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 Hannes Johnson, Sr

Hannes Johnson, Sr

Birth
Iceland
Death 6 Nov 1932 (aged 78)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Washington, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 161004479 · View Source
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Hannes Johnson was born at or near Gaulverjabaer, Arnessysla, Iceland where he was baptized on October 19, 1854. His name at birth was spelled Hannes Jonsson and he was the son of Jon Jonsson and Ragnheidur Vernhardsdottir. He married Sigridur Sveinsdottir in August of 1879 in Eyrarbakki, Arnessysla, Iceland

The family immigrated to America in 1884.

The following information was found in Ólafur S. Thorgeirsson's Almanac and was written by Arni Gudmundsen in 1900 regarding Hannes Johnson's parentage and immigration in 1884.

"Hannes Jónsson of Eyrarbakka, son of Jón Jónsson of Skúmstöðum in Rangárv.sýslu, and his wife Ragnhildur Verharðsdóttir."

Hannes was a nephew to to Holmfridur (Vernardsdottir) Helgason and her brother Bjorn Helgason (Bjorn's last name at birth was Vernhardsson) who are also buried in this cemetery.

The following ancestry (as told by his uncle Bjorn Helgason) would also relate to Hannes.

"Björn says he is a direct descendant on his mother's side from Þangbrandi the bishop, and on his father's side from Egill Skallagrímsson." This information was found in Ólafur S. Thorgeirsson's Almanac and was written by Arni Gudmundsen in 1900 regarding early Icelandic settlers to Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin.

Obituary at right was found in the Door County Advocate; Friday, 1932-11-11; pg 8, col 1

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  • Created by: DeeღKeith
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161004479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hannes Johnson, Sr (16 Oct 1854–6 Nov 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161004479, citing Island Cemetery, Washington, Door County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by DeeღKeith (contributor 47679272) .