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Rockingham-Harrisonburg VA research

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Rockingham-Harrisonburg VA research

Walt Smith (View posts)
Posted: 981064670000
Rockingham-Harrisonburg Research

In January 2001, I commissioned the Harrisonburg-Rockingham
Historical Society to perform a search for the siblings
or parents of Abraham V. Sager, b. Dayton, VA 12-29-1848
(which is Rockingham Co.)
The father would be Abraham Sager, MD.

This research included:
1. Garbers Cemetary
2. Page from Rockingham Recorder
3. Rockingham Guardian bonds (Christian)
4. Shenandoah Co. Obits
5. Shenandoah Co. Marriages

Their address is P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA 22821
researched by: Madeline H. Hilbert

The letter stated that this was all the information that could be
found at the Library on Abraham. Apparently, all the research was done
at that one location. I was sent photo copies of pages.

I share this information, but state that there is no positive link
to the Abraham I'm looking for.

I have condensed the information to only Sagers.
Starting with the shortest, and most significant:

Garbers Cemetary, Harrisonburg, VA
Sager, Dr. Abraham 6 Feb 1812 - 22 May 1883
Samuel d 28 June 1883 - 67y
Eliza Jane d 23 Jan 1877 - 49y 1m 29d w. Abraham

Eliza Jane was most likely Eliza Jane Melhorn, who's birth and
death dates match those found on
Samuel will be examined in a moment.

Guardian Bonds - Rockingham County 1778 - 1817
date: Parent: orphan: Guardian: bond: bondsman:
1815 Sept 19 Sager, Christian Samuel Frederick Young 2,000 Henry Wenger
1815 Sept 19 Sager, Christian Abraham John Long 2,000 Isaac Long
(more listed).....
1816 Apr 17 Sager, Christian Christian Joseph Miller 400 Daniel Garber

Samuel (buried with Abraham) was 'apparently' too old to be Abrahams son.
Looking at the Guardians list, they were probably brothers.
There are several Abrahams listed on familysearch et al, but most
were born after 1815 (and ignoring those born approx 1790).
I believe it can be deduced that young Christian is a brother to
Abraham and Samuel, and that, because Christian was listed as
parent many months later, that most likely the mother died.


Shenandoah County Obits:
Sager, Abram, b 4-16-1818 (age 77-10-20) Basye, d 3-3-1896; 1 sister;
buried Baker's Schoolhouse. (page does not indicate origination nor
pub date of obits)
Shenandoah County Marriages - Man's name:
Abraham & Anna Ryman 31 Jul 1848; b Jos Ryman

The Rockingham Recorder, Rockingham recollections p. 189 (pub date unknown)
quoting from the book:
"Father talked to the teacher, Mr. Abe Sager, a few minutes"...
(context is the Fall of 1874, first day of class, Harmony School)

Shenandoah County Obits - complete list of Sagers

Sager, Abram, b 4-16-1818 (age 77-10-20) Basye, d 3-3-1896, 1 sister, buried Baker's

Sager. Alice, b 9-8-1868 (age 49) OH, d 9-29-18, m 5-25-11 George W Sager srv, par James &
Miss Zirkle McNeal; stepchildren Bertha Bennett & Charles Sager (OH); bro Casper McNeal
(OH), Mrs Samuel (Lura) Zirkle (Mecklenberg CO), Lizzie, Dora & William McNeal (NM),
buried St Martins

Sager, Anna, age 81-11-8, Belgrade, d 4-18-19: m 9-25-1856 Isaac Sager d 30ya, par Elias &
Elizabeth Fry; dau Mrs Howard Lonas (Belgrade), James & William Sager (Mt Clifton), Mrs
Frank Hepner (New Mexico), Mrs Charles Bamber (MJ), buried Cross Roads

Sager, Berletta Alice, age 8-4-25 d 12-27-1888

Sager, Cella, b 10-19-01 [age 10 months) Conicville d 8-28-02 par James & Josie Sager

Sager. Clarence, b 6-10-1898 (age 14-6-29) Mt Cufton, d 1-19-13, par William N & Annie
Sager; sis Beulah, Myrtie, Irene & Hazel Sager, buried Powder Spring

Sager, Cleveland, age 28-7-28, Alexandria, d 10-17-18 (flu), wife Miss Shoemaker srv; bro &
sis: Jacob Sager (OH), Mrs B F (Martha) Hottinger (louisa), John & George Sager & Annie
Gordon (Timberville), Virginia McKenzie (Quicksburg), buried Andes graveyard

Sager, Fianna, age 26, Cross Road, d 9-20-1892, m 12-10-1885 John E Sager srv; fath
Simon Funkhouser, moth Elizabeth Funkhouser srv; 3 children, 2 brothers; buried St

Sager, Jacob B, b 2-3-1840 (age 53-8-20) WV. d 8-23-1893, m 12-30-1860 Samantha
Baughman; 6 children srv; buried Toms Brook

Sager, Jacob, age 57, Mechanicsville, d Sept 1909, wife Miss Biller srv, child: William Sager
(MD), John Sager & Mrs John Gordon (Mechanicsville), George Sager (Getz), Clare & Levl
Sager (home), Mrs John McKenzie (Quicksburg) Mrs Ben Hottinger (Cootes Store) buried
Andes cemetery

Sager, Josephine Edna, b 4-20-1874 (age 37-4-14) Mt Clifton, d 9-4-11, m 12-25-1894 James
Sager srv; late parents Amos & Sarah Peters, stepmother srv, child Mary, Charles, Melvin,
Carrie & Harry Sager; 3 sisters, 1/2 brother, 1/2 sister, 2 stepbrothers srv; buried

Sager, Leah, age 54 Cross Road d 7-31-1894; m 11-8-1860 John Henry Sager srv; par Joseph
& Barbara Lonas; buried Cross Road

Sager, Minnie May, age 1 yr Cross Rd d June 1893, fath John Sager srv, moth Fianna Sager
d 10 month ago; buried St John

Sager, Ralph E. b 3-16-1877 (age 27) Belgrade d 3-27-06, m 15 months ago Ada (dau of
Benjamin Fravel) srv; fath late Isaac Sager, moth Anna Sager srv, 1 child; 2 brothers & 4
sister, buried Cross Road

Shennandoah Co. Marriages - Mens names (all Sagers listed)

Abraham & Anna Ryman 31 Jul 1848; b Jos Ryman
Henry & Abigail Link 13 Sep 1828; d of John
John & Christina Wiseman 10 Oct 1838; b Jos Wiseman
Joseph & Mary Ann Stultz 6 May 1844; d of Abm & Eliz
Moses & Nancy Miller 10 Apr 1837; b Wm Sager
Peter & Magdalena Foltz 24 Sep l8l7; d of Joshua
Peter & Elizabeth Corbin 18 Dec 1828; d of John
s of Philip

I hope some of you find this information useful.
Please feel free to copy it anywhere you like.

Walt Smith
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