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.

I hope that this web page can become a collection of information and a resource for family and friends. I plan to update, and/or, correct this page as new information is discovered.

Thanks for your help.
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)
446 Trinity Drive, Allen, TX 75002
469-675-1316
Last updated: August 4, 2004
Johannes Mikkelsen Haugen (1806 1872) born at Onstadeie, Aurdal, Valdres, Norway.
his father: Mikkel Johannesen Haugen , son of: Johannes Einerson Aaberg (1708 - 1792) and Giertrud Mikkelsdatter Koldsbreche
his mother: Agathe Olsdatter MidtStrandeie (1776 - 1828) daughter: of Ole Arneson Midtstrand (cr.1729 - 1791) and Ragnild Helgesdatter Midtstrand

Johannes married in 1831: Marit Svendsdatter Gausdgereir (1807 1898)
her father: Sven Thordson Gausdgereir (1778 - 1837) son of: Thord Thoreson Gausaker (1746 - ?) and Marit Svendsdatter Ulneseie
(1747 cr. 1811)
her mother: Sigri Amundsdatter Lien (1763 - 1841) daughter of: Amund Svendsen Lien (cr. 1721 - 1805) and Berte Olsdatter Lundane
(cr. 1729 - 1797)

(Marit immigrated to Stanton County, Nebraska, in 1873, after her husband died, along with her son Ole and daughter Ragnild. She is burried in the Stanton County, Nebraska, "Norwegian Cemetery".)

Johannes and Marit had the following children:
1. Agathe Johannesdatter (1830 between 1861 & 1865), Agathe did not emigrate
2. Johannes (John) Johannesen (1834 1884), John emigrated in 1866 with wife Margit Hallsteinsdatter
3. Svend Johannesen (1837 1931), Sven emigrated in 1868 with wife Sigri Iversdatter Odegaard
4. Siri (Sarah) Johannesdatter (1844 1919), Sarah emigrated in 1868 with husband Halver Halverson
5. Berit Johannesdatter Haugen (1846 1909), Berit did not emigrate
6. Ragnild Johannesdatter (1848 - 1943), Ragnild emigrated in 1873
7. Ole Johannesen (1852 1937), Ole emigrated in 1873

The picture below shows Sven and some of his siblings:





When the first family settlers came to Stanton, County, and located south of Union Creek, there was no town of Stanton. Soon it was necessary to find a final resting place for the departed. A small amount of land was provided by Thomas Knutsen and this became know as the Norwegian Cemetery.

The following is a list, provided by Harriet Goshorn, of those who have been buried at this location:

NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN (JOHNSON) CEMETERY --- ELKHORN TWP. SW 35 - 23- 1 STANTON, COUNTY

1. Aaberg, Mary--------------b.May 25, 1889---------d.November 26, 1912-----age 23 years

2. Aaberg, Minnie------------b.March 25, 1895-------d.August 1, 1913--------age 18 years

3, Aaberg, Oscar S.----------b.October 23, 1897-----d.August 28, 1976-------age 78 years

4. Anderson, Andrew----------b.September 2, 1870-----d.June 2, 1897----------age 26 years

5. Unmarked cross east of Andrew Anderson grave

6. Unmarked cross east of Andrew Anderson grave

7. Marker E. A. south of Andrew Anderson grave

8. Anderson, August F.------b.October 24, 1882-----d.July 19, 1886---------age 23 years---s/o David & Christine Anderson

9. unmarked graves in this area

10. Davidson, Adolf F.------b.May 6, 1876----------d.January 22, 1899-------age 22 years

11. Halvorson, Clara---------b.May 30, 1881---------d.October 29, 1891-------age 10 years

12. Halvorson, Emma----------b.February 6, 1876-----d.August 6, 1882---------age 6 years

13. Halvorson, Halvor--------b.November 25, 1828----d.May 17, 1890-----------age 61 years

14. Halvorson, Nellie--------b.October 8, 1878-------d.November 14, 1878------age 4 years

I5. Halvorson, Russell J.----b.January 1, 1914-------d.Apr. 25, 1915---------age 1 year

16. Johnson, John------------b.1835---------d.May 18, 1884----age 49 years---(on same stone as Louis A. Johnson)

17. Johnson, Lawrence Filmore-b.May 25, 1903---------d.March 10, 1904---------age 9 months

18. Johnson, Lloyd Christopher-b.January 28, 1907------d.December 21, 1907-----age 10 months

19. Johnson, Louis A.--------b.May 11, 1874-----------d.December 26, 1878 - age 4 years s/o I. M. Johnson (on same stone as John Johnson)

20. Johnson, Maritz----------b.March 4, 1807-----------d.March 8, 1898---------age 91 years

21. Johnson, Sven J.---------b.October 14, 1837--------d.October 18, 1931------age 94 years, born at Valders, Norway

22. Johnson, Mrs. Sven J. (Sigri Berg)--b. June 15, 1844--d. January 28, 1912--age 67 years, born at Valders, Norway

23. Knudsen, Thomas----------b.1824--------------------d.June 2, 1910---------age 86 years

24. Loe, Bertha Marie---------b.February 7, 1890------d.March 10, 1891--------age 1 year, d/o O. E. & M. T. Loe

25. Loe, Nellie---------------b.April 22, 1880---------d. September 1, 1882----age 2 years

26. Loe, Ole E.--------------b.June 11, 1855-----------d.April 12, 1897--------age 41 Years

27. Loe, Oliver--------------b.August 14, 1875---------d.September 19, 1889----age 14 years

28. Midlien, Mrs. John (Sarah Johnson)--b.1881---------d.1962------------------age 81 years, wife of Pastor John Midtlien

29. Odegaard, Iver S.---------b.1867-------------------d. 1893,----------------age 26 years, in Valders, Norway

30. Springstude, May---------b.August 26, 1824----------d.February 20, 1898-----age 73 years

Other unmarked graves in this area



The Norwegian Cemetery is located south of Stanton on 562 AVE (River Road) and 834 RD.

Our thanks goes to Judy and Georege Godel and family for the fine job they have done in maintenance of this cemetery over the years.

The following pictures give a general layout of the Cemetery:









The following pictures are of the Norwegian Cemetery and individual markers categorized by sur-name:

JOHNSON FAMILY:















HALVERSON FAMILY:









AABERG FAMILY and ANDERSON FAMILY and DAVIDSON FAMILY







LOE FAMILY







SPRINCSTUBE FAMILY and STROBECK FAMILY and THOMPSON FAMILY







ODDEGAARD and OTHERS







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