Alfred Johnson

Alfred W. (b. February 18, 1876 in Leenthrop, Maynard, Chippewa County, Minnesota, d. October 12, 1949.)

Alfred Johnson stayed on the his parent's farm and inherited it.

Alfred married Lena J. Anderson (b. 1879, d. 1972). She grew up in Renville County, Minnesota.

Alfred died suddenly of a heart attack in 1949.

Lena and Alfred W. Johnson are buried in Leenthrop, Maynard (ref. Leenthrop Memorial Cemetery).

1930 U.S. Federal Census: The family with their three children lived in Leenthrop.

"Lena and Alfred had three children, all of them were daughters: Cloe, Corinne and the third one which I do not remember the name of." (Kenneth J. Johnson 2009)

To Alfred W. and Lena Johnson have been born two children, Lula and Corine. (Source: History of Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle Counties Minnesota)


3) Lula B (b. circa 1906 in Leenthrop) Source: 1910, 1920 and 1930 U.S. Fed. Census

2) Corine E (b. circa 1911 in Leenthrop) Source: 1920 and 1930 U.S. Fed. Census

3) Cloe A (b. circa 1918 in Leenthrop). Moved to St. Paul where she trained at Mounds Park Hospital's Nursery to become a nurse (Ref: Kenneth J. Johnson 2009). Source: 1920 and 1930 U.S. Fed. Census.

Alfred W. Johnson
Source: History of Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle Counties Minnesota, L. R. Mayer and O. G. Dale, Volume II, Illustrated; B. F. Bowen & Co. Inc. (1916) transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team – Vicki Bryan@

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"Alfred W. Johnson, a successful farmer and stockman of Leenthrop Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota, was born on the old homestead in the township, on February 18, 1876, being the son of Lewis N. and Ella Johnson."

"Alfred W. Johnson received his education in the public schools of his Township and at St. Paul where he took a course in engineering, at which he has been engaged in connection with his farm work. He is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of land, one hundred of which was purchased of the estate at the death of his father. He has made many improvements, having planted many trees and remodeled the house. Here he is engaged in general farming and stock raising. He has always taken an active interest in local affairs and has served as supervisor of the township.

In 1903 Alfred W. Johnson was united in marriage to Lena Anderson, who was born in Renville County, Minnesota, in 1879, being the daughter of August and Augusta Anderson, both of whom were born in Sweden. They located in Renville County in an early day and in 1893 came to Chippewa County, where Mr. Anderson engaged in farming and stock raising until a few years ago, when he retired from the activities of farm life and moved to Maynard. He was prominent in local affairs and was always much interested in the growth and prosperity of the township and the county. He and his family were highly respected and were held in high esteem by all who knew them.

To Alfred W. and Lena Johnson have been born two children, Lula and Corine. The family are attendants at the Swedish Baptist Church, in which they take much interest, and to which Mr. Johnson is a liberal supporter.

August Anderson, the father of Mrs. Johnson was born in 1845 and came to the United States in 1869. He located for a time in Houston County and later in Renville County, before coming to Chippewa County. Since retiring from the farm and taking up his residence in Maynard, he has sold his farm. He and the mother of Mrs. Johnson were married in 1875. Mrs. Anderson who was born in 1858 came to the United States with her parents at the age of five years. The parents of Mrs. Anderson died some years ago, at Lake Park, Minnesota. They were the parents of the following children: Anna, Lena, Bennett, Alfred, Jelmer, Carl and Mamie. Augusta Anderson, the wife and mother, died on November 19, 1893, shortly after coming to Chippewa County."