Sarah Phelena Babcock was born Oct 6, 1819 I think. She married Alonzo Barnard on April 12, 1843 in Rochester Ohio. They joined the "Oberlin Band" of Ojibwe missionaries in Minnesota.
They served at Cass Lake (called "Red Cedar Lake" at the time.). In the spring of 1853, they went west, despite Sarah's tuberculosis. They had 4 small children. She died at the settlement of Kildonana, just south of Winnipeg. Galloping tuberculosis. Was considered a martyr to the faith by other missionaries.
Alonzo married Mary McDonald in 1854. She was from Pittsfield, Ohio, where he had brought his motherless children.
They moved to Benzonia, Michigan in winter of 1863-64.
Barnard was more apt at the learning of Ojibwe than were many missionaries. He was called "Father Barnard" by his flock. I think he was probably brilliant.Very interesting person.
I would appreciate learning about any troves of existing info about the missions, the schools, the Ojibwe, the personalities.Am studying Territorial Minnesota and the times before and after.