Sarah Johnston

Female Abt 1842 - 1916  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Sarah Johnston 
    Born Abt 1842  Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 646C068E1CBFF74AB2DC03FCBAB00BE16364 
    Died 17 Feb 1916  Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Feb 1916  New River Cemetery, Huron Twp., Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I762  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2022 

    Father William Johnston,   b. Abt 1801, Greenhill, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1882, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Robinson,   b. Abt 1802, Greenhill, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1897, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married Abt 1825  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Lang Esler,   b. Abt 1842, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 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

  • Headstones

    Sarah Esler stone at New River Cemetery, Port Austin

  • Notes 
    • death registered with State of Michigan as Elisebeth Esler with mother's name given as Sarah Johnston; Alex Esler was the informant. (certificate # 339; see http://www.seekingmichigan.org)


      "The community of Port Hope have indeed suffered a loss, by the removal by hand of death, of one of its old residents, Mrs. Alex. Esler. She was known as a good neighbor, a hard worker and of a bright and cheery disposition. Always willing and ready to help in any capacity; a good kind consciencious Christian living woman. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved husband in his great loss, but yet realize that our loss is her great grain. Sarah Johnson [sic] was born in Greenhill, near Belfast, Ireland, on the 10th of March, 1845, and came to Canada with her parents and two brothers, in 1864. Was united in marriage to Alex. Esler March 30, 1876, and came to Michigan later in the same year, settling in the vicinity of Port Hope, township of Gore. there are left to mourn her loss, the husband, of Port Hope, and one sister in Ireland, and the young man William making his home with the father. Mrs. Esler passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 1916; only lacking five weeks of being 71 years of age. Mrs. Esler was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church. The remains were laid to rest in the New River burial ground on Monday February 21. Services being conducted by Rev. Thos. Hurd."
      The Times (Harbor Beach, Michigan) February 25, 1916 p. 5