Sarah Ann Keil 3
- Born: 4 Nov 1877, Perry Co., PA. 79
- Marriage: John B. M. Stahl on 5 Feb 1908 in Harrisburg, PA. 78
- Died: 29 Oct 1956, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. at age 78
- Buried: 1 Nov 1956, Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot K-57)
Cause of her death was Coronary Thrombosis (4 days at Baker Nursing Home).
Another name for Sarah was Aunt Sally.
There is a wonderful letter to Paul Hagen (Sarah's nephew) dated 1945. She sent it to him after the birth of his second child, Carroll Garland Hagen:
See general notes on her father, David A. Keil, for 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 census facts.
The 1940 Federal Census for Mechanicsburg, Ward 2, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, ED# 24, page 504A, dated April 29, 1940 records the widow Sarah Stahl (61 - PA) living at 21 East Locust Street. Also in the household are son-in-law Paul W. Heberlig (32 - PA) and his wife Evelyn [Stahl] Heberlig (30 - PA) and their son David Heberlig (1 - PA). Sarah is not working; however, Paul is employed as an Office Clerk for the Gasoline Company earning $1,200 during the last 52 weeks. Both Paul and Evelyn have completed 4 years of high school while Sarah has completed 6 years of grade school.
The David and Missouri Keil Family Bible records her date of birth as Nov. 4, 1877 and date of death as Oct. 29, 1956.
Sarah's death certificate indicates her mother's name as Cramer, that she was a widow, and was born in Perry Co., PA. The 1860, 1870, and 1880 Federal Census records her mother's family surname as Creamer and living in Ohio moving there from Pennsylvania in the 1850s. In 1860 the family lived in Enon (Mad River) Township, Clark Co., Ohio, while by 1870 and 1880 the family had moved some 15 miles north to Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio. The 1880 Census lists David and Missouri [Creamer] Keil living in Urbana with daughter Sarah very nearby to Missouri's parents. (see general notes on Samuel Creamer) Apparently David and Missouri had returned to Perry County to visit family when Sarah was born.
Sarah Keil married John Stahl in 1908 but apparently was betrayed by his adulterous actions and never had anymore to do with him after 1909. There is no evidence of divorce though. There may be more in court records but I have not gotten that far ... just court briefs, although that may be all there is.
The facts as I have found:
1) In the 1910 census records a John Stahl as an inmate in the Carlisle Jail, married 1 year.
2) Sarah Ann Keil's marriage certificate ... She married John Stahl in Harrisburg on Feb 5, 1908. On the application, John's occupation is Shoemaker and Sarah is listed as a Lady. Also recorded on the application is the fact that Sarah is born in Carlisle Springs, Pa. (Her death certificate records Perry Co., Pa.)
3) Sarah's daughter, Evelyn May Stahl, is born May 15, 1909.
Court Records are somewhat confusing to read ... but ...
4) John Stahl is charged with the rape of Emma Floyd Trosler [Trostle] of Carlisle in Nov. 1909. A $50.00 surety is posted by Sarah A. Stahl. John is released on recognizance but his surety is forfeited in February and again in September 1910. He is charged with adultery in Nov 1909. He pleads guilty and is sentenced to a $50 fine, time served and released ... I do not understand how the rape and adultery charges result in a mear $50 fine ... there must be more to it. I speculate that he had a fling with Emma Trosler (In court documents, she charged him with rape. I checked her out in census records ... The 1900 Federal Census for Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA, District 16 records Emma F. Trostle (Dec 1894) living with her parents Peter (Dec 1855) and Mary (Dec 1855) Trostle and siblings Gertrude (May 1880), Larenia (Feb 1883), Mary E. (March 1885), Blanche R. (Aug 1888), Anna E. (Dec 1891), and Alda C. (April 1893) living at 425 South Arch Street ... and perhaps she covered the fling by a cry of "Rape" ... of course Emma was but 14. Things got a bit out of hand ... John and Emma were found out ... John now is charged with adultery ... At least that sounds pretty good! Apparently, the bottom line is Sarah never had anything to do with John Stahl after the incidence(s). Maybe researching articles in the local newspapers of the time would shed some light and offer more detail.
5) In 1904 Court documents in Carlisle, a John Stahl is convicted of selling liquor on Sunday, sale of liquor without a license. Both he and his wife, Lucy, are convicted. She gets a $50 fine and 60 days in jail. On another charge, she gets $500 fine and 12 months in jail. John gets a $1,000 fine and 3 years and 4 months in the state pen. He appealed / lost / but was eventually released after 2 years "because of his age", 65. This is NOT Sarah's John Stahl but turns out to be the Uncle of Sarah's John Stahl. That took some research to get to the bottom of. Sarah's John Stahl's father is Jesse Stahl.
6) Sarah's John Stahl died in 1941. His obituary indicates that he lived in Carlisle ... wow!!!! He apparently never had any contact with Sarah or his daughter, Evelyn. Evelyn's son, Dave Heberlig writes that his mom never talked about her father nor had any association with him. Her grandfather, David Keil, was the only father she ever knew. Evelyn named her son for her grandfather. John Stahl's obituary mentions his wife, Mrs. Annie Stahl [Annie M Wise Stahl ... see Medical notes for John Stahl] but not his daughter and also mentions his sister, Elizabeth Rice, of Mechanicsburg and a brother, Jesse Stahl, in Hammond, Indiana. That took some looking into as well but I found that Elizabeth Stahl married F. Price Rice and was living on Locust Street in the 30s. They appear to be across the street from David and Missouri Keil's house. Jesse Stahl was a bit trickier since he was not listed in the 1880 census. Of course John's dad was named Jesse but only lots of help from Hammond Historical Society in Indiana and the local library there established this Jesse as John's brother. I guess he had enough of the Stahl legacy and got the heck out of town?!? This Jesse appears to have had at least three wives but that is not confirmed at this time. He was married in Mechanicsburg to a Hattie something and had a son, George about 1909. It appears they moved out of town around 1920.
From what I can tell, the Stahl family goes a long ways back in Pennsylvania. It looks like they were in the Heidelberg area of York Co that became Adams County around 1800. Sarah's John's father, Jesse Stahl, came to the Boiling Springs area of Cumberland around 1870 then in to Carlisle by 1880.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Sarah Ann Stahl [Sarah Ann Kile] (widowed)
Residence: Lower Allen, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1877
Birth Place: Perry County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 9 Oct 1956
Death Place: Baker Nursing Home, Lower Allen (Mechanicsburg RD no.3), Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Burial: Nov 1, 1956 at Mechanicsburg Cemetery
Father Name: David Kile
Mother Name: Missouri Cramer
Certificate Number: 88225
Informant: Mrs. Evelyn Heberlig (daughter) of Mechanicsburg, PA
Noted events in her life were:
• Occupation: Shirt Factory (1900) / Inspector (examiner) in a Hosiery Mill/1920,1930.
Sarah married John B. M. Stahl, son of Jesse Stahl and Maria Catherine Gutshall, on 5 Feb 1908 in Harrisburg, PA..78 (John B. M. Stahl was born on 2 Sep 1873 in Cumberland Co., PA, died on 11 Aug 1941 in Carlisle, PA. 80 and was buried on 14 Aug 1941 in Centerville Memorial Cemetery, Newville, Penn Twp, Cumberland Co, PA.) The cause of his death was Coronary Thrombosis.
Marriage record is from the Ophan's Court, [Old] Cumberland County Courthouse in Carlisle, PA [April 2008 visit].