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Descendants of Lauritz JORGENSEN (1831-bef 1900)


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1. Lauritz Jorgensen,1 son of Jψrgen Christensen and Helene Nissen, was born <1831>, was christened on 26 Jun 1831,2 and died bef <1900>. Other names for Lauritz were Lauritz Johnson and3 Louis Johnson.

Research Notes: Name Lauritz Johnson from published obituary of John J. Johnson d. 1929.
First and last name may not have been Lauritz Johnson originally. Some family oral traditions hold that the name was originally Jorgensen.

Mark Johnson (May 2012) has a good amount of information about the family of a Lauritz and Caroline Johnson, who lived in Gibson City, Illinois after immigrating to the United States in 1880. It is likely that those persons are this same family. That family was from Schleswig-Holstein, which makes sense, as there is some confusion about Denmark vs. Germany, and the town of Bov (Bau) in which John J. Johnson was born is in Schleswig.

U.S. Census records indicate that Lauritz and Caroline had 12 children.
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Parents of a Lauritz Jorgensen baptized on 26 Jun 1831 in Svenstrup were Jorgen Christensen and Helene Nissen.

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Denmark Burials, 1640-1917 (FamilySearch.org) yields another, yet less likely, possibility:
Lauritz Johann Johannsen
b.
d. 7 Jan 1870 in Ketting, Sonderborg, Denmark
Buried 13 Jan 1870
Father Gustav Johann Johannsen
Mother Anne Larsdatter/Larsdotter

Noted events in his life were:

• Emigrated: from Denmark to the United States, 1881, <Illinois>, United States. According to the obituary of John Jacob Johnson, the family came to the United States in 1881, as does the 1910 U.S. Census. Other sources say it was 1880. (e.g., the 1900 census). The obituary says they "settled near Gilmore City, Illinois." Gilmore City is in Iowa.

However, a Lauritz Johnson and wife Caroline Casper settled in Gibson City, Illinois, having emigrated in 1880. It is possible that the obituary got the story slightly wrong. Descendants of that family believe that the family was originally from the Schleswig-Holstein region, which adjoins Denmark on the south.

Lauritz married Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen,4 daughter of Johann Jacob Caspersen and Carolina Wilhelmine Beck, on 28 May 1854 in Bov, Εbenrε, <Sψnderjylland>, Denmark.5 Anna was born <Jul 1835> in <Holstein>, Germany <Denmark>, was christened on 9 Aug 1835 in Bov, Flensborg, Schlesvig, Denmark,6 and died aft <1910> in <Humboldt, Iowa>, United States. Other names for Anna were Caroline <Casper>, Caroline Caspison, Caroline Cosparsen, Caroline Kasperson, and Caroline Kepperson.

Marriage Notes: Mark Johnson has found evidence that Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen, born July 1835, christened 9 Aug 1835 in Bov, Flensborg, Schlesvig, Denmark, married Lauritz Jorgensen, b. 1831, on 28 May 1854 in Bov, Schlesvig, Denmark. We are making the assumption that this is the same couple.

Death Notes: A Caroline Johnson was living with her daughter Lena (Johnson) Hanson in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1910. That is quite likely this Caroline.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: U.S., 1910, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. 7 A Caroline Johnson was living with her daughter Lena (Johnson) Hanson in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1910. That is quite likely this Caroline.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Jacob Johnson 4 8 9 10 was born on 15 Aug 1854 in Bov (Bau), Aabenraa, Sψnderjylland (Schleswig-Holstein), Denmark, was christened on 27 Aug 1854 in Bov, Schlesvig, Denmark, died on 29 Sep 1929 in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States at age 75, and was buried in Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa, United States.

+ 3 F    ii. Caroline W. Johnson 11 was born <1857> and died on 28 Jul 1940 in Illinois, United States at age 83.

+ 4 M    iii. Wilhelm Lauritz Jorgensen 11 was born in <Denmark> and died on 13 Jan 1866 in Tonder, Denmark.

+ 5 M    iv. John Johnson 11 was born on 22 Oct 1862 in <Denmark>, died on 12 Apr 1933 in Drummer, Ford, Illinois, United States at age 70, and was buried in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States.

+ 6 F    v. Anna Maria Helena Jorgensen .11

+ 7 M    vi. Cherst Johnson 11 was born in 1867 in Denmark.

+ 8 M    vii. Andrew C. Johnson 11 was born <1870> in Denmark.

+ 9 F    viii. Matilda C. Johnson 11 was born on 21 Apr 1871 in <Taglesbraw>, Denmark, died on 31 Aug 1938 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States at age 67, and was buried in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States.

+ 10 F    ix. Lena Margaret Johnson 12 was born on 12 Apr 1874 in Denmark, died on 2 Nov 1934 in <Corvallis>, Benton, Oregon, United States13 at age 60, and was buried on 5 Nov 1934 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, <Corvallis>, Benton, Oregon, United States.

+ 11 M    x. Louis L. Johnson 11 was born on 12 Sep 1875 in Schlesvig, Denmark, was christened <12 Oct 1875>, and died on 14 Oct 1958 in New Jersey, United States at age 83.

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2. John Jacob Johnson 4 8 9 10 (Lauritz1) was born on 15 Aug 1854 in Bov (Bau), Aabenraa, Sψnderjylland (Schleswig-Holstein), Denmark, was christened on 27 Aug 1854 in Bov, Schlesvig, Denmark, died on 29 Sep 1929 in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States at age 75, and was buried in Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. Other names for John were George J. Johnson, George Othmar Johnson, and Jorgen Jacob Jorgensen.

Birth Notes: 1900 Census has John J Johnson and his parents born in Germany. Mary reported born in Denmark. Census has born August 1844, which differs from the obituary. His obituary has his birthdate as 15 August 1854. Mark Johnson has a source with 27 August 1854. It is my guess that 27 August 1854 was the date of his christening.

Obituary says "Bau, Denmark," but there is no such place. However, "Bau" is the German for Bov in Sonderjylland (South Jutland) county on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark. The main town is Padborg. Since Bau/Bov was held by Germany from 1864 to 1920, that explains the discrepancy. Bov was Danish at the time John Jacob was born.

The city of Bov (German Bau) in the area of Flensborg in Denmark was the site of the Battle of Bov, which began the First Schleswig War on 9 April 1848. Schleswig-Holstein was trying to separate from Denmark. Danish troops defeated a combined force of German, Austrian and Prussian troops. The First Schleswig War lasted from 1848 through 1851, resulting in a Danish victory. The Second Schleswig War erupted on 1 February 1864, when Prussian forces crossed the border into Schleswig. That war ended on 30 October 1864, when Denmark ceded the duchies of Schleswig, Holstein and Saxe-Lauenburg to Prussia and Austria. The Schleswig Plebiscites in 1919 and 1920 resulted in the return of the Aabenraa district to Denmark.

General Notes: Grandson DeWayne B. Johnson wrote about his grandfather Johnson thus on 8/17/1986:

"I have a darker image of my father's father [than his memory of his Talbot grandparents], both dark and dim. He died when I was 9 [in 1929] but I truly can't say I remember him remotely well. Grandmother Johnson was a sterner figure, in my memory, than Grandmother Talbot. I feel now that what I did as a boy often seemed to displease her. I know I was supposed to care for her but I am not at all sure that I did.

"As with Grandparents Talbot, we also visited those grandparents but I cannot conjure up a good image of their home except for a romanticized notion of Tiffany-type lamps; etched-glass front, side and back doors; screened porch for summertime sleeping and that's about it."

Research Notes: Eldest son of Laurtiz and Caroline Johnson.

The Iowa marriage record for Minnie Johnson and Daniel Urquhart at FamilySearch.org gives Minnie's father as George Johnson (mother Mary Johnson). Although J. J. Johnson's obituary gives his name as J. J. Johnson, and family records have John Jacob Johnson, other sources indicate that he was also known as George J. Johnson. His obituary has John J. Johnson. He appeared as John J. Johnson in the 1910 Census.

Mark Johnson's research has found his name as Jorgen Jacob Jorgensen (Possiblly after Lauritz's and Caroline's fathers). Birth records list J.J.'s father as Lauritz Jorgensen, born Denmark. Mother listed as Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen, born Denmark.

