Maria Rixte Johnson

21 August 1897–1971 (Age 73)
Mount Olive, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Maria Rixte

When Maria Rixte Johnson was born on 21 August 1897, in Mount Olive, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, her father, Heinrich Broers Alberts Johnson, was 27 and her mother, Anna Maria Louise Bohlmeyer, was 26. She married Johann Charles Kruse about 1917, in Olive, Powder River, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in 1971, in her hometown, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Johann Charles Kruse
1897–1966
Maria Rixte Johnson
1897–1971
Marriage: about 1917
Bernean Anna Kruse
1922–1999
Elaine Marie Kruse
1929–1999

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1917Olive, Powder River, Montana, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 13
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1917
    Age 20
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Jantzen
    John
    Jeansonne
    Jonson

    Sources (1)

    • Mamie Kruse in household of Charles Kruse, "United States Census, 1930"

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