Prominencies in our family

Here is a list of persons in our family who have distinguished themselves in matters of historical or familiar interest. If any ancestors or relatives of ancestors far off in the past have distinguished themselves negatively, they will be considered listed too.

Ancestors and descendants
of
Ellen and Lewis N. Johnson

Nels J. Johnson (born 1817 in Sweden) Nels Johnson was his official name in U.S. He was probably called Nels Jenson by relatives and in the church. His Swedish name before emigration was Nils Jönsson. Father of Ellen N. Johnson. Emigrated to Minnesota with his family in 1867. Presented here...

Lewis N. Johnson (b. July 14, 1842 in Sweden) Husband of Ellen N. Johnson. Emigrated to Minnesota in 1867. Presented here...

Kenneth E. Nelson Grandson of Ellen and Lewis N. Johnson. Wrote the story Memoirs of Mother (12 page pdf file) in 1964 about his mother Annie E. Nelson, her parents Ellen and Lewis N. Johnson with children, and Ellen's parents' Mrs. and Mr. Nels Jenson (official surname: Johnson). The story describes the emigration from Sweden in the 1860s and the new life in Minnesota. Kenneth was a Baptist minister of profession. He is presented here...

Dr. Kenneth J. Johnson Grandson of Ellen and Lewis N. Johnson. Kenneth got a Master of Science degree in Immunology and Bacteriology, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, from the University of Minnesota. He practized in Bismarck. In World War II he served overseas in the Medical Corps, in Okinawa during combat, where he was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain. Kenneth wrote three books on birds. He made a collection of 400 minitiature replicas of grain cars from private elevators and railroad companies which is displayed at North Dakota State Railroad Museum. He wrote a high number of specific adventures during his service in World War 2, some of them published in Bismarck Tribune, none of them yet available on this web site. Kenneth is presented here...

Relatives
of Ellen or Lewis N. Johnson in Sweden

Nils Olsson (b. October 31, 1867 Vollsjö, Säljeröd, d. November 21, 1952 Vollsjö, Säljeröd) He spelled his name Nils Ohlsson. Farmer and member of the Swedisch Parlament Riksdagen from 1915. Nils was second cousin of Kenneth E. Nelson and Kenneth J. Johnson.

Ancestors
of Adele and Kenneth J. Johnson descendants

John Dominick (b. 1740, d. 1824) 2nd lieutenant in the New York Militia. Presented here...

Charles Hartung (b. 1838 in Germany). Emigrated to America in 1862 for service in Union Army in the American Civil War. His service in the Union Army earned him citizenship in the United States. Presented here...

Arne Sæter (b. 1913 in Norway). Member of the Norwegian Parlament 1969–73. Serviced in World War II in Norway in 1940. Wrote five books on christianity subjects. Presented here...

 

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