Warner Township Pioneers
IMDERMEYER family, Warner township
1895 census, head of family: Henry Imdermeyer per index, Henry Sundermeyer per census
"...Heinrich, "Henry" Neimand was born March 25,1840 to Heinrich and Maria (Obuch) Neimand. He married his wife, Mina, "Pauline" Buchholz, January 19, 1890. She was born April 19, 1834 and was the daughter of Michael and Dorothea (Kuck) Buchholz. They lived on the west side of the Black River in Warner Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin. They attended the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church. Their neighbors were Martin Rechleu, Henry Imdermeyer, Philip Vallrath, Mary Decker, Fred Wehrman, Henry Neimand, Aug Beyer and John Schwarze...."
No other references to the Henry Imdermeyer family found in CC records. Also searched for Indermeyer and Undermeyer, none found. See "Sundermeyer" of Warner township
INLAND family, Warner township
1906 sec 27 no residence Ole Inland (1914 split into many smaller properties)
No "Inland" families in CC, also searched "Iffland" who lived in Humbird area, no "Ole".
JOHNSON families, Warner township
JOHNSON, Simon family, Warner township
1895 census, head of family: Simon Johnson 3 male, 6 female
1905 #89 Johnson, Simon Head W M 59 M Norway Norway Farmer 12 O F Mary Wife W F 44 M Norway Norway House Keeper Josephine Daughter W F 25 S Wisconsin Norway cook 8 Selma Daughter W F 18 S Wisconsin Norway cook 6 Helga Daughter W F 15 S Wisconsin Norway Cook Olga Daughter W F 10 S Wisconsin Norway John Son W M 7 S Wisconsin Norway Sirena Daughter W F 5 S Wisconsin Norway
1893-1926 sec 26 residence S. B. Johnson
JOHNSON, Simon B. (30 April 1846 - 21 Mar 1917)
Mr. and Mrs. (daughter Selma nee Johnson) Dave Gustavson (Gustafson) who were here to attend the funeral of Mr. S. B. Johnson, returned to their home in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Monday. Miss Olga Johnson went with them for a visit. Greenwood Gleaner 5/3/1917
JOHNSON, Mary nee Peterson (25 Feb 1862 - 19 Mar 1940)
Mrs. Mary Johnson, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. (Josephine) W. E. Hubble. Mrs. Johnson had been in poor health since last May, and had been confined to her bed since Aug. 1939. Death was caused by hardening of the arteries and by influenza, which developed several days before her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson, and at the Trondhjem Lutheran Church. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, nee Mary Peterson, was born (Merit, Sr. "Mary" nee Peterson, daughter of Elias and Andrea nee Tranmel Peterson) in Trondhjem, Norway, Feb. 25, 1862. When she was 11 years old she came to Greenwood with her parents, and had since lived in this community. Her marriage (on 16 April 1878) to Simon Johnson took place about 61 years ago. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved to a farm, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Greenwood, where she made her home up to the time of her illness. Her son, Leonard, and family are living on the old Johnson farm. Mr. Johnson died in 1917. Surviving are one son, Leonard, Greenwood; Mrs. P. M. (Amanda) Johnson, Greenwood; Mrs. David (Selma) Gustafson, Chicago; and Mrs. Sigrud (Olga) Johnson, Loyal; one brother, P. E. Peterson, Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Dyre and Mrs. William Hogue, both of Greenwood. One son (John, b. c1898 per 1905 census, Leonard not on 1905 census although obit has 1898 birth date, they were twins and John died as infant? No obit or cemetery info on the John b. c1898 or further mention of him.) and two daughters (Helga d. 1923 and Serena d.1935) also preceded her in death.
Hubble, Josephine Amelia nee JOHNSON (16 Feb 1880 - 22 July 1967)
Mrs. Josephine Amelia Hubble, 87, Neillsville, died of complications July 22, 1967, at the Neillsville Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted Friday. Services were conducted at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Josephine Johnson was born Feb. 16, 1880, in the Town of Warner, and was married here June 28, 1916, to Walter Hubble, who preceded her in death in 1937. After their marriage, the couple farmed south of Greenwood until 1919, when they moved to the city of Greenwood. Since November 1963, Mrs. Hubble had resided at the Memorial Home in Neillsville.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Sigward (Olga) Johnson, Loyal; a brother, Leonard Johnson, Greenwood and an aunt, Ingabor Hogue, Walnut Creek, Calif. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Johnson, Amada Elsie nee JOHNSON (8 April 1882 - 19 Sept 1953)
Mrs. Amanda Elsie Johnson, 71, a lifetime resident of Greenwood, was found dead in her sleep Sept. 19, 1953, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Verhulst. She had been ill for a week. Mrs. Johnson, nee Johnson, was born on April 8, 1882, in Warner Township, received her education in Greenwood and was married Dec. 31, 1902 to Peter Johnson (son of Swan E. and Martha Johnson) in Greenwood. The Johnsons lived northeast of Greenwood for 42 years and built a home in Greenwood 11 years ago. Mr. Johnson died in 1948. Family services were held at the home preceding the services at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Esther) Verhulst, Greenwood; Mrs. Harold (Grace) Haupt, Loyal, and Mrs. Lester (Joyce) Luther, Eau Claire; three sisters, Mrs. David (Selma) Gustafson, Chicago Mrs. Josie Hubble, Greenwood and Mrs. Sierud (Olga) Johnson, Loyal and one brother, Leonard, Greenwood.
JOHNSON, Olga marriage 16 July 1918
On July 16th, Miss Olga Johnson and Mr. Sigward Johnson were quietly married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Simon Johnson. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Serena Johnson and the groom by his cousin, Mr. John Olson. The bride has lived near Greenwood all her life. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Johnson of the town of Unity. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will reside on the groom's father's farm in the town of Unity.
