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Jens Eiler JOHNSON

Male 1842 - 1894  (52 years)


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  • Name Jens Eiler JOHNSON 
    Born 8 Jun 1842  Frøskeland, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1894  Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Norway Lutheran Cemetery, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Norwegian version of name: Jens Eilert Johansen.

      Name in the U.S. was sometimes: John E. Johnson.

      Emigrated to the United States in 1869.

      From the Dell Rapids Tribune, October 6, 1894:
      "Jens E. Johnson, of Logan Township, met with a very sudden death Tuesday forenoon. While on his way to Dell Rapids with a team and buggy he fell out of the buggy near the corner of the Griswold farm, about a half mile south-east of town, and was dead when found. The team followed the road to Gunder Olson’s place near the bride where they were caught. John Kilness’ son, who was coming to town, saw Mr. Johnson lying at the side of the road. He notified Gunder Olson and Henry Wilson, who went to the scene of the accident. They found Mr. Johnson lying on his face as he had probably fallen, and life seemed to be extinct. They brought the body to town, taking it to Dr. Parker’s office, but all efforts at resuscitation were in vain, and it was later taken to the Undertaker Medin. Coroner Booth, of Sioux Falls was notified and he came up on the afternoon train, accompanied by Dr. R.R. Stevenson, and held an inquest. Messrs. W.G. Lund, A.R. Sullivan and R. Keating were empaneled as a jury and E.E. Griswold acted as clerk. After hearing the evidence the jury returned a verdict of the effect “that the said Jens E. Johnson came to his death by falling from his buggy during an attack of epilepsy while on his way from his home to Dell Rapids on the 2nd day of October, 1894 at about 10 o’clock a.m.” Mr. Johnson had been subject to epileptic fits for about eighteen years. The deceased was about 55 years old. He was an old resident of this vicinity, having come here about 22 years ago, and was a thrifty, well-to-do farmer. His wife died about three years ago. He leaves a family of seven children. The funeral was held yester afternoon, Rev. Chr. C Moe conducting the services at the Norway Lutheran Church in Edison Township."

      From "The History of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1899" in Logan Township biographical sketches:
      "Johnson, John E., was born in Norway, December 22, 1847. He emigrated to the United States in 1858, and lived in Iowa and Minnesota until he settled in this county in June, 1873. He took up as a homestead the southeast quarter of section 28, in Logan, where he resided until his death, which occurred while on the way from his home to Dell Rapids, October 2, 1894. His wife died three years before, but a family of seven children survive them. He was a thrifty, well-to-do farmer, and engaged largely in sheep raising. He had been assessor for thirteen years and school district clerk for twelve years, and a highly respected citizen."
    Person ID I22426  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2020 

    Father Johan HANSSEN,   b. 4 Apr 1813, Frøskeland, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1897, Frøskeland, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Helena Serine JOHANSDTR,   b. 1824,   d. 1855  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1841  Hadsel, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jakobina Ovedia TORBJØRNSDTR,   b. 7 Aug 1844, Tennstrand, Hadsel, Hadsel, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1892, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Hans J. JOHNSON,   b. 1 Jan 1869, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1954, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Helmine Marie "Minnie" JOHNSON,   b. 1873, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. David JOHNSON,   b. 18 May 1875,   d. 1960  (Age 84 years)
     4. John James "Theodore" JOHNSON,   b. 9 Nov 1877, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1962, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Anna Marie JOHNSON,   b. 10 Jan 1879, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1973, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Albert Johan JOHNSON,   b. 28 Jan 1881, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1889  (Age 8 years)
     7. Carl George JOHNSON,   b. 29 Dec 1882, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1958, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Juliana Helena "Julia" JOHNSON,   b. 8 Apr 1885, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1896  (Age 11 years)
     9. Matilda Caroline JOHNSON,   b. 6 Mar 1887, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1889  (Age 2 years)
     10. Albert Magnus JOHNSON,   b. 2 Sep 1889, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1902, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1842 - Frøskeland, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 1894 - Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norway Lutheran Cemetery, Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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