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Lars Christian Johnson
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1843, Denmark
Death: Nov. 20, 1919
Richmond
Cache County
Utah, USA

Born Skjellet, Aalborg, Denmark

Son of John Peter Johannsen and Hedvig Sophie Jensen

Married Rachel Arbon, 28 Dec 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Wilhelmine Elizabeth Christensen, 5 Apr 1881, Logan, Cache, Utah

Married Matilda Madsen, 24 Aug 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2

Lars was raised in a deeply religious home. The family were baptized in 1851. His father was called on several missions for the church. Lars worked with his father as a carpenter. He learned many trades at school and became especially proficient as a tailor. Lars was 20 when the family came to America.

After arriving in Salt Lake with the John Murdock Company on 27 September 1862, Lars worked there for a time, where he met his future wife. After their marriage, they stayed in Salt Lake until after the birth of their first two sons, and then they moved to Richmond in about 1871.

Lars was tall, about six feet one, weighing about 180 pounds. He was an expert "Jack of all trades," a tailor by profession, and a carpenter and bricklayer by necessity. He was a jovial man. He was blessed with a remarkable voice, which could be heard two blocks away. He loved to sing.

After his wife died, the children were split up for awhile until he remarried. After several years, his second wife became quite crippled and Lars married again to have help with his family. Because of polygamy. Lars was warned to give up one of his wives or face persecution. Instead, he asked the church authorities to call him on a mission, which they did, to Denmark in 1889. He was outstanding as a missionary. He had the gift of healing and there are many stories about this in his history.

He built many homes, making his own adobe bricks, and he carved and fit the wood for windows etc. Lars made the clothes for his entire family. He made burial clothes and coffins. He also made many grave markers which still endure. He was always respected and loved by all who knew him. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Peter Johnson (1815 - 1875)
  Hedvig Sophie Jensen Johnson (1811 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Rachel Arbon Johnson (1843 - 1880)
  Wilhelmine Elizabeth Christensen Johnson (1852 - 1909)
  Mathilda Madsen Johnson (1861 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Lars W Johnson (1866 - 1947)*
  David Johnson (1870 - 1937)*
  Elizabeth A. J. Salvesen (1871 - 1952)*
  Rachel J. Hogan (1874 - 1908)*
  Sophia Johnson Higginson (1875 - 1957)*
  Charles W Johnson (1877 - 1951)*
  Fredrick Johnson (1880 - 1942)*
  Andrew Anton Johnson (1883 - 1939)*
  Arve Morrell Johnson (1888 - 1974)*
  Melvin Lars Johnson (1891 - 1971)*
  Bertha Matilda Johnson Lewis (1894 - 1967)*
  Joseph William Johnson (1899 - 1945)*
  Ruby Anne Johnson Walter (1901 - 1954)*
  LeRoy Johnson (1904 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Peter Johnson (1838 - 1927)*
  James Jens Johnson (1840 - 1894)*
  Lars Christian Johnson (1843 - 1919)
  Jens Christian Johnson (1845 - 1925)*
  Joseph Johnson (1852 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richmond City Cemetery
Richmond
Cache County
Utah, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 17, 2009
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