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
Celeste Johnson
Marriage: 11 November 1875
Alvin Bowlby
Leigh Rodenbaugh Bowlby
Harvey Bowlby
Judson Hogerman Bowlby

Spouse and Children

    Peter Bowlby



11 November 1875
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Johnson





    Jacob Johnson


    John Johnson



    James F Johnson


World Events (8)


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).

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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