Baby Sarah, named after her mother, grandmother and paternal aunt, lived only a couple of months. Her birth and death are recorded in the McGowan family Bible in the handwriting of her mother, Sarah Breen McGowan.Her nephew Martin McGowan Jr. wrote in an online biography what little was known about the child: "It is not recorded where she was buried. Since the family lived in Kerkhoven in Lutheran territory, it is assumed Sarah, the daughter, was buried in a common grave in a Catholic cemetery in Murdock or DeGraff. No marker or record was ever found."
↑ "Family Register," in bible maintained by Sarah Breen McGowan,
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sarah by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sarah: