Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 11 March, 1898
Sarah Zumalt was born Nov. 17, 1817, at Cintha Ann, Harrison County, Kentucky. She died March 4, 1898, at the home of her son, Albert, 1 ½ miles west of New Richmond. Her father, Philip Zumalt, came to Fountain County when Sarah was about eight years old. He built the first mill ever erected in that county. The mill was still standing at last accounts, although somewhat changed, at Hillsboro. He died about 1838. Sarah was left motherless when eleven years of age. She was married to Samuel B. Dazey, January 12, 1837. He was born on land belonging to General (afterwards President) Harrison, July 23, 1812. He died at his home in Crawfordsville, Sept. 11, 1895. His parents were early settlers in Montgomery County. His grandfather came from Germany and fought in the Revolution.
Mrs. Dazey became a member of the Methodist Church when a young girl and was converted at a camp meeting about three miles south of New Richmond in 1840. She afterwards removed her membership to the Newlight (Christian) Church at Center, where it remained until her death. She lived a consistent Christian life, never failing to tell of the Savior’s goodness and love whenever she had an opportunity. The desire of her life was that her family and friends might follow Christ’s example, and live lives of usefulness. Many times have her prayers ascended for those of her children who had not yet made a start in the Christian life. She was the mother of eight children, one girl and seven boys. Five of them have preceded their parents to the eternal city. Only three boys remain, William, Charles and Albert. May the time soon come when God in His providence shall yet answer those prayers and the two sons who have not yet confessed Christ be enabled to turn their faces Zionward and take up the cross their mother laid down, so that they may be an unbroken family circle in heaven.
During the last week of Grandma Dazey’s illness she shouted many times the praises of God, as long as her failing strength would permit. She left the consoling testimony behind that she was ready and willing to go home to glory and that she was only waiting for the change to come. The last day of her life on earth was mere existence, as she was unconscious about forty eight hours. She passed away at noon on Friday, March 4, very peacefully. Her age was 80 years, 3 months and 17 days. -- s