7/24/1880 Dist 58, San Antonio Twp, Monterey Co, CA. Sarah and William must have set out for the west shortly after their marriage. At census time the family lived with a John Martinus, 22, laborer. William H and Sarah J were both 39 years old and their family included Elwood E, 17, Gertrude, 15, Samuela (sp?), 3, and Sella J, 1. William's occupation was farmer.
By 1884 IL where daughter Susan was born. California must not have held the promise they were looking for as they didn't stay long.
6/15/1900 Danville, Vermilion Co, IL. At census time William and Sarah J were 59, married 28 years, Sarah had birthed 8 children but only 5 still survived. Children living with them were daughters ? (looks like Samuela), 23; Vina, 19, and Susie, 16. William had no occupation, Vina was a saleswoman in a store.
4/29/1910 7-Wd, Danville, Vermilion Co, IL. By census time that year the couple lived with the family of daughter Vina and Walter Gunn. They were both 69, married 36 years and 2 more children had died, leaving only 3 of Sarah's 8 still alive.