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Anna Kurten Johnson
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1877, Finland
Death: May 22, 1949
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

My Great-Grandmother was born in Bergo, Aland, an Island in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. It is a possession of Finland, but the people consider themselves Swedish and the culture is Swedish. She arrived in America with her father, a Finnish sailor, on June 10, 1892 aboard the Steamship Gallia. Mother Mina was left at home until a homestead was established.

Father and daughter headed west to find a good place to settle. In the little town of Bluestone, Ohio, Anna met Alfred Johnson (Johanson), a young Swede who had arrived from the old country at about the same time. They married in 1896 and had two children; daughter Hildur and son Alfonse (my Grandfather), before moving westward again. They eventually homesteaded a piece of land on Devil's lake just outside the little village of Haugen, Wisconsin. Here they raised 12 children. The farm they built is still family-owned today.

I never knew my Great-Grandmother, but I am told that she was a sweet and gentle person.
Family links: 
  Mathias Leander Kurten (1855 - 1904)
  Wilhelmina Anna Bergman Kurten (1854 - 1939)
  Alfred Johnson (1873 - 1949)*
  Hildur Lenia Johnson Damon (1897 - 1974)*
  Alfonse Ossian Johnson (1898 - 1981)*
  Arnold Johnson (1900 - 1973)*
  Elmer Verner Johnson (1902 - 1970)*
  Einar L. Johnson (1904 - 1927)*
  Ellen Hildegard Johnson Erickson (1911 - 1985)*
  Leland Johnson (1916 - 2005)*
  LeRoy C. Johnson (1916 - 1946)*
  Donald C. Johnson (1919 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Bohemian National Cemetery
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Apr 01, 2009
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Anna <i>Kurten</i> Johnson
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