Celeste Johnson

6 April 1859–5 March 1905 (Age 45)
Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Celeste

When Celeste Johnson was born on 6 April 1859, in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin Johnson, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Vosler, was 27. She married Peter Bowlby on 11 November 1875, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years. She died on 5 March 1905, in Junction, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Musconetcong Valley Cemetery, Hampton, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bowlby
1852–1937
Celeste Johnson
1859–1905
Marriage: 11 November 1875
Alvin Bowlby
1876–
Leigh Rodenbaugh Bowlby
1878–1962
Harvey Bowlby
1880–1947
Judson Hogerman Bowlby
1884–1972

Spouse and Children

    Peter Bowlby

    Male1852–1937Male

    Female1859–1905Female

MARRIAGE
11 November 1875
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Johnson

    Male1831–Male

    Female1831–1867Female

siblings

(4)

    Jacob Johnson

    Male1855–Male

    John Johnson

    Male1857–Male

    Female1859–1905Female

    James F Johnson

    Male1861–1863Male

World Events (8)

1861

Age 2

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 13

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: John, a Hebrew word signifying "gracious gift of God," and Anglo-Saxon sun, son, meaning son of John

Sources (3)

  • Lesse Bowlley in household of Peter Bowlley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Celestia Bowlby in household of Peter Bowlby, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • Celissa Johnson in household of Benjamin Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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