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The Johnson(Johansson)family of Gibson City IL
Posted by: Ronald H. Hoover (ID *****2184) Date: July 01, 2006 at 09:55:24
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I have in my possesion items that once belonged to the Johnson family of Gibson City IL.
I have photos(prob.Johnsons?),post cards,obits,a letter etc..
All of this was found in a vacant house in Ft Worth Tx by my uncle an insurance rep around 1980 or before?.

1.Cancelled checks circa 1919-21 on the 1st Natl Bank in Gibson,signed by Albert O. Johnson,checks made out to Ludwig Erikson,W E Mckeever etc..

2.Obit from the Courier Gibson Thurs 4-10-1930,funeral services for Ole Johnson of Chicago,son of Carl O. Johnson,
four brothers...Gust,Albert and George of Chicago;Thurston of Bloomington and sister Corrinne of Danville.
Body was found washed ashore on Lake Michigan,missing
since last Oct 1929.

3.Obit for Carl O. Johnson Oct 21 1934,73 of Gibson City IL.
born Dec 8 1861 Gothenburg Sweden,son of Gustave+Ingeborg Bengston Johansson

4.Letter in Swedish to Corrinne Johnson prob of Gibson from John A. Johnson of Van Etten NY 1935

5.Envelope only, addressed to Astrid Johansson of Gibson City from Ivea(?) Larsson of Sweden.

6.This Johnson family was Swedish Lutheran,I have post card of the church in Gibson

7.50th anniv booklet from Grace Evangelical Luth Church of Rankin IL June 5,6,7 1925

8.1896 IL marriage cert for William H. Wagonseller+Lizzie Sawyer,small photo of Grampa Wagonseller
I believe these people are connected to the Johnsons??,
I think some of the Johnsons lived in Austin,Dallas etc??

Would like to get these items to Johnson descendants etc..
These items have been with me for 26 years so far!.
Anyone with knowledge of this family please contact me at
Ron Hoover

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