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Koyl Family Bible

Koyl Family Bible

Posted: 1155495186000
Classification: Bible
Surnames: Koyl, Soper, Johnson
Source: Bible Transcription Image, probably Peter Koyl's Family Bible. Koyl genealogy was written in Bible, Soper genealogy was found on a loose piece of paper inside the Bible.

Text on page 1:
Holy Bible...published by Campbell, Shervill & Co. 1855. Information on the back side of this sheet; was inside an old family Bible, given to us because of the Soper name. The names in the Family Bible are as follows:

Family Record

Peter Koyl was married to
Maryann Cronk Febraury 27th 1843

Ephraim Koyle was married to
Ellen Deleska Kilmer Dec. 25th 1872

Ransom Koyle was married to
Martha Jane Young September 9th 1873

Peter Koyl Born June 23 or 28th 1814
Maryann Koyl Born November 30th, 1822

Ephraim Koyl Born December 22, 1844
Rhenamy E. Koyl Born September 27th 1846
Ransom C. Koyl Born March 15th 1852
James Murray Koyl Born February 21st 1855

James Murray Koyl Died September 23rd 1859
Rhenamy Esther Koyle Died October 17th 1865
Mary Ann Koyle Died July 30th, 1880
Zernok T. or P. or B. Koyle Died Feb 15th 1881
Peter Koil Died Aug. 13th 1891

Text on page 2:

The following info on Soper was written on a plain piece of paper:
Levi Soper - Born April 24th 1810
Died Feb 1st 1885
Caroline Soper - Born Jan 10th 1813
Died March 21st 1853
Levi Soper & Caroline Soper were married Sept 14th 1835

William Soper, born August 27th 1836
Almon Soper, born August 22nd 1838
Lydia Marih Soper, born Nov 4th 1841
Euterpa Soper, born Feb 6, 1845
Mary L Soper, born Aug 27th 1847
Levi Soper, born Feb 12th 1850
Albert Soper, born Aug 23rd 1852

Euterpa Johnson died November 25th 1880
David Soper born Aug 1st 1840
David Soper died Aug 22nd 1840

Re: Koyl Family Bible

Posted: 1168845711000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Soper, Johnson
What do you have on Euterpa Ellen Soper? Her husband John Ralph Johnson was a 2X great granduncle to me.
Mike Johnson

Re: Koyl Family Bible

Posted: 1168849863000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Soper, Koyl, Henderson
I apologize in advance if this comes out as one long paragraph. I entered an X where each line should end to make it easier to read. Hope it helps.

I'll share what I know about Euterpa and her family but I must warn you that it's not much! Just what I could find at and the Elgin County OGS website at X

I have a great deal more info on her ancestors, especially the Koyl side, if you are interested in that. Euterpa was the daughter of Caroline Koyl and Levi Henderson Soper. The Koyl and Soper families were early pioneers of Kitley Twp. (near present day Toledo), Ontario, Canada. X

name: Euterpa Ellen Soper X
born: 6 Feb 1845, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada X
died: 25 Nov 1880, Yarmouth Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada X
buried: Nov 1880 at Burdick Cemetery in Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario X

father: Levi Henderson Soper (1810-1885) X
mother: Caroline Koyl (1813-1853) X

married: 12 Apr 1864 in Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada X

spouse: John Ralph Johnson X
spouse born: Abt. 1842 X
spouse died: 24 Apr 1915 X
spouse buried: Apr 1915 at Burdick Cemetery in Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario X

children of John and Euterpa Johnson: X
1. Iva Jane Johnson, b. Abt. 1869 X
2. David Johnson, b. Abt. 1871 X
3. Albert Johnson, b. 17 Feb 1875 X
4. Clara Johnson, b. 6 Oct 1879 in Yarmouth Twp., Elgin, ONT X

You can find my email address and links to some helpful websites under the link at the top of the page that says Links & Announcements.

Re: Koyl Family Bible

Posted: 1168872216000
Classification: Query
My interest is in the children of John Ralph and Euterpa as these would all be related to me but I can give you a bit more information to add to what you have as thru Euterpa they would have a connection to you. Hope you find this useful.

John Ralph Johnson was the son of Cyrenius Johnson (b. 1812 I believe the Niagara area of Upper Canada, d. after 1881, somewhere in Ontario ?), and the 3rd wife to Cyrenius, Jane Ferguson (b. 29 Aug 1811, London District, Upper Canada, d. 13 Feb 1881, Aylmer, Malahide Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada). John Ralph's sister from this marriage, Mary Jane Johnson, was my gg-grandmother.

You show 4 children to John and Euterpa but I have 7 referring to the 1881 census below.
1. Mary, b. 1865
2. John, b. 1867; d. bef.1915
3. Iva Jane, b. 08 Mar 1869; d. 31 Jan 1875, South Dorchester Twp., Elgin Co.
4. David, b. 07 Mar 1872; d. 29 Jan 1875, South Dorchester Twp., Elgin Co.
5. Albert, b. 17 Feb 1875, South Dorchester Twp., Elgin Co.; d. 08 Sep 1877, South Dorchester Twp., Elgin Co.
6. Ida, b. 1877
7. Clara B., b. 06 Oct 1879

County of: Elgin
Division of: Yarmouth

Name and surname of deceased: EUTERPA ELLEN JOHNSON
When died: 25th November 1880
Sex - male or female: Female
Age: 35 years
Rank or profession: Married Woman
Where born: Co. of Elgin, Canada
Certified cause of death and duration of illness: Typhoid Fever
Name of physician, if any: -
Signature, description and residence of informant: W.H. Elliott, Yarmouth
When registered: 30th November 1880
Religious denomination of deceased: Methodist
Signature: William McKay
After the death of Euterpa

The following are some of my notes for John:
* John is a widower from first wife Euterpa in 1881.
* Note the age of youngest daughter Clara, 1 year.

