Charlie Johnson family
photo from the collection of Elroy Christenson
1m. Edyth Vesta Carlson 11 Nov 1924
b. 29 Oct 1901 Texas
d. 5 Dec 1991 Texas
buried: "Rock Church" St Olaf's Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, TX [findagrave.com]
her father: August Carlson her mother: Ingeborg Carlson
|Barbaran Aubrey "BA" Johnson (m)|| b. 22 Sep 1925 Cranfills Gap, TX
||d. 5 Jul 2013 Clifton, Bosque co., TX(age 87) at the
buried: St Olaf's Rock Church, CG, TX
|m. Gladys Castelle (Bakke) Neely 15 Nov 1952
(brother - Olee Bakke)
|Ivan Johnson (m)|| b. 1928
|| d. living in "assisted living" facility Red Oak, TX
||m. Junelle _____
|Charles Elroy Johnson
||b. 4 Mar 1937
||d. 26 June 1937
shortly after birth with "open spine"
buried: St. Olaf's Rock Church, CG, TX
1848- Bernt is born in Arstad, Stange Paprish, Loten, Norway as Bernt Fredrik Johanson Egeberg. After immigrating he changed his name to Bernt Johnson
1881- B. F. bought 100 acres on Neils Creek
from Mrs. Sarah Brasher for $350.00. [Bosque Co: Land and
about 1885 - Bernt's new and improved suction device was patented in the United States by the Munger family. Bernt later moved to Dallas to oversee the manufacturing of this new machine for cotton gins. Here he meets Olava A Simpson in Dallas, Texas.
about 1890- His first child is born, probably in Dallas.
1891- He applied for US. citizenship on April, 1891 in Dallas Co. TX, where he said he was living at the time.[Bosque Co: Land and People]
1891, 1 Dec Dallas, TX - Olava (Simpson) Johnson, his first wife, dies four months after giving birth to his second child, Carl Oscar (Charlie) Johnson. The infant Charlie went to live with Bernt's sister, Oleana "Mariane Egeberg and her husband, Evan Paulson Rohne. Mariane nurses him along with her own new born son. Charlie remains with this family until Charlie is about four years of age or until Bernt remarries. [Interview with Ed Johnson]
1900- US Census, Hamilton Co., TX, Series: T623
Brant head w
m Oct 1848 51yrs
Norway Norway 1872 na
" , Carrie wife w f May 1870 30 6yrs mar. Denmark Denmark Denmark 1890
" , Carl O. son w m Aug 1881 8 s Texas Norway Denmark
" , Cora O. dau w f Aug 1895 4 s Texas Norway Denmark
" , Christen son w m Dec 1897 2 s Texas Norway Denmark
" , Eva dau w f June 1899 4/12 s Texas Norway Denmark
1909 - He became a US Citizen on Sept. 3,
in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX [Bosque Co: Land and People]
1910- US Census. Texas, Bosque Co., Enum.
Dist., 66, sheet 19a, page 167.
1911- Dec. 1 - His last son is born and
1912- July 23 - Bernt died after being
by a mule in the chest, 64 years of age. [Story of Ed Johnson]
proof of Annette Johnson, Coryell C. TX Cemetary Records.
