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 Anna <I>Kurten</I> Johnson

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Anna Kurten Johnson

  • Birth 11 Sep 1877 Finland
  • Death 22 May 1949 Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Haugen, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 35423729

My Great-Grandmother was born in Bergo, Aland, an Island in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. It is a possession of Finland, but the people consider themselves Swedish and the culture is Swedish. She arrived in America with her father, a Finnish sailor, on June 10, 1892 aboard the Steamship Gallia. Mother Mina was left at home until a homestead was established.

Father and daughter headed west to find a good place to settle. In the little town of Bluestone, Ohio, Anna met Alfred Johnson (Johanson), a young Swede who had arrived from the old country at about the same time. They married in 1896 and had two children; daughter Hildur and son Alfonse (my Grandfather), before moving westward again. They eventually homesteaded a piece of land on Devil's lake just outside the little village of Haugen, Wisconsin. Here they raised 12 children. The farm they built is still family-owned today.

I never knew my Great-Grandmother, but I am told that she was a sweet and gentle person.

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  • Created by: Billie
  • Added: 1 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35423729
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Kurten Johnson (11 Sep 1877–22 May 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35423729, citing Bohemian National Cemetery, Haugen, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Billie (contributor 47018966) .