Alexander Lang Esler

Male Abt 1842 - 1924  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Alexander Lang Esler 
    Nickname Alex 
    Born Abt 1842  Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1880  Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer acc to 1880 Census of US 
    _UID 94CB017CAAD99341863AEB37A60E279282CE 
    Died 1924  Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1924  New River Cemetery, Huron Twp., Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I761  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Father Alexander Esler,   b. Abt 1798, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Ballymena reg. dist., Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Ellen Lang,   b. Abt 1805, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Ballymena reg. dist., Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Johnston,   b. Abt 1842, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1916, Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1876  Presbyterian, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister Rev. John Moffat performed the ceremony 
    Witnesses Mrs. D Cameron and Mrs L Cameron witnessed the Esler-Johnston marriage 
    Children 
     1. William Esler,   b. 15 Feb 1878,   d. 30 Sep 1893, Hume, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [Adopted]
     2. Ida Esler,   b. Abt 1879, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1913, Ocqueoc, Presque Isle, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Adopted]
     3. George Esler,   b. Abt 1889, New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Adopted]
     4. William Esler,   b. Abt 1899, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Household Record 1880 United States Census
      Alexander ESLER Self M Male W 38 IRELAND Farmer IRELAND IRELAND
      Sarah ESLER Wife M Female W 38 IRELAND House Keeper IRELAND IRELAND
      Charles BAER Other S Male W 18 IRELAND Farm Laborer IRELAND IRELAND
      Census Place Huron, Huron, Michigan
      Family History Library Film 1254582
      NA Film Number T9-0582
      Page Number 82C


      1900 United States Census Hume, Huron, Michigan T623_715 pg 6B ED9
      Alexander ESLER b. July 1843 imm 1871 na farmer
      Sarah ESLER b. August 1884? imm 1876 no children
      Ida ESLER adopted daughter born Feb 1880 Canadian imm. 1887
      George ESLER adopted son born Feb 1889 born New York at school
      William ESLER adopted son born May 1899 adopted son born Michigan
      Thomas MORGAN 28 year old hired man, farm laborer, born Michigan

      1910 Census United States
      Port Hope Rubicon Huron Michigan Roll T624_649 p 1A ED18
      Shore Road
      Alexander L. ESLER, farmer, imm 1872 na
      Sarah M. ESLER (no children)
      William ESLER 10 year old adopted son

      From: http://www.interment.net/data/us/mi/huron/new_river/river_ah.htm (New River Cemetery)
      (Contributed by William Silverthorn on Jan 02, 2002, edited Apr 04, 2006; incorporates work by Robert La Belle dating from 1991.)
      Esler, Alex L., b. 1838, d. 1924
      Esler, James L., b. 1832, d. 1922
      Esler, Maggie D., b. 1872, d. 1888
      Esler, Marjorie, b. 1834, d. 1899
      Esler, Nettie, b. 1882, d. 1891
      Esler, Sarah, b. 1846, d. 1916
      Esler, Thelma, b. 1901, d. 1983
      Esler, Wm., b. 1878, d. 1893
      Esler, Wm., b. 1899, d. 1958

      Portrait and Biographical Album of Huron County [Michigan] (1884)
      p. 226
      "Alexander L. Esler, farmer, sections 12 and 13, Huron Township and assistant keeper of the light-house at Point aux Barques, has operated in that capacity six years, his service beginning in September, 1878. His watch is from midnight until sunrise. He is also engaged in farming, and is the proprietor of 333 acres of land, 50 acres of which are improved. The place has a good dwelling and other suitable farm buildings.
      Mr. Esler was born Feb. 14, 1842, in County Antrim , Ireland, and is the son of Alexander and Ellen (Lang) Esler. His father was born on the "Green Isle" in 1798, and died March 28, 1882. The mother was born in 1807, and is still living, in County Antrim. Mr. Esler came from his native land to Canada in 1867, and was employed as a carpenter in the Dominion four years. In 1871 he came to North Branch, Lapeer Co., Mich., and spent eight months in the capacity of a "scaler" of lumber. In the month of June, 1872, he came to Huron City and worked for Langdon Hubbard as a carpenter until January following. He passed the remainder of the winter as a lumberman, and during the succeeding summer worked as a builder in Port Austin, on the construction of a house for William Clark, editor of the "Huron News." His next employment was with Messrs. Dale, Stead & Co., contractors for the Harbor of Refuge, and he managed a lumber camp at White Rock, in their interests, superintending the preparation of the lumber. He was thus occupied two years at White Rock and Sand Beach. He framed the first piece of timber used in the construction of the breakwater, and aided in sinking the first crib, on the 25th of June, 1874.
      He bought his farm the previous year, and on the completion of his engagement above referred to he took possession of his property, on which he has since resided. He is a Republican, and is present School Director (1884).
      Mr. Esler was married March 30, 1876, to Sarah Johnson. No children have been born to them, but they have an adopted son, William, who was born Feb. 15, 1878. The child is legally adopted. Mrs. Esler is the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Robinson) Johnson. The fathers of Mr. and Mrs. Esler died on the same day. Her mother is living in the township of Stanly [sic], Huron Co., Ont.
      Mr. Esler suffered heavily in the fire of 1881. He lost his stable, 30,000 feet of lumber, and the shingles designed for his barn. All the fences on the place was burned, and his house with entire contents, beds, bedding and clothing, the family saving only such apparel as they were wearing. Five hogs were also burned. The loss was estimated at $2,000."