|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1872|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1946|
North Dakota, USA
Born near Osseo, WI to Norwegian immigrant parents Halvor C. Kristiansen (1835-1915) and Pernille ("Nellie") Tostensdatter (1842-1908), John was the fifth of 12 children; his three eldest brother were born in Norway at the family's farm Vaalbaekken in Hof Parish. The family emigrated from Oslo via Liverpool to Quebec and then Arena, WI in 187, arriving there by August 20 of that year. They settled in the Beef River area and Halvor rented a farm a few miles south of Osseo. In May of 1889, they migrated to the Green Lake area of McIntosh County, ND, when John was 17 years old. Although other family members moved away - as far as Saskatchewan for some - John remained in McIntosh County for the rest of his life.
About 1902, he married Regina Olava ("Jennie") Holm, daughter of Norwegian immigrants Lars Rasmus Holm (1846-1894)and Margaret Ingeborg Gullickson (1848-1914). They farmed and ranched, raising Black Angus cattle. Family story has it that John was the first to introduce that breed to North Dakota. The couple had 8 daughters and one son: Louise Josephine (1903), Herbert Palmer (1904), Marion Isabel (1905), Mabel Carla (1907), Myrtle (1909), Lillian Henrietta (1909), Wilhelmina (1910), Pearl Estella (1911), and Elsie M. (1913).
Halvor C. (Christian) (Kristiansen) Johnson (1835 - 1915)
Pernille Tostensdatter Johnson (1842 - 1908)
Regina Olava Holm Johnson (1872 - 1939)
Marion Isabel Johnson Anhorn (1905 - 1978)*
John E. Johnson (1872 - 1946)
Otto Johnson (1878 - 1883)*
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Judy Schaaf
Record added: Apr 08, 2014
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