Obituary <Fort Dodge or Paton, Iowa> reads:
Obituary of John J. Johnson

John Jacob Johnson was the eldest son of Lauritz and Caroline Johnson and was born in Bau, Denmark on August 15, 1854, and passed away at the Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1929, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 15 days.

He was ill at his home in Paton for six weeks when his condition became such that it was necessary to take him to the hospital for special treatment, but little could be done to relieve him.

The funeral services were held at Humboldt last Thursday afternoon. Many from West Bend and Rodman were in attendance.

He was confirmed in the Danish Luthern faith at 16 years of age. In 1881 he came to America with his parents, who settled near Gilmore City, Ill. The following year he became a citizen of the United States.

At the age of thirty years he was married to Mary Johnson on Dec. 22, 1883. To this union ten children were born, all living with the exception of two who passed away in infancy.

He farmed for a number of years in Nebraska and in 1897 came to Iowa where he farmed at West Bend and Rodman. In 1912 he retired and moved to Rodman, later moving to California. Five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Johnson came to Paton, Iowa, where they have since made their home with their daughter, Mrs. O. E. Pearson. He was devoted to his family always thinking of their welfare. He was temperate in his habits and a good example to his family and to those about him. There remains to mour his loss his loving wife and eight devoted children; also six brothers and four sisters and thirteen grandchildren. The children are: John C. Johnson, Chas. J. Johnson, Mrs. Hannah Shriner, all of Long Beach, Cal.; Alex L. Johnson, Newman Grove, Nebr.; Caroline K. Klinge, Curlew, Iowa; Mrs. Minnie Urquhart, Rodman; Wm. J. Johnson, Plover; and Mrs. Mary Pearson, Paton, Iowa.

And now the time has come when hosts of friends far and near have been called upon to part with an esteemed friend and a loving husband and father.

Although the parting has come he has left us with an assurance that he has faith in us in whom he has believed and trusted that we will carry on to successful completion the work he has been forced to leave unfinished. The thought of him watching us from the ramparts of heaven should be an inspiration to us as friends and relatives to carry on reverently and sincerely and to make the outstanding characteristics of his life, which were faith in all things good, honesty and punctuality in all his walks of life and then his benediction will be: "All things whatsoever you would that men should do unto you do ye even so to them."

Medical Notes: From Obituary in newspaper: "He was ill at his home in Paton for six weeks when his condition became such that it was necessary to take him to the hospital for special treatment, but little could be done to relieve him."

Noted events in his life were:

• Religion: Lutheran.

• Alt. Birth: 30 Aug 1854. Obituary in Humboldt, Iowa newspaper says 30 Aug 1854. Do not know source of 30 Aug 1854 date.

• Confirmation: Confirmed in Danish Lutheran faith, 1870, Denmark. According to obituary, was confirmed in the Danish Lutheran fait at 16 years of age.

• Emigration: Emigrated from Denmark to United States, 1880 or 1881, Illinois, United States. Emigrated as a child with his parents [or entire family]. According to his obituary, the family came to the United States in 1881, as does the 1910 U.S. Census. Other sources say it was 1880. (e.g., the 1900 census).The obituary says they "settled near Gilmore City, Illinois." This may have actually been Gibson City, Illinois.

A Lauritz Johnson and wife Caroline Casper settled in Gibson City, Illinois, having emigrated in 1880. It is possible that the obituary got the story slightly wrong. Descendants of that family believe that the family was originally from the Schleswig-Holstein region, which adjoins Denmark on the south. This is the region in which John Jacob's birthplace, Bov, is situated.

• Citizenship: Became a United States citizen, 1882, <Illinois>, United States. According to obituary, became a citizen in 1882. Do not know where.

• Moved: After marriage, farmed in Nebraska, Abt 1884, Wauneta, Nebraska, United States. Per Ardis Johnson Bynum 8/26/06, George (Jorgensen?) Johnson and Mary Jensen settled first in Wauneta, Nebraska [after their marriage]

• Moved: Moved to farm in West Bend, Iowa, 1897, West Bend, Kossuth Co., Iowa, United States. Per obituary, "...farmed at West Bend and Rodman."

• Moved: to farm in Rodman, Iowa, Abt 1900, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. Per obituary, "...farmed at West Bend and Rodman. In 1912 he retired and moved to Rodman, later moving to California"

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 10

• Residence: 8 Jun 1900, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

• Census: United States, 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 14 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Spouse Mary Johnson, F, 55y
Son William Johnson, M, 20y
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y

• Retirement: Retired and moved to Rodman, Iowa, 1912, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. Per obituary, "...farmed at West Bend and Rodman. In 1912 he retired and moved to Rodman, later moving to California."

• Moved: Moved to California, Abt 1918, California, United States. Some time after retirement in 1912, moved to California, then moved to Paton, Iowa in 1924.

• Census: U.S., 1920, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. J J Johnson, head of household, M, 66y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Mary Johnson, F, 67y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Minnie Johnson. F, 25y, b. Nebraska, parents b. Denmark
Daniel T Urquhart, M, 44y, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
Anthony Johnson, M, 65y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark

• Moved: Moved to Paton, Iowa, to live with daughter Marie & husband, 1924, Paton, Greene, Iowa, United States. Per obituary: "Five years ago [1924] Mr. and Mrs. Johnson came to Paton, Iowa, where they have since made their home with their daughter, Mrs. O. E. Pearson [Marie B. Johnson]."

John married Mary B. Jensen,4 15 daughter of Jens Christian Jensen and Ane Cathrine Hansdatter, on 22 Dec 1883 in <Wauneta>, Nebraska, United States. Mary was born on 5 Mar 1854 in Asaa, Broenderslev-Dronninglund, Nordjyllands, Denmark and died on 11 Aug 1937 in <Paton, Greene, Iowa>, United States at age 83. Other names for Mary were Marie B. Jensen and Mary Jensen Johnson.

Noted events in her life were:

• Religion: Lutheran.

• Moved: Moved to Hov in Hals parish, Denmark, 1866 or 1867, Hou (Hov), Denmark.

• Emigration: Emigrated to United States from Denmark, Abt 1880. Entire family, parents, brothers & sisters, emigrated to United States around the time of Jack Johnson's birth (1880)

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 10

• Census: U.S., 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 16 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Wife Mary Johnson, F, 55y, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark
Son William Johnson, M, 20y
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y, father born Iowa, mother born Nebraska.

• Census: U.S., 1920, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 17 J J Johnson, head of household, M, 66y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Mary Johnson, F, 67y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Minnie Johnson. F, 25y, b. Nebraska, parents b. Denmark
Daniel T Urquhart, M, 44y, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
Anthony Johnson, M, 65y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 M    i. John C. "Jack" Johnson was born on 26 Dec 1880 in Denmark. (Relationship to Father: Adopted, Relationship to Mother: Biological)

+ 13 F    ii. Caroline Katherine Johnson 18 was born on 4 Sep 1884 in Illinois, United States and died after 1974.

+ 14 M    iii. Alexander L Johnson 4 19 20 21 was born on 28 Sep 1885 in Seward Co., Nebraska, United States, died on 30 May 1930 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States at age 44, and was buried on 3 Jun 1930 in Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

+ 15 F    iv. Hannah Johnson was born on 13 Sep 1887 in Nebraska, United States and died before Sep 1986.

+ 16 M    v. William J. Johnson was born on 19 Nov 1889 in Nebraska, United States.

+ 17 M    vi. Charles J. Johnson 10 was born on 6 Oct 1891 in Seward, Nebraska, United States, died <1966> at age 75, and was buried in <Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena>, Los Angeles, California, United States.22

+ 18 F    vii. Minnie A. Johnson 23 was born on 26 Oct 1894 in Friend, Saline, Nebraska, United States and died after 28 Jan 1985.

+ 19 F    viii. Marie Baird Johnson 24 was born on 18 Sep 1896 in Cordova, Seward, Nebraska, United States and died before 25 Mar 1970.

+ 20 M    ix. George Othmar Johnson was born on 6 Sep 1901, died on 13 Sep 1901, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

3. Caroline W. Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born <1857> and died on 28 Jul 1940 in Illinois, United States at age 83.

Caroline married John Hansen.11

4. Wilhelm Lauritz Jorgensen 11 (Lauritz1) was born in <Denmark> and died on 13 Jan 1866 in Tonder, Denmark.

5. John Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born on 22 Oct 1862 in <Denmark>, died on 12 Apr 1933 in Drummer, Ford, Illinois, United States at age 70, and was buried in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States. Another name for John was Johon Johnson.

