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Logan County Pioneers:

Gustaf and Mary Johnson, son John A. Johnson, Fleming
 



In 1880 Marshall County, Illinois, Gustaf Johnson is farming, 56, Mary 44, Frank 15, all three born in Sweden. Charles 10, Albert 6, Hannah 3, and Ellen 1 were born in Illinois.

In 1885 Phelps COunty, Nebraska, Gustaf is 61, Mary 46, Lotta 23, Charlie 14, Anna 9, Ellie 7, and Nellie 4. Nellie was born in Illinois.
1889 Sterling "John A. Johnson, one of Fleming's first settlers, gave this office a pleasant call Monday and was in high spirits regarding the future outlook for Fleming and surrounding country. He thinks there is bound to be a boom there this summer and we think the good people of Fleming deserve it. He was on his way to Denver."

1889 Sterling "John Johnson, of Fleming, passed through Sterling Wednesday on his way to Denver, and of course stopped long enough to roll a big cart wheel in to the ADVOCATE office." (maybe renewing his subscription?)


John A. Johnson cash-claimed a quarter in 1, 8N 49W in 1891.

Gustaf proved up a quarter in 12, 8N 49W in 1893, and Gustav tree-claimed a quarter in 1 in 1896.

In 1900 Phillips County, Gustaf Johnson born Sept 1872 in Sweden is living alone, farming. On the same page is Frank W. Johnson Dec 1864 Sweden, brother Alvin S. Feb 1874 Illinois, and sister Hannah M. Sept 1876 Illinois. Frank's parents Gustaf Johnson June 1824 and Mary October 1836, both in Sweden are with them. Mary has had 13 kids, nine living.

Gustaf Johansson Johnson died in 1902 in Logan County # 60633939 "Traveled from Sweden to Varna, Illinois. Moved to Bertrand. Then moved to Haxtun, Colorado. "
Sarah Marie Svensdotter Johnson 1836-1918 died in Phillips County, and is buried with Gustaf in Phelps County, Nebraska.

In the same cemetery are John A. Johnson 1851-1911 and Carolina 1848-1935 # 65572762


HANNAH

Hannah M. Johnson and Sander Peterson married May 29, 1902, recorded in Logan County, Colorado.

In 1910 Polk County, Nebraska, Sander is 35, married 8 years to hannah 33 bon in Illinois. Pearl D .6, Ruby 5, Gustaf 2, and Edgar five months were all born in Nebraska.
On the same page is Charles A. W. Johnson 42, born in Sweden, with Anna M. 38 Sweden. Meda A. 19, Edna J. 14, Henry 12, and Myrtle 5 were all born in Nebraska.

JOHN

1900 Sterling "Oliver Johnson of Kiron, Iowa, arrived this morning for a two weeks visit with his brother, John Johnson " - this is likely another John, not the Fleming one.

In 1904 John A. Johnson was trustee of the estate of Nels L. Anderson, a bankrupt, in Phelps County, Nebraska.

"John A. Johnson 1851-1911 is buried in Phelps County.

1913 Nebraska Teacher


John W. Johnson, per one tree, is another son of Gustav.
In 1900 Phelps County, Nebraska, John W. Johnson born July 1855, married 19 years to Augusta H. October 1860, both Sweden, have Aaron Oct 882, Ada Dec 1883, and Lottie M January 1885 in- these three in Illinois. Annie M. Sept 1888, Paul June 1891, Eugenea Aug 1893, Martha E. Dec 1894, Irene L. May 1897, and Mina A. Mar 1899 were all born in Nebraska.

John W. Johnson 1855-1921 # 65572761 and Augusta 1860-1953 are buried in Phelps County.

ALBIN

In 1910 Phillips County, "Asbin" is 36, Emily D.32, with "Edward" G. one month.

In 1920 Phillips County, Albin S. is 44, Emily D. 40, Rubert G. 9, Florence M. 8, Doris A. 6.

In 1940 Phillips County, Albin is 66, Emily 61, Rubert 30, and Florence 28.

Albin S. Johnson, 1874-1944 is buried in Haxtun # 58775936, with Emily D. (Anderson ( Johnson 1877-1967.

