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Jerry Johnson (#48151321)
 member for 3 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Native of Sutton, Nebraska now living back in that town after an Air Force career and over 20 years in Northern California. Active working with genealogy since about 1975.

My father's families, Johannesson (Johnson), Israelson, Aspegren and Klintberg were Swedish immigrants of the 1870's through Illinois to Saronville, Nebraska. My maternal grandfather's Cassell/Cassels/Kennedy, Maxwell, Laing and Inglis families came from Fife County, Scotland in the 1850's to Illinois, later to Edgar, Nebraska. My maternal grandmother's families were all colonials immigrating before 1785, most in the 1630's and '40's, many to Essex Co. Massachusetts. These names included Rowlison, Walton, Kinnear, Hall, Littlehale, Hutchinson, Putnam, Leach, Conant, Littlefield and more. Migrations from Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia went through southern Indiana before heading west.

My wife Rita's closest family names are Hutsell, Pavey, Hockenbary, Erickson, Miller, Willis, Thomas and Mattson.

I am active (co-founder and current President) in the Sutton Historical Society and have morphed into the local historian writing a weekly retrospective column for the county paper and a monthly article about local history for Sutton Life Magazine.

Please contact me with corrections or other comments on anything I've posted - let's make things right. And please feel free to use any photos of mine as you see fit. It has been my pleasure to provide them.
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Sharla Cerra
Joseph Brown of Sutton
I see that you posted a picture of Francis Brown at the Sutton cemetery so I wonder whether you are interested in a blurb that I ran across in our local newspaper, the Table Rock Argus. It is in the October 25, 1918 edition and says that a funeral party came through Table Rock from Pawnee City in automobiles, taking the body of Joseph Brown, who had died of influenza, back to his home town of Sutton. I don't see a Sutton grave on Findagrave for 1918 that corresponds. Since he is not a Table Rock person, I have no particular interest, but I thought I would throw this out in case you might be interested. I'd be happy to email you a copy of the article. You can email me at and I'll send it by return email if you like.
Added by Sharla Cerra on Nov 17, 2016 5:39 PM
George Bemis edits
Thank you so much for these! I didn't know the tombstone photo had been posted--your edit is very much appreciated!
Added by MrsB on Jun 17, 2016 5:57 PM
I posted under the Edit site to have you place my mother in law Irma Uhrich on her site, if not please transfer her as I have completed her husbands.

Added by Linda on Jan 02, 2016 8:32 AM
Rich Schommer
Margaret Dondlinger

You posted a picture for a grave for Margaret Dondlinger (memorial #35624364). There is nothing on the stone. There is a good reason that her name isn't there. Mrs. Dondlinger got a divorce and moved to California. She's buried in California with her daughter and son-in-law.
Added by Rich Schommer on Sep 05, 2015 11:44 AM
Clint Black
Hi Jerry,
Thank you for adding the caption to the photo of F. M. Brown.

F.M. was my great grandfather's (George) brother. I am much indebted to the family history he published in his newspaper in the twilight of his life.

Naturally, I am interested in other Brown family photographs that may be archived in the Sutton museum.
Clint Black
Loveland, CO
Added by Clint Black on Jul 18, 2015 1:13 PM
Clint Black
Memorial# 86924633
Hi Jerry,
I wonder if you might append a credit/source to the photograph? If you do, please alert me.
Much obliged.
Added by Clint Black on Jul 13, 2015 9:45 PM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: Adalia Rowlison
you are very welcome!
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Nov 12, 2014 9:30 AM
Harvey H.
Sterkle vs. Sterkel
Thank you for pointing out my duplicate Elizabeth Sterkle memorial. I have deleted it.
Added by Harvey H. on Sep 19, 2014 11:30 AM
Marilyn Sanner Keim
Charles Aaron Rowlison
Thank you for the cemetery info. I have added it.
Added by Marilyn Sanner Keim on Sep 03, 2014 4:44 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Plettner requests
Thanks for fulfilling these requests.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Aug 26, 2014 7:45 PM
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