Death Notes: According to Mark Johnson, after John died, his parents were noted as Louis Johnson and Caroline Kepperson.

Research Notes: Father (on marriage record?) listed as Louis Johnson. Mother listed as Caroline Kasperson.

John married Christine Morrison.11

The child from this marriage was:

+ 21 F    i. Lena Johnson 12 was born in 1889.

6. Anna Maria Helena Jorgensen 11 (Lauritz1).

7. Cherst Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born in 1867 in Denmark.

Research Notes: Father listed (in marriage record?) as Louis Johnson, born Denmark. Mother listed as Caroline Johnson, born Denmark.

Cherst married Anna Mason 11 on 22 Dec 1892 in Wilbur, Nebraska, United States. Anna was born <1873>.

8. Andrew C. Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born <1870> in Denmark.

Andrew married Feine Krohn.11

9. Matilda C. Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born on 21 Apr 1871 in <Taglesbraw>, Denmark, died on 31 Aug 1938 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States at age 67, and was buried in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States. Another name for Matilda was Matilda Jensen.

Birth Notes: Have been unable to determine what place "Taglesbraw" refers to.

Research Notes: Matilda may not have been a child of Lauritz and Caroline. From Mark Johnson 3 May 2012:
"In addition, there is a Chris C. Johnson (1865 or 1866 - 1901) who married Matilda Jensen (?) (April 1871 - 31Aug1938), both of whom are buried in Gibson City, Ill. It is confusing because Matilda is listed by the historical society as 'daughter of Lauritz Jensen Johnson.' No listing of Chris C. parents."

The 1900 census has "Caroline Johnson, Mother" living with Chris and Matilda in Ford County, Illinois. Caroline may have been Chris' mother instead, since he was the head of the household.

Noted events in her life were:

• Emigrated: from Denmark to the United States, 1880.

Matilda married Chris C. Johnson.25 Chris was born 1865 or 1866, died in 1901 at age 36, and was buried in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States.

10. Lena Margaret Johnson 12 (Lauritz1) was born on 12 Apr 1874 in Denmark, died on 2 Nov 1934 in <Corvallis>, Benton, Oregon, United States13 at age 60, and was buried on 5 Nov 1934 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, <Corvallis>, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Death Notes: Obituary Nov 1934, Oregon:
Mrs. Lena Johnson Hansen, wife of H. C. Hansen of Corvallis, Oregon, died Friday, November 2nd, at a hospital there following a short illness.

Mrs. Hansen was born in Denmark, April 12, 1874, and came to the United States with her parents in 1882, the family locating in Gibson City, Illinois. In 1889 she went with her people to live in Humboldt county, Iowa, and in 1891 to Stewart county, Nebraska, where she was married in April, 1892, to H. C. Hansen. In 1894 the couple moved back to Iowa and resided there until 1926 when they and their family moved to Corvallis.

She was the mother of seven children, six of whom survive with Mr. Hansen. They are John C. Hansen of Aberdeen, Wash; Mrs. Pearl Mill of Humboldt, Iowa; Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Thor, Iowa; Mrs. Laura Edge of Humbol.dt, Iowa; Harry S. Hansen of Iowa City, Iowa; and Mrs. Edna Jones of Corvallis, Oregon. One daughter, Mrs. Mae Underberg, died in 1924. Mrs. Hansen is also survived by ten grandchildren.

She was a member of the Baptist church at Humboldt and for a number of years was active in that denomination.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, November 5th, at 1:30 o'clock in the First Baptist church of Corvallis, with the Rev. Mathews officiating. "Near My God to Thee" and "One Sweet Solumn Thought" were sung by Mr. Blacstone. Rev. Mathews recited part of "Crossing of the Bar." He said tht in the far-away land the sun was setting and he knew the thoughts of those who couldn't be with their dear mother were turning westward with the sun and he knew God's blessing would shine on them as brightly as the setting sun. The body was laid to rest at the Odd Fellows cemetery.--Conbtributed

Noted events in her life were:

• Emigrated: from Denmark to Gibson City, Illinois, 1882.

• Moved: from Illinois to Humbolt County, Iowa, 1889. with her family.

• Moved: from Iowa to Stewart County, Nebraska, 1891.

• Moved: back to Iowa from Nebraska, 1894.

• Census: U.S., 1910, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. A Caroline Johnson was living with her daughter Lena (Johnson) Hanson in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1910.

• Residence: 1910, Humboldt, Iowa, United States.

• Moved: from Iowa to Oregon, 1926, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Lena married H. C. Hansen.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 F    i. Mae Hansen 26 died in 1924.

+ 23 M    ii. John C. Hansen

+ 24 F    iii. Pearl Hansen

+ 25 F    iv. Margaret Hansen

+ 26 F    v. Laura Hansen

+ 27 M    vi. Harry S. Hansen

+ 28 F    vii. Edna Hansen

11. Louis L. Johnson 11 (Lauritz1) was born on 12 Sep 1875 in Schlesvig, Denmark, was christened <12 Oct 1875>, and died on 14 Oct 1958 in New Jersey, United States at age 83.

Birth Notes: Mark Johnson has two birthdates - 12 September 1875 and 12 October 1875. The first may be the birthdate, the second the christening date.

Research Notes: Youngest son of Lauritz and Caroline Johnson. Father listed (in marriage record?) as Louis Johnson, mother as Caroline Caspison.
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From Mark Johnson 12 May 2012:
Briefly, on Louis and Anna Walters - the stories always go like this. Louis L
(referred to as Louie) married pretty badly - Anna was a real domineering
person - cold, hard, Prussian (my father would say). Louis was open, warm
and perhaps a bit too fond of the drink. He lived for some time in Princeton,
worked as a school crossing guard in his old age and was universally loved.

Except at home. He often slept in the boiler room because they would
lock him out. My dad would sneak downstairs and let Louis in, he would
sleep (sometimes sleep it off) and be gone in the morning before Anna
would find him.

I go by the old Elementary school a few times a week (we live in Princeton) and
have thought hundreds of times...........What is your damn name Louis?????
So if you think you wanted to know - well, me too!!

My mother speaks of his dignity and courage through his last days
(bladder cancer) and how much of an impression it made on her as a
young nurse.

His wife Anna I should remember (she died when I was 9) but I don't.
I know that Dad called her "Ober-Gross-muhter" because she rarely
did anything but bark out orders. Then again, my father didn't take orders
well. But even my Mom says she was tough to warm to - like a bee in a
bad mood.

I am sure she wasn't that bad but there may not have been much to love
either.
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From Mark Johnson 13 May 12012:
I grew up 1/4 mile from my grandparents Clarence and Christina's house, built on land cleared by my great grandfather Louie. A house plunked down in a forest - I remember thinking, "How could he have ever done that?" I remember asking when I was very young if
we were related to Paul Bunyan because the forest was so deep. And, as I
said yesterday, driving by the school where Louie "worked" as a crossing guard
several times a week made the whole thing an often present mystery. Who was this
man? This was more than an intellectual exercise for me and I am so happy
to get at least some of the "i"s dotted and"t"s crossed.

Noted events in his life were:

• Emigrated: from Denmark to the United States, 1880.

• Census: U. S., 1900, Ford County, Illinois, United States. Census lists his mother, Caroline Johnson, widow, as living with him in Gibson City, Illilnois.

• Residence: 1900, Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States.

Louis married Anna Walters,25 daughter of Fred Walters and Dora Winakee,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. Clarence Frederick Johnson 11 was born on 19 May 1901 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States and died in Jun 1978 in Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States at age 77.

+ 30 F    ii. Lorene Johnson 27 was born on 6 May 1906 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States and died on 16 Nov 1990 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey, United States at age 84.

+ 31 F    iii. Dorothy Johnson 27 was born in 1903 in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United States and died on 15 Nov 1990 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey, United States at age 87.

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12. John C. "Jack" Johnson (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 26 Dec 1880 in Denmark.

