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Josepha Helen Kennebeck Johnson
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1902
Wabasha
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1981
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

My Gramma...

married my Grampa Johnson in 1924. They had four children together; Melvin (Johnny) Frank Jr.(b. 1925), Richard Anthony (b. 1928), David Arthur (b. 1937), and Donna Marie (b. 1939 d. 1964). The retired to Arizona, USA.

After the death of their daughter and son-in-law, Gramma and Grampa raised Donna and Leroy's two older children, Marilyn and Mike in Arizona. I was adopted by Richard and Lorraine (Kriske) Johnson, Donna's brother and sister-in-law in Wisconsin. Sometimes, I would get jealous because Marilyn, Mike, Gramma and Grampa got to spend so much time together.

We would visit a couple times a year. My favorite memory of her is when she would send me out to the lemon tree. I would climb the tree, pick a couple lemons and then Gramma, my sister and I would make homemade lemonade and homemade lefsa (with the leftover potatoes from the day before) together.

And, thus, she earned the title of "Best Cook and Lefse Maker on the Planet."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Anton Kennebeck (1860 - 1954)
  Sophia Maria Lager Kennebeck (1870 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Melvin Frank Johnson (1901 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Anthony Johnson (1928 - 2009)*
  Donna Marie Johnson Matten (1939 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Albertina Kennebeck (1893 - 1895)*
  Isabella Mary Kennebeck Schmitz (1894 - 1983)*
  Lizetta H Kennebeck Berlin (1895 - 1983)*
  Agnes Catherine Kennebeck Russell (1897 - 1998)*
  Clara M Kennebeck Averbeck (1899 - 1986)*
  Frank Benedict Kennebeck (1900 - ____)*
  Josepha Helen Kennebeck Johnson (1902 - 1981)
  Edward J Kennebeck (1904 - 1937)*
  Marcella Kennebeck Jacoby (1906 - 1988)*
  Bernice E Kennebeck Bright (1908 - 2006)*
  Ruth Sophia Kennebeck Smith (1910 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) S...
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32127558
Josepha Helen <i>Kennebeck</i> Johnson
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
Josepha Helen <i>Kennebeck</i> Johnson
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
Josepha Helen <i>Kennebeck</i> Johnson
Added by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
 
 
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Happy Birthday Grandma! I love you and still miss you every day!! xoxoxo
- Marilyn
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014

- lisa butler
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 7, 2014
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