Census Place: Yarmouth, Elgin East, Ontario
Family History Library Film: 1375901
NA Film Number: C-13265
District: 163
Sub-district: A
Division: 2
Page Number: 30
Household Number: 163

Name / Marital Status / Gender / Ethnic Origin / Age / Birthplace / Occupation / Religion
John R. JOHNSON, W, Male, German, 40, Ontario, Hotel Keeper
Mary JOHNSON, Female, German, 15, Ontario
John JOHNSON, Male, German, 13, Ontario
Ida JOHNSON, Female, German, 4, Ontario
Clara JOHNSON, Female, German, 1, Ontario

* On 26 Jul 1883 in Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., John married Hannah McKay, b. Apr 1862 in East Nissouri Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, d. 05 May 1921, Buffalo, NY., and had 3-4 (?) children, half siblings to his children with Euterpa.
1. ?
2. Della (Delene?), b. 20 May 1884, South Dorchester, d. Nov 1970, North Tonawanda, NY.
3. Ida, b. 1887
4. William R., b. May 1888, South Dorchester.

Buffalo, New York (vol. 36, Ed 30, Sheet 3)
John Johnson, born Canda, April 1841, "House Carpenter" married to Hannah, 37, born Ont., March 1863 with children, "Delene" 16, born May 1884, William, 12, born May 1888 both at Ontario. Also with them is Albert Philips, an uncle, 29, Iron Welder, born England March 1871 with his wife Barbara, 29, born Ont. April 1871, and brother-in-law John McKay, 31, born March 1869, Ontario. He is a grain scooper. John and Hannah have been married 17 years. She had two chilren who are both living. Hannah indicates that her perents were born in Scotland. The family emmigrated to Buffalo in 1894.

AYLMER EXPRESS, Thursday, April 29, 1915, p. 6

The body of JOHN RALPH JOHNSON was brought to Aylmer on the Wabash Tuesday morning from Buffalo, and laid to rest in the Burdick Cemetery. Deceased passes away at his home in that city Saturday morning, after an illness of some four months. The late Mr. JOHNSON was a former resident of this district, having kept hotel at Mt. Salem and New Sarum for some years, moving to Buffalo about 25 years ago. he was twice married and besides his wife, one son and four daughters survive; WILLIAM R., Vancouver; Mrs. D. HAIST, Toledo; Mrs. C. POWERS, Fredono, N.Y.; Mrs. WILLIAM NICKSON, Toledo; Miss DELLA, Buffalo, Mr. A. SOPER is a brother-in-law, Mrs. JOHN MATTHEWS, a sister-in-law, Mrs. ARTHUR LAIDLAW, Mrs. GEO FRIZELL and Miss EUTERPA MATTHEWS are nieces and Mr. J. W. MATTHEWS is a nephew.

County of: Elgin
Division of: Malahide

Surname of deceased: JOHNSON
Christian name: JOHN RALPH
Sex: Male
Age: 74 years 7 days
Date of death: April 24th, 1915
Place of birth: -
Place of death: Buffalo, N.Y.
Place of burial: Trinity Cemetery
Occupation: -
Single, married or widowed: Married
Name of father: -
Maiden name of mother: -
Cause of death, if known: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Name of physician who attended deceased, address: Franklin C. Gram, Buffalo, N.Y.
Name of informant, address: William H. Palmer, Aylmer
Date of return: May 17, 1915

AYLMER EXPRESS, Thursday, 12 May 1921, p. 1

The remains of the late HANNAH JOHNSON, relict of the late JOHN ROSS (sic) JOHNSON, who passed away in her 59th year, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. JACKSON, of Buffalo, on Thursday, May 5th, were brought to Aylmer on the Wabash, Sunday, and taken to the Burdick cemetery, Talbot Street East for interment. Deceased is survived by three daughters, and one son; Mrs. O. E. POWERS, of New York State; Mrs. JACKSON, Buffalo; Mrs. LUX, of Toledo, Ohio, amd WILLIAM, of Vancouver, B.C. The late Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON were residents of this district years ago.

Inscriptions on the 4-sided gravestone.

- side 1 -
In Memory Of
Who Died
Apr. 24, 1915
Aged 72 yrs 6 mos & 9 days

- side 2 -
In Memory Of
Wife Of
Who Died
Nov. 25, 1880
Aged 35 yrs 9 mos & 19 days

Loving one with children dear, in silence lie all sleeping here.
Great is the loss that sustain, but hope in heaven to meet again.

- side 3 -
Wife Of
Died May 4, 1921
Aged 59 yrs & 1 mo

- side 4 -
Died Jan. 20, 1875
Aged 3 yrs 10 mos & 13 days

Died Jan. 31, 1875
Aged 5 yrs 10 mos & 23 days

Died Sep. 08, 1877
Aged 2 yrs 6 mos & 19 days

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