John married Ethel Allen in 1907 in <York>, Nebraska, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

• Hospital: Urostomy for cancer of bladder, 29 Dec 1974. Hospitalized 12/29/74-3/17/06 then moved to convalescent hospital 3/17/1974.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 32 F    i. Ardis Johnson

+ 33 M    ii. George Othmar Johnson


13. Caroline Katherine Johnson 18 (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 4 Sep 1884 in Illinois, United States and died after 1974. Other names for Caroline were Caroline Catherine Johnson, Lena K. Johnson, Mrs. Caroline "Lena" Klinge, and Mrs. Caroline "Lena" K. Speer.

Noted events in her life were:

• Alt. Birth: 4 Sep 1883.

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 10

• Census: 1910, Delhi, Redwood, Minnesota, United States.

• Moved: Moved to Curlew, Iowa, Unknown, Curlew, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. Per obituary of John J. Johnson (her father), she was living in Curlew, Iowa in September 1929 and in May 1930 per obituary of Alex Johnson (her brother).

• Living: 4 Sep 1974. At least 90 years old at that time.

Caroline married Fred E. Klinge 18 in Jun 1904. Fred was born about 6 Feb 1878 and died on 18 Mar 1923 about age 45.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1910, Delhi, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. 28 Fred E Klinge Head 32 W M b. Minnesota Married. Parents born Germany.
Caroline K. Klinge Wife 25 W F b. Illinois Married. Father b. Germany, mother b. Denmark
Orval Klinge Son 2 W M b. Minnesota Single

Children from this marriage were:

+ 34 M    i. Orval A. Klinge 18 29 30 was born on 3 Apr 1906 in Minnesota, United States, died on 4 Oct 1973 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States at age 67, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

+ 35 M    ii. Charles Creswell Klinge .

+ 36 F    iii. Ilva Bell Klinge died in 1907.

Caroline next married George A. Speer 1928 or 1929.

14. Alexander L Johnson 4 19 20 21 (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 28 Sep 1885 in Seward Co., Nebraska, United States, died on 30 May 1930 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States at age 44, and was buried on 3 Jun 1930 in Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States. The cause of his death was Heart attack resulting from ptomaine poisoning. Other names for Alexander were Alex Johnson and Alexander Johnson.

Death Notes: From obituary in Newman Grove, Nebraska, newspaper: "The community was shocked and saddened Friday morning by the news of the sudden death of Alex Johnson while he was visiting relatives at North Platte. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family left here on Saturday, May 24 for a visit with her sister and her family at North Platte. On Thursday Mr. Johnson was taken very sick with ptomanine [sic] poisoning. A physician was called and he began to improve. Friday morning he was able to be up, but complained of a headache and was lying down. Mrs. Johnson had gone to another room to get some medicine for his headache and was gone only a very short time but when she returned he had passed away. Physicians were called, but could do nothing, death being due to a sudden heart attack."

General Notes: Occupation: Carpenter. From obituary in Newman Grove, Nebraska newspaper: "...They established their home in Newman Grove [in 1912] and have resided her continuously ever since. During these years he has built many of the buildings in both the town and vicinity and was considered a thorough conscientious workman, of pleasant and kindly disposition of whom only good was spoken."

From DeWayne B. Johnson's book "I Have Met a Lot of Generals," 2007:

"(The 'L' in my father's name was not an initial because that was the 'name' and hence takes no period.)...

"Today the mini-park near downtown [Newman Grove] includes the bandstand where my father played oboe in the town band...

"That is the man I tagged along with to his woodshop down near the granary. From that woodshop I still smell the gragrant homemade glues in their heating pots, I see the wood grains from rare specimens that went into carefully crafted table tops, bowls, cabinetry, and hear the scrabbling of tiny rodent feet fleeing for cover when the doors we opened.

"I tagged along as he walked the streets in town, greeted heartily by everyone he met. I know now that as a carpenter he built many of the buildings, homes, in town and surrounding vicinities."

DeWayne B. Johnson wrote of him on 8/17/1986:

"His hands were heavily wrinkled, tanned, scarred; his fingernails were ragged and never seemed quite rid of the residue of the day's labors. The brown, blood-clot areas under the nails were evidence of the beating the hands took as he hammered, pried, used his sinewy strength to build homes, schools, churches, and his artistic touch on fine cabinetry, delicate inlaid wooden trays, a variety of carved or lathe-turned items that would today be labeled 'examples of wood artisans, Early American Primitive to Post-World War I.'

"This carpenter's hands were gentle. To a small boy's hands they were tremendous, warm and snug retreats during proud walks on the streets of Newman Grove, Nebraska, where Alexander L Johnson was known far and wide as 'Alex.' (The 'L' had no period' it stood for nothing. To those who insisted it had to stand for 'something,' a concession was made: Lloyd, or possibly Loyd. One 'L' or two, it made no difference because truly it stood for nothing.

"I remember those hands as he warmly shook hands of others during those prized walks: Alex was clearly loved, respected by everyone, those townfolks with the funny foreign-sounding names...

"It flits through my mind to recall his hands, the dancing fingers as he played the oboe in the town band during its summertime concerts in the park band shell. And the strong, mascuiline right hand and the convincingly feminine left hand as 'Alex' costumed himself half male and half female for some annual celebration and parade down Main Street.

"Alex and his skills were in great demand; it is likely that some of the rural schools he built -- some of them single-handedly -- still stand today in some corners of Nebraska where Alex Johnson has long been forgotten. And Alex Johnson's houses absolutely remain, with their fashionable gingerbread of the time, and the curved staircases with their fancy railings, the hardwood floors, the weighted window sashes, and the trademark cabinetry.

"Alex had a hand in building the brick schools of Newman Grove, primary grads and high school For a short period he even taught wood shop at the high school (probably as a substitute teacher)...

"The lights went out for a 10-year-old boy on a spring day in 1930 when his father died in a farm house at North Platte, Nebraska.

"The bewilderment remains to this day -- one day so much alive, so much enjoying the fishing, the catching, the eating, and the next day quiet whispers, somber tip-toeing so as not to disturb. (The doctor surmised the death was caused by ingesting spoiled fish.) The return to Newman Grove on a bright Sunday morning, the church bells ringing, and still the 10-year-old could not understand."

Research Notes: Middle initial L does not stand for anything. It is simply L without a period. It may not be on his birth certificate.

Medical Notes: Per DeWayne Johnson 8/17/86: "...my own father died at the North Platte farm house that had been [that of Absolom Owen Talbot, Jr. and his wife Margaret Burrows Talbot]." From obituary in Newman Grove newspaper around 5/31/1930: "Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family left here on Saturday, May 24 for a visit with her sister and her family at North Platte. On Thursday Mr. Johnson was taken very sick with ptomanine [sic][ poisoning. A physician was called and he began to improve. Friday morning he was able to be up, but complained of a headache and was lying down. Mrs. Johnson had gone to another room to get some medicine for his headache and was gone only a very short time but when she returned he had passed away. Physicians were called, but could do nothing, death being due to a sudden heart attack."

Noted events in his life were:

• Moved: from Nebraska to Iowa, 1897, Iowa, United States. Moved with parents to Iowa at age 11. Lived there for 10 years.

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

• Moved: from Iowa to Polk, Nebraska, 1907, Polk, Polk, Nebraska, United States. From obituary in Newman Grove, Nebraska, newspaper: "...[In 1907] he went to the new town of Polk, Nebraska where he worked at his trade as a carpenter for five years."

• Moved: from Polk, Nebraska to Newman Grove, Nebraska, 1912. After marriage, moved to Newman Grove, Nebraska and resided there until his death [in 1930].

• Completed: School Building in Platte Co. School District 61, 1927, [near Lindsay], Platte, Nebraska. From Platte County NEGenWeb Project Page (http:///www.rootsweb.com/~neplatte/61h.html):
"This building in which we are gathered this evening to dedicate to the use of educating the children of District 61 is a result of the activities of the foregoing committee. It is a building 26 by 40, with 12 foot ceiling, main part with grade entrance, full basement, modern heating and lighting, building by Alex Johnson and Harry Farrar with members of the district working when they could, at an approximate cost of $4,500.

"School was held for the first day in the new building Jan. 31, [1927]..."

