James (Jim) Johnson & Mary Swanson 3


Descendants of



( Jon Jonsson )

pronounced Jens Jensson

Page 3

    by Karolyn Rae Roberts



JJ2 - Sven/Swen (Svend) Johnson (Jonsson) b6/19/1851 Sweden - d1/3/1903 (Tombstone read by Karolyn Roberts; Death Cert.) Twp. of Hutchins,Shawno,WI - died of Lymphademonia - mabt 1882 Nellie Peterson/Anderson (daughter of Peter Anderson bSweden) - b9/21/1838 (Tombstone) Sweden - d8/26/1902 Twp. of Hutchins, Shawano,WI (Source: Tombstone read by Karolyn Roberts; Death Certificate) Nellie died of Chronic Intestitinal Nefluitis (Dyspnoler - Burial: Woods Cemetery (Woodlawn Cemetery) Resided Town of Hutchins. Stones are located inside of East Gate, east of drive. (James, Swen& Nellie all are on same headstone; Source: Karolyn Roberts) - On April 29, 1892, Svend Johnson bought land in the Twp of Hutchins, Shawano County, WI through the Homestead Act, Land Office at Menasha, WI, and these were signed by President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. - On the 1900 Census for Hutchins Twp., Shawano Co., of WI, Swen is a farmer. He is list ed as being 50 years old, and Nellie is listed as being 62 years old. They have been married for 18 years. - Resident of the Town of Hutchins where he had lived on his farm for the past twenty years. He was an honest, upright man and a neighbor who had friends among all the people of the town who knew him. His wife died four months before he did and according to Nellie's death certicate, they were residing in Mattoon. The funeral was held for Swen at the Elim Church of the Luthern Brethern (Norwegian Church). A large number of folks attended. Obit) 1900 Census: Annie Larsen (W), a (Source: sister-in-law is staying with them. bapr 1845 Sweden

   (Pictures of Tombstones taken by Karolyn Roberts) -

   (Tombstone says Swen, documents at Shawno Co. Courthouse say Sven; Death Cert. also says Jim Svenson is his father, born in Norway)


JJ21 - Anna (Anje) Cecelia Johnson (JÃnsson) (MM1(10)) b7/25/1874 SkÃna, Sweden (Church register of birth has been found by Kathy Merzouk; Death Cert. says SkÃna, Sweden) -d11/29/1939 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - m6/22/1889 Twp. of Hutchins, Shawano,WI August Swanson (Marriage Cert.) (Svensson) - (son of Swin Swanson; says the Marriage Cert.; we know it as Sven Nilsson & mother Karna)MM1(10) b11/1/1862 Härslöv,SkÃne,Sweden-d5/10//1904 Twp. of Hutchins,Shawano,WI of a gastric hemorrage (Death Cert. #438-225) - John Swanson of Colorado) - Anna came to America at age 10 with her parents. (Source: Records at the Shawano Co. Courthouse; parent is Sven Johnson) Anna& August resided at the south edge of Mattoon. - August was the Chairman of the Town of Hutchins, he had been a town supervisor for several terms, town assessor for several years and school clerk of his district for eight years. He held the office of chairman of the town board for four years. Member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge of Mattoon and buried under its auspices. Rev. Stage conducted the services (Elim Church of the Luthern Brethern?). (Source: Obit) Note: Anna was notified of John's and Emil's death first by Lillian Swanson, John's daughter, who found them crushed under a maple tree while cutting logs. - 1930 U.S. Census, WI,Shawano, Hutchins, Anna is listed as the head and a dairy farmer. Her daughter, Esther, son-in-law, Philip Priser,& grandson Donald is living with her. - On the 1900 Census, Twp. of Hutchins, in July, August is listed as a farmer, and Oscar is 10 years old, and also listed is Esther, Clarence, Sydney, Carrie, Edna, & Elmer. All of the children were born in WI. Note: After the death of August, Anna Cecelia stayed on the farm and raised the children. (Note: Annie C. Swanson, Gastric Carcinoma diagnosed on 5/36 and operated (Death V21,p241) Cause of Death: at that time by Dr. L. W. Peterson of Shawano. Father Sven Johnson and Mother unknown.

   (Pictures of Anna Johnson)      (Picture of August Swanson Family; August holding Sidney, Clarence, Oscar, Esther, & Anna)

  (Tombstone of August & Annie taken by Karolyn Roberts)

  • JJ211 - Oscar Delano Swanson (MM1(10)1) b3/10/1890 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d11/21/1956 St. Elizagbeth ,Dayton,Montgomery,OH - m6/30/1927 Marguerite Bibble b10/9/1899 Crawfordsville,IN - d3/1946 Good Samaritan Hosp.,OH - Burial: Dayton Memorial Park,Dayton,Montgomery,OH - Oscar died of injuries in an auto accident at St. Elizabeth Hosp.,Dayton,OH (obit) - Resided at Dayton,OH - Karolyn Visited grave while attending a Convention in Dayton perhaps in 2000.
  •    (Picture of Oscar Johnson by Rena Johnson McAuly &Leonard Johnson)
  •    (Picture of Margaret & Thelma when she was 4 months old from the collection of Walter Johnson)

   (Picture of Oscar D. picking oranges in Chuluota, FL in the orange grove of his Uncle Nels Swanson, wrote this postcard to Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Johnson of Mattoon, €œDear Cousins, I said I'd write so here goes.  The other side will tell you what I'm doing most of the time.  Best regards to you all and uncle.  Coz Oscar, Chuluota, Fla, 1914; donated by Rena Johnson McAuly)