FRANK

In March 1899 Frank Johnson was elected an officer of the Haxtun Cream Separator Co."

1908 "Frank Johnson of Sterling was in Holyoke Thursday for a short visit with his mother."
1908 "Frank Johnson has resigned his position with the Burlington at Sterling. He has had a position with the Burlington for 10 years but has decided to engage in some other kind of work. "

In 1910 Phillips County, Frank W. is 45, farming. His mother Sarah M. 73, widowed, eight of twelve kids still living.
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Frank W. Johnson 1864-1915 is buried in Phelps County, # 65572756.


ELLA

Ella L. Johnson and Oliver B. White married August 4, 1898, recorded in Weld County.


March 1899 Greeley "Oliver White and wife have moved out to the Reed farm west of town."

In 1900 Weld County, Colorado, Oliver B. White born Jan 1874 in Colorado is farming, married two years to Ella L. age 21 born in Illinois. Earl was born Ma4ch 1900.

Ella L. White, born Sept 9, 1878 in Illinois, died December 1, 1968 in San Mateo County, California.

They're in Weld County in 1910 and 1920, and in 1930 Weld County, Ella is widowed, 51, with William W. 20 and Irene L. 16.
1913 " In the midst of the extreme cold, a fire spread from a kitchen wood stove and destroyed the home of the Oliver White family, west of Greeley. Because of the cold, the firefighters were unable to use water on the blaze and the house was destroyed within 30 minutes. "

Earl O. White and Vera Alexander married November 25, 1925, recorded in Weld County.

Oliver is buried in Greeley 1871-1925 # 65312465.

November 1936 "In a quiet ceremony at the home of the Rev. B. J. Froegel of St. Peter's Catholic church, Miss Veronica Wolschon and William W; White, both well known in Greeley, exchanged marriage vows Sunday afternoon. Rev. Froegel read the single ring service at 2:30 o'clock, with Mr. and Mrs. Otecnr Anderson as the only attendants. For her wedding, the bride selected a modish frock of rust colored crepe, fashioned simply with gold and silver ornaments on the belt and at the throat. With the ensemble she wore a smart, shallow brimmed hat of green felt with other accessories of a similar shade. Mrs. Anderson was attired in forest green crepe, with brown accessories. Her smart coat was green wool, fur trimmed, and her hat brown. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. White left immediately for Denver where they will have a several days' honeymoon trip. They will return to Greeley to take an apartment here. Mrs. White is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Wolschon of Ault. She was graduated from Greeley high school in 1933, and has a wide acquaintance here. Her husband is the son of the late Oliver B. White and Mrs. White, prominent residents of this community. He was graduated from the Gill high school, and is now engaged in farming northwest of Greeley."

Oliver's mother died in 1938
"Mrs. Mary Jane White, 91 next month, widow of Hiram White, died Friday morning at her home, 515 Tenth street. She was a pioneer who came to Colorado by ox team. Mrs. White was born at Sparta, Randolph county, Illinois, in Nov 1847. In 1SG8, she married Hiram .... three-weeks' boat trip to Omaha and then continued by train to Cheyenne. From there, they started, down to Colorado in a covered wagon drawn by oxen. The Whites made their way to Fort Collins and then to Windsor, where they settled on a farm near the Poudre river, living in a log cabin. This was their home for eight years. They sold it to Aaron Katon. The Whites dwelt on their Poudre farm in the days of Indian terror. Mr. and Mrs. White lived at Hillsboro. working on the ranch of Bruce Johnson aud James Hill. In 1870 they moved to Greeley, living here for the rest of their lives. Their three children died some time ago. They were Lottie, who died in 1908, Walter in 1916. and Oliver in 1925. Mr. White died in 1919.
Mrs. White is survived by the wives of her two sons--Mrs. Oliver White and Mrs. Walter White--by three grandsons, Earl White and Billy White, both of Greeley, and Walter Boyd White of Denver- --and one granddaughter, Irene White of Greeley, and one great grandson, Jack White. Two nieces living at Sparta, Illinois, are Mrs. Jennie Lee and Mrs. Mary Benson.
Funeral services will he held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at Macys Drawing Room. Interment at Linn Grove.

