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Alfred Johnson
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1873
Göteborgs kommun
Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Death: Aug. 16, 1949
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

My Great-Grandfather. He came from Sweden by himself at just 20 years old. Like many Swedes before him, he was headed for the rich farmland of Wisconsin and Minnesota. He hit a bump in the road in Bluestone, Ohio where he met my Great-Grandmother, Anna Kurten. She, too, had recently come from the old country with her father. They married in Bluestone and had their first two children, Hildur and Alfonse there before moving on to their final destination just outside the little village of Haugen, Wisconsin.

On their farm on Devil's Lake they raised 13 children, burying 4 of them before their own deaths in 1949 just 3 months apart. I'm sure they would concur with Jimmy Buffet's synopsis of life. "Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way."
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  Anna Kurten Johnson (1877 - 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)*
  Vernon Johnson (1924 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Bohemian National Cemetery
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Billie
Record added: Apr 01, 2009
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Alfred Johnson
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Alfred Johnson
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Alfred Johnson
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
Rest in sweet peace, dear Alfred. I loved reading your family history. My grandparents also came from Sweden and settled in Chicago. Brave people leaving their homeland and raising families. You are being remembered today and will not be forgotten.
- susan emery
 Added: Aug. 31, 2016
Alfred Johnson, a substantial farmer of Sections 7 and 8, Oak Grove Township, has been a resident of this county since 1898. He came here that year and for a time was employed on the railroad in the summer time and in the woods winters. Then he bought his...(Read more)
- John Christeson
 Added: Dec. 19, 2015
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