  • JJ2111 - Thelma Elizabeth Swanson (MM1(10)12) b4/9/1919 Dayton,Montgomery,OH - d5/28/1977 Dayton,Montgomery,OH - m8/22/1936 Richmond,IN Robert Alexander Fowler (son of James Arthur Lafayette Fowler& Margaret Roxanne Buck) - Burial: Woodlawn ,Dayton,OH
  • JJ2112 - Anna Mae Swanson (MM1(10)11) b9/4/1921 Dayton,Montgomery,OH - d1/7/1988 Dayton,Montgomery,OH - mRobert Stauffer - Burial: Dayton Memorial Garden,Dayton,Montgomery,OH
  • JJ2113 - Walter E. (Sonny) Swanson (MM1(10)13) b8/22/1923 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d2/6/1972 Dayton,Montgomery,OH - mVivian Smith  
  •    (Picture of Thelma, Walter, & Anna Mae Swanson)
  • JJ212 - Esther Swanson (MM1(10)2) b9/29/1891 Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI,USA-d2/22/1982 Antigo,Langlade,WI - m9/27/1916 Antigo,Langlade,WI Philip Priser b8/7/1875 Playpool,,IN, parents born in OH (1930 Census) -d12/18/1953 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - Occupation: WI Timber & Land ,Mattoon, WI, Philip was also a laborer in the woods. - Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery; Block 2, Lot 78.
  • JJ2121 - Donald Priserb8/9/1920 - d4/21/2000 Milwaukee,WI - m1? ? - m2Georgia Croge - Burial: Woodlawn ,Twp. Hutchins,Shawano,WI - Donald's first wife is buried in northern IN and the headstone lists both of their names, but Donald is buried by Georgia. (Leonard Johnson)
  • JJ213 - Clarence Alvery Swanson (MM1(10)3) b9/10/1893 ,Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI,USA-d7/29/1965 (Langlade Co. Deaths, V21,p197) Antigo,Langlade,WI-m8/29/1919 Antigo,WI Gertrude Elizabeth Thorn (daughter of Frank Asbury Thorn & Mary Etta Skinner) b12/18/1895 Antigo,Langlade,WI- d12/25/1992 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V34,p447) Occupation: Lineman, WI Power and Light Co.€”bur: Elmwood Cemetery, Block 2, Lot 78,Antigo,WI
  • JJ2131 (MM5a31) - Russell Swanson b1/7/1921 Antigo,Langlade,WI,-d7/15/1995 -m11/8/1941 Kahoka,Clark,MO Leone Rose Root - Resided in Antigo,WI. Note: Leone made the wedding dress and flowers for Tammy Marie's wedding. (Antigo Daily Journal Wedding Account of Tammy & Patrick)
  • JJ2131 (MM5a311) - Karen Swanson (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131 (MM5a312) - Terriance (Terry) Jack Swanson - mSandy -mDiane ? b1/1/1947 div. - remarried Sandy ? -  Resided in Bryant,WI  - Served in the army.  Worked for a music store in Antigo, WI and also for Johnson's Electric Coil. - Excellent carpenter and has made Native American bead work, Native American Flutes, etc. (Tammy Marie Swanson
  • JJ21311 (MM5a3121) - Tammy Marie Swanson b3/6/1967 - mPatrick James Molitor(Son of Mr. & Mrs. John P. Molitor, Antigo,WI) div. -  Note: Both graduated from Antigo HS. Patrick also graduated in accounting at the North Central Technical Institute of Antigo,WI. The couple took up residence in Antigo,WI. (Antigo Daily Journal Wedding Account) - mRandy Steven Schroeder - div. - Tammy lives in Lacey,WA  (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ213111 (MM5a31211) - Holly Ann Molitor b8/8/21/1984 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131111 (MM5a312111) - Antonio Giavano Pelligrino b1/6/2004 (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131112 (MM5a312112) - London Johnathon Molitor b7/21/2008 (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131113 (MM5a312113) - Gia May Wiltzious (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ213112 (MM5a31212) - John Patrick Molitor b2/14/1986 Rhinelander,WI - d7/6/2005 of phnomonia at his apt. in Wausau,Marathan,WI - Bur. Antigo,Langlade,WI - never married.  (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ213113 (MM5a31213) - Heather Marie Molitor b2/11/1987 (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ213114 (MM5a31214) - Melissa Rose Schroeder b8/15/1988 Wausau,Marathan,WI - m? ? - div.  (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131141 (MM5a312141) - Coedyn Steven Matsche b8/1/2008 (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • JJ2131142 (MM5a312142) - Karlei Rose Matsche b4/22/2010 (Tammy Marie Swanson)
  • MM5a3122 - Shannon Lynn Swanson (Tammy Mari
  • e Swanson)
  • JJ2132 - Corrine Edna Swanson b9/2
  • 0/1922 Antigo,Langlade,WI - d2/3/2013  Langlade Hosp., Antigo,Langlade,WI (obit) - m8/29/1942 Antigo,Langlade,WI James Henry Leindecker (obit of Corinne)  b1918 - d10/20/1986 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V31,p276) (MM1(10)32) - Burial: Elmwood ,Antigo,Langlade,WI