Alexander married Lula Mae Talbot,4 21 31 daughter of Absolom Owen Talbot, Jr. and Margaret Burrows, on 12 Feb 1912 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States. Lula was born on 30 Aug 1892 in Polk Co., Nebraska, United States, died on 18 Jun 1942 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 49, and was buried on 2 Jul 1942 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. The cause of her death was Starvation diet. Another name for Lula was Lulu M. Talbot.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: 14 Feb 1911.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 12 Jun 1900, Pleasant Home Precinct, Polk, Nebraska, United States. 32 Lulu M. Talbot Daughter W F b. Aug 1892 Nebraska 7 Single

• Moved: Moved to Newman Grove, Nebraska, Abt 1912, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States. The first home of Alex and Lula Mae was "recently vacated by Conrad Erickson" according to a clipping from the [Newman Grove?] newspaper at the time.

• Moved: Moved to Burbank, California from Nebraska, Fall 1930, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States.

• Moved: Moved to Long Beach, California, 1941, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 37 M    i. Clifford Raymond Johnson 1 4 was born on 19 Aug 1913 in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 28 Oct 1984 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 71, and was buried on 1 Nov 1984.

+ 38 M    ii. DeWayne Burton Johnson

+ 39 F    iii. Marjorie Jean Johnson 33 was born 22 Jun <1922> in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 10 Feb 1924 at age 1, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

+ 40 F    iv. Dorothy Maude Johnson 4 9 was born on 21 Mar 1926 in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 19 Oct 1984 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 58, and was buried on 23 Oct 1984 in <Torrance>, Los Angeles, California, United States.


15. Hannah Johnson (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 13 Sep 1887 in Nebraska, United States and died before Sep 1986. Another name for Hannah was Mrs. Hannah Shriner.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 10

• Moved: Moved to Long Beach, California, Unknown, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Was living in Long Beach, California in 1929 per obituary of John J. Johnson (her father) and in 1930 per obituary of Alex Johnson (her brother).

• Death: Died before September 1986.

Hannah married Grover Sidney Shriner on 14 Oct 1903. Grover was born on 16 Jan 1885 in Iowa, United States and died in Jun 1968 at age 83.

Noted events in his life were:

• Death: Died before September 1986.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 41 M    i. George Washington Shriner was born on 22 Feb 1905 in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, died on 11 Sep 1986 in Pocahontas Co., Iowa, United States at age 81, and was buried on 15 Sep 1986 in Rolfe, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

+ 42 F    ii. Mary Druscilla Shriner was born on 21 May 1907.

+ 43 F    iii. Gyla Floreine Shriner was born on 21 Jul 1916.


16. William J. Johnson (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 19 Nov 1889 in Nebraska, United States. Another name for William was Bill Johnson.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

• Census: U.S., 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 34 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Wife Mary Johnson, F, 55y, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark
Son William Johnson, M, 20y, single, white
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y, single, white
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y, single white
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y, father born Iowa, mother born Nebraska.

• Moved: Moved to Plover, Iowa, Unknown, Plover, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States. Living in Plover, Iowa in September 1929 per obituary of John J. Johnson (his father) and in May 1930 per obituary of Alex Johnson (his brother).

• Census: U.S., 1930, Plover, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States. 35 Household:
William J. Johnson 40
Iva M. Johnson 39

William married Iva Mary Emerson, daughter of < > Emerson, on 9 Jun 1915. Iva was born <1891> in Iowa, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: U.S., 1930, Plover, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States. 36 Household:
William J. Johnson 40
Iva M. Johnson 39

b. Iowa, abt. 1891. Father born New York; Mother born Wisconsin.

17. Charles J. Johnson 10 (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 6 Oct 1891 in Seward, Nebraska, United States, died <1966> at age 75, and was buried in <Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena>, Los Angeles, California, United States.22 Another name for Charles was Charlie Johnson.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

• Residence: Cylinder town & Rodman village, 1900, Palo Alto, Nebraska, United States.

• Census: U.S., 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 37 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Wife Mary Johnson, F, 55y, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark
Son William Johnson, M, 20y, single, white
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y, single, white
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y, single white
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y, father born Iowa, mother born Nebraska.

Charles married Ruth Amelia Pendleton Miller,30 38 daughter of David N. Miller and Carlotta L. Johnson, on 16 Jun 1920 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.39 Ruth was born on 27 Oct 1891 in Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States.39

Birth Notes: She may have been born in Heron Lake, Jackson, Minnesota. Marriage record shows her birthplace as Cottonwood, Minnesota.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 44 F    i. Gail Ann Johnson


18. Minnie A. Johnson 23 (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 26 Oct 1894 in Friend, Saline, Nebraska, United States and died after 28 Jan 1985. Another name for Minnie was Mrs. Minnie Urquhart.

General Notes: Lived thru at least her 90th birthday (1984) - have photo sent by daughter Harriet on 1/28/1985

Research Notes: The Iowa marriage record at FamilySearch.org gives her father as George Johnson, mother Mary Johnson. Although her father's obituary gives his name as J. J. Johnson, other sources indicate that he was also known as George. He appeared as John J. Johnson in the 1910 Census.

Noted events in her life were:

• Moved: Moved to Rodman, Iowa, Unknown, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. Was living in Rodman, Iowa, in September 1929 per obituary of John J. Johnson (her father) and in May 1930 per obituary of Alex Johnson (her brother).

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

• Census: U.S., 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 40 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Wife Mary Johnson, F, 55y, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark
Son William Johnson, M, 20y, single, white
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y, single, white
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y, single white
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y, father born Iowa, mother born Nebraska.

• Census: U.S., 1920, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 41 J J Johnson, head of household, M, 66y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Mary Johnson, F, 67y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Minnie Johnson. F, 25y, b. Nebraska, parents b. Denmark
Daniel T Urquhart, M, 44y, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
Anthony Johnson, M, 65y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark

Minnie married Daniel T. Urquhart,23 son of David Urquhart and Elizabeth Templeton, on 23 Feb 1921 in Ft. Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. Daniel was born about 1876 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Another name for Daniel was Daniel L. Urquhart.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: U.S., 1920, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 42 J J Johnson, head of household, M, 66y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Mary Johnson, F, 67y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark
Minnie Johnson. F, 25y, b. Nebraska, parents b. Denmark
Daniel T Urquhart, M, 44y, b. Scotland, parents b. Scotland
Anthony Johnson, M, 65y, b. Denmark, parents b. Denmark

Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 F    i. Mary E. "Betty" Urquhart

+ 46 F    ii. Harriet P. Urquhart 9 died on 11 Sep 2001 in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.


19. Marie Baird Johnson 24 (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 18 Sep 1896 in Cordova, Seward, Nebraska, United States and died before 25 Mar 1970. Another name for Marie was Mary Johnson.

Research Notes: Iowa marriage record gives her father as George J. Johnson and her mother as Mary Johnson.

Noted events in her life were:

• Moved: Moved to Paton, Iowa, Unknown, <Paton, Greene, Iowa>, United States. Living in Paton, Iowa in September 1929 per obituary of John J. Johnson (her father) and in May 1930 per obituary of Alex Johnson (her brother).

• Census: 8 Jun 1900, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 10 Appears on census as Mary Johnson.

Marie married Oscar Edward Pearson,24 son of Nels A. Pearson and Mary Louise Wilson, on 19 Dec 1917 in Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. Oscar was born about 1888 in Denver, (Denver), Colorado, United States.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 47 M    i. Darwin E. Pearson died on 27 Jun 1979.

20. George Othmar Johnson (John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 6 Sep 1901, died on 13 Sep 1901, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

Death Notes: Source is transcribed marker from Riverside Cemetery in Rodman, Iowa at http://www.celticcousins.net/paloalto/riversiderodman.htm

Noted events in his life were:

• Death: Died in infancy. 1 week old

21. Lena Johnson 12 (John5, Lauritz1) was born in 1889.

22. Mae Hansen 26 (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1) died in 1924.

23. John C. Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

24. Pearl Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

25. Margaret Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

26. Laura Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

27. Harry S. Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

28. Edna Hansen (Lena Margaret Johnson10, Lauritz1)

29. Clarence Frederick Johnson 11 (Louis L.11, Lauritz1) was born on 19 May 1901 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States and died in Jun 1978 in Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States at age 77.

Research Notes: From Mark Johnson:
"Clarence and Christine married in MT, moved to Ill., back to MT before settling in NJ in the early 1940s. Clarence was an executive at RCA, Christina was a high school principal. They had one child, my fater Jack Walter Johnson."

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: executive at RCA.