In 1940 Greeley, Ella is 61, widowed, with Irene 25 a stenographer in a law office. William W. is 29, married to Veronica 24, both born in COlorado.

March 6, 1942 "Miss Irene L. White, daughter of Mrs. Ella L. White of Greeley and the late Oliver B. White, was married to Henry W. Ford of Chicago, in a quiet ceremony solemnized in Cheyenne, Wyo., last Saturday afternoon. She and her husband are now honeymooning in Denver and Estes Park."

August 1958 " Mrs. Oliver White and daughter, Irene, and Julie Ford, former residents of Gill, spent the weekend in Denver with Mr. and Mrs. Henney, who brought them to Greeley Tuesday to visit Mrs. Will Gill. Mrs. White and her daughter were guests of the Boyd White family Monday night. Boyd is the son of Dr. Walter White of Greeley."

December 2, 1968 "Mrs. Ella L. White, 90, 401 Poinsettia Avenue, San Mateo died yesterday at County General Hospital following an illness. She was a native of Verna, Illinois, and a resident of the county and this state for the past 20 years. Widow of the late Oliver White, who died in 1925, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Irene Ford of the same address in San Mateo; two sons, also of San Mateo. Earl O. White and William W. White; two grand children, and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Patterson and O'Connell Chapel. The Rev. Donald P. Schneider of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church will officiate. Entombment will be in Skylawn Memorial Park."

EARL O. WHITE Passed away March 5, 2002 at the age of 101. He was the husband of the late Vera White; father of John S. White of Rockville, Maryland; uncle of Julie Johnson of Menlo Park; grandfather of two and great-grandfather of two. Earl was retired from United Airlines and a long time resident of San Mateo. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 10:00 AM at O'Connell's Chapel, 1311 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo followed by interment at Skylawn Memorial Park.

December 1954 "John S. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl O. White, 131 McLellan avenue, San Mateo, is a member of University of Colorado law school's moot court team which recently won the national moot court competition in New York City, his parents have learned. White and his two teammates were presented the Harrison Tweed cup for the best written brief submitted by moot court teams from colleges and universities throughout the United States. The presentation was made by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Each member of the team also received a $150 set of law books. Following the competition, White and his associates were guests of the New York Bar association at a banquet heid in the Biltmore. A senior at University of Colorado. White will be graduated in June and plans to take the California state bar exam at that time."

Irene L. Ford died at her home in Menlo Park February 8, 2000 following a long illness. She was 86.
A resident of Menlo Park for more than 20 years, Mrs. Ford was born in Greeley, Colorado. She worked as a Superior Court clerk in San Mateo County for 12 years prior to her retirement. She had lived in San Mateo County since 1948.
Mrs. Ford is survived by her daughter, Julie Johnson of Menlo Park; her brother, Earl White of Redwood City; and two granddaughters.
A funeral service was held at Redwood Chapel in Redwood City. The family prefers that memorial donations be made to Midpeninsula Pathways Hospice, 201 San Antonio Center, Mountain View, CA 94043.


NELLIE
One tree said Nellie died April 30, 1950 in Haxtun.


In 1910 Phillips County, married five years, Ira J. M. Roth is 33, Nellie E. 29, Clair C. 3, and Lorena I. 2
The four of them are still in Phillips County in 1920.
Ira consumed carbolic acid, and is buried in the Haxtun Cemetery.

In 1930 Phillips County, Lorena is married to Harold B. Barker, both 22, and they have Jodelle C. 2.

Nellie is still with the Barkers in 1940 Philips County, with Garold B. 5 added.

Lorena Ione (Roth) Barker 1907-1956 is buried in Haxtun # 58761462.

Garold B. Barker 1908-1980 is buried in Haxtun.

In 1937 Lincoln, Nebraska, Clair is leasing a Standard service station, living at 901 Sherman.

In 1940 Lincoln, Nebraska, Clair Roth 33 is running a gas station, with Hazel 30 born in Nebraska, and Barbara, 3.

Claire C. Roth, per # 68031238, is buried in Randolph, New York 1906-1980
Hazel Louise Wilson was born August 31, 1909 at College View, Nebraska, to David C. Wilson and Lily F. Jenks, name as Roth in 1972, Crawford in 1992.

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