NameSarah Matilda * LOUKS, LOUX109
Birth27 Feb 1839, Norfolk, Ontario Canada109,110
Death18 Jun 1914, Hammond IN109,108
Burial21 Jun 1914, Maplewood Cemetary, Crown Point IN111
FatherPeter * LOUKS, LOUX (1802-1870)
MotherDianne/Dianna * KENNEDY (1817-1859)
Birth8 Aug 1821, Kingsville OH108
Death16 Feb 1897, Crown Point IN
BurialMaplewood Cemetary, Crown Point IN
FatherReuben Nathan * WILDER (1783-1858)
MotherPolly Eunice * HERRING (1788-1846)
Marriage3 Jan 1866, Wheeler, Porter Co IN109,108,112
ChildrenLucy Carrie (adopted by Nathan?) (Adopted) (1860-1886)
 Clara F. (1867-)
 Minneta (1870-)
 Louisa (?1871-)
 Estelle Mae * (1874-1932)
 Mary (1878-1926)
 Frank (1880-)
Birthca 1838
Marriage23 Jan 1858, Porter Co IN113
Divorceca 1860
Notes for Sarah Matilda * LOUKS, LOUX
Marriage record shows last name Laux113
1850 Federal Census


First husband was William Parkhurst. Very bitter divorce. Daughter Lucy was born 1860, possibly before the divorce was final, same year as Nathan’s Minetta. People thought the two kids were twins. Lucy always used the name Wilder - may have been adopted by Nathan. Sarah divorced William Parkhurst around 1860. When she married Nathan in 1866, her last name was spelled Laux.77,78

Came to US in 1849, one of 12 children, six of whom (4 sisters and 2 brothers) survived her.

Family called her Matilda, others called her Sarah. Very close to her family. Lived in Hobart, died in Hammond, buried in Maplewood Cemetery.78

Age 11 in 1850 census.110
Obituary notes for Sarah Matilda * LOUKS, LOUX
Came to US in 1849, one of 12 children, six of whom (4 sisters and 2 brothers) survived her. “On Jan. 23rd, 1858 she was married to Wm H. Parkhurst. To this union one child was born, Mrs. C. C. Stevens, of Crown Point. She was again married on Jan 3rd 1866 to Nathan W. Wilder, he being at that time a widower with three small children. To this union five children were born: Mrs. John Cook, of Harvey IL; now deceased; Mrs Scott Babbitt and Mrs Wm Sprunce, of Hammond, and Mrs. George Mills, of Burnham IL, and Frank R. of Hobart. She leaves to mourn her loss 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends and acquaintences. She lived a useful life, and died June 18th, at Hammond, aged 75 years, 3 months and 22 days. Burial in Crown Point cemetery June 21, 1914.111
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