Clarence married Christina Marguerite Mitchell,43 daughter of Alston Scotland Mitchell and Agnes Miller, in Jan 1934 in Montana, United States. Christina was born on 22 Aug 1896 in Sand Coulee, Cascade, Montana, United States and died in Wayne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. Another name for Christina was Christina Marguerite Gerber.

Noted events in her life were:

• Occupation: high school principal.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 48 M    i. Jack Walter Johnson 44 was born on 24 Oct 1934 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States and died in Oct 1987 in Devon, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States at age 53.

30. Lorene Johnson 27 (Louis L.11, Lauritz1) was born on 6 May 1906 in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States and died on 16 Nov 1990 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey, United States at age 84.

Research Notes: Had no children.

From Mark Johnson on 13 May 2012:
"Lorene worked as a teacher when she was younger.

"Lorene was a mystery figure - she suffered from bouts
of depression and always seemed a bit frail and dour.
But on other days, she was fine and engaged.

"Lorene married Harry F. Olson a world famous scientist in the
field of acoustics. Harry invented the microphone used by all
the radio stations in the 1930s, invented the first electronic
synthesizer, and holds numerous patterns - of interest perhaps to
your Dad was the patent he holds on the stethoscope used by
cardiologists that transmits sounds thru the rubber tubes without
distortion. I remember him vividly - smart, always owned a
Corvette. He was a mega big-wig at RCA.

"Later in life, as Dorothy and Lorene aged, they needed care and
they moved into a facility in HIghtstown, NJ. They were there together,
but they did not talk to each other, never ate together, or anything.
It was sad, very sad. My father would visit them every week or two
and there was nothing he could do about it.

"Within a month of my Dad passing away in 1990 (and my first
daughter Carys being born) we got a phone call that Dorothy
passed away. (I think it was Dorothy). So we started to make all
the arrangements, etc and the next day the phone rang again and
we learned that Lorene had passed away. So the sisters had died
a day apart and my Dad the month earlier - literally two generations
of that line gone in less than a month."

Lorene married Harry F. Olson.45

31. Dorothy Johnson 27 (Louis L.11, Lauritz1) was born in 1903 in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United States and died on 15 Nov 1990 in Hightstown, Mercer, New Jersey, United States at age 87.

Research Notes: Had no children.
From Mark Johnson 13 May 2012:
"Dorothy married John Volkmann, an engineer at RCA, who was
a designer of sound systems in numerous arenas, including
the sound system at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
and the Mann Center in Philadelphia.

"They lived in Princeton and my memory as a child was that
Dorothy and Lorene and Harry and John went everywhere and
did everything together.

"As an aside, when John Volkmann passed away, Dorothy wanted
to remain on her own in Princeton. So my father Jack (the only child
of Clarence, Dorothy and Lorene) fixed her up in an apt right
across from the university. I helped move Dorothy in (I was
in my early 20s) and would occasionally go visit Dorothy to see
how she was. I walked in one day and siting in her kitchen, eating
lunch with her, was Brooke Shields, who attended Princeton and
lived in the building. Dorothy had no idea who she was, I mean none,
but I did. I visited Dorothy a lot more often after that and so there
we would sit, on several occasions, my slightly ditzy 80 year old aunt,
this huge celebrity (who really was very nice, especially to Dorothy), and
me, with visions of red carpets and celebrity in my future if only...........
oh well.......I still remember her eyebrows."

Dorothy married John Volkmann.45

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32. Ardis Johnson (John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Ardis married Barney Bynum.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 49 F    i. April Lee Bynum

+ 50 M    ii. Chris Bynum

+ 51 F    iii. Brenda Lynn Bynum

33. George Othmar Johnson (John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

34. Orval A. Klinge 18 29 30 (Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 3 Apr 1906 in Minnesota, United States, died on 4 Oct 1973 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States at age 67, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. Another name for Orval was Orville Klinge.

Birth Notes: 1910 census states born in Minnesota (age 2 at the time).

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1910, Delhi, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. Orval Klinge Son 2 W M b. Minnesota Single

Orval married Velma Mable Crist 18 29 on 23 Dec 1934. Velma was born on 9 Oct 1906 in Cass, Iowa, United States, died on 29 Jan 1988 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States at age 81, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Death Notes: May have been 27 Jun 1979 (marginal).


Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 F    i. Linda Marie Klinge

+ 53 M    ii. Michael Klinge

35. Charles Creswell Klinge (Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1). Another name for Charles was Creswell Klinge.

Charles married Genevieve.

36. Ilva Bell Klinge (Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) died in 1907. The cause of her death was Bronchial pneumonia.

Noted events in her life were:

• Death: Died in infancy.

37. Clifford Raymond Johnson 1 4 (Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 19 Aug 1913 in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 28 Oct 1984 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 71, and was buried on 1 Nov 1984. The cause of his death was ?.

General Notes: From DeWayne B. Johnson's book "I Have Met a Lot of Generals," 2007:

Big brother Cliff was an eagle scout and knew 'everything.' He taught DeWayne, five years his junior, how to tell time. He shoed him the ropes, literally, in swinging from a cable attached to a high limb and jumping what seemed to be great distances from the high bank into the side yard of the frame house recently built by father, Alex. And typing of knows, Boy Scout style. Club house secrets in the musty storm cellar well-stocked with canned fruits and vegetables. Shelves of home brew: Rood beer! An open door to friends. In particular Cliff knew how to bury potatoes in a hollow in the ground, cover them with rocks, which in turn are covered with fragrant brush, dried leaves, heavier sticks to create larger embers..."

Medical Notes: Died on his back patio [in Studio City] while reading the Los Angeles Times.

Noted events in his life were:

• Moved: Moved to Burbank from Nebraska, 1930, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States. Moved to Burbank, California from Nebraska with his mother and family. His mother lived in Burbank for 11 years. Clifford was still living in Burbank when his mother died 6/28/1942.

• Residence: 109 N. Cedar, Burbank, California., Nov 1930.

Clifford married Artemise Goodwin. Another name for Artemise was Lenore Artemise Goodwin.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 54 F    i. Diane Johnson 46 was born in Nov 1938 and died <Jan> 1975 at age 37.

+ 55 F    ii. Renee Johnson

Clifford next married Regina.

38. DeWayne Burton Johnson (Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)


DeWayne married Lorna Doone Wallace,47 daughter of William Havelock Wallace and Edith Pearl Poapst,. Lorna was born on 22 Apr 1921 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, died on 21 Mar 2006 in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 84, and was buried on 24 Mar 2006 in Eternal Valley, Newhall, Los Angeles, California, United States. Another name for Lorna was Mrs. Lorna Wallace Johnson.

Birth Notes: Attending physician at birth was J[ay] L. Beebe, M.D., husband of her aunt Hetty.

Noted events in her life were:

• Residence: 1431 Linden Avenue, 1921-1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

• Earthquake: 10 Mar 1933, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Lorna was having a piano lesson at the time of the earthquake. The Long Beach Earthquake of 1933 was very destructive. Among other buildings damaged was First Methodist Episcopal Church on the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue and 5th Street. That church building no longer stands, having been replaced by the more modern First United Methodist Church.

• Graduation: Long Beach Polytechnic High School ("Poly"), Feb 1939, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. CSF 5, Latin Contio, El Circulo Castellano, Lamp Recipient, Minor L, Caerulea Art, Acacia, Writers' Club, Stamp Club

Children from this marriage were:

+ 56 F    i. Karen Gail Johnson

+ 57 F    ii. Christine Adele Johnson

+ 58 F    iii. Janine Elizabeth Johnson

DeWayne next married Lily Rose Petit. Lily was born on 3 Apr 1929 and died on 30 Mar 2012 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United states at age 82.

39. Marjorie Jean Johnson 33 (Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born 22 Jun <1922> in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 10 Feb 1924 at age 1, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States. Another name for Marjorie was Marjory Jean Johnson.

Research Notes: How was her first name spelled? Spelled both ways by different people at different times.

Source: Family records of DeWayne B. Johnson

Noted events in her life were:

• Died: Died in Infancy.

40. Dorothy Maude Johnson 4 9 (Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 21 Mar 1926 in <Newman Grove, Madison, > Nebraska, United States, died on 19 Oct 1984 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 58, and was buried on 23 Oct 1984 in <Torrance>, Los Angeles, California, United States. The cause of her death was Bone cancer. Another name for Dorothy was Mrs. Dorothy Maude Johnson Peters.

