Svend Johannesen Haugen and Sigri Iversdatter Odegaard - JOHNSON FAMILY -
This is a look at Svend Johannesen Haugen and Sigri Iversdatter Odegaard - JOHNSON - along with their Parents, Siblings, and Children.
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Eugene (Gene) D. Johnson (son of Ellsworth and Rowena Heffley, grandson of Iver and Anna Ryan and great grandson of Sevn and Sigri Berg - JOHNSON)
3. Sven Johannesen (Johnson) (1837 – 1931)
446 Trinity Drive, Allen, TX 75002
Last updated: August 21, 2004
In 1860 Sven married Jorand Olsdatter (1835 - c.a. 1865)
They had the following child:
3.1. Julia (1865 - ?) m. C.J. Anderson
In 1866 Sven Married Sigrid Berg (1844 – 1912)
Sven and Sigri emigrated to Stanton County in 1868
They had the following children:
3.2. John S. (1866 – 1921) m. Mary Halverson
3.3. Rose (1869 – 1945) m. John Stangland
3.4. Iver S. (1879 – 1951) m. Anna Ryan
3.5. Sarah (1881 – 1962) m. John Midtlien
3.6. Anna (1883 - 1955) m. Theodore Ringer
3.7. Ida (1885 – 1966). m. James Johnson
The pictures below are of the Sven Johnson family taken in 1912 to celebrate Sven's 75th. birthday.
In the first picture, l/r in the first row:
Julia, Sven, Sigri, Rose.
In the top row:
John S., Anna, Ida, Sarah, Iver S.
In the second picture, l/r in the first row:
Julia, Sven, Sigri, John S.
In the top row:
Ida, Anna, Iver S., Rose, Sarah.
This page will discuss the family of James and Ida (Johnson) Johnson.
3.7. Ida Belinda (1885 – 1966). m. James Johnson (1885)
---3.7.1. Stanley Milton m. Leota Schwink
---3.7.2. Kenneth Raymond m. Barbara Hanson
------ 188.8.131.52. Stephen Mark m. Jean Louise Rider
--------- 184.108.40.206.1. Stephanie Lynne
------ 220.127.116.11. Sarah Marie m. Edward Arnold Ericson
--------- 18.104.22.168.1. William Edward Ericson
The following is the wedding announcement for Ida Johnson and James Johnson that appeared in the September 24, 1915 publication of the Stanton Register.
Miss. Ida Johnson and Mr. James Johnson were quietly married in
Tilden, at the home of the bride’s
sister. Mrs. T. 0. Ringer, last Wednesday afternoon. The wedding
ceremony was very simple and just
the immediate relatives were preset. Rev. Monoe, of the Newman
Grove Norwegian church, gave the
marriage vows in the Lutheran
form, the bride and groom standing
beneath a large wedding bell. The
wedding bell was in keeping with
the decorations of the whole house,
being trimmed, with sweet peas…
Ida has lived in Stanton all her
life, is a graduate of the Stanton
schools, and attended Highland
Park college for two years. For
the past few years she has been at
home with her-father and sister…
The groom wore conventional
black and is an entire-stranger to
us. He lives at Toronto, Canada,
and is a manager of a department
store there. His meeting with Miss
Johnson was rather romantic in
that he had set sail for England on
the Empress of Ireland some two
years ago and this ship as you will
remember, ran into a freight steamer and sank. Mr. Johnson was one
of the nine sole survivors of the ship. He took the next ship that came by on its was to England which was the Empress of Britain, and on this sane boat was Miss. Ida Johnson and her father on their way to Norway. On the trip, Miss Johnson and Mr. Johnson became acquainted, the acquaintance grew to friendship, friendship to love and now they are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. We might add that but few girls are able to be married and merely change the Miss. to Mrs…
immediately after the wedding a four course six o’clock dinner was served. The center piece was a large white wedding cake bordered with sweet peas. When the repast was over, midst rice, old shoes, and various other implements of charivari life, the happy couple left for a short visit in western Nebraska. They will spend a few weeks here visiting with relatives in various parts of the state and expect to home to their friends in Toronto about October the 1st.
The following guests were at the wedding:
Iver Johnson and family
Carl J. Anderson and family
Sven Johnson and daughter, Sarah
John S. Johnson and family of Newman Grove
John Stangland and family of Albion
The picture belwo is of Ken, Stan, Ida, and Jim Johnson.
