Sarah M. Toombs was born circa 1827 at England. Her family settled in Racine County, Wisconsin. Sarah M. Toombs was married there on Nov. 20, 1842 to Asa Hollister. They came to Oshkosh, Winnebago County in May 1846, where Asa was engaged in the lumber business. They were listed in the 1860 federal census as residing in the fifth ward of the city of Oshkosh. They had a family of five children: William W.; Seymour W.; Philip W., resided at Oshkosh; Guy W., resided at Medford, Wisconsin; and Anna Hollister. Sarah died in Oshkosh on Mar. 30, 1907.
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