BioA: Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf A. (Golden - 1956)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Johnson, Harding, Nichols,
Parish, Webb, Heidrich, Hanson, Hendrickson, Tanner
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 2, 1956
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf A. (Golden -
25 July 1956)
The 50th wedding anniversary
celebration honoring Mr. and Mrs. Olaf A. Johnson was held Sunday,
July 29, at the farm home northeast of Greenwood, where the
Johnsons were for many years engaged in farming, before moving to
this city. The farm is now owned and operated by their son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Johnson.
More than 150 relatives and friends
attended the outdoor reception, with lunch being served at noon and
5 p.m. A large wedding cake centered the table. The tables
were decorated with vases of flowers. The Rev. Ira Tanner,
pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, of which the Johnsons
are members, offered a table prayer.
Those in attendance were all six children
of the honored couple and their husbands and wives; all 14 of their
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. This was the first time
that the entire Johnson family got together.
Also present were all of their brothers
and sisters, with the exception of one brother and one sister of
Mrs. Johnson who reside in the State of Washington. One
son, Orville Johnson, died in August 1951.
The children present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Johnson and family
of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Mabel) Harding and family of
Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Jane) Nichols and family, Chicago; Mr.
and Mrs. Vern (Verna) Parish and family, Elmhurst, Ill.: Mr. and
Mrs. James (Dorothy) Webb and family of Northbrook, Ill.
Brothers and sisters present were Mrs.
Mila Heidrich of Greenwood, Mrs. Lillian Hanson of Chicago, Mrs.
Ollie Johnson of Wausau; and Mrs. Clarence Hendrickson of
Olaf A. Johnson, son of Swan and Martha
Johnson, was born in Sweden, April 15, 1881. He came to the
United States from Sweden with his parents in 1885 at the age of
four years. His wife, the former Mabel A. Hendrickson, daughter of
Michael and Mathilda Hendrickson, was born in Greenwood August 27,
1887. They were married July 25, 1906, in Greenwood at the
home of her parents.
The honored couple received many gifts, a purse of money and many congratulatory messages.
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