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. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

William H. Dilgart, 1875-1940

William H. Dilgart was born in Lucas County, Ohio in 1875 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dilgart. William came to Sandusky, Ohio in 1901, and he opened a furniture store in the Odd Fellows Building. In 1905, he formed a partnership with William P. Bittner. This advertisement for Dilgart and Bittner appeared in the Sandusky Register of June 9, 1906. By this time the furniture store had moved to Market Street. Later, the store would move to Washington Row.

In the mid-1920s, the partnership between Mr. Dilgart and Mr. Bittner was dissolved, but William H. Dilgart continued in the furniture business. William H. Dilgart was a director and vice president of the first merchants association in Sandusky. He was also active in the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Elks Lodge, the Oxford Grange, and the Sandusky Rotary Club. William H. Dilgart passed away on March 28, 1940. He was survived by his wife Margaret, a daughter, three sisters and two brothers. Mr. William H. Dilgart was buried at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hope and Lucy Tucker, Early Settlers of Perkins Township

Hope Tucker, as well as his wife Lucy (nee Carter) were early settlers of Perkins Township. Information about a court case found at Google Books, lists all the names of the children of Hope and Lucy Tucker:

 It is stated in the bill, that at the time of Clark Tucker's death, Lucy Tucker had the following-named children, the fruits of her marriage with said Hope Tucker: Alden, Salmon, Hope, and Orange (sons); and Roxy, Electa, Lucy, and Emily (daughters); all of whom are still living, and made parties.

Hope Tucker died in 1851, at the age of 73 years. He was buried the old Perkins Cemetery. In the 1940s, all the graves and coffins from the old Perkins Cemetery were moved to its current location, off State Route 250 in Perkins Township. Lucy Tucker died on December 11, 1868, at the age of 90 years and 2 months. An inscription on her tombstone at Perkins Township indicates that she was the daughter of John and Susan Carter.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Lane Chesebrough

Frances Elizabeth Lane was born in 1821 to Judge Ebenezer Lane and his wife, the former Marion Griswold. She married Alfred Chesebrough on May 9, 1842 in Huron County, Ohio. Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Lane Chesebrough passed away in Detroit, Michigan in April of 1896. Her remains were brought to Sandusky, Ohio, where she was buried next to her husband in the Lane family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Marriage Record of Daniel Larkin and Johanna Skehan

Because of Ancestry's free access to Irish records this week, I was able to see the marriage record of my ancestors, Daniel Larkin/Larkins and Joanna Skehan. They were married in 1823 in the Catholic Church in Killenaule, County Tipperary, Ireland. They emigrated to the United States, and settled in Sandusky, Ohio. The final resting place of Daniel and Johanna Larkins is at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. How wonderful to find this marriage record!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Miss Cornelius McGee, 1874-1898

Miss Cornelius/Cora McGee was born in June of 1874 to George McGee and his wife, the former Sarah Benton. She died on March 14, 1898, following a lengthy illness. Cornelius McGee is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Especially for You" Radio program in March of 1951

Above is a transcript of a brief radio program which aired on WLEC Radio in Sandusky on March 7, 1951. The "Especially for You" program, featuring Jeanne Shepard, was sponsored by the H&S Bakery in Sandusky, Ohio. This particular episode was sending best wishes to my great grandparents, Roy and Ada on their 50th wedding anniversary. Grandma Ada was the recipient of a Betsy Ross cake, in honor of the Parkers' anniversary. WLEC Radio was a favorite radio station of my parents! Below is a picture of Grandpa and Grandma Parker from their 50th Year Wedding Anniversary celebration. On the day of the radio broadcast, Grandam Ada was the "Betsy Ross Lady Who Takes the Cake."

Friday, March 3, 2017

John Kinney, Age 20 Days

John Kinney, son of John C. Kinney and his wife Amelia, died on March 12, 1868 at the age of 20 days. Though it is now quite weathered, it appears that a floral design was sculpted at the top of his tombstone. Rest in peace, little one. John Kinney was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Block 37.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mrs. Wilhelmina Huntenburg, A Native of Germany

This weathered stone at Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Wilhelmina Engler Huntenburg, the wife of John Huntenburg. Wilhelmina was born in Germany in 1853. In 1888, she married John Huntenburg.

John Huntenburg passed away in 1908. Wilhelmina Engler Huntenburg died on March 1, 1933. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Mischler, and three grandchildren.