Noted events in her life were:

• Moved: Moved to Long Beach from Burbank, 1941, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Moved to Long Beach, California from Burbank with her mother and brother DeWayne. Her mother lived in Long Beach for one year until her death on 6/28/1942.

• Alt. Birth: From DeWayne B. Johnson 8/17/1986 datebook with ?, 21 Mar 1925.

Dorothy married Wendell J. Peters.9 Wendell died in May 1993.

Death Notes: Per DeWayne Johnson 1/10/07, died after a fall from a hospital bed.
Died before 1 June 1993, date of a note from Charlotte Peters thanking DeWayne & Lorna Johnson for their flowers at Wendell's memorial service.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 59 M    i. Harold A. Peters

+ 60 F    ii. Charlotte Peters

41. George Washington Shriner (Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 22 Feb 1905 in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, died on 11 Sep 1986 in Pocahontas Co., Iowa, United States at age 81, and was buried on 15 Sep 1986 in Rolfe, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: United States, 1910, Garfield, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. 48 John J. Johnson, head of household, b. Denmark, age 55, white, male, married, immigration 1881, father and mother born in Denmark.
Spouse Mary Johnson, F, 55y
Son William Johnson, M, 20y
Son Charlie Johnson, M, 18y
Daughter Minnie Johnson, F, 15y
Grandson George W. Shriner, M, 5y, father born Iowa, mother born Nebraska.

• Moved: Farmed near Paton, Iowa, Unknown, <Paton, Greene, Iowa>, United States. Per obituary, "...farmed near Paton before moving to Glidden where he operated a portable mill."

• Moved: Moved to Glidden, Iowa, Unknown, Glidden, Carroll, Iowa, United States. Per obituary, "...farmed near Paton before moving to Glidden where he operated a portable mill."

• Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corps, Dec 1942.

• Military Discharge: Discharged then farmed near Paton, Iowa, Unknown, <Paton, Greene, Iowa>, United States. Per obituary, "After George was discharged, he and Florence farmed in the Paton area. In 1950, the couple moved to a farm near Palmer."

• Retirement: Retired and moved to Pocahontas, Iowa, 1972, Pocahontas, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

• Religion: Presbyterian, 1936 or earlier through1986.

George married Florence Christine "Stevie" Stevenson, daughter of Rev. James Boyd Stevenson II and Eva Mae Whissel, on 25 Jun 1942 in Bronson, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. Florence was born on 5 May 1913. Another name for Florence was Stevie Shriner.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 61 F    i. Gloria Shriner

+ 62 F    ii. Virginia Shriner

42. Mary Druscilla Shriner (Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 21 May 1907.

Mary married Warren D. Ives on 16 Nov 1933. Warren was born on 9 Sep 1910.

43. Gyla Floreine Shriner (Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 21 Jul 1916. Another name for Gyla was Mrs. Gyla F. Hedgpeth.

Medical Notes: Per DeWayne Johnson 1/10/07, someone told him she has Altzheimer's and is not doing well.

Gyla married Lloyd Hedgpeth. Lloyd died 1990 ?.

Noted events in his life were:

• Marriage Contract: Married to Gyla some time before September 1986.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 63 M    i. David L. Slaybaugh

Gyla next married Dean C. Slaybaugh.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 64 M    i. David L. Slaybaugh

44. Gail Ann Johnson (Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Gail married Edwin LeRoy Potts, D.D.S.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 65 M    i. Michael Potts, D.D.S.

+ 66 F    ii. Janet Gail Potts

45. Mary E. "Betty" Urquhart (Minnie A. Johnson18, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

46. Harriet P. Urquhart 9 (Minnie A. Johnson18, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) died on 11 Sep 2001 in Rodman, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

General Notes: Heirs to her estate:
Mary E. Thompson, sister, principal heir
Ardis Bynum
Gyla F. Hedgpeth
DeWayne B. Johnson
Helen Nolte
Gail Potts
Kenneth Urquhart

47. Darwin E. Pearson (Marie Baird Johnson19, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) died on 27 Jun 1979.

Darwin married Lois.

48. Jack Walter Johnson 44 (Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1) was born on 24 Oct 1934 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States and died in Oct 1987 in Devon, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States at age 53.

Research Notes: From Mark Johnson 6 May 2012:
"My father was Jack Johnson. I recall his parents/my grandparents fought for years over that - his father/mny grandfather (and therefore in the Johnson/perhaps Jorgensen) line grumbled it should have been John as the family always had "John's". His mother/my grandmother would hear none of it - she said the "deal" was the Johnson's got the family name if it was a girl (they had chosen Anna for her mother-in-law Anna Walters) and her side got the naming rights on a son - she grumbled she had compromised in not naming it after her side. She said she split the difference and named her son Jack hoping that the Johnsons would think it was a nickname for John.

"Was life really simpler back then??????"

From Mark Johnson 15 May 2012:
"I came across a photo in that stack my brother dropped off of an elderly man throwing a baseball with a young boy - I am pretty sure it is my great-grandfather Louie and my Dad - it is labelled "21 W. Collingwood - 1941". So, it is possible that Louie and Caroline moved to New Jersey (they lived in Haddon Heights, NJ at some time) as early as 1941...

"NJ doesn't jive with my father Jack's often told, always
hilarious stories of his boyhood in Montana - spent scanning the
night skies for Japanese fighters and bombers, days spent listening for Japanese words as the Native Americans that worked on ranches would sit in his kitchen as his mother Christina feed them. I guess Jack could have come east for summers (and to ensure his safety from those Japanese warplanes flying over Montana). "

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: accountant.

Jack married Georgine Joanne Renaldo,49 daughter of Leonard Renaldo and Anna Peters,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 67 M    i. Mark Stephen Johnson

+ 68 M    ii. Jack Walter Johnson, Jr.

+ 69 F    iii. Laura Ann Johnson

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49. April Lee Bynum (Ardis Johnson32, John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

50. Chris Bynum (Ardis Johnson32, John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Chris married Mamie.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 70 F    i. Jill Suzanne Bynum

51. Brenda Lynn Bynum (Ardis Johnson32, John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Brenda married David.

52. Linda Marie Klinge (Orval A. Klinge34, Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Linda married Nelson Hahn.9

The child from this marriage was:

+ 71 F    i. <Suzie> Hahn

Linda next married < > Farmer.

53. Michael Klinge (Orval A. Klinge34, Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

54. Diane Johnson 46 (Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born in Nov 1938 and died <Jan> 1975 at age 37.

Research Notes: Parents' address when Diane was born: 109 N. Cedar, Burbank, California.

Diane married < > Stauss.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 72 M    i. William James "Bill" Stauss 9 50 was born on 19 Aug 1959 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and died on 4 Sep 2003 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Untied States at age 44. (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological)

+ 73 M    ii. Raymond Stauss

Diane next married Frederick Kelly.

55. Renee Johnson (Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Renee married Gary Brumby.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 74 F    i. Cheryl Brumby

+ 75 F    ii. Katherine Brumby

+ 76 M    iii. Richard Brumby

+ 77 M    iv. William James "Bill" Stauss 9 50 was born on 19 Aug 1959 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and died on 4 Sep 2003 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Untied States at age 44. (Relationship to Father: Adopted, Relationship to Mother: Adopted)

+ 78 M    v. Raymond Stauss

56. Karen Gail Johnson (DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Karen married George Michael Fish,51 52 53 son of LeRoy Paschal Fish and Carol Jean Kirk,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 79 M    i. David Aaron Fish

+ 80 M    ii. Kenneth LeRoy Fish

+ 81 F    iii. Michelle Laraine Fish

57. Christine Adele Johnson (DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Christine married James Emmet Fowler, son of James Emmet Fowler and Madeline Savarese,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 82 F    i. Danielle Marie Fowler

+ 83 F    ii. Nicole Alexis Fowler

Christine next married Sherridan M. "Sam" Smith.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 84 F    i. Danielle Marie Fowler

+ 85 F    ii. Nicole Alexis Fowler

58. Janine Elizabeth Johnson (DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Janine married Paul John Poletti. They had no children.

Janine next married Ragnar Boresen. They had no children.

