My mom's family tree: Judith Anne Johnson:mother,
Richard E. Johnson (9/8/1918, Manistee):grandfather,
Betty Jane Pennell (5/22/1922, Battle Creek): grandmother,
Nels Petter Jansson (2/17/1868, Sweden):great grandfather,
Emma Johanna Olson (6/3/1884, New York):great grandmother,
Lester Pennell (11/27/1895, Berrien Springs):great grandfather,
Edythe McCurdy (12/1/1896, Pennsylvania):great grandmother.
"Nels and Emma Johnson"
Emma J. Johnson was born in New York on 6/3/1884 and died in Manistee, Michigan on 4/11/1980.
Nels J. came over from Sweden to America under contract in 1894. His contract read as follows: I Charles A. Berglund hereby undertake, upon the following terms, to forward from Helsingborg to Manistee, Michigan in North America, the emigrant named below for the sum of 115 Kronor, which amount has been duly paid and includes all ordinary charges upon landing in America. The journey takes place from Helsingborg the 8/11/1894 by steamer steerage passage to Hull or Grimsby in England and thence, within 48 hours after having passed the customs, to Liverpool by rail 3rd class and from Liverpool within 12 days after arrival there, by Ocean steamer steerage passage, to New-York or Boston in North America. From New-York or Boston the Emigrant will be forwarded, immediately after having passed the customs and complied with other formalities, by rail 3rd class to Manistee, Michigan. At the abovementioned fare the emigrant will be supplied with good and, sufficient provisions and attendance from leaving Helsingborg until arrival at place of landing in America, lodging during the stay in england and conveyance and care of effects not exeeding 10 Eng. cubic feet space by steamer and 150 Eng lbs weight by railway. Effects of children between 1 and 12 years are carried free at the rate of half of what has been before stated for effects to America, where no free conveyance of effects of children under 5 years is allowed. The emigrant is entitled to a check for such effects, as are not under his own care, and will received for same consisting of 1 packages and numbered 124 a compensation not exeeding Kronor 50 per adult, and not exeeding Kronor 25 for childred between 1 and 12 years. On September 4, 1894 Nels Petter Jansson received his Certificate of Naturalization from the Circuit Court for the county of Manistee.
"The Johnson's as happy newlyweds in 1940."
Richard E. Johnson, 74, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 29, 1993, at his home. He was born September 8, 1918 in Manistee, Michigan, the son of Nels and Emma (Olson) Johnson. He married Betty Jan Pennell on May 22, 1940 in Manistee. Dick was retired from the Morton Salt Company in Manistee. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion, Post #10.
Betty Jane Johnson, 61, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 11, 1990 at her home. She was born May 22, 1922 in Battle Creek, the daughter of the late Lester and Edythe (McCurdy) Pennell and was united in marriage to Richard E. Johnson. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Manistee.
"Leo and Frances on their wedding day, August 13, 1925"
Leo J. Wolf, aged 86, of Manistee, formerly of Wyoming, died February 9th, 1991 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Born February 1, 1905, in byron Center, the son of Baltus and Catharine (Simon) Wolf. He married Frances Tarchinski on August 3, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She preceded him in death on August 26, 1983. The Wolfs had lived in Wyoming until 1950 when they moved to Manistee. After his retirement from Packaging Corporation of America in 1968 when they moved back to Wyoming. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wyoming.
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