  • JJ21321) - Larry James (Jim) Leindecker b11/26/1946 Antigo,Langlade,WI (MM1(10)32??) - d4/30/1968 Quang Tri, South Vietnam - Burial: Elmwood ,Antigo,WI - Event of Death: Navy, Rank SN Military Serv. beginning tour j/15/1968 South Vietnam - Vietnam Memorial Wall, Panel 53E, Row 016.
  • JJ2133 - Everett Swanson b10/15/1927 Antigo,Langlade,WI - m9/27/1954 Masae Iizuka (daughter of JiroIizuka& Kyoko Matsuura; Shinto Religion)b1/27/1929 Yaizu shi,Japan (MM1(10)33) - Masae was a florist.
  • JJ2134 - Vivian Swanson b Antigo,Langlade,WI - mHerman Schultz (MM1(10)34) b11/29/1921 - d4/14/1994 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V35,p220) - Elmwood Cem.,Antigo,Langlade,WI
  • JJ214 - Sidney Leonard Swanson (MM1(10)4) b3/1/1896 Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI,USA-d9/11/1990 Shawano,Shawano,WI-m7/1961 Milwaukee,Milwaukee,WI Katherine Novall d1963-Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery, Block 7, Lot 44. (Single headstone for Sidney Swanson- Katherine, she died after being married only two years, bur. Milwaukee?)
  • JJ215 - Carrie Evelyn Swanson (MM1(10)5) b3/6/1898 Town of Hutchins,Shawano, WI,USA (100 years, 3/12/2000 Dekalb,Dekalb,IL - ) m9/27/1916 AntigoLanglade,WI (in a triple wedding with two of her cousins) Joseph Rettinger, Jr. b7/10/1895 Antigo,Langlade,WI,USA-d7/2/1958 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL Note: Parties in the triple wedding: Lilly M. Swanson & Harry D. Jersey; Sibyl Esther Swanson & Adin George MacKay; and Carrie Evelyn Swanson & Joseph Rettinger, Jr. (I corresponded with Carrie & her daughter Marian for several years, Karolyn)
  • · JJ2151 - Luella Grace Rettinger (MM1(10)51) b7/21/1917 Antigo,Langlade,WI,USA or Chicago,Cook,IL d7/25/1986 DeKalb ,DeKalb,IL m1Arthur Joseph Arnswald-m2Maurice Raymond Miller
  • JJ2152 - Marian MartelleRettinger (MM1(10)52) b9/27/1919 Antigo,Langlade,WI,USA m Bef 4/2/1942 Chicago,Cook,IL Arnold Kenneth Johnson
  • JJ21521 - Robert Arnold Johnson (MM1(10)521) b1944 Antigo,Langlade,WI,USA-m2/29/1972 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL Peggy Lay
  • JJ215211 - Chad Austin Johnson (MM1(10)5211) b1974 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL,USA- m2/12/1998 Kari Cabay
  • JJ215212 - Rayn Andrew Johnson (MM1(10)5212) b1976 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL,USA
  • JJ21522 - Jerome Arthur Johnson (MM1(10)522) b1947 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL,USA-m8/26/1967 Rockford,Winnebago,IL,USA Donna Rose Vosburgh
  • JJ215221 - Tammy Sue Johnson (MM(10)5221) b1969 Sycamore,DeKalb,IL,USA-m7/14/1990 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL Todd Andrew Elias · JJ2152211 - Tegan Carrie Elias (MM(10)52211) b1992 DeKalb,DeKalb,IL,USA
  • JJ216 - Edna Corine Swanson (MM1(10)6) b4/2/1900 (Twin was Elmer) Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI,USA- d5/25/1994 Merrill,Lincoln,WI - m1925 Leopolis,Shawano,WI Joseph C. Rutteb11/18/1900 - dDec 1977Resided at Shanawo, WI Note: Worked for the WI Power and Light Co.
  • JJ2161 - Duane S. Rutte b11/27/1927 Leopolis,,WI - d10/29/2000 Marietta,GA - mRosemary Reilly (MM1(10)61) - Duane died of Leukemia at age 72. Education Degree in Diary Science, 1952; ofWI,Madison. Occupation: 35 years in Dairy Industry in Green Bay,WI and Miami,FL. Was active with St. Vincent de Paul Society; Habitat for Humanity. Hobby: Woodworking. - Burial: Cremation, Marietta,GA (Obit; Shawano Leader, 11/1/2000)
  • JJ2162 - Faye Rutte mJack Semling
  • JJ217 - Elmer E. Swanson (MM1(10)7) b4/2/1900 (Twin to Edna) Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI, - d2/11/1963 Shawano,WI Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery, Block 7, Lot 44, Twp. of Hutchins,Shawano,WI - Note: When Elmer was born, he was very, very, small, perhaps only a few ounces. (Edna was bigger) He was so small, they kept him in a cigar box and fed him with a medicine dropper. They used men's handkerchiefs for his diapers. (Contributed by Leonard Johnson)
  • JJ218 - Victor Alvin Swanson (MM1(10)8) b11/17/1901 Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI - d11/20/1971 Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI - m8/3/1940 Irma,Lincoln,WI Ida L. Mach b5/6/1911 - d12/24/1999 - Bur: Woodlawn Cem. Block 2, Lot 55
  • JJ2181 - Judy (Jude) Swanson (MM1(10)81)
  • JJ2182 - David Swanson mLynn ? (MM1(10)82)