The following is the wedding announcement for Stanley Johnson and Leota Schwinck that appeared in the May 9, 1940 publication of the Stanton Register (page 8 column 4).
JOHNSON – SCHWINCK VOWS, WASHINGTON
The following is the obituary for Stanley Johnson that appeared in the August 31, 1944 publication of the Stanton Register (page 1 column 4).
At five p. m- Saturday, April 20,
in the study of the Mt. Pleasant
congregational church, Washington,
D. C. Dr. H. E. Buschmeyer officiated «t the wedding of Miss Leota
Schwinck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L. 0. Schwinck, and Stanley Johnson of Mr. and Mrs. James
Johnson, Scottsbluff. Their attendndants were Miss Jean Hatton and
James Elmore of Washington but
formerly of Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Welch of Winchendon. Mass.,
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Rodgers of
Swarthmore, Penn., Harold Welch
of Washington, and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Letton of Washington but
formerly of Lincoln, were guests…
All the guests were present at the
wedding dinner served In the Tally
Ho Tea Shop and at the reception
at the apartment of the newly weds.
Fowing the reception Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson left for Baltimore.
The bride, a graduate of our city
schlools, also attended Midland college where she was a member of the
string quartet, the Warriorettes, an
athletic pep society; the Wynn social group, and the Y. W. C. A. in
which she was active. She was also
member of the a cappella choir
which made the trip both to the Atlantic and to the Pacific coasts and
also to the Texas Centennial. The past three years she was employed at Sioux City, doing secretarial work.
Mr. Johnson Is also a graduate of
our city schools and attended Doane
college, the Wayne State Teachers
college and Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois. After teaching Instrumental music in our city schools
for two years, Mr. Johnson was employed by Schmoeller and Mueller
piano Company at Scottsbluff.
He to now solo cornetist in-the
United States Navy Band, Washington, D. C.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were
Active in both instrumental and vocal music during their high school
Funeral services for Stanley
Johnson. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Johnson, now of Scottsbluff,
but formerly of Stanton. are being
held this afternoon at 2 30 at the
Congregational church, with the
Rev. p. J. Thiel of Albion, former
Stanton pastor. in charge. Young
Johnson died Friday in a navy
hospital at Livermore, California of
The following is the obituary for Stanley Johnson that appeared in the September 7, 1944 publication of the Stanton Register (page 4 column 4).
The young man became ill last
spring while teaching In the navy
school of music at Washington,
D. C. and was sent to the Livermore
hospital In July. He was a cornet
soloist and a member of the navy
band the past four years.
Before enlisting in the navy, he
was band director of the Stanton
city schools of which his father
was director for many years. He
was rated a superior cornetist in many contests.
He was married to Miss Leota
Schwink of Stanton four years ago.
Surviving are his wife. his parents
and one brother, Kenneth, a member of the navy band at San Diego,
KNOWN NATIONALLY FOR HIS MUSICAL TALENT
James Johnson had been on the Empress of Ireland that sank in the St. Laurence. Here is what was said about it in the paper when they celebrated their fifty years of marriage in 1965:
Last Thursday afternoon, from
the Congregational church, funeral
rites were conducted for Stanley
Johnson, who died in a navy hospital at Livermore, Calif., due to
pulmonary tuberculosis. The Rev.
P. J. Thiel of Albion, former pastor of the Stanton church officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Shultz.
Mrs. Byron McMahon and Ralph
Titus sang two request numbers.
Mrs. Jeanette Copes, being their
Burial was made in the Stanton
cemetery with Kenneth Alderman,
Longin Koza, Otto Bolz, Fred
Schellpepper, Clifford Woeppel and
Walter Schellpeper, all class members of the deceased, acting, as pallbearers.
Stanley Milton Johnson was born
May 28. 1916, near Tilden, Nebraska and
when was but six months old his
parents moved to Toronto, Canada.
When he was five years old, they
returned to Nebraska and lived on
a farm southwest of Stanton where
Stanley attended country school
and high school, graduating with
the Class of 1932. He then attended
Doane College, Wayne State Teachers college and Northwestern University. In 1937, he was elected to
teach Instrumental music in the
city schools of Stanton, a position
previously held by his father.
