Otto Cemetery

 

Data by Steve Slaughter

 

HEADSTONE PHOTOS

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:  Kickapoo Twp, No 9, North Range 7, Northwest Corner of the NorthWest

    Section 13 (2003) ----- note: original platting was section 11 on the original farm of J. Otto in 1873.

 

BOSWORTH, RACHEL ................. Born Jan 30, 1836 ........ Died Jan 11, 1866

 

CHERRY ............................................. (Sons of P. L.  &  L.A.)

                                             INFANT ........................ died May 5, 1873

                                             ERNEST ........................ Died April 5, 1878 --- aged 3 yrs 6 mo 22 da

 

DORY, JANE           >>>>> wife of Matthias Otto

                                             Died May 16, 1862 ---- aged 21 yr 5 mo 8 da

           note:    Jane was the sister of JOHN, owner of the family farm

 

ESPEY, ABBIE E.     >>>>>> wife of W. Slough

                                             Born 1866 --- Died 1893

 

GRAZE, GEORGE HENRY ........................ Died March 24, 1875 --- aged 65 yr 2 mo 14 da

 

GRAZE, CAROLINE      >>>>>>>> wife of George Henry

                                                    Died Feb 21, 1865 ---- aged 53 yr 8 mo 21 da

 

GRAZE, ELIZABETH    >>>>>>>>> Daughter of P. & S.E.

                                                    Born June 18, 187_ ---- Died May 29, 187_    (date unreadable)

 

GRAZE, ISAAC           >>>>>>>> Son of P. & S.E.

                                                    Born July 3, 1869 ---- Died September 24, 1869

 

HOWARD, HENRY ........................................ Born  July 6, 1813 ........ Died July 13, 1869

 

JOHNSON, CRAWFORD ............................ Born  November 2, 1824 ........ Died March 10, 1859

 

JOHNSON, C.L. ............................................. 1879 to 1921   (original & only marker was homemade; -- family records)

 

JOHNSON, JOHN ....................................... 1841 to 1908  (fam. records: original & only marker was homemade)

 

JOHNSON, ELVIRA .................................... 1852 to 1937  (fam. records: original & only marker was homemade)

 

JOHNSON, SINA H.  >>>>>>>>>>> wife of John Mounts

                                                   Born in Pennsylvania  March 22, 1805 -- Died October 7, 1878

 

JOHNSON, SARAH A.     >>>>>>>>> wife of John Johnson

                                                      Died June 22, 1871 --- aged 35 yr 1 mo 5 da

 

JOHNSON, McCLELLAN   >>>>>>>>> Son of J & S. A.

                                                        Died February 10, 1866 ---- aged  0 yr 5 mo 9 da

 

KUHN, RACHEL ................................................. Born Sept. 16, 1807 --- Died Sept 6, 1873

 

MOUNTS, GALEB N. ........................................... 1842 - 1876

 

OTTO, CONRAD A.     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Son of John & Lydia

                                                           Died March 1, 1868

 

OTTO, S. DOUGLAS    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Son of J. & L.A.

                                                            Died June 15, 1873   ---- aged  10 yr 8 mo 1 da

 

OTTO,  LYDIA ANN    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wife of John

                                                            Died May 3, 1873  ---- aged 47 yr 11 mo 21 da

 

OTTO, SAVILA C.   ------------- Daughter of J & L.A. ------ Died June 3, 1873 --- aged 16 yr 0 mo 28 da

OTTO, MATILDA E. ------------ Daughter of J. & L.A. ------ Died June 10, 1873 --- aged 13 yr 8 mo 23 da

OTTO, LOUISA ----------------- Daughter of J. & L.A. ------ Died March 11, 1873 --- aged 18 yr 8 mo 27 da

 

OTTO, WILLIAM --------------- Brother of John  >>>> INCORRECTLY LISTED by first researchers in 1985

                                          --------- Born Feb 25, 1828 --- Died Sept 19, 1850

 

Around the base of the tree farthest South in the cemetery when I did this investigation & inventory, lay several footstones bearing initials:   RAK ....... SAJ ........ LAO ......... McJ. 

 ADDITIONAL RESEARCH Extracted from the 1880 History of Peoria County book (bio link): 

JOHN JOHNSON married HANNAH  MOUNTS (daughter to Caleb & Jane Mounts) on Christmas Day, December 25, 1823. They arrived in Peoria, Illinois on October 7, 1831. John rented a farm from PETER MENARD which he tended for 3 years. This farm was located above Mossville. He stayed there until 1836 when he made claim to a tract of 240 acres of land near the present site of Jubilee College, which he purchased from the government in 1837. Improvements to the farm continued until he sold the farm to Bishop Chase in 1841. Shortly after the sale in 1841, John Johnson again bought land in the amount of 200 acres in Section 13 of Kickapoo Township. He served 4 years as Lieut-Colonel of the 44th Regiment Indiana State Militia according to Indiana records. 

Johnson served nearly every office in township government while in Kickapoo Township. He was elected as Justice of the Peace in the spring of 1851. By religion, he was a Baptist; as a government official, he was a staunch Democrat.

Johnson fathered 10 sons & daughters:

CRAWFORD, 11/2/1824 to 3/10/1859 -- interred at OTTO CEMETERY

RACHEL, born 1/30/1836 --- married Omer Bosworth in January 1856 --- died 1/14/1866 -- interred at OTTO CEMETERY

JOHN, born 6/6/1841, married first wife, Sarah Whittington, on 11/22/1863 (she died 6/22/1874).

John remarried, Vera Hindmarsh, on 2/13/1877. This union bore 2 unnamed children. [Note: The 1900 census shows 2 children of this marriage, Emma (born in Feb 1889 ) and Frederick (born in August of 1886), both births in Illinois....submitted by Mike Lee]

JOHN IS INTERRED AT OTTO CEMETERY.

 


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