|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1847|
Telemark fylke, Norway
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1922|
Anne Johnson was born in Telemarken, Norway, November 3,1847. She was the daughter of Harold T. and Aase (Lee) Loftsgaard.
In the spring of 1861 she accompanied her parents to America where they located on a homestead in Freeman township. She had very limited opportunities for attending school but did not let that bar her from obtaining an education as much of her spare time was devoted to studying the available books, magazines and papers she could procure and with her wonderful memory she succeeded in acquiring considerable knowledge.
All threw life she kept up an interest in the history, literature and government affairs of her new country and of her mother country.
She was confirmed in the summer of 1862 by the pioneer Lutheran Pastor, Rev. C.S. Clausen at Silver Lake, Iowa.
She was married to Evan Groven in 1871. He died the same year leaving her a young bride of but a few months.
In 1875 she was united in marriage to Ole Johnson with whom she lived for 45 years up to his death which occurred August 24, 1920.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by eight children and ten grandchildren. The children are, Evenna Groven Lundevall of Scobey, Montana Hannah Hellie of Albert Lea Agnes Steberg of Petersburg, Alaska a step son Carl Johnson of Culver, Minn.
Andrew of Buckley, Washington
Reinert, Alexander,and Harold at home.
She leaves two sisters,
Mrs. A.K. Ulabjaa of Glenville
Mrs. Anne Bergdal of Northwood, North Dakota Two brothers, Torger Haroldson of Glenville Ole Haroldson of Casa Lake, Minn.
For the last year her health had been failing but with her strong Constitution she kept up till the very last and was able to sit up part of each day.
Her daughter Mrs. Olaf Hellie was constantly st her bed side for the last three months and took care of her with loving hands to her every need.
She died at her home at1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21,1922 aged 74 years, 4 months and 18 days.
A busy life well spent and well wrought a life of motherly devotion, scarifies has come to a close. There will be loneliness in the family circle, but knowing of her better home and free from care and sorrow, they will not wish her back.
She was the central figure in a Christian home, the best of mothers whose sole aim was the education and Christian training of her children.
The children can truly say," All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my mother."
She was devoted to her church. A good neighbor and friend who will be sadly missed.
She departed from this life peacefully with a firm faith in her Savior.
All the children except Andrew were present at the funeral on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 o'clock from the home and 2:00 o"clock at the Round Prairie church. The remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Albert Lea Evening Tribune
Harald Torjuson Loftsgaard (1799 - 1880)
Aase Aslaksdatter Lein Loftsgaard (1818 - 1883)
Evend Svenungson Groven (1840 - 1871)
Ole Johansen Johnson (1842 - 1920)
Evenna Groven Lundevall (1872 - 1957)*
Hannah Bertha Hellie (1878 - 1937)*
Reinert Johnson (1880 - 1941)*
Alexander Johnson (1881 - 1947)*
Andrew Ole Johnson (1883 - 1970)*
Harold Johnson (1886 - 1963)*
Agnes Johnson Steberg (1888 - 1945)*
Aslak Haraldson (1845 - 1912)*
Anne Loftgaard Johnson (1847 - 1922)
Sigrid Loftsgaard Utabjaa (1850 - 1933)*
Olaf Haraldson (1853 - 1937)*
Torger Haroldson (1855 - 1929)*
Round Prairie Cemetery
Created by: Sandra
Record added: Sep 05, 2012
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