Johnson, Olga nee JOHNSON (10 Aug. 1894 - 27 Oct 1967)
Mrs. Sigward Johnson, 73, of Loyal, died of a heart attack at her home. Funeral services were held in Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Greenwood, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Olga Johnson was born in the Clark Co town of Warner on Aug. 10, 1894. She received her education in Christopherson School and was married in Warner Township on July 16, 1918 to Sigward Johnson, who survives her. Prior to her marriage she had been employed at Benton Harbor, Mich. The couple farmed in the town of Unity and moved to Loyal about four years ago after retirement. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by three sons, Edward Johnson, Spencer; Raymond and Calvin Johnson, Loyal; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Ila) Felton, Marshfield. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. Johnson, Sigward (30 March 1894 - 18 Jan. 1975) Sigward Johnson, 80, R. 1, Loyal, Town of Unity, died January 18, at the Colonial Home at Colby. Funeral services were held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Gary and Lee Millard, Kenneth Johnson, Keith Johnson, Ronald Johnson, and Everett Stone. Sigward Johnson was born (parents were Severin and Hanna Julie nee Halverson Johnson) in Hartford on March 30, 1894, and received his education in the Greenwood area schools. He was married to the former Olga Johnson on July 16, 1918, at Greenwood. They farmed in the town of Unity for approximately fifty years, retiring in 1964 and moved to Loyal. He is survived by three sons, Edward, Marshfield, Ray, Loyal, and Calvin, R. 1, Loyal; one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Ila) Felten, Marshfield; one brother, Harold, Colonial Home, Colby, and one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Julia) Hebert, Spencer.
JOHNSON, Selma marriage 30 June 1909
David Gustafson and Miss Selma Johnson, both of the town of Warner were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Johnson, Sixty guests were present, they all being relatives of the bride and groom. The bride was attended by her sister Helga. The groom was attended by Oliver Hendrickson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Johnson. The groom is the son of August Gustafson. The newly married pair will make their home in part of the Gustafson house in the town of Warner.
Gustafson, Selma nee JOHNSON (22 Jan 1888 - 28 Mar 1966)
Selma nee Johnson Gustafson died Chicago? Buried Greenwood cemetery along with husband David Gustafson (29 June 1881 - 17 Oct 1947). (Cemetery has typo error on marriage date, has 1947 instead of 1909)
JOHNSON, Helga marriage 7 July 1920
A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Mary Johnson, July 7th, 1920, when Miss Helga Johnson (as his second wife) and Mr. Edwin Peterson were married. They were attended by Leonard and Serna Johnson, brother and sister of the bride. Only immediate relatives and intimate friends were present. The happy couple took their departure from Owen for Benton Harbor, where they will be at home to friends after August 1st.
Peterson, Helga Emilie nee JOHNSON (16 Feb 1890 - 15 Feb 1923)
Helga Emilie Peterson was born in Greenwood on Feb. 16, 1890 and passed away in Benton Harbor, Mich. on Feb. 15, 1923, at the age of 32 years, 11 months and 29 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. J.E. Peterson of Benton Harbor, Mich. on July 7th, 1920. Departed leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two step-daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, a mother, Mrs. S.B. Johnson, one brother, Leonard Johnson, five sisters, Mrs. Hubble, Mrs. P.M. Johnson, Mrs. D. Gustafson, Mrs. Sigward Johnson and Serena Johnson, also a host of friends and relatives. Deceased died from heart trouble and anemia of which she had been suffering from for the last year or more. Funeral services were held at the Swedish Lutheran Church at St. Joe. The remains were brought to her old home at Greenwood for burial. Services at the Trondjhem Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Serena marriage 15 Sept 1923
Saturday at the M. E. Parsonage occurred the marriage of Lee Jolivette and Serena Johnson. The brother and sister of the bride acted as witnesses. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Johnson, while the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Jolivette.
Jolivette, Serena nee JOHNSON (5 April 1900 - 21 Aug 1935)
Serena nee Johnson Jolivette buried Greenwood cemetery. Lee Jolivette next married Florence Ackerman on 18 Nov 1936. Three children, Dale, Norbert and Elaine (m. Schwan) born to Lee Jolivette, his obit doesn't mention his marriage to Serena or who the mother of the mentioned children was.
JOHNSON, Leonard marriage 11 June 1929
Miss Lois Cole and Leonard Johnson were united in marriage June 11, 1929. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. B. A. Cole of the Town of Butler, Clark Co, and is a graduate of the local High School. Following her graduation she taught school for many years. The groom is a son of Mrs. Mary Johnson. For many years he has operated the home farm, northeast of Greenwood, where the young couple will reside.
JOHNSON, Lois Rosetta nee Cole (1 Sept 1904 - 23 June 1994)
Lois Rosetta Johnson, 89, Greenwood, died June 23, 1994, at Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 1, 1904, in West Lima. She received her education at Butlerville School and Eau Claire Normal School. She married Leonard Johnson on June 11, 1929, in Warner. They farmed in the township of Warner until 1969. They then moved to Greenwood. She worked for the Neillsville Memorial Home and Hospital for many years until retiring in 1972. She entered the nursing home in 1982. She was a member of the Women of ELCA, American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include one daughter, Vera (Harold) Prust, Plymouth fours sons, Dale (Ginny) Johnson, Eau Claire; Sam (Sharon) Johnson, Crandon; Harry (Eleanor) Johnson, Greenwood; and Ray (Diane) Johnson, Tomah. She was preceded in death by her husband (Leonard b. 26 April 1898, d. 7 Dec 1979), her parents, three sisters, one brother and one grandchild.