JJ219 - Nellie August Swanson (MM1(10)9) b11/9/1904 Twp. of Hutchings,Shawano,WI - d12/9/2001 Merrill,WI - Graduate of Mattoon H.S. & Normal School (Teacher's College), Antigo, WI - Resided in Milwaukee,WI - Occupation: 1925 LB Price Merc Co in Milwaukee, WI & SC; Secretary 1937 of General Screw Products Co., Milwaukee,WI. Church of the Nazarene member, Mattoon, Shawano, WI (Obit: Shawano Leader, Monday,12/10/2001)

  (8th Grade graduation, Lake May School, Twp. of Hutchins, Eveleen Johnson & Nellie Swanson.  Of course related.   Picture given by Rena Johnson McAuly)

   (Picture of Nellie Swanson's tombstone taken by Karolyn Roberts)


JJ22 - Peter Johnson (Jonsson) -b12/1875 Sweden (1900 Census) - d1908? at 33 years of age at Laclede,Bonner,ID of a logging accident (Obit) - 1900 Census says Peter is living with his parents, is 24 years old, and single. (Clipping from an ID newspaper) Peter Johnson met with an accident at Laclede Monday afternoon while unloading logs from a flat car of the logging train of the A. C. White Lumber Co., which resulted in his death a few hours later. When the logging train pulled into the yard, Johnson started to unload one of the cars. The stay chain broke and Johnson jumped into the pond. As he landed in the water, one of the logs struck him in the back of the head and several of the logs passed over him. When rescued from the water by other members of the crew, he was unconcious. The injured man was brought to the city hospital by Dr. Fox ln Laclede. It was found upon examination that Johnson's skull had been fractured. He died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, never regaining consciousness. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the chapel of Brower's undertaking rooms, Rev. A. M. Skindlov, the Luthern pastor, officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Laclede,BonnerID. (Obit)

JJ23 - Fred Johnson (Jonsson) b2/1883 Sweden (1900 Census) - 1900 Census says that Fred is living with his parents, is 17 years old and is a farmhand. - lived in Troy, ID. Resided in Downs, Wash when his brother Peter died according to Peter's obit.


JJ3 - James (Jim) Johnson (JÃn JÃnsson) b2/6/1856 MÃllarp,Sweden (Parent of James was James Johnson (JÃn Svensson) & Anna Nilsdotter; DDSS Swedish Archives; birth 9961460/SDD) - d4/12/1922 death: Gastric ?, Dr. Partridge,Mattoon,WI (v13-59,Shawano Co. Courthouse) -m8/5/1877 Olstorp Sweden (DDSS Swedish Archives, 31137) Mary (Maria) Swanson (Svensdotter) b2/18/1845 SÃbyholm,Malmohus lan,SkÃne,Sweden- d8/10/1912 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - Resided Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI as a farmer. Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery, Block 4, Lot 18. Notes: Mary moved to the parish of Asmundtorp in 1860. Mary moved in from HilleshÃg No. 19 in 1864 and moved away to Kvistofta in 1865. Mary and her husband, James, came to the U.S. in 1881. Note: Mary & her sister, Elna, married brothers, James & Peter. Note: James was the son of Swen Johnson. Note: After Lillian Swanson told Anna Cecilia Swanson that she found her brother crushed under a tree, Anna notified James and his son Charles. James, Charles, and Jame's nephew, Clarence Swanson, freed both John & Emil from the tree that crushed them to death. John was a brother to Mary and to Anna's father, August. Charles was married to Annie who was John's daughter. - James was listed as a drÃng meaning male farmhand on his wedding record in Sweden, - In the 1900 Census, Jim & Mary are living in the Twp. of Hutchins, Shawano Co., WI. Jim is a farmer. Hilda Olson Swanson just died in January, and Jim & Mary have taken in the children to stay with them at this time. They are on the census as Annie Swanson, Carrie Swanson, Lilly Swanson, Sibyl Swanson, Abel Swanson, & Emil Swanson. It is funny, because Annie is listed as their neice, and then the census taker must have filled the rest out later, And since Swanson was a new entry, he put Carrie as the wife, and the other children as sons & daughters. WOW! What an error.

  (Picture of Mary & James probably wedding picture by Rena Johnson McAuly;


  Hilma, Ida, Charles, & Oscar with their parents,


Mary & James contributed by Laurel Larson Collins from the collection of Marlin Nichols)

   (James Johnson with Charlies (son) family)

   (James Johnson from Rena Johnson McAuly)


 (Mary Johnson from collection of Rena Johnson McAuly)

  (Tombstone of Mary Swanson Johnson taken by Karolyn Roberts)


JJ31 - Ida Pauline Johnson (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk) b11/14/1876 dKvistofta, Helsingborgs kommun, Skane lan,Sweden (birth father was wealthy, but a name not given, but was reported to have paid James moeny for this marriage) - d8/26/1949 Antigo,Langlade,WI - mLewis Milton Peterson ((Marr. Cert; Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)(son of Andrew B. Peterson [Anders Pederson Berge; Berge was the name of the farm in Norway] & Isabelle/Elizabeth Knudsen [Ingebjorg Knudsdatter Hefte {Hefte farm} born in Norway; (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)) b8/2/1864 Manitowoc Co., WI -d1932 at home of his son, Floyd, in Antigo,Langlade,WI At age 16, Louis moved to Mattoon. his son, Floyd, in Antigo,Langlade,WI At age 16, Louis moved to Mattoon, he was a farmer. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery (Obit) 


 (Pictures of Mary Johnson and Ida donated by Rena & Kathy Merzouk;

   Ida with brother Charlie)

   (Ida with cousins)

   (Ida Johnson Peterson)


JJ311- Elvwyn H. Peterson b4/1894 (1920 Census) - d8/26/1955 m5/29/1913 St. John's Church, Mattoon, WI (St. John's Luth. Ch.,Mattoon,WI; Elowin Peterson/Florence Hanson) Florence Elizabeth Hansen b12/2/1890 Mattoon,Hutchins,Shawano,WI (daughter of Peter [Peder] Hansen & Trine Olesen of Twp. of Hutchins, Shawano Co.,WI (Anna Cathrine Olsen) (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk) of Waupaca & later Mattoon, WI) (Obit) -d9/12/1983 Homme Home in Wittenberg, Shawano,WI Florence attended Teachers College at Rhinelander & taught school in the Mattoon countryside and had up to 50 pupils at a time. Florence was also an artist and listed in the Rural Aritsts of WI Directory and helped start the Wittenberg Art Club. When Alvwyn and Florence married, Alvwyn was a butter, cheese and ice cream maker, and his business was at Gass' Corner, A. H. Peterson Creamery Co. Later he owned the filling station and garage at Wittenberg. Florence operated a restaurant at Minocqua for awhile. They had resided in Starks, Fairchild, Wittenberg, & Meadowlands, MN. (Obit) Note: Elvwyn was killed in Alaska during a severe storm while on a business trip there. (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk) Burial: Woodlawn Cem.,Twp of Hutchins,Shawano,WI (Obit)

   (Picture of the Peterson Creamery at Gass Corner, 1 mile from Mattoon,WI)


(Ad below out of the WI Land& Timber Co. of Mattoon,WI)

The first thing you do, be sure and look through the fine Creamery of the A. H. PETERSON CREAMERY COMPANY You will find a picture of it on page 15. Here you can either buy the finest butter and cheese to be found in Wisconsin, or sell them all the milk and cream you can raise. It will pay you to consult the Peterson people if you are going into the dairy business. A. H. Peterson Creamery Company. Manufacturers of Pure Creamery Butter MATTOON, WIS.


