BioA: Johnson, Mr./Mrs. Ole J. (Gold - 1924)

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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/25/1924

Johnson, Mr./Mrs. Ole J. (Gold - 20 SEP 1924)

Mr. and Mrs. Ole J. Johnson were married fifty years last Saturday, Sept. 20th, 1924, and the occasion was duly celebrated at the United Lutheran Church last Sunday.

A large crowd was in attendance to help the happy couple celebrate and Rev. Aaberg and Rev. Dyre officiated. The choir rendered several splendid selections. After the services a wedding dinner was served in the church basement and in the afternoon a short program was rendered.

The church was beautifully decorated in white, violet and gold streamers.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were both born near Trondhjem, Norway. Mr. Johnson came to America in 1871 and Mrs. Johnson in 1872. They came directly to Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) and are therefore pioneer settlers of this vicinity, living here over fifty years. They were united in marriage her on Sept. 20, 1874. The wedding took place in a house that at that time was located where the P.E. Peterson building now stands.

After their marriage they lived in this city for nine years and then bought the farm east of the Greenwood Hotel on which they still reside.

Twelve children were born to them, of which six are living. Four of the children died in infancy, a daughter, Mrs. Ed Peterson, died at the age of 24 years and another daughter, Mrs. Jerry Vine, died at the age of 35 years. Those living are Mrs. John E. Johnson on route three, Oscar Johnson of Corinth, N.D., Arthur Johnson of Greenwood, Elmer Johnson of Greenwood, Mrs. Clarence Aaberg on route four and Leo Johnson at home with his parents. There are also eleven grandchildren.

Mr. Johnson has no living sisters or brothers, while Mrs. Johnson has four sisters and one brother, all residing in this vicinity.

Members of the congregation and other relatives and friends presented the happy couple with fifty dollars in gold besides some silver and paper money amounting in all to eighty-five dollars.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are among our best known and highly respected citizens and the Gleaner joins their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for many more years of happy wedded life.



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