William Lorenzo Johnson

17 September 1849–25 September 1925 (Age 76)
Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Lorenzo

When William Lorenzo Johnson was born on 17 September 1849, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, his father, Aaron Johnson, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Johnson, was 18. He married Marie Sophie Amalie Henrichsen in 1874, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 25 September 1925, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lorenzo Johnson
1849–1925
Marie Sophie Amalie Henrichsen
1853–1889
Marriage: 1874
Freda Barnham Johnson
1876–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1874Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    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.

    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 (19)

    • Johnson in entry for Freda B Cluff, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William S Johnson in household of Aaron Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William L Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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