JJ3111 - Evelyn Marie Peterson (MM1211) b&d6/20/1914 (Source: Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)

JJ3112 - Robert J. Peterson (MM12112) b9/19/1916 - d1931 - When Robert died, his parents were farming in the present location of the Frito Lay Potato testing farm in Starks, WI. Robert was a studious young men with poor eyesight. His greatest passion was reading, and his mother said that he would devour books. He was eternally patient with his younger brother Jim who was a real pest (what brother isn't) and a loving and kind son. One day, he and his best friend decided to take their horses and go out shooting rabbits. Jim, and Robert's friend's brother were the same age, and followed behind. Jim and the other boy were pretending they were squires, and that the older boys were knights, acting out something from the book "Ivanhoe." Jim was unclear about what happened, whether a rabbit startled the horse of Robert's friend or what, but the friend did not have his rifle cocked as he should have and wound up shooting Robert in the left side of his chest. Jim took off for the nearest residence and brought back a man with a truck to pick up Robert. Jim rode in the back. They took Robert to the Rhinelander hospital and someone called the parents who rushed there immediately. Jim was sitting in the hallway when his parents rushed in - Robert turned and said "Mother!" and died. Although the shot was with a 22 and had hit no vital organs, probably the jostling in the truck and the shock were what killed him. Robert's ambition was to be a Methodist preacher. His mother never got over his death. (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)


JJ3113 - James Matthew Peterson (MM12113) b12/5/1919 at 5:00 a.m. Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d10/29/1996 Bentonville,Benton,Arkansas (S.S. Index) 10 p.m. - mMargaret Valerie Heath b5/18/1927 - d7/5/1992 (Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)- Hiwasse,Benton,Arkansas (S.S. Indes) Resided in DePere,WI

JJ3114 - Dean Russel Peterson (MM12114) b12/2/1924 - m1Celia Thomas abt1953 Divorced - m2 6/1982 Joyce Severson (Source: Kathryn Peterson Merzouk)

JJ312 - Myrna Peterson (MM1212) b -d mIrvin Mader (Leonard Eugene Johnson) - Resided in Weyauwega,WI (Obit of Florence Peterson)

     (Pictures contributed by Rena Johnson McAuly of Myrna Peterson & Donald Mader family)


JJ3121 - Donald Mader(Leonard Eugene Johnson)

JJ313 - Floyd James Peterson (MM1213) b7/2/1895 (Shawano Co. Delayed Birth Index) - (1920 Census) -d m1927Milwaukee,WI,USA Laverne Reynolds b7/25/03 Note; Resided in Antigo, WI & Jacksonville, FL (Obit of Florence Peterson)

JJ314 - Elsie Lorraine Peterson (MM1214) b11/2/1905 (Shawano Co. Delayed Birth Index) - (Stephanie McRoberts Herr era) - d5/5/1996 ( (Vicki Seitz McRoberts; Stephanie McRoberts Herrera) mFrank Seitz, Sr. Resided in Milwaukee, WI (Obit of Florence Peterson)

      (Picture contributed by Rena Johnson McAuly of Elsie& Frank Sietz Wedding Picture)

  • MM3141 - Frank Seitz b12/23/1928 ( (Vicki Seitz McRoberts; Stephanie McRoberts Herrera) - mDoreen Paetschb7/1928 - d12/7/1991 - Resided in Menomonee Falls, WI. ( (Vicki Seitz McRoberts; Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM31411- Patricia Seitz (kept maiden name) m ? (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM31412 - Jeffrey Frank Seitz b2/1955 - d8/28/1969 at age 14 ( (Vicki Seitz McRoberts; Stephanie McRoberts Herrera) · MM521413 - Vicki Seitz b12/31/58 - mRobert McRoberts, Sr. b1/28/1955 - d12/19/1998 of lung cancer ( (Vicki Seitz McRoberts; Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM314131 - Stephanie McRobertsb12/18/1978 (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM314132 - Robert McRoberts, Jr. b5/5/1983 (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM3141321 - Jadon McRobertsb11/2003 (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM31414 - Mark Seitz b7/1961 (Vicki Seitz McRoberts) - m ? (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM314141 - Matthew Seitz b (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)
  • MM314142 - Michael Seitz b (Stephanie McRoberts Herrera)

JJ32-Charles Hendrick Johnson (Jonsson) (MM122) b9/27/1878 HÃrslÃv,MalmohuslÃn,SkÃne,Sweden-d7/1/1947 Mattoon,Shawano,WI m3/2/1903Hutchins,Shawano,WI Anna (Annie) Olivia Swanson (MM141) b5/1/1885 Lead,Lawrence,SD,USA-d10/21/1965. Farmed in Town of Hutchins, Shawano, WI Cousins Charles & John married sisters, Anna & Carrie. The men were First Cousins to the ladies. Charlie came to America with his parents at age 2, 1880-1883. They resided in Chicago for two years then moved to Town of Hutchins, WI where his parents homesteaded a farm. In 1900 on the Hutchins Twp., Shawano Co., WI Census, Charles was living at home and working as a farmhand. - U.S. 1930 Census Charles is head of house and a dairy farmer. He is 51, Anna is 45, Agnes is 13, & Rena 8. - When Anna was departing this world, her girls were around her bedside, and they reported that Annie lifted up her arms and said, "Come Jesus" and then she was gone. She was a wonderful little person. Bur: Woodlawn Cem., (Block 4, Lot 18)


