Maria Amada Johnson

Female8 December 1868–9 August 1945

Brief Life History of Maria Amada

When Maria Amada Johnson was born on 8 December 1868, in Västerstad, Skåne, Sweden, her father, Hans Johansson, was 30 and her mother, Elna Olsdotter, was 24. She married Nels Bengtsson Ströbeck on 1 June 1893. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Leaf Mountain Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Alger Township, Mountrail, North Dakota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 August 1945, in Stanley, Mountrail, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Stanley, Mountrail, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nels Bengtsson Ströbeck
Maria Amada Johnson
Marriage: 1 June 1893
Henry Raymond Ströbeck
Ellenore Josephine Strobeck
Emelyne Huldah Amelia Strobeck
Alfred Benard Stroback
Theodore Clifford Ströbäck
William Alex Ströbäck
Lillian Victoria Strobeck
Anton Bennie Strobeck

Sources (9)

  • Mary Strobeck in household of Nils Strobeck, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Maria Johnson in entry for Alfred B. Strobeck, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"
  • Mariea Strobeck in household of Nels Strobeck, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1893
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1873: Mountrail, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Mountrail, North Dakota, United States* 1909: Mounrail, North Dakota, United States *Eliminated 1892-1909

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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