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Mrs Margaret Helen "Maggie" Malchose Johnson
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1884
Sabin
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1978
Barnesville
Clay County
Minnesota, USA

Baptism Records for Assumption Parish in Barnesville, Minnesota indicate that Marg. MALCHOSE was baptized February 4, 1884. Her father was Hubert. 1884 listing shows MALCHOSS Baptism 20 February 1884. Margaret, daughter of Hubert MALCHOSS and Maria SCHMIDT. Margaret was born on February 4. Godparents were Joannes MALCHOSS (John Malchose) and Margaret SCHMIDT (page 14). NOTE: In our family records, Margaret was born on 2 February 1884.

The 1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census for Sabin, Elmwood, Clay County, Minnesota, done 11 June 1885, lists Maggie as the youngest child/daughter of Hubert and Mary MALCHOSE. She was a 1-year-old white female who was born in Minnesota of a father of foreign birth. Also living with the family was her mother's brother and sister, John and Kate Smith (page 6, #38, info obtained from Ancestry.com).

The 1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census for Elmwood, Clay County, Minnesota, done 12 June 1895, lists Maggie (although they have spelled it Mggie) Malchose as the 3rd child of Mary Malchose. She is 12 years old, a white female who was born in Minnesota. Also listed with her are her 2 older sisters, Annie and Mary, and her younger brother, Hubert (V290_54, District #7, Schedule 3, page 21).

The 1900 Federal Census for Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota, done June 13, 1900, lists Maggie as the daughter of the widow, Mary Malchose. She is 16 years old, born in February, 1884, in Minnesota to a father born in Germany and a mother born in Wisconsin. She is single. (ED 304, sheet 4B, #72.)

The 1900 Federal Census for Fargo City, Cass County, North Dakota, done June 9, 1900, also lists Margrethe Malshose as a servant for the hotelkeeper, William Early at 323 First Avenue South. She is a white female who was born in February, 1884, and is 16 years old and single. She was born in Minnesota of a father born in Germany and a mother born in Michigan. Her occupation is Laundry Labor. She has been unemployed for 3 months. She can read, write, and speak English. She is listed with her sister, Mary Malshose (ED 31, Sheet 7A, #34).

The 1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census for Sabin Village, Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota, done 26 June 1905, lists Margaret as the daughter of Mary Malchose. She is a 20 year old white female who was born in Minnesota of a father born in Germany and a mother born in Wisconsin. Also living with her are her older sister, Mary, and her brother, Hubert (MNSC_113, ED#3, Sheet #9, #8, info obtained from Ancestry.com).

Marriage Record for Margaret Malchose and Sylvester J. Johnson obtained from the Clay County Recorder: Sylvester J. Johnson was 27 years old and Margaret Malchose was 22 years old. Both were residents of Clay County, Minnesota. Sylvester J. Johnson does not have a wife living and Margaret Malchose has no husband living. They are no nearer kin than first cousins and they have not been divorced within the last six months. Neither is "epileptic, imbecile, feeble-minded or inflicted with insanity...and that there is no legal impediment in said contemplated marriage..."This was submitted on 30 November 1907. On the same date they were married in Morehead, MN by a Methodist minister, J. Alvin Ewing. Witnesses were Lillian B. Thoreson and Mrs. J. A. Ewing, the minister's wife.

The 1910 Federal Census for Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota, done April 16, 1910, lists Margaret as the wife of Sylvester J. Johnson, head of household. She is 26 years old, married, and born in Minnesota of parents born in Germany. She has one son, Niles, age 1 and 1/2. They live on a general farm. (ED 50, sheet 5A, #47.)

The 1920 Federal Census for Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota, done February 21, 1920, lists Mrs. Margaret Johnson as the head of the household. She is a 36-year-old widow. No occupation is listed. Living with her are her mother, Mary Malchose, her sister, Mary C. Malchose, and her two sons, Niles and Gordon. (ED 31, sheet 4B, #52).

According to the SABIN, MINNESOTA CENTENNIAL 100 YEARS 1881-1981
Book, "The Sabin Sewing Circle was organized in March 1921...The purpose of the circle was to help each other with mending, darning, sewing, and quilting. For many years husbands and children of the members came for supper...Members through the years have been: ...Miss Mary Malchose, Mrs. Margaret Johnson..." (page 42).

The 1930 Federal Census for Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota, done April 24, 1930, lists Margaret Malchose as the head of household on a farm. They have no radio set. She is a 45 year old widow, who is a white female. She was 23 when she got married. She has not attended school within the past year. She can read and write. She was born in Minnesota of a father born in Germany and a mother born in Wisconsin. She can speak English. Her occupation is listed as Sewing - Dressmaker. Living with her is her 15-year-old son, Gordon (ED 14-44, Sheet 2B, #96).

After her husband, Sylvester, died, she lived with her sister, Mary Malchose, in Sabin in a house next to the town hall. After their brother, Hubert Malchose, died in 1932, Margaret and Mary took care of their brother's son, Hubert Malchose, as he was incapable of caring for himself. With their good care, he lived to the age of 62. According to the SABIN, MINNESOTA CENTENNIAL 100 YEARS 1881-1981 Book, "The first fire alarm system was in the home of Maggie and Mary Malchose, when a fire call came in they would ring the siren" (page 47). Carol Johnson remembers a fire call coming in. Grandma Johnny would run from the living room where the phone was to the screened-in front porch, where the siren was located, and sound the alarm. As people ran by the house, Grandma Johnny would yell and tell them where the fire was.

At one time she worked as a cook at Strand's Resort near Lake Lizzie(?). (Jack Malchose remembers that one year she would take a job as a cook, and another year her sister, Mary, would teach.) She canned a lot of foods, like dill pickles, which she kept in the cellar. She made lutefisk at Christmas. Carol Johnson had never had Rice Krispie Treats until she had them at her "Grandma Johnny's", her name for Margaret Malchose Johnson.

She was a Catholic, like her sister, Mary, and attended mass at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Sabin, Minnesota.

She was a seamstress and had an old treadle sewing machine. She often made clothes for other people, like the Mikkelson girls.

She and her sister lived in a house without plumbing until the 1960s. They pumped water inside and outside the house and had an outhouse.

They also had a big yard with flowers. The backyard abutted the elementary school, where at one time her sister taught school.

She is mentioned in the World Family Tree, Volume 5, Tree 1983.

In her last years of life she resided at a nursing home in Barnesville, Minnesota.

Church record information obtained from Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, on November 4, 2002, indicates that Margareth Malchose was born on February 4, 1884, and baptized on February 20, 1884. Her parents are listed as Hubert Malchose and Maria Schmidt. The godparents were John Malchose and Margaret Schmidt. It also shows that Marg. Helena Malchose was confirmed in the Catholic church.

In 1997 Carol Johnson visited Sabin for a family reunion. She found the Town Hall still standing. After Mary Malchose and Margaret Johnson's death, Hazel Mikkelson, their niece, took the property and got rid of the house. Her son, Billy, moved his inlaws into a mobile home on the property. 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Sabin
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Stephen Johnson
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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