JOHNSON, Marton/Morten family, Warner township
1895 census, head of family: Martin Johnson 4 male, 1 female
1905 #100 Johnson, Martin Head W M 44 M Norway Norway Farmer 9 O F F Carrie Wife W F 63 M Norway Norway House Keeper Samuel son W M 20 S Norway Norway Farm Laborer 8 Christ Son W M 17 S Wisconsin Norway Farm Laborer 8
JOHNSON, Marton/Morton (8 July 1861 - 10 June 1956)
Final rites for Morten Johnson, 94-year-old Greenwood pioneer, were at the Stabnow Funeral Home, the pastor of the West Side and Zion Evangelical and Reformed Churches, officiated and burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, who was active for a man of his years, died of a heart attack June 10, 1956, at his farm home northeast of Greenwood, which he established in 1894. He lived there with his unmarried son, Kristian, who he assisted with the farming and housekeeping chores. The nonagenarian was born July 8, 1861, in Norway. After his marriage there, he and his wife came to the United States in 1884, living for one year in Minnesota, before beginning farming in the Greenwood area. During logging seasons he worked in the northern Wisconsin woods. His wife, Kari, died in 1929. Besides his son Kris, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Earnest (Randine) Vine, Elk River, Idaho, and another son, Sam, Logan, Mont. No brothers or sisters survive.
JOHNSON, Kari nee Anderson (3 Dec 1841 - 31 Oct 1929)
Kari Morken was born in Ringbo, Guldbrnadsdalen, Norway, Dec. 3, 1841, and passed away at her home northeast of the city Oct. 31, 1929. She was united in marriage to Morton Johnson and came to America in 1885, coming directly to Greenwood and had lived in this vicinity ever since. For the past five years he has been blind and almost helpless. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Johnson, Landa, N.D. and Mrs. (Radine) Ernest Vine, Elk River, Idaho, and two sons, Simon of Three Forks, Mont. and Chris at home. Funeral services were held at Trondhjem church, and the remains laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Carrie nee Anderson Johnson sister to Peter Anderson a.k.a. "Old Bear Pete"
JOHNSON, Rannie marriage 23 Aug 1899
Ernest R. Vine and Miss Rannie Johnson, both of Greenwood were married at that place the 23rd inst.
JOHNSON, Kristian (5 Mar 1888 - 1 Jan 1974)
Chris a.k.a. Kristian, son of Morton and Kari nee Anderson Johnson. Buried Greenwood cemetery.
JOHNSON, Andrew family, Warner township
1905 #120 Johnson, Andrew Head W M 41 M Norway Norway Farmer 12 O M F Anga Wife W F 56 M Norway Norway House Keeper Henry Son W M 21 S Wisconsin Norway Farmer 12 R Anna Daughter W F 19 S Wisconsin Norway Eddie Son W M 10 S Wisconsin Norway Hans Brother W M 50 S Norway Norway Farm Laborer 9
1906-1920 sec 18 no residence Hans Johnson (brother of Andrew, 1926 Andrew Johnson)
1906 sec 29 residence And. Johnson (1915= Peter Dahlby, son-in-law of Andrew Johnson)
JOHNSON, Hans (1 Sep 1854 - 14 Aug 1913)
On Aug. 14, 1913 occurred the death of Hans Johnson, at the home of his brother Andrew, on the West Side. He was born in Ness, Hedermarken, Norway, Sept. 1, 1854, and was fifty-nine years of age at the time of death. Deceased came to this country in 1885 and located at Blanchardville, where he worked in a blacksmith shop until coming to Greenwood about ten years ago. He was a bachelor and made his home with his only brother Andrew. He was always a strong healthy man and did not know what sickness really was until April of this year, since which time he has gradually failed with cancer of the stomach. His only remaining relative is his brother Andrew. Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church and the body interred in the Greenwood Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Andrew (15 Sep 1859 - 24 April 1930)
Andrew Johnson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Dahlby, April 24, 1930, the cause of his death being cancer. Deceased was born Sept. 15, 1859, in Ness Hedemarken, Norway and was married in his native land July 17, 1878 to Miss Ingri Holverson.
In 1882 the family came to America and resided at Perry, Wis., for two years and then moved to Blanchardville, where they resided for 17 years. In 1903 they moved to Greenwood and resided on a farm west of the city. Nine years ago they retired from farming and moved to this city, where Mrs. Johnson died on Sept. 23, 1929. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of which four are dead. Those living are Henry Johnson, Mrs. Anna Dahlby, and Edwin Johnson, all of Greenwood. Services were held at the United Lutheran Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Ingi nee Holverson (20 Dec 1847 - 23 Sept 1929)
Mrs. Ingi Johnson was born Dec. 20, 1847, in Skrudvold, Valders, Norway. She died Sept. 23, 1929 at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 3 days. She was married to Andrew Johnson July 17, 1878. They came to America in the year 1882 and settled in Moscow, Iowa Co, where they resided until the spring of 1903, when they moved to Greenwood where they have since made their home. To this union seven children were born, of which four are dead, namely Halvor at the age of four years, Beata at the age of two years, Bertha at the age of one and one-half years and Johnie at the age of fourteen years. Those living are Henry Johnson, Mrs. Annie Dahlby and Edwin Johnson, all residing here. She also leaves one brother, Knut Holverson, and one sister, Mrs. Engebret Knutson, both of Mr. Horeb, Wis. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Egebret Knutson and son Henry and Knut Holverson all of Mt. Horeb; Mr. and Mrs. John Heggesta of Hixton and Mrs. Carl Kellisvig and son Raymond of Blair. Funeral services were held from the United Lutheran Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Henry B. (17 Feb 1884 - 4 Dec 1961)
Henry B. Johnson, 77, died Dec. 4, 1961 at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, where he had been a patient since Saturday. Funeral services were held Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 17, 1884 in Perry. He received his education in Blanchardville and came to Greenwood with his parents in 1903. He was married to the former Karen Holvorsen on Nov. 22, 1911 in the Town of Warner. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October of this year. After their marriage, they settled on a farm northwest of Greenwood, where they resided until they retired in 1952, and moved to the city of Greenwood. For a number of years he was supervisor of the Town of Warner. He is survived by his wife two sons, Arthur, Belleville, Ill.; and Elmer, Malta, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Edith) Stout, Augusta; and a sister, Mrs. George (Anne) Vollrath, Greenwood. A brother preceded him in death.
JOHNSON, Edwin Adolph (1 Oct 1894 - 26 April 1959)
Edwin Adolph Johnson, 64, of Greenwood, died April 26, 1959, in St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield, after being a patient a week. On April 8 he had returned home from a veterans hospital in Minneapolis, where he had been a patient 10 weeks. Military funeral services were conducted in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 1, 1894, at Blanchardville. At the age of eight he came to the Greenwood area with his parents and resided here the rest of his life.
He engaged in farming for a number of years and also was a mason by trade. On March 23, 1920, he was married at Chicago, Ill., to Gertrude Olson, who survives him. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post. He is survived by two sons, Bernard, Rivera, Calif., and Howard, Whittier, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Ruth) Barr, Greenwood, and Mrs. Howard (Shirley) Susa, Greenwood; one sister, Mrs. George (Anne) Vollrath, Greenwood and one brother, Henry Johnson, Greenwood.
JOHNSON, Gertrude Caroline nee Olson (5 Sept 1900 - 10 June 1968)
Funeral services were conducted at Our Savior's Lutheran Church for Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, 67, who died June 10, 1968, in St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield. She had been a patient at the hospital since May 18, following a car accident. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Gertrud Caroline Olson was born Sept. 5, 1900, in Chicago. Her marriage to Edwin A. Johnson, who preceded her in death in April 1959, took place March 23, 1920, in Chicago. After their marriage, the couple farmed west of Greenwood until 1945, when they moved to the city of Greenwood. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the American Lutheran Church Women, Esther Circle, the American Legion auxiliary, and the Neighborhood Group. Survivors are two sons, Bernard and Howard Johnson, Wittier, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Jake (Ruth) Barr and Mrs. Howard (Shirley) Susa, Greenwood; two brothers, Emmett Olson, Chicago and Walter Olson, Brookfield, Ill.
Dahlby, Peter J. (25 Jan 1884 - 17 Mar 1916)
Peter Dahlby, a well known and high respected citizen, died March 17, 1916, after a long and lingering illness. The funeral took place on Monday, and interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery. The deceased is survived by a wife (Annie nee Johnson) and three small children. His mother, Mrs. E. E. Helland of Duluth, Minn., was a constant attendant during his illness. Two sisters, Mrs. E.J. Lauthier of Duluth, Minn., and Mrs. H. Kellesvig of Mt. Horeb, Wis., were present at the funeral.
March 23, 1935: George Vollrath (widower) and Mrs. Anne Dahlby (widow) were united in marriage at the German Reformed Parsonage. They left immediately for the farm home of the groom, eleven miles northwest of Greenwood, where they will make their home. Greenwood Gleaner
Vollrath, Annie Josephine nee JOHNSON (17 June 1885 - 8 Oct 1974)
Mrs. George (Anne) Vollrath, Greenwood, died at the Neillsville Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 22. She was 89 years of age. Services were at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in the Greenwood cemetery. The former Anne Josephine Johnson was born June 17, 1885, in Daleyville, and was married June 22, 1907, at Greenwood to Peter Dahlby, who preceded her in death March 17, 1916. Her second marriage took place March 23, 1935 to George Vollrath who died Oct. 1, 1968.
Survivors include a son, Orton Dahlby, Cornell; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Plank, Greenwood, and Mrs. Durward (Alvera) Schwarze, Granton. Also preceding her in death were two stepdaughters, four brothers and two sisters.
JOHNSON, Ole family, Warner township
1900 Longwood census residence #212 1893 Longwood sec 34 (Wendt property in 1905)
1905 Warner census #72 Johnson, Ole Head W M 45 M Norway Norway Farmer 10 O M F Anna Wife W F 46 M Norway Norway House Keeper Elmer Son W M 20 S Wisconsin Norway Day Laborer 10 Clara Daughter W F 18 S Wisconsin Norway Cook 8 Oscar Son W M 16 S Wisconsin Norway Day Laborer 8 Arthur Son W M 14 S Wisconsin Norway Day Laborer 8 George Son W M 12 S Wisconsin Norway Dora Daughter W F 10 S Wisconsin Norway Harry Son W M 8 S Wisconsin Norway Walter Son W M 6 S Wisconsin Norway Vera Daughter W F 4 S Wisconsin Norway
1906-1915 Warner sec 26 residence Ole Johnson (1926 J. Speich)
JOHNSON, Ole M. (1855-23 Oct 1915)
Ole M. Johnson passed away on 23rd of Oct 1915. (Buried Greenwood Cemetery) Deceased was born in Norway in the year 1855 and married (26 Dec 1876) there in 1878 and in 1881 he and his wife immigrated to this country and bought a 40 acre farm near Longwood where they lived until twelve years ago (1903). To this union were born thirteen children, three boys having died in infancy. The remaining children are Oscar, George, Harry, Walter and Arthur, all of this city, and Elmer of Gilman. The four girls are Vera, Mrs. Wm. Leffel of March; Mrs. Wm. Heagle of Gilman and Mrs. (Dora) Francis Andrews of Duluth. Deceased also leaves a devoted wife, two brothers in Minnesota and a sister in Montana. (1900 census: Walter Surley the cousin was a sailor, no more mention of him in CC records.)
JOHNSON, Mrs. Ole (Anna) marriage 22 Oct 1917
A quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Justice of the Peace, T. J. Haas, when Mr. Gunder E. Eide of the town of Longwood and Mrs. Ole Johnson of the village of Greenwood, were united in marriage. Mr. Eide is an old resident of the town of Longwood, and Mrs. Johnson is a highly respected woman in the village of Greenwood. The couple will make their home on the Eide farm in the town of Longwood. Gunder Eide's first wife Caroline died 26 Feb 1917. They had two children, Ingleburt and Helga who married Lars Rasmussen. Gunder died in 1938. Gunder and Caroline Eide both buried in Longwood Lutheran cemetery.
JOHNSON-Eide, Anna (27 July 1858 - 21 Jan 1924)
Mrs. Anna Johnson Eide was born July 27, 1858 in Christiania, Norway, and died at her home in Greenwood Jan. 21, 1924, at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 25 days.
She was married twice, the first time in Christiania, Norway to Ole M. Johnson on Dec. 26, 1876. In 1881 Mr. Johnson came to America and Mrs. Johnson came a year after in 1882. They made Longwood their home where they resided until 1914, when they moved to Greenwood. Mr. Johnson died Oct. 23, 1915. In 1917 she was married the second time to Mr. Gunder Eide. Longwood was their home until four years ago, when they moved to Greenwood. To this marriage no children were born. In her first marriage she was blessed with thirteen children, of which four are dead, three boys (as infants, probably in Norway, not found in CC) and one girl (Vera d. 1918), and nine are living, six boys and three girls, and all were present at their mother's funeral. Those living are Alma, Hjalmar (Elmer), Clara, Oscar, Arthur, George, Dorothy, Harry and Walter. Those, together with her husband Gunder Eide, mourn the loss of a beloved mother and wife. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Martin Sorenson of Longwood, one half sister in Norway and a half brother in Washington. Funeral services were held from the United Lutheran Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. Anna Johnson Eide buried as Johnson by her first husband Ole.
JOHNSON, Vera (1901 - 6 Oct 1918)
Miss Vera Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Gunder Eide (and the late Ole M. Johnson) died on Oct. 6, at the home of her mother in the town of Longwood. She was seventeen years of age, and had been sick only a short time.
JOHNSON, Harry M. (22 Aug 1897 - 16 April 1976)
Word has been received of the death of Harry M. Johnson, a former Greenwood, Clark County resident. He had been living at Flint, Mich. He was born (son of Ole M. and Anna Johnson) Aug. 22, 1897, on a farm north of Greenwood now occupied by John D. Speich. Mr. Johnson suffered a stroke and passed away in a Flint Hospital on April 16, 1976. Funeral services were held April 19 at sunset Chapel, Raitel Funeral Home, with interment in Flint Memorial Park, Mount Morris, Mich. Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette Bredeson (daughter of Harry and Annie nee Anderson Bredeson?) of the Longwood area, a son and a daughter.
JOHNSON, Dorothy marriage 23 Oct 1913
On Oct. 23, 1913, at the M. E. Parsonage, occurred the marriage of Francis Andrews and Dora Johnson. They were attended by George Johnson, brother of the bride and Maud Snyder. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole M. Johnson. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, who reside on a farm two miles north of this city. The young couple left Saturday for Duluth, Minn., where the groom has employment in a laundry.
Hansen, Olaf (15 Dec 1872 - 14 Feb 1913)
Olaf Hansen (think should be Hanson) was born (father was Louis Hanson) in Laurvig, Norway, Dec. 15, 1872. When a young man he immigrated to this county. After several years of suffering with kidney trouble and other complication, death claimed him Feb. 14, 1913, at his home in Owen. He leaves a little daughter and a wife (Alma) who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole M. Johnson of this city. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Heagle, Clifford (c1899 - 24 Mar 1908)
Clifford, the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. (Clara daughter of Ole M. and Anna Johnson) Will Heagle, reported sick with diphtheria in our last issue, died on Tuesday afternoon. Two other children in the same family who have been afflicted, have recovered. The remains were laid at rest in the (Thorp Villiage) cemetery.
Heagle, William (Aug 1871 - 17 July 1920)
William Heagle met death in a shocking manner in the heading mill of the Gilman Manufacturing Co. at Gilman on Saturday morning last, where he was employed. While assisting another employee in putting on a belt he was caught and his life was crushed out in a moment. Mr. Heagle and family resided in Thorp for a number of years, moving to Gilman some eight years ago. He leaves a wife (Clara daughter of Ole M. and Anna Johnson) and several children. The funeral was held at Gilman and the remains were brought here for interment in the family lot in the Thorp Village Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Swan family, Warner township
1906-1915 sec 25 residence Martha Johnson (1893 J. Olson)
JOHNSON, Swan (3 March 1840 - 21 Oct 1896)
Swan Johnson, a farmer living two miles south of Greenwood, was found hanging in his barn about five o'clock Saturday morning. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict given that he came to his death by his own hand. He leaves a wife and several grown up children. The Clark Republican and Press
JOHNSON, Martha (29 Feb 1840 - 4 April 1928)
Mrs. Martha Johnson, widow of Swan E. Johnson, succumbed to old age and dropsy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Steiner, at Marshfield April 4, 1928. She was 84 years old. Deceased was born in Havera Sweden, Feb. 29, 1840. About 38 years ago she came with her husband to Greenwood and they purchased the farm now known as the Wall Place southeast of the city. Her husband died here 32 years ago. She remained on the farm and about 4 years ago moved to Marshfield with her daughter and family. She leaves to mourn six children, Mrs. John (Ida?) Johnson of Oakland, Cal., Mrs. (Anna) Wm. Steiner of Marshfield, Mrs. (Mary Margaret) E. McMahon, John Johnson, Peter Johnson and Olaf Johnson, all of Greenwood. The funeral services were held from the United Lutheran Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
McMahon, Mary Margaret nee JOHNSON (28 Nov 1873 - 15 July 1948)
Mrs. Mary McMahon, who was in poor health for the past several years, died July 15, 1948 at her home in Greenwood. She underwent a major operation at Rochester, Minn., in April. Mrs. McMahon, nee Johnson, was born (parents were Swan E. and Martha Johnson) Nov. 28, 1873 in Sweden and came to the United States with her parents when a small child. She received her education in Greenwood and was married (16 Jan 1901) there 46 years ago to Patrick Eugene McMahon, who died Jan. 4, 1942. She lived in Greenwood the entire time since her marriage with the exception of 10 years in Menomonie and Eau Claire.
Surviving are two sons, John and Morrell McMahon, Eau Claire, and three daughters, Miss Arlene McMahon, Chicago Mrs. Oliver (Margaret) Curre, Eau Claire and Miss Lucille McMahon, Honolulu. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Anna Steiner, who lives in the West and two brothers, Johan and Olaf Johnson, both of Greenwood. Another brother, Peter, died in April of this year.
1905 #96 Johnson, John Head W M 34 M Sweden Sweden Farmer 10 O F Annie Wife W F 22 M Wisconsin Norway House Keeper Emily Daughter W F 9/12 S Wisconsin wis/Sweden
1906 sec 13 no residence John Johnsen (1915=Henry Olsen)
1906 sec 24 residence John Johnson (1915=W. Owen)
JOHNSON, John E. (7 March 1871 - 28 Nov 1949)
John E. Johnson, 78, died of a heart attack Nov. 28, 1949 at his home about 4 miles east of Greenwood. Funeral services were held in the United Lutheran Church, and burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson (son of Swan and Martha Johnson) was born in Sweden, March 7, 1871 and lived there until he was 16. He married Anna Johnson in Loyal on July 4, 1902 (1903 per CC marriages). He had lived in his present home for the last 30 years. Surviving Mr. Johnson besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Ella) Jolivette, and a son, Delmond, both of Greenwood. He is also survived by a brother, Oluf, in Greenwood, and a sister, Anna, living in California. Eight other brothers and sister still live in Sweden. A sister, Mrs. Eugene McMahon, and a brother, Peter Johnson, who lived in this country, precede him in death.
JOHNSON, Annie Emelia nee Johnson (27 May 1883 - 15 Aug 1954)
A lifelong resident of Greenwood, Mrs. John E. Johnson, 71, died Aug. 15, 1954, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Delmond Johnson, route 1, where she had made her home the past three months. Her death was the result of a stroke. She had suffered a previous stroke in May 1953. Funeral services were held in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, formerly Annie Johnson, (daughter of Ole J. and Carrie nee Peterson Johnson) was born May 27, 1883, in Greenwood, where she received her education and lived her entire life. On July 4, 1903, she was married at Loyal to John E. Johnson, who died five years ago. Beside her son, Mrs. Johnson leaves a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Ella) Jolivette, route 1, Greenwood three brothers, Elmer Johnson, Greenwood, Arthur Johnson, Humbird, and Oscar Johnson, Williston, N.D. A son, Elias, a daughter, Emily, five brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.
JOHNSON, Emily (28 Aug 1904 - 2 Sept 1916)
Buried Greenwood cemetery. Daughter of John E. and Annie Johnson.
Jolivette, Ella nee JOHNSON (24 July 1906 - 15 Aug 1978)
Funeral services were held at Grace Methodist Church, Greenwood, for Mrs. Ella Jolivette, 72, 311 W. Begley, Greenwood. She passed away Aug. 15, 1978 at the Neillsville Hospital. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Ella (Johnson) Jolivette was born July 24, 1906 to John and Anna Johnson at Greenwood. She received her education in the Christopherson School and Maple Center School.
She was married to Gerald Jolivette on Sept. 30, 1931 at Waukegan, Ill. They farmed in the Town of Beaver until 1966, then moved to the City of Greenwood. Surviving are her husband, Gerald, one son, Delton, Greenwood; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one brother, Delmond Johnson, Greenwood. She was predeceased by her parents.
JOHNSON, Elias Delton (22 Nov 1910 - 17 June 1929)
Elias Delton Johnson was born Nov. 22, 1910 on a farm in the Town of Warner where he spent his early years of childhood. Reaching school age he entered the public school at Greenwood. Finishing the grades he went to high school about two and one half years and then decided to remain at home and help his parents on the farm. Here he stayed until the time of his death, which occurred on June 17, 1929. (Cemetery has died in auto accident but no details found.) Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church. After the service the remains were laid to rest beside his sister Emily in the Greenwood Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Johnson, one sister Ella, one brother Delmond. One sister Emily, having preceded him in death thirteen years ago. Also his aged grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole J. Johnson.
JOHNSON, Delmond marriage 2 June 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nolan, Greenwood announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Amber Jean Nolan, to Delmond Warren Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Johnson, also of Greenwood, in a wedding ceremony in the parsonage of the United Lutheran Church at Greenwood, June 2, 1945. Her aunt, Miss Shirley Oswald, as maid of honor, Vernon Nolan, a brother of the bride, was best man. Following the services a 6 o'clock dinner was served to the bridal party at the Nolan home and that evening a dance was held at the Silver Dome Ballroom. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson attended Greenwood High School. Mr. Johnson graduated with the class of 1939. At the end of the month the couple will be at home to friends on the groom's farm near Greenwood. They are now on a week's honeymoon in northern Wisconsin.
JOHNSON, Peter Manford (31 Dec 1874 - 7 Mar 1948)
Peter Manford Johnson, 73, a resident of this vicinity for 48 years, died at his home Mar 7, 1948 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Johnson, who had been in ill health for several years, suffered a slight stroke 10 days ago. Funeral services were conducted at the family home and at Trondhjem Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born (parents were Swan E. and Martha Johnson) in Sweden Dec. 31, 1874, and at the age of 12 years came to the United States with his parents. The family lived for some time in Galesburg, Ill. Before moving to a farm southeast of Greenwood. After his marriage to Amanda E. Johnson, Dec. 31, 1902, at Greenwood, Mr. Johnson moved to a farm northeast of Greenwood, where the couple lived for 42 years. Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Johnson built a home in Greenwood, where they made their home. Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Esther) Verhulst, Greenwood; Mrs. Harold (Grace) Haupt, Loyal; and Mrs. Lester (Joyce) Luther, Eau Claire; two brothers, John and Ole Johnson, Greenwood, a sister, Mrs. Mary McMahon, Greenwood.
Three infant sons preceded him in death (no name 20 June 1906/21 June 1906; Floyd C. 27 April 1913/1 Sept 1914; Vencil F. 26 Dec 1915/14 May 1917).
JOHNSON, Amanda Elsie nee Johnson (8 April 1882 - 19 Sept 1953)
Mrs. Amanda Elsie Johnson, 71, a lifetime resident of Greenwood, was found dead in her sleep Sept. 19, 1953, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Verhulst. She had been ill for a week. Mrs. Johnson, nee Johnson, was born (parents were Simon and Mary Peterson Johnson) on April 8, 1882, in Warner Township, received her education in Greenwood and was married Dec. 31, 1902 to Peter Johnson in Greenwood. The Johnsons lived northeast of Greenwood for 42 years and built a home in Greenwood 11 years ago. Mr. Johnson died in 1948. Family services were held at the home preceding the services at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Esther) Verhulst, Greenwood Mrs. Harold (Grace) Haupt, Loyal, and Mrs. Lester (Joyce) Luther, Eau Claire three sisters, Mrs. David (Selma) Gustafson, Chicago Mrs. Josie Hubble, Greenwood and Mrs. Sierud (Olga) Johnson, Loyal and one brother, Leonard, Greenwood.
JOHNSON, Olaf A. (15 April 1881 - 9 Nov 1960)
Olaf A. Johnson, 79, died Nov. 9, 1960, at his home in Greenwood. He had been dismissed from St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield Tuesday morning after being a patient there since Friday. Funeral services were conducted at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born (parents were Swan and Martha Johnson) April 15, 1881, in Sweden. He came to America at the age of four with his parents. He married the former Mabel Hendrickson (27 Aug 1887 - 30 Nov 1979; daughter of Michael and Mathilda nee Larson Hendrickson) July 25, 1906. After their marriage they farmed northeast of Greenwood until 12 years ago, when they retired and moved into the city. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in July 1956. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mabel) Harding, Wausau, Mrs. Roy (Jane) Nichols, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Vern (Verna) Parish, Elmhurst, Ill. and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Webb, Northbrook, Ill. two sons, Lawrence and Leslie, Greenwood. He was preceded in death in 1951 by a son, Orville, and two brothers and a sister.
JOHNSON, Leslie Olaf (19 July 1909 -23 May 1974)
Services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church for Leslie Olaf Johnson, 64, of Greenwood, who died May 23, 1974 at his home following a lingering illness. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born July 19, 1909 in Deer Park, Wash., and moved to Greenwood with his parents at the age of 7. His marriage to the former Irma Wiersig took place June 27, 1940 at Colby. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Johnson located at several places until settling on the home farm, 3 miles northeast of Greenwood. Due to poor heath, they retired from farming and moved to the city of Greenwood in April 1973. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Bonnie) Wehrenberg, Kenilworth, Ill., and Mrs. Michael (Diane) Engle, Tory Ohio; a son, Wayne, Denver, Colo. his mother, Mrs. Olaf Johnson, Greenwood a brother, Lawrence, Greenwood; fours sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mae) Hardine, Wausau Mrs. Peter (Jane) Nichols, Chicago Mrs. Vern (Verna) Parrish, Downer Grove, Ill. and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Webb, San Francisco, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.
JOHNSON, Orville Cedric (1913 - 26 Aug 1951)
Parents were Olaf and Mabel nee Hendrickson Johnson. Buried Greenwood cemetery.
JOHNSON, Lawrence M. (8 June 1907 - 27 May 1981)
Lawrence M. Johnson, 73, of Route 1, Greenwood, died May 27, 1981 at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. Funeral services were at Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. Rev. pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood, officiated, and interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Lawrence Johnson was born to Olaf and Mabel (Hendrickson) Johnson on June 8, 1907, at Greenwood. He received his education there. He also attended school in the state of Washington. He was married to Arlene M. Jorstad on June 24, 1931, at Winona, Minn. He was employed in the construction business for several years. He farmed in the Town of Eaton until retiring in 1973. Surviving his are his wife two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Smith of Vesper and Marion, at home four sisters, Mrs. Ray (Jane) Nicholas of Chicago, Mrs. Vern (Verna) Parrish of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. James (Dorothy) Webb of San Francisco, Cal., and Mrs. May Harding, Wausau. Preceding him in death were two brothers.
Haupt, Grace E. nee JOHNSON (13 Feb 1910 - 27 July 1994)
Grace E. Haupt, 84, formerly of Loyal, died July 27, 1994, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery. Grace E. Johnson was born on Feb. 13, 1910, to Peter and Amanda Johnson. She received her education at Greenwood High School. She married Harold Haupt on June 3, 1933, in Loyal. After their marriage, they farmed in the area until 1954.
They then moved to the Milwaukee area (Waukesha and Elkhorn). They moved to Marshfield in 1988. Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Gerald) Bredlau, Rice Lake and Darlene (Gerald) Wirtz, Urbana, Ill. and one sister, Joyce Luther, Eau Claire. She was preceded in death by her husband her parents one great-grandchild one sister, Esther Verhulst, Greenwood and two infant brothers.
JOHNSON, Frank family, Warner township
1906 sec 24 no residence Frank Johnson (1893 H.H.C.; 1915= Oliver Hendrickson)
None of the CC Frank Johnson's seem to match nor does he appear to belong to any of the other Johnson families.
JORDAN family, Warner township
1906 sec 34 residence Jordan (1915 A. H. Wolzel? 17 acre east-side of Black River)
"...In 1885 E. E. Crocker had a saw-mill just east of the City wells, and in 1895 Bert Bailey had a saw-mill a little southeast of the present "Soo" Depot. During the '80's Begley and Dingley owned and operated a saw-mill on the east bank of Black River, on the land now owned by John PauIley. Later it was operated by Schofield, then by Jordan, and in about 1907 it was moved to the north bank of Rock Creek, where the cheese factory now is and was run by Bill Palms...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)
March 8, 1906: A. E. Jordan (Andrew, father of Louis?) is the owner of the Will Smith place, later known as the Gene Cummings place, which he got from Wm. Youngs, trading the land he owned next to Black River in on the deal. Henry Warner lives in the place. Greenwood Gleaner
JORDAN, Louis (30 May 1877 - 4 Dec 1971)
Son of Andrew and Anne Jordan. Buried St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwood.
JORDAN, Theressa nee Ratiz (30 Sept 1879 - 8 Mar 1964)
Mrs. Louis Jordan, 84, Greenwood, died of complications at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. Funeral services were held at the Hill Funeral Home, and at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The former Theressa Ratiz was born Sept. 30, 1879, in Yugoslavia. Her marriage to Louis Jordan took place in Kansas. In 1918 the couple came to Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Martin (Josephine) Ryona, Withee and Mrs. Frank (Rose) Arch, Greenwood.
The first marriage license application made in Clark County in 1940 was that of Frank Arch, of the Town of Eaton, and Rose Jordan, of the Town of Warner, on January 3. The wedding ceremony is planned to take place January 12 in Greenwood.
JORDAN, Rose marriage 13 Jan 1940
Miss Rose Jordan, Greenwood became the bride of Frank Arch, Greenwood at St. Marry's Church, Greenwood, on 13, 1940. Miss Josephine Jordan, sister of the bride, attended as bridesmaid. Steve Arch, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jordan, Greenwood, and a graduate of Greenwood High School, the groom is a son of Louis Arch, also of Greenwood. In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Catholic Hall in Willard. Frank A. Arch, 66, of Greenwood, died at his home July 17, 1975 of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and burial was in the parish cemetery. Mr. Arch was born June 24, 1909 in Chicago and came to Greenwood with his parents in 1917. He attended schools in Chicago and Greenwood. He married the former Rose Jordon on Jan. 13, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. She survives. After their marriage, they moved to West Allis, where he was employed for four years at Motor Casting. In 1945, they moved to a farm one mile west of Greenwood. He worked for the County Highway Department until retiring in 1969, and then moved to the City of Greenwood. Frank was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the KSKJ Society of Willard. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Frank Jr., Greenwood; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Jo Ann) Wroblewski, Waterford; a brother, Ernest, Greenwood; three sisters, Miss Betty Arch, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ralph (Julia) Kaczmarek, Lakewood, Colo.; and Mrs. Austin (Angela) McHale, Springfield, Va. Three brothers preceded him in death.
JORDAN, Josephine M. marriage 8 Aug 1942
A Nuptial High Mass, took place Aug. 8, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Greenwood, Miss Josephine Marie Jordan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jordan, Greenwood, was married to Martin Ryona, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ryona, Withee. Her sister, Mrs. Frank Arch, Milwaukee, was her only attendant. Frnk Arch, Milwaukee, served as best man.
Ryona, Josephine Marie nee JORDAN (2 Feb 1910 - 11 Feb 1999)
Josephine Marie Ryona, 89, Withee, February 11, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice Care in Marshfield. Funeral service was at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. The former Josephine Marie Jordan was born on February 2, 1910, in Frontanec, Kansas, the daughter of Louis and Theresa (Ratiz) Jordan. She was a 1928 graduate of Greenwood High School. She continued her education attending Central State Teachers College in Stevens Point and received her Bachelors Degree from the U of W Eau Claire Campus on August 8, 1942. Josephine and Martin I. Ryona were united in marriage at Greenwood. Her teaching career extended for 40 years including a one-room school house teaching, all 8 grades at the West Eaton School, west of Greenwood. Josephine also taught for many years in the rural state grade schools throughout Clark Co. Her last years were spent at the Loyal Grade School teaching the 5th grade. After retiring from public school teaching, she enjoyed another 20 years as a Catchecist at Holy Rosary Church in Owen, preparing hundreds of young children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. From 1954 to 1976, Josephine and her husband owned and operated the Ryona Body Shop and Garage in Withee, eventually selling the business to their son, Marty. Previously from 1946 to 1954, they operated the Ryona Gas Station in Withee. Josephine had resided at the Comforts of Home for the Elderly in Abbotsford since September of 1996. Her loving grandson Lance (Marjorie) Ryona, Stillwater, MN, survives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Martin I. Ryona July 14, 1990, son Martin Lawrence Ryona May 14, 1996 and Daughter-in-law Julie (Fillipp) Ryona November 4, 1996.
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