John Henry Johnson

29 January 1859–12 October 1914 (Age 55)
Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Johnson was born on 29 January 1859, in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jarvis Johnson Sr., was 29 and his mother, Hester Ann Jackson, was 24. He married Sofinnia Inger Hansen on 10 November 1877, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 12 October 1914, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 55.

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John Henry Johnson
Sofinnia Inger Hansen
Marriage: 10 November 1877
Archibald John Johnson
Emma Merceed Johnson
Bessie G Johnson
Victor Elrich Johnson Inger
Rodney Carlyle Johnson

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  • Marriage
    10 November 1877Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Bountiful Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 4
    The Bountiful Tabernacle was dedicated by Heber C. Kimball and was one of the first Tabernacles in the territory of Utah. Today the Tabernacle is used to house three wards and the Bountiful stake offices. The building was renovated in 1983 after the ceiling collapsed.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 16
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Pioneer Journey to Zion

    Jarvis Johnson, Mary Charlotte, Melissa Caroline, Elizabeth, Lucina, William Leman and John Henry Johnson Pioneer Journey to Zion Compiled by Pamela Francisco from Pioneer Ancestor excerpts in Famil …

    Sources (17)

    • John H Johnson in household of Jaris Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • J H Inger in entry for Rodney Johnson Inger and Etola Myrell Cooper, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • John H Johnson in household of Jarvis Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"

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