|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1816|
New York, USA
Biography found in History of the State of Nebraska, by Alfred T. Andreas, (1882), Valley, Douglas County:
ELI JOHNSON, farmer and stock raiser, Section 20, Waterloo P. O. Mr. Johnson was born in Ontario County, N. Y., 1820, and was identified with the lumbering industry in his State till 1856, when he came to Nebraska, July 6, and located on the Elkhorn, and followed the lumbering and milling business here till 1866. In the meantime, he took up his present industry, which he has been successfully conducted since.
In 1841, he married Miss Lucy Truman, who was born in Tompkins County, N. Y., 1819. They have a family of two sons and four daughters--Elisabeth, now Mrs. John Emerick, Lucy, now Mrs. George Fouts, Henry, Amelia, now Mrs. David Hale, Eli, jr., and Mary, now Mrs. Ellis Repas. Mr. Johnson has been an active worker in the development of the many industries of his locality, and has filled many offices of honor and trust in his municipality since coming here.[END.]
Date of death uncertain, on 1900 census aged 84 as a widow, enumerated with a non family member John Woods, i.e.:
1900 Census 39 So. First St., Waterloo, Douglas, Nebraska: Johnson, Eli, Boarder, b Mar 1816, 84, Widow, b NY/NY/PA; Retired. Enumerated with John Woods, b Mar 1856, TN; no obvious relation.
1885 13 June Nebraska State Census, Waterloo, Douglas NE : Johnson, Eli 65 Farmer b NY/NY/PA; Lonny[sic Lucy] 66 b NY/NY/NY. Next door: Johnson, Eli 31 farmer, b NY/NY/NY; Sarah A 24 wife, b IN/IN/IN; William E 3, b NE; Charles H 1 b NE.
1870 25 Aug Census Valley Station, Douglas, Nebraska: Johnson, Eli 50; RE-$5,000, Personal $2,000; b NY, Lois[sic Lucy] 51; Henry 23 works on farm $600 b NY; Amelia 19 b NY; Eli 17 works on farm b NY; Mary 15 b IL; William Dyer 6 b NE
1860 11 June, Census Post office: Omaha; Forest, Sarpy, Nebraska: Territory: Johnson, Eli 42 b NY Farmer; Lucy 41 b NY; Elizabeth 16 b NY; Lucy 15 b NY; Henry 13 b NY; Amelia 10 b NY; Eli 5 b NY; Mary 4 b IL; John J 1 b NE
1850 16 Aug Census Scio, Allegany, New York: Johnson, Eli 30 Lumberman, $2,700; Lucy 31, Elizabeth 7, Lucy 5, Henry 3, Amelia 0. All b NY.
Luey Truman Johnson (1819 - 1898)
Elisabeth Johnson Emerick (1843 - ____)*
Luey Johnson Fouts (1845 - 1890)*
Henry Clay Johnson (1847 - 1926)*
Hattie Amelia Johnson Hale (1849 - 1928)*
Eli Johnson (1852 - 1901)*
Mary Johnson Repass (1855 - ____)*
John J Johnson (1859 - 1864)*
Charles Johnson (1863 - 1864)*
Mar 24, 1816
Note: At the time of his death he is a widow and not living with his grown children, therefore a date of death may not have been put on the headstone.
Plot: Row VI S to N
Created by: Sue Downhill
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85726613