59. Harold A. Peters (Dorothy Maude Johnson40, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Harold married Karen.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 86 M    i. Matthew Davie Peters

+ 87 M    ii. Jonathan Daniel Peters

60. Charlotte Peters (Dorothy Maude Johnson40, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

61. Gloria Shriner (George Washington Shriner41, Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Gloria married Gary Monkelien.

62. Virginia Shriner (George Washington Shriner41, Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Virginia married David Ernst.

63. David L. Slaybaugh (Gyla Floreine Shriner43, Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

David married Antonia.

64. David L. Slaybaugh (Gyla Floreine Shriner43, Hannah Johnson15, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

David married Antonia.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 63)

65. Michael Potts, D.D.S. (Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Michael married Susan.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 88 M    i. Zachary "Zacky" Potts

+ 89 M    ii. Derek John "DJ" Potts

66. Janet Gail Potts (Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Janet married Roland Anderson.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 90 M    i. Christian Anderson

+ 91 M    ii. Kirk Michael Anderson

Janet next married Gary Wager.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 92 M    i. Christian Anderson

+ 93 M    ii. Kirk Michael Anderson

67. Mark Stephen Johnson (Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

Mark married Tracy Anne Pugh,49 daughter of Dr. Alan Charles Pugh and Edna Doreen Matthews,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 94 F    i. Carys Ann Johnson

+ 95 F    ii. Bethan Grace Johnson

+ 96 M    iii. Rhys Alan Johnson

68. Jack Walter Johnson, Jr. (Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

69. Laura Ann Johnson (Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

Laura married < > Wurzer.49

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70. Jill Suzanne Bynum (Chris Bynum50, Ardis Johnson32, John C. "Jack"12, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

71. <Suzie> Hahn (Linda Marie Klinge52, Orval A. Klinge34, Caroline Katherine Johnson13, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

72. William James "Bill" Stauss 9 50 (Diane Johnson54, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 19 Aug 1959 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and died on 4 Sep 2003 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Untied States at age 44. Another name for William was Bill Stauss.

General Notes: DeWayne Johnson 1993:
He is an insurance claim settler for National Medical Insurance Co. Says he and [brother] Ray met their "real Dad," who lives in Florida, and hordes of relatives...
----------
Karen Fish writes 1/13/07:

Gary Brumby and Renee Johnson (Brumby at that time) adopted William Stauss and Raymond Stauss at some point after the death of their mother, Diane Johnson.
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Obituary:
Aug. 19, 1959 - Sept. 4, 2003

Former longtime Groveland resident William "Bill" Stauss died unexpectedly Thursday at a Modesto medical center. He was 44.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., and moved to California when he was young. He was a resident of Groveland for 23 years prior to moving to Modesto. He lived in Modesto for more than 20 years.

He worked as a receptionist of Sutter gould Medical Foundation for one year. He was a graduate of Sonora High School. He attended Columbia College and graduated from Modesto Junion College. He graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a bachelor's degree in finance. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Modesto.

Mr. Stauss is survived by his wife, Deborah Stauss of Modesto; his adoptive parents, Renee Brumby of Merced and Gary Brumby of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; a brother, Raymond Stauss of Sonora; sisters Cheryl Autry of Atwater and Kathy Brumby of Burbank; three nieces; and three nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tomorrow at the First Baptist church of Modesto.

Franklin & Downs-Colonial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William married Deborah Lynn Roberts.

73. Raymond Stauss (Diane Johnson54, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Raymond married Debbie.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 97 M    i. Garrett Stauss

+ 98 F    ii. Natane Stauss

74. Cheryl Brumby (Renee Johnson55, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Cheryl married < > Autry.

75. Katherine Brumby (Renee Johnson55, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

76. Richard Brumby (Renee Johnson55, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

77. William James "Bill" Stauss 9 50 (Renee Johnson55, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1) was born on 19 Aug 1959 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and died on 4 Sep 2003 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Untied States at age 44. Another name for William was Bill Stauss.

General Notes: DeWayne Johnson 1993:
He is an insurance claim settler for National Medical Insurance Co. Says he and [brother] Ray met their "real Dad," who lives in Florida, and hordes of relatives...
----------
Karen Fish writes 1/13/07:

Gary Brumby and Renee Johnson (Brumby at that time) adopted William Stauss and Raymond Stauss at some point after the death of their mother, Diane Johnson.
----------
Obituary:
Aug. 19, 1959 - Sept. 4, 2003

Former longtime Groveland resident William "Bill" Stauss died unexpectedly Thursday at a Modesto medical center. He was 44.

He was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., and moved to California when he was young. He was a resident of Groveland for 23 years prior to moving to Modesto. He lived in Modesto for more than 20 years.

He worked as a receptionist of Sutter gould Medical Foundation for one year. He was a graduate of Sonora High School. He attended Columbia College and graduated from Modesto Junion College. He graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a bachelor's degree in finance. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Modesto.

Mr. Stauss is survived by his wife, Deborah Stauss of Modesto; his adoptive parents, Renee Brumby of Merced and Gary Brumby of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; a brother, Raymond Stauss of Sonora; sisters Cheryl Autry of Atwater and Kathy Brumby of Burbank; three nieces; and three nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tomorrow at the First Baptist church of Modesto.

Franklin & Downs-Colonial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William married Deborah Lynn Roberts.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 72)

78. Raymond Stauss (Renee Johnson55, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Raymond married Debbie.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 73)

79. David Aaron Fish (Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

David married Ella Patricia Allred, daughter of Kevin Allred and Carlene,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 99 M    i. Lehi Dominic Fish

+ 100 M    ii. Hyrum James Fish

80. Kenneth LeRoy Fish (Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Kenneth married Peggy Nicole Underwood.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 101 M    i. Cohen Adam Fish

+ 102 M    ii. Liam Frederick Fish

+ 103 F    iii. Elizabeth Ann Fish

81. Michelle Laraine Fish (Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

82. Danielle Marie Fowler (Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Danielle married Jeffrey Coates.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 104 F    i. Kayla Cheyenne Maga

+ 105 M    ii. Adam James Coates

+ 106 M    iii. Adrian Alexander Coates

+ 107 F    iv. Ashlynn Coates

Danielle had a relationship with Danny Maga.

Their child was:

+ 108 F    i. Kayla Cheyenne Maga

83. Nicole Alexis Fowler (Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

84. Danielle Marie Fowler (Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Danielle married Jeffrey Coates.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 82)

Danielle had a relationship with Danny Maga.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 82)

85. Nicole Alexis Fowler (Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

86. Matthew Davie Peters (Harold A. Peters59, Dorothy Maude Johnson40, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

87. Jonathan Daniel Peters (Harold A. Peters59, Dorothy Maude Johnson40, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

88. Zachary "Zacky" Potts (Michael Potts, D.D.S.65, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

Zachary married Bonnie.

89. Derek John "DJ" Potts (Michael Potts, D.D.S.65, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

90. Christian Anderson (Janet Gail Potts66, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

91. Kirk Michael Anderson (Janet Gail Potts66, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

92. Christian Anderson (Janet Gail Potts66, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

93. Kirk Michael Anderson (Janet Gail Potts66, Gail Ann Johnson44, Charles J.17, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

94. Carys Ann Johnson (Mark Stephen67, Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

95. Bethan Grace Johnson (Mark Stephen67, Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

96. Rhys Alan Johnson (Mark Stephen67, Jack Walter48, Clarence Frederick29, Louis L.11, Lauritz1)

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97. Garrett Stauss (Raymond Stauss73, Diane Johnson54, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

98. Natane Stauss (Raymond Stauss73, Diane Johnson54, Clifford Raymond37, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

99. Lehi Dominic Fish (David Aaron Fish79, Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

100. Hyrum James Fish (David Aaron Fish79, Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

101. Cohen Adam Fish (Kenneth LeRoy Fish80, Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

102. Liam Frederick Fish (Kenneth LeRoy Fish80, Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

103. Elizabeth Ann Fish (Kenneth LeRoy Fish80, Karen Gail Johnson56, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

104. Kayla Cheyenne Maga (Danielle Marie Fowler82, Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

105. Adam James Coates (Danielle Marie Fowler82, Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

106. Adrian Alexander Coates (Danielle Marie Fowler82, Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

107. Ashlynn Coates (Danielle Marie Fowler82, Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

108. Kayla Cheyenne Maga (Danielle Marie Fowler82, Christine Adele Johnson57, DeWayne Burton38, Alexander L14, John Jacob2, Lauritz1)

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