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June Pelo
10-09-09, 18:22
I'm helping someone in Finland track down an emigrant who came to the US ca 1892 and was in Galesburg, North Dakota at one time. We're trying to verify whether all his children were born there. We don't know if Abraham and Anna also died there:

Abraham Johansson Johnson-Rasmus, married 17-07-1909 i USA, b. 11-04-1874 i Karleby, d. 07-09-1926 i USA. He married Anna Sofia Andersdr Johnson Haglund, b. 30-08-1880 i Karleby. Anna died __-__-1952 i USA.
He took the name Johnson in the US.
Children:

Edith Abrahamsdr Johnson, b. 30-12-1904.
Walter Wilhelm Johnson b. 09-12-1905.
Elsie Abrahamsdr Johnson, b. 01-02-1907.
Walfred Abrahamsson Johnson, b. 22-07-1909 i Galesburg, North Dacota, d. 06-07-1948 i Duluth.
Wäino John Abrahamsson Johnson, b. 12-06-1911.
Werner Bernhard Abrahamsson Johnson, b. 27-02-1913.
William Abrahamsson Johnson, b. 15-02-1915.
Ethel Sofia Wilhelmina Johnson, b. 30-11-1916.
Waldie Gustav Abrahamsson Johnson, b. 30-01-1920.

Denise
11-09-09, 05:55
Hi June,
Here is Abraham Rasmus' passenger record from the Institute of Migration. He immigrated 1893. I'll see what else I can find.

Denise :)

Detailed passenger information
Last name Rasmus
First names Abraham
Age or age group 18
Port of departure Hanko
Place of destination Duluth/St. Louis
State of destination MN
Country of destination USA
Price of ticket FIM 280
Ship from Finland Urania
Date of departure from Finland 15.10.1893
Ship from England *
Date of departure from England . .9999
Ocean Line Dominion Line
Port of departure in England *
List and page 1/115
Remarks *

Denise
11-09-09, 06:37
Hi June,
This appears to be the family in 1910 Census.
Edith, Walter, Elsie, and Walfred were all born in North Dakota, and it appears Abraham and Anna were married about 1901 (states they were married for 9 years on this census). Anna had 5 children, 4 still living in 1910. Anna states she immigrated in 1898.

Denise :)


1910 United States Federal Census
Name: A Johnson
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Finland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Finland
Mother's Birth Place: Finland
Spouse's Name: Anne Sophie
Home in 1910: Broadlawn, Steele, North Dakota
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1892
Household Members:
Name Age
A Johnson 36
Anne Sophie Johnson 29
Edith Elvide Johnson 6
Walter Wilhelm Johnson 4
Elsie Marie Johnson 3
Walfred Johnson 8/12
Carl Arvid Erickson 25

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Broadlawn, Steele, North Dakota; Roll T624_1148; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 202; Image: 271.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]

Denise
11-09-09, 07:23
Hi June,
In the 1930 Census Anne (mother) is living with her son Walter, and the rest of the children which were all born in North Dakota, except for Ethel and Waldie. They were born in Minnesota.

Denise :)

1930 United States Federal Census 1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Walter W Johnson
Home in 1930: Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota
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Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906
Birthplace: North Dakota
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Name: Anna S
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter W Johnson 24
Anna S Johnson 49
Elsie M Johnson 23
Walfred Johnson 20
Warner B Johnson 17
Willie R Johnson 15
Ethel S Johnson 13
Waldie G Johnson 10

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota; Roll 1127; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 83; Image: 828.0.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].

Denise
11-09-09, 07:26
Here is the 1930 Census. It wouldn't upload the first time. (image was too large)

Denise :)

Denise
11-09-09, 07:42
Here is the death record of Anne Sophie Johnson.

Denise

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Anna Sophie Johnson
Death Date: 28 May 1952
Death County: Hennepin
State File Number: 020954
Certificate Number: 020954
Certificate Year: 1952
Record Number: 1185009

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]

Denise
11-09-09, 07:46
Here is Abraham Johnson's death record.

Denise

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Abraham Johnson
Death Date: 7 Sep 1926
Death County: Saint Louis
State File Number: 013526
Certificate Number: 013526
Certificate Year: 1926
Record Number: 465191

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]

Denise
11-09-09, 07:56
There is another death for an Anna Sophia Johnson in 1952 in Cass County, which is nearer to St. Louis County than Hennepin County is (the other record posted above). So, this one may be the correct one. Just a guess.
http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/states/minnesota/minnesota-county-map.html
Denise :)

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Anna Sophia Johnson
Death Date: 21 Jul 1952
Death County: Cass
State File Number: 002161
Certificate Number: 002161
Certificate Year: 1952
Record Number: 1189274

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]

June Pelo
11-09-09, 17:14
Thanks a million, Denise. I will have a lot of info. to send back to Finland and I know they'll be happy to get it.

June Pelo
11-09-09, 21:12
The family in Finland said that Abraham became a farmer in Minnesota and was killed by a bull in 1926.