John Hagen 73
- Born: Abt 1824, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA
- Marriage: Sarah B. Harvey
- Died: Cir 1856, Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA. about age 32
John (26) and Sarah (23) Haggan first appear together in the 1850 Federal Census in Phoenixville, PA (see notes on mother, Barbara Hagen).
There is a Sarah B. Hagen in the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Federal Census records for Reading, Berks Co., PA. The 1860 census lists Sarah Hagan (29) in the household of Isaac Harvey (30-Machinist). Also in the household are Anna Felix (69), George E. (5) and Ann E. (3) Harvey. The 1870 census lists Sarah Hagan (48), George Harvey (15), and Elisa Harvey (13) in the same household. The 1880 census lists the widow Sarah B. Hagen (54) and her niece Annie E. Harvey (21) on 404 South 7th Street. In the household with Sarah is George Harvey (23) with his wife Susan H. (21-maiden name Heffner from Reading marriage records), and daughter Eveline (born Dec 1879).
The Reading Directories of 1887-1890 lists a Sarah B. Hagen, widow of John, living at 404 South 7th Street ('87, '88) and 40 Neversink Road ('89), and 1855 Perkiomen Avenue ('90).
The 1900 Federal Census for Reading, PA, ED#48, page 110A records a Sarah B. Hagen, born Oct. 1821, as a widow having been married 5 years having had no children. She is a servant in the household of Abraham and Susan J. Homan at 142 Bingaman Rd. The City of Reading, Pennsylvania Death Records, File Number: 1457 records Sarah B. Hagan, age 82y 1m 8d, died on November 29, 1903 of "Heart Disease, Old Age". This may be our Sarah Hagen or not...more research is needed. The 5 years of marriage could possibly refer to having been married for 5 years ... many years ago ... which would be consistent with other research. It is quite plausible that our John and Sarah Hagen went to Reading, as did Joshua and Sarah Hagen, in the late 1850s and John died before 1860. I can not find any likely listing for John and Sarah Hagen in the 1860 or later Pennsylvania census records.
It is of interest that I include here that the above Sarah B. Hagan was probably the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Harvey for the following reasons:
1) the 1850 census for Reading, PA records Anna (60) and Evaline (20) Felix ... see 1860 census facts above that show Anna Felix in the household of Isaac Harvey and his children George and Elisa [Ann Elizabeth] ... Isaac married Anna Felix's daughter, Evaline, who died after the birth of Elisa ... George Harvey later marries and names his first born daughter Evaline (see 1880 census facts above);
2) the 1850 census for Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co., PA records Isaac Harvey (20-machinist apprentice) living several doors down from Isaac (49) and Sarah (48) Harvey with children Catherine (18), Rebecca (17), George (16), Jamison (15), John (14), Franklin (13), Anna (12), and Sara (11);
3) the above census listings for 1860, 1870, and 1880 record Sarah Hagan living with her niece and nephew, Annie and George Harvey ... Anna and George are Isaac's children living with their Aunt Sarah Hagen (Isaac's sister);
4) the 1880 census for Reading, PA records George Harvey's first born daughter as Eveline ... the name of George's mother.
I believe Isaac Harvey's first wife was Evaline Felix and they are parents to George and Ann. Note that George Harvey's first born daughter is named Evaline as a tribute to his deceased mother. Isaac's sister is Sarah B. Harvey Hagen. [Actually, Sarah Hagen could be Sarah Felix Hagen, Evaline's sister ... a possiblity that would allow her to be George and Ann's aunt]
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Puddler (1850 in Phoenixville, Pa.)
John married Sarah B. Harvey. (Sarah B. Harvey was born in Oct 1821 in Pennsylvania and died on 29 Nov 1903 in Reading, Berks Co., PA..)