting him in his work and encouraging him by her counsel, and by her life in the community she became beloved by all who knew her. Her death occurred on the old homestead in the fall of 1892. To them were born ten children, all of whom were born in Ohio, with the exception of the youngest. One of these children died in infancy and of the others, six are now deceased: Jacob, Elizabeth, John, Susan, Philip and Benjamin. The three living are Jonathan, who is an old soldier and lives at Corunna, and who is married and has two children, Charles and Edward; Mary Ann, the wife of David Liby, a farmer at Wakarusa, Indiana, and who was a soldier in the Civil War, having served three years. They have five children, three sons and two daughters. All of Mrs. Hartman's brothers were veterans of the Civil War.

(The rest is mine.)
Joel & Sarah had eight children: Orpheus, Della, William, Ezra, Mary "Mamie", Myrtle "Mertie", Emory, & Vesta. All grew to adulthood & all except Ezra married. I'm still working on this family & would love to hear from any cousins, it's a work in progress & I'd like to submit for DeKalb County Pioneer Certificates for both Sarah (Gushwa) & Joel E Hartman.

Sarah married Joel E. Hartman on 5 Oct 1863 in Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.1 (Joel E. Hartman was born on 3 Oct 1843 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, died on 2 Mar 1924 in Smithfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.)


1 Find A Grave (

2 1860 Census - Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana.

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