Friday, March 31, 2017

Mrs. Celia A. Hoyt Johnson

According to her obituary, which appeared in the Sandusky Star Journal of March 16, 1934, Celia A. Hoyt Johnson was bornin 1845 in a log cabin on a farm owned by the Frank Lindsley family in the 1930s in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio.  Celia’s mother, the former Almira House, traveled from Connecticut to Ohio with a group of families who were pioneer settlers of Perkins Township. They traveled by oxen train. Celia’s father was George C. Hoyt. He was born in Vermont, and in 1833, he made his way to Ohio by river and lake boat, stage coach, on horseback, and partly on foot. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hoyt had ten children and were deeply saddened when they lost two sons during the Civil War. Erie County marriage records, accessible at FamilySearch, indicate that a Cecelia Ann Hoyt married Mr. Charles Johnson on January 24, 1866.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson had three children, and the family was well known in Perkins Township.  Mrs. Celia A. Hoyt Johnson died on March 15, 1934. She had been preceded in death by two sons and a daughter. Mrs. Johnson was buried at the old Perkins Cemetery, and during the 1940s, her grave was relocated to the current Perkins Cemetery. 

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