1920's - The children had to pool their resources after the death of their father. Edith and Clara Johnson worked as cooks for the thrashing parties and went from farm to farm preparing meals for the hands at probably about $1 dollar a day. For this they had to fix five meals a day for at least 25 people for each meal. [Violet Christenson 7/21/03]
1929, Jan 5 - Vernell Johnson is born
Cora Johnson. The father is unknown. Vernell is raised in
household of the Johnson brothers and sisters. She was
excessively shy as were her mother and uncles. 1930's - Carrie
is brought to Dallas frequently for visits to the doctor for
the jaw. This is where Ed Johnson is introduced to Sadie
Kirkland and her children. [Interview with Ed Johnson]
1930 _ US Census - Texas, Bosque Co., Precinct 8, enum dist. 18-18 sheet 8B
Johnson, Charley head m w 38 mar 32yrs Texas Norway Norway Laborer odd jobs
" , Edyth wife h f w 28 mar 22 Texas Norway Texas
" , Baabara A. son m w 4 6/12 s Texas Texas Texas
" , Ivan son m w 2 11/12 s Texas Texas Texas
Carlson, Ingborg motherinlaw f w 59 mar 19 Texas Norway Norway
1940 - US Census - Texas, Hamilton Co., Precinct 2. Enum. Dist. 97-4, sheet 8A
Johnson, Chris A. head m w 42 s 6 Texas same house farmer farm
, Cora sister f w 43 s 7 Texas same house
, Clara sister f w 37 s 7 Texas same house laborer farm
, Collet brother m w 36 s H2 Texas same house laborer farm
, Willie brother m w 34 s 6 Texas same house laborer farm
, Sylvester brother m w 32 m 7 Texas same house laborer farm
, Melba Sister-in-law f w 24 m H4 Texas same house
, Vernell niece f w 11 s 3 Texas same house
Texas, Bosque co., Precinct 8. enum. dist, 18-20, sheet
B Irvin marries
Grimland, Oscar head m w 45 mar 4 Texas same house farmer farm
, Amle wife f w 42 mar 8 Texas same house
, J. C. son m w 21 s 8 Texas same house
, Irvin son m w 17 s 8 Texas same house
, Allen son m w 15 s 7 Texas same house
, Milton son m w 11 s 4 Texas same house
Texas, Bosque Co., Precinct 8 enum. dist 18-20, sheet 3b
Johnson, Charlie O. head m w 49 mar 8 Texas same house laborer gin Thrasher $250
" , Edith wife f w 38 mar 8 Texas
" , Barbran son m w 14 s 6 Texas
" , Ivan son m w 12 s 5 Texas
They had a nice home
1952, Nov 15 - Barbaran
Johnson marries Glayds Bakke . [tombstone inscription]
B. A. Johnson
September 22, 1925 - July 5, 2013
B. A. Johnson, 87, formerly of Waco, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, in Clifton, Texas, at Lutheran Sunset Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap, Texas, with Pastor Joan Iker officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Olaf Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.
B. A. was born on September 22, 1925, in Cranfills Gap, where he attended public schools. Upon high school graduation he joined the Army Air Corp, training at Lemoore Field, California, and Walla Walla Field, Washington. B. A. served as a turret gunner during WW II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. After being honorably discharged from the service, B. A. joined Gulf Oil Corporation as a district consignee. He married Gladys Bakke on November lS, 1952, and later relocated to Waco, where he was employed with Rocketdyne International until 1971. B. A. later joined Farmers Insurance as an agent, until his retirement in 1990.
He was a lifelong Lutheran, with memberships at Christ Lutheran, Waco and St. Olaf Lutheran, Cranfills Gap.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a younger brother; and most recently, by his wife of 60 years, Gladys, in October, 2012.
B. A. is survived by daughter, Charlene, of San Antonio; sons Charles and wife, Lori, of Waco and Gary and wife, Rose, of Belmont, CA: granddaughter, Jessica and husband, Tony, of Frisco; three great- grandchildren, Erin, Matthew and Nathan; brother, Ivan and wife, Junelle, of Red Oak, TX; brother-in-law, Olee Bakke and wife, Maxine, of Clifton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Lutheran Sunset Ministries of Clifton, TX for their compassionate care and dedication.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Sunset Ministries, Box 71, Clifton, TX 76634 or St. Olaf/Rock Church Cemetery Assoc., Cranfills Gap, TX 76737. You are invited to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.
Charles and Charlene Johnson , Dec. 1959
photo courtesy of Charles Johnson
(unknown ) Neely and Gladys Castelle Bakke (b. 5 Jul 1926 d. 2 Oct 2012) child
Gladys Bakke's son / different Neely father
b. Aug 1948 d. lives California
Barbaran and Gladys Castelle (Bakke)(b. 5 Jul 1926 d. 2 Oct 2012) Johnson's children Charlene Johnson (f)
b. June 1953 Meridian, TX
d. lives San Antonio, TX
Charles Van Johnson (m)
b. June 1953 Meridian, TX d. lives in Waco, TX
1m. Barbara Lynn Shields 8/22/76, div 4/1/78
2m. Brenda Gail Johnson 12/31/85 div 2/1/87
3m. Lori Roedler 7/12/94
Ivan and Junelle Johnson's children Dennis Johnson
b. TX d. alive
information from Charles Johnson, 2014
photo courtesy Charles Johnson
Jessica Claire Johnson (dau of Charles Johnson) and Anthony (Tony) Nese
d. living m.
d. living m.
Egeberg/Johnson lineage map || Johnson Family Index
Elroy's Family Index || Ancestor Chart #1
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