   (Pictures: Picture of Annie with the children, Agnes Eveleen, Verna,& Ann is sitting on Annie's lap contributed by Rena Johnson McAuly;

   Annie & Charlie Johnson;

   Charlie Johnson donated by Rena Johnson McAuly)

   (Picture of Charlie Johnson family)


   Charlie Johnson girls


     (Charlie Johnson with his buggy, from the Collection of Walter Johnson) 


(Picture: Charlie & Annie Johnson Horse & buggy with family, by Rena Johnson McAuly )



JJ321- Hulda Eveleen Johnson (Eveleen) (MM1221) b12/03/1903-d12/17/1973 m10/16/1941 Twp. of Almond,Shawano,WI Lawrence Lane (son of Frank Lane & Elizabeth Roth)(Marriage Cert.) b1905-bur: Woodlawn Cemetery,Town of Hutchins,WI Block 6, Lot 39, Resided at Shawano, WI (No children) - Lawrence had been a farmer.

  •    Eveleen & Irene donated by Rena McAully & Kathy Merzouk)
  •    (Picture of Eveleen & Lawrence Lane)
  • JJ322 - Irene M. Johnson (MM1222) b5/25/1906 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d10/13/1906 Irene only lived for five months. Burial: Woodlawn Cem., Block 4, Lot 18 along side Agnes Johnson
  • JJ321 - Agnes Irene Johnson (MM1221) b10/24/1907 Mattoon,Shawano,WI -d1998or99 Burial: Woodlawn ,Hutchins,Shawano,WI Block 4, Lot 18
  •    (Picture of Agnes, by Rena Johnson McAuley)
  •    (Agnes & Eveleen by Rena Johnson McAuley)
  • )
  • JJ324 - Verna E. Johnson (MM1224) b2/10/1911 Mattoon,Shawano,WI -d1/19/1983 - bur. Woodlawn Cem., Town of Hutchins,WI (Block 4, Lot 18)-m8/2/1940 ,Shawano,WI John W. Nichols (son of Moses Nichols & Maude Tunks) (Marriage Cert) b7/26 /1906 - d9/14/1982 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V29,p285;306) Occupation: Shoemaker,Weinbrenner Shoe Factory Resided: Antigo,WI - John was previously married 3/11/1927 Esther McKammet, they had a son Robert - div. 3/29/1929 Rhinelander,,WI (Marriage Cert)

JJ325 - Ann Caroline Johnson (MM1225) b3/9/1917 Mattoon,Twp. of Hutchins,Shawano,WI - d4/21/2009 Antigo,Langlade,WI - m4/28/1939 Paul Fredrick Lierman b 7/29/1907-d4/24/1995 (Judy Karpf)(Obit of Ann)

JJ326-Rena Hope Johnson b10/09/1921 Mattoon,Shawano,WI, - m6/20/1940 Thomas Phillip McAulyb12/22/1917 Campbellsport (Son of Flora Phillips McAuly Baker & Lester McAuly)(Obit of Thomas)(Newspaper Account of Five Generations) - d2/3/2005 Eastview Med. Center,Antigo,WI (Obit of Thomas) - Worked at WI Timber & Land Veneer Mill, Mattoon,WI. Waste Disposal Custodian for the Twp. of Hutchins, operated a dairy & beef farm. Burial: Woodlawn Cem.,Twp.ofHutchins,Shawano,WI (Obit of Thomas)

   (Picture of Rena McAuly contributed by Carole Knowles)


MM52261-Marie L. McAuly b1941 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,-m1Donald C. Johnson b1935-d1964 - m2Ralph Robinson - Marie & Donald had Mark, Gregory, & Terry

   (Marie McAuly Robinson given by Carole McAuly Knowles)

MM522611-Mark A. Johnson b1961

MM522612-Gregory S. Johnson b1962

MM522613-Terry L. Johnson b1964-

MM52262-Carole A. McAulyb1942 Mattoon,Shawano,W - m7/23/1960 Mattoon,Shawano,WI Harold Knowles (MM52323)b11/26/1934 MM522621-Craig Anthony Knowles b11/12/1961- d 12/16/2006 - mDiane ? - Burial:  Woodlawn Cem.,Hutchins,Shawano,WI  (Antigo Daily Journal 12/18/2006)

   (Picture of Craig Knowles donated by Carole McAuly Knowles)


MM5226211 - Nathan Knowles (Newspaper Acct of Five Generations)

MM5226212 - Amy Knowles (Judy Karpf)

MM522622-Kip Michael Knowles b5/29/1963

MM522623-Kelly David Knowles b4/14/1966

MM522624-Renae Lynn Knowles b9/9/1967 mTony Depina( Note: Renae graduated from Antigo HS. Tony is a brother of John Depina, husband of Tammy Tucker (MM523432). (Source: Geraldine Tucker of Mattoon, WI)

MM52263-Theodore (Pat)  McAuly b1946 Mattoon,Shawano,W- Occupation: Schoolteacher,Farmer-mPatricia Hutchins b1946 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,-

MM52264-Krystal E. McAuly b7/20/1952 Antigo,Langlade,,WI (Obit)  - d1/17/2007 HommeHome,Wittenberg,Shawano,WI (Obit)  - m9/27/1986 Overland Park,KS (Obit) Carl Kitchin(Obit of Thomas McAuly) - Bur: Woodlawn Cem., Twp.Hutchins,Shawano,WI (Obit)

