Sarah Ann Bushman was the 4th child of Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman. Her first two siblings died before she was born. Of her mother’s ten children, only five would grow to adulthood.
Sarah was born in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on 9 January in 1833. Her family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840 and moved to Nauvoo when she was nine years old.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014: