Bertha Edna Johnson

Female16 January 1880–17 April 1962

Brief Life History of Bertha Edna

When Bertha Edna Johnson was born on 16 January 1880, in Fairmount Township, Pike, Illinois, United States, her father, Maro Johnson, was 25 and her mother, Emma Landis Hobbs, was 25. She married Charles Frederick Hofsess on 5 March 1902, in Perry Township, Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Buckhorn, Brown, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 April 1962, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Charles Frederick Hofsess
1879–1943
Bertha Edna Johnson
1880–1962
Marriage: 5 March 1902
Lozelle Hofsess
1910–1995

Sources (10)

  • Bertha Hofsess in household of Charles Hofsess, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Johnson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mrs Bertha Hofsess, "Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1902Perry Township, Pike, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 5

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 22

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

    History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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