Hulda and Henry Johnson

Henry Victor Johnson was born September 1 (ref.: handwritten text in his parents' bible) or August 1 (ref.: Memoirs of mother) 1871 in Grove City, Meeker County, Minnesota. Henry died September 6, 1947.

Henry's parents settled in Leenthrop township, Maynard, Chippewa County, Minnesota. Henry grew up there. He left the farm in Maynard when he was 17 years old and went to St. Paul.

Henry married Hulda Fredine, not Huldah Olander from Willmar as written in Memoirs of mother by K. E. Nelson (Kenneth Johnson 2009). Year of marriage: Circa 1899 (Source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census).

Hulda was born circa 1880 (Source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census) or circa 1881 (Source: 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal Census) in Minnesota (Source: 1940 U.S. Federal Census). Both Hulda's parents were born i Sweden (Source: 1900 and 1930 U.S. Federal Census).

The family had their home in St. Paul. They had two children, Clemet and Eugene Malcolm. In Memoirs of mother the author wrote that thay had a sister too, name not mentioned. Kenneth J. Johnson (2009) can not recall there was a sister and finds it unlikely.

Henry was a mechanical engineer and became a foreman (chief executive) in the American Hoist & Derrick Co. He owned land near Roberts in Wisconsin. This resort was named Twin Lakes Beach Resort.


1) Clemet G Johnson (b. circa 1903, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota). (Source: 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal Census). His first name was often spelled Clement, but his parents told that this spelling was incorrect (Kenneth J. Johnson 2009).

2) Eugene Malcolm Johnson (b. circa 1920, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota). Source: 1930 and 1940 U.S. Federal Census). His nickname was Gene. Profession in 1940: salesman and truck driver for a potato broker in St. Paul, Ramsay County, Minnesota (source: 1940 U.S. Federal Census).