Sarah Anna Deere

Sarah Anna Deere was the daughter of Michael Deere and Elizabeth A. Bridwell and is also listed as Anna Sarah Deere.  Her father, Michael, was born in Germany about 1824.  Her mother, Elizabeth, was born in New York about 1824.  The 1880 census shows Michael Deere living in Beaver twp, Nuckolls County, Nebraska

Sarah was born in Firth, Nebraska on October 17, 1874 and at the age of two the family moved to a farm 2 miles northwest of Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.  

Sarah had a brother Will Deere, and sisters Allemena (Minnie) Deere and Mary Katherine Deere.  Will Deere was born about 1871, lived most of his life in McCook, Nebraska, and was a railroad engineer until he retired.  Will was 94 years old when he died at McCook, Nebraska.   Minnie was born about 1873, owned an apartment house in Chicago, Illinois, and was married to Mr. Adams.  Mary Katherine was born about 1877, and married Mr. Davidson.

Sarah Anna Deere married George Emil Baumbach on April 1, 1896 in Superior, Nebraska.  Together they ran the Nuckolls County Poor Farm for 21 years.  The Poor Farm was for indegent eldery citizens and was operated similar to a Rest Home.

George and Sarah had nine children, seven daughters and two sons: Gladys, John, Stella, Louise, Mary, Ruth, Maxine, Delos, and Kathleen.  Sarah also raised her grandson, Harold Baumbach, from the age of 4 years old.

After George's death in December 13, 1933, Sarah moved to Superior, Nebraska. 

Sarah was a member of the Methodist Church and was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, Mature Years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilliary, and the Royal Neighbor Lodge in Superior, Nebraska.

She resided in Superior, Nebraska until her death on September 8, 1967 at the age of 92 years and 10 months and 22 days.  It was mentioned in her obituary in the Superior Express newspaper that she was the oldest resident of the approximately 3,000 people living in Superior, Nebraska at the time of her death.

Her parents, her brother, and her two sisters preceded her in death. 

If you have any information on the Deere ancestors, please email us.