   (Obit Picture)

MM52265-Melodye J. McAuly b1954 Mattoon,Shawano,WI-mWilliam (Bill) Jones (Source: Ryan Jones; Mauston,WI)

MM522651-Sara Marie Jones b6/28/1978 -mJohn Uttecht(U-tec) (Source: Ryan Jones; Mauston,WI)

MM5226511-Olivia Rena Uttechtb7/3/1902 (Sara Jones Uttecht)

MM522652-Ryan Jones b9/21/1982 (Source: Ryan Jones; Mauston,WI)


JJ33 - Hilma Annette Johnson (MM121) b9/21/1880 SkÃne,Sweden-d1/6/1940 Mattoon Hospital of a stroke,Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA - m1/19/ 1905 Mattoon (Obit) Oliver Larson b7/14/1877 Norway (Son of James Larson) -d1/4/1958 - Green Bay Hospital after a lingering illness. (Obit) (Oliver m5/27/1950 2Lena Bosselat Mattoon (Obit)l) 1930 U.S. Census,Hutchins Twp.,Shawano,WI states that Oliver is a farmer, and Hilma A. i s his wife, along with all of the children. - Hilma came to America at age 1. Two years later settled with parents near Mattoon. Oliver came from Norway in 1892, locating in Mattoon. Members of the Mattoon Nazarene Church. At her funeral the quartet of Walter Blodgett, Everett Plisch, Mrs. Albert Wolf, & Miss Cleo Johnson sang, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, We'll Never Say Goodbye in Heaven, & Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. Her pallbearers were her six son-in-laws. (Obit) Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery.

   (Picture of Annie Swanson & Hilma Johnson, Annie & siblings stayed with Hilma's parents after their mother died, contributed by Leonard Johnson;

   Picture contributed by Rena Johnson McAuly of Hilma Johnson on left side, daughter of James Johnson, far back is IDA;

 Oliver with his twin sister Annie by Rena Johnson McAuly)


JJ331 - Martha Corrine Larson (MM1211) b11/29/1905 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA - d -  m1930 John Kuether b3/18/1896 (S.S. Death Index) - d8/1965 WI (S.S. Death Index) - Resided at Neenah, WI (Larson History) 

    (Picture of Corrine by Rena Johnson McAuly)


JJ3311 - John Kuether, Jr. b9/10/1927 (S.S. Death Index) - d2/1974 WI (S.S. Death Index)


JJ332 - Edna Bernice Larson (MM1212) b5/09/1907 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA - d3/11/1942 Madison Gen. Hosp.,Madison,WI (Obit) -  m10/1/1927 Mattoon,Shawano,WI  Howard Arthur Knowles(Obit)  b7/29/1896 (son of Don D. Knowles) Twp. of Hutchins,Shawano,WI (Oibt) - d3/30/1962 out of town hosp. (Obit)  Resided at Mattoon, WI  - Bur. Woodlawn Cem.  - Howard m1946 Marie Pierce (Larson History) - Edna died after a three month illness in the Madison HospitalThe children were ages 12, 10, & 7She was a member of the Mattoon Nazarene Church and was treasurer of the Missionary SocietyThe trio of Everett Plisch, Thomas McAuly, & Stephen Blodgtett sang at her funeral.  Howard worked at the WI Timber & Land Co. of Mattoon.

  • JJ3321 - Dorothy Mae Knowles b1/22/1930 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d2/24/2018 Wittenberg,WShawano,WI - m1952 Waukegan,IL Donald Gardner (son of Rev/ C/ L. & Erma Gardner) b1929 - d3/20/1993 - Resided near Chicago, IL (The Larson Clan)  Dorothy was residing in Birnamwood WI before her death.
  •     (Picture of Dorothy Gardner)


JJ33212 - Todd Gardner b9/1/1955 - d1974 - Bur. Woodlawn Cem. (The Larson Clan) ·  JJ33214 - Trent Gardner b10/10/1958 - d1991 - Bur. Woodlawn Cem. (The Larson Clan)


JJ3322 - Ronald(Ronnie) Howard Knowles (MM52322) b12/17/1931 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d7/31/1965 Vet of Korean War,US Navy, Lincoln Co. Normal College, Merrill; WI State Univ., School Teacher & Principal Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery m10/23/1952Jane A. Spinlerb1933 Antigo,Langlade,WI,USA (The Larson Clan) - resided in Antigo & Mattoon. Note: When Ronnie and Jane visited the Antigo Nazarene church while they were living in Neenah, they would show me Howard Ronald, their first baby and tell me that was a cousin of mine. Shortly after he died from an existing heart problem. Later they moved to Antigo and Sharlyn was born. I held Sharlyn many a time when she was a baby. Ronnie & Jane were good singers and they sang with Ronnie playing his quitar. Ronnie also led the congregational singing. Everyone loved Ronnie wherever he went. If any of the teenage girls dated, he would demand to know all about the date, each one having to meet his approval including the person I married. (Source: Karolyn Roberts) Ronnie had two open-heart surgeries several years apart. When he woke up from his second operation he was completely paralyzed. Jane asked if he could understand her, if so to blink his eyes, he did, and tears rolled down his cheeks. He passed away a few hours later. We sure missed him. He was a teacher and principal of a rural school between Antigo and Wausau

MM523221-Howard Ronald Knowles b11/22/1954 Neenah,WI - d1/6/1955 Neenah Hospital,Neenah,WI (Obit) - bur. Woodlawn Cemetery (The Larson Clan). Note: Died from heart problems he had at birth.

