Sarah Karns was born on August 7, 1860 to Henry Karns and Matilda (Ambrose) Karns. My great grandmother was baptized in the St. James Lutheran Church in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1860. She was confirmed in the same church. Sarah was the third of four siblings. Her older brother, William, born in 1854, had died by the time Sarah was married in 1877. Her older sister, Christina Lucinda, was born in 1855 and by 1877 had married Adam Mitchell. Her younger brother, Ambrose, was born in 1868.
Sarah married William Ferry in 1877 at the age of 17. Together they had nine children, including my grandmother, Mary Myrtle Ferry. Their other children were Lawrence Henry, Ambrose Milton, Matilda "Nettie", Margaret "Mae", Elmeda Martha, Charles Abraham, John Cleveland, and Blanche Alberta.
According to her obituary, Sarah died Tuesday, February 11, 1919 at 4:30 in the morning. She was interred at Ligonier Valley Cemetery on February 13, 1919.