Alice Lodge

Hoyt Family Tree Lottie’s other sister, Alice Dwight Berry Lodge, also had an obituary published in the Grosse Pointe News. The obit index reports her death as 1961-02-26 and printing of her obit on 1961-03-09 on page 6 of the paper. ALICE DWIGHT BERRY LODGE Mrs. Lodge of 60 Lakeshore road, widow of the late … Read more

Charlotte Sherrard

Hoyt Family Tree Before we move onto the next generation, I do want to check into filling in the information about Lottie’s two sisters who survived to adulthood. I need to fill in specific information about their vitals. I know from censuses and the history of Detroit that Charlotte married a man named Henry G. … Read more

Collecting Tombstones

Hoyt Family Tree In addition to her parents, there are other Berry family members buried at Elmwood. Lottie’s young siblings are there, sharing a large monument with their parents: Laura Hooper, daughter of Joseph H & Charlotte E, died Dec 1 1870, aged 21 days1 Alfred Dwight, only son of Joseph H & Charlotte E, … Read more

Berry’d in Elmwood Cemetery

Hoyt Family Tree Charlotte’s headstone does confirm the information in the online tree (here’s hoping that the tombstone is also right!) Charlotte and Joseph are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, from the information on the stone, Charlotte’s date of birth can be calculated. She died September 26, 1875, aged 31 years, 1 … Read more

Alternate Spellings

Hoyt Family Tree I mentioned in my last post that spelling is something that I don’t consider a conflict. There are many reasons for this. People may not have been able to spell (yes, even their own names). If the person writing was listening to someone say their name, they may have misheard. A person … Read more

Lottie’s Sisters

Hoyt Family Tree As we do with our cold genealogy projects, I am imposing limits on this project. In addition to the main line, I will only search out information about siblings, their spouses, and the basics (dates) regarding their children. Much more than that takes forever, but checking into at least those collateral lines … Read more

The Berry Family in the Census

Hoyt Family Tree Tracing Lottie Berry Hoyt’s family through the easy to find censuses proves some of the secondhand information provided in the article about Joseph Berry. The first census result for Lottie Berry on Ancestry is the 1880 Census. Her father’s household at 750 Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, consists of: Joseph Berry, age … Read more

Lottie’s Parents

Hoyt Family Tree I didn’t have to go far to find out more about Lottie’s parents. A quick Google Search for “Hayward Hoyt” returned one book that states that he married into the Berry family on 26 Feb 1921. The book is titled “The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922.” The genealogical information the book contained: … Read more