   (Ronald Knowles by Gladys Johnson Amerson)

MM52323-Harold Arthur Knowles b11/26/1934 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-m1960 Carol Ann McAuly (MM52262) b1942 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA (The Larson Clan)

MM523231(MM522621) - Craig Anthony Knowles b11/12/1961- d 12/16/2006 - mDiane ? - Burial:  Woodlawn Cem.,Hutchins,Shawano,WI  (Antigo Daily Journal 12/18/2006)

MM52324-Howard LeRoy Knowles b1/7/1938 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d4/1938 at home, Mattoon,Shawano,WI - bur: Woodlawn Cemetery. Note: He died of a heart ailment he had since birth. (Obit)

JJ333 - Janetta (Janette) Oliva Larson (MM1213) b9/26/1908 Mattoon,Shawano,WI (Larson History) -d7/12/1987 PA - m6/18/1936 Claude McCreary b10/28/1906 (S.S. Death Index) -d8/6/1970 Resided in Schellsburg,Bedford,PA (S.S. Death Index) (Larson History)

JJ334 - Florence (Flossie) Eileen Larson (MM1214) b5/14/1910 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d6/8/1992 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V34,p318) - m1932 Earl Johnson (MM1432) b3/4/1907 - d2/18/1981,1st Cousins at Mattoon,WI Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA (Larson History) (See Page 1 under Earl Johnson for their family & pictures)

   (Picture of Florence & Earl Johnson by Geraldine Johnson Tucker)


JJ335 - Irma Isobell Larson (MM1215) b2/15/1912 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d11/13/1974-God's Bible School-m11/Thanksgiving Day/? William Paul Wilhoyte (Bill) b8/12/1908 - d11/05/1990 - Asbury College, God's Bible School Occupation: Minister Resided in MN (Larson History)

   (Picture of Bill & Irma Larson Wilhoyte by Geraldine Tucker Johnson)


JJ336 - Claudine (Connie) Lorraine Larson (MM1216) b1/30/1914 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d1/21/1983 m1937 .Stanley Edward Lewis b5/22/1910-d11/20/1990 WI - Resided at Eagle River, WI bur: Eagle River Cemetery Occupation: Nazarene Minister (Larson History)

JJ337 - Orval James Larson (Jim) (MM1217) b12/09/1915 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d3/22/2000 WI (S.S. Death Index) - m1938 Katherine (Babe) Nettee Hayes b4/4/1922 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA- Resided at Town of Hutchins,Shawano,WI Occupation: Veneer Mill,Mattoon (Larson History)

JJ338 - Norman Carl Larson (MM1218) b5/31/1917 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d8/12/1933 Woodlawn Cem. (Larson History)

JJ339 - Oliver Hilmer Larson (Bill) (MM1219) b6/05/1919 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d12/14/1996 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V36,p330) - m1940 Alice May McAuly b10/8/1919 Mattoon,Shawano,WI- Resided in Town of Hutchins Occupation: Farmer Bur: Woodlawn Cemetery (Larson History)

   (Picture of Alice McAuly Larson given by Carole McAuly Knowles)


JJ33(10) - Walter Eugene Larson (MM121(10)) b7/27/1921 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d3/22/1941 WI (Larson History)

JJ33(11) - Grace Emogene Larson (MM121(11)) b6/21/1926 Mattoon,Shawano,WI - d5/1996 MN (S.S. Death Index) - m6/1/1948 Richard Eldone Schwab b4/27/1925- Resided in WI,Winona, MN (Larson History) Also resided in ND for many years. (S.S. Death Index)

   (Picture of Grace Larson given by Geraldine Johnson Tucker)


 JJ34 - Oscar B. Johnson (MM124) b2/07/1883 (Tombstone) Chicago,Cook,IL,USA-d1/7/1944 (Tombstone) mInga Claudine Larson (2nd marriage for Inga) b5/18/1887 (Tombstone) Norway-d2/11/1964 (Tombstone) - In 1900 on the Hutchins Twp., Shawano Co., WI Census, Oscar is living with his parents and working as a farmhand. - Occupation: Cook of Logging Camps, Dairy Farmer - 1930 U.S. Census,WI,Shawano,Hutchins states Oscar is 47, Inga is 43, Marcella M. is 16, & Clea A. is 11. Three foster sons are living with them, James, Everitt, & Leonard Plisch, ages 22, 20, & 18 working as farm hands. Oscar is a dairy farmer. - Bur: Woodlawn Cem.

(Picture of Oscar Johnson;

  Picture of Inga's tombstone; 



 JJ341 - Marcella M. Johnson (MM1241) b1913 Mattoon,Shawano,WI,USA-d1/31/2003 Eastview Nursing Home,Antigo,Langlade,WI - m9/24/1935 ,Shawano,WI Mervin Arthur Nichols (son of Moses Nichols & Maude Funks) (Marriage Cert) b3/15/1905 ,,WI (S.S. Death Index) -d9/11/ 1989 Antigo,Langlade,WI (Langlade Co. Deaths, V33,p185)(S.S. Death Index) - Mervin was a farmer.

JJ342 - Cleo A. Johnson (MM1242) b9/2/1917 WI (S.S. Death Index) -d 2/16/1992 (S.S. Death Index) - mEmil Warnkeb4/24/1912 (S.S. Death Index) - d12/1978 WI (S.S. Death Index) - Resided at Rib Mountain, Wausau,Marathon,WI - Burial: Woodlawn Cem., No Stone (Karolyn)



Sources: Agnes Johnson visits, LuDeanna Guenther of Shawano, WI for help into Shawano Records, Nellie Swanson of Shawano, WI for many Obits, Carol Logan, genealogist, of MI for sharing information of Carrie Swanson Rettinger, Dekalb, IL, Marion Rettinger Johnson of Dekalb,IL; John Swanson for all his research, Geraldine Johnson Tucker, Rena Johnson McAuly, & Kathy Merzouk


 August 2018


Additions, Corrections:  kroberts1304@comcast.net