Two years later he accepted a position with the Schmoller & Mueller Music Co. of Omaha, making
his headquarters in Scottsbluff
where his parents were living. Some
months later he went to Washingon. D. C. where he enlisted In the
U. S. Navy as a member of the
United States Navy band. After
playing with this organization two
years he Was transferred to the faculty of the Navy School of Music,
a position he held until illness
forced him to seek medical aid.
In May of this year he was admitted to the-Naval hospital at
Bethesda, Md. and later was transferred to the Veterans hospital at
Livermore and was given an honorable discharge from the navy. He
passed away August 25, 1944, at the
age of 28 years, 2 months and 27
days. He had the rating of first
class petty officer. While confined
to the hospital he had become a
member of the Livermore post of
the American Legion.
He was baptized and confirmed
in the Lutheran church, but from
early childhood attended the Congregational Church In Stanton
where he was active In the Sunday
school orchestra and choir, as well
as director of the choir for some
time before leaving Stanton.
April 20, 1940, he was united in
marriage to Miss Leota Schwinck
of Stanton, who with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson. and
his brother. Kenneth, as well as a
host of relatives and friends mourn
his early departure.
Included in the numerous floral
tributes were those of the United
States Navy band, Washington,
D. C., the faculty of the Navy
school of Music, Washington. D. C.,
as well as two separate pieces from
individual Instructors of the school
and their families; and those of
the Scottsbluff high school band
and the Scottsbluff high school
and Orchestra Parents club.
A contribution in his honor was
made to the Red Cross by the
graduating classmates of 1932.
Among the large congregation
who attended the last rites In tribute to the life of Stanley Johnson,
were friends and relatives from Albion, Norfolk, Newman Grove,
Leigh, Page, Tilden„ Lincoln,
Omaha and Wayne
“Mr. Johnson tells of making a trip to Europe with a band from Toronto in 1914, stating that the band left Quebec May 28, at 4 p.m. on the steamship Empress of Ireland. At 2 a.m. the next morning, a Norwegian coal boat ran into the ship causing it to sink in less than 15 minutes. This disaster, 120 miles from Quebec near Rimouske, took more than 1000 lives and is the greatest lifetime tragedy in Canadian history.
Survivors were taken back to Toronto. From there Mr. Johnson sailed two weeks later for Europe on the Empress of Britain and it was on this ship that he met his future bride, Ida B. Johnson of Stanton, who was accompanying her father and sister to Norway, the elder Mr. Johnson’s home country. They met again on the way back at the Toronto Exposition and were married the following year.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson lived in Toronto until 1927 when they came to Stanton. He taught instrumental music there from 1927 to 1937. He later taught music in Scottsbluff for 12 years and then Norfolk for seven years before retiring. The couple has one son, Kenneth, who teaches instrumental music in the Sioux City Schools and two grandchildren.”
For more information on the Empress of Ireland disaster go to the following link:
Empress of Ireland Disaster
The following is the obituary for James Johnson that appeared in the January 3, 1974, publication of the Stanton Register (page 1 column 4).
Funeral services were held for
James Johnson, 88, at the Norfolk
First United Presbyterian
Church Friday, Dec. 28. The
former Stantonite died at a
Norfolk nursing homee Dec. 26.
Burial was in the Stanton
James Johnson was born in
Manchester, England, on September
19, 1885, and attended Christ
Church of Episcopal through the
12th grade. He had two sisters
and one brother. All preceded
him in death.
In 1911, he immigrated to
Toronto, Canada. While making a
trip from Canada to England, he
met Ida Johnson, who was
making a trip to Norway.
They were united in marriage
at Tilden in 1915, and to this union
were born two sons, Stanley and
They lived in Toronto until 1925,
and then they moved to Stanton.
Mr. Johnson taught music in
Stanton's Public Schools from
1927-1937, and In Scottsbluff’s
Public Schools from 1937-1949,
And in Norfolk's Public Schools
until his retirement In l956.
He was the first secretary and
life member of the Nebraska
Music Educators Association,
and a former member of the
Iowa Band Masters Association,
and associate member of the
Canada Band Masters Association. He was a member of the
Masonic Order, Stanton Lodge,
for 54 years, a member of Norfolk
Presbyterian Church and served
as Elder of this Church at
Scottsbluff, and was honored
with a life membership In the
Norfolk's Parent-Teachers Association.
He was preceded to death by
his son Stanley in 1944, and by his
wife. Ida. In 1965. Surviving is his
son. Kenneth, and two grand children of Sioux City, Iowa, and
several nieces and nephews
throughout Canada and United