Rev. Dr. John Magnus Rohne Family

son of Evan Rohne

Rev. Dr. John Magnus Rohne
b. 18 July 1891 Boggy Community, TX
d. 19 Feb 1958 Phoenix, AZ.,
buried - St Olaf's Church(Rock Church), Cranfills Gap, TX

m. Louise Rebecca Jensen   21 Sep 1921 Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana [Indiana Mar. Coll.]
b. 1899., Albert Lea, Minn.
d. 1981 Phoenix, AZ
her father - T. P. Jensen               mother - Anne Louise

his father:   Evan Rohne
his mother: Mariane Egeberg

b. -

Paul Bernhard Rohne(left), and his brothers Magnus and Chris Rohne. photo courtesy of Tony Rohne

1891 - John Magnus Rohne is born in the Boggy Community, just south of Cranfills Gap, TX.   This community no longer exists except for as cemetery on a nearby hillside. 

1900- Even(sic) Rohne is in Meridian Precinct no.1 of Bosque Co. TX. with all of the above listed children as well as with his mother-in-law Ekeberg, Olea (age 82,widow) (sic)b.July 1817, not naturalized, and a boarder Neils Johnson (age 34)

1911 - 12,  1913- 17 --- John Magnus is attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  He graduates with an A. B. in 1917.  

1918-20 - Chris Ludvig Rohne attends Luther College. he received no degree. 

1920 - US Census, Minnesota, Ramsey, St. Paul Ward 10, Dist. 0122
John Rohne is a "lodger" in the house of Amanda Chandler, her daughter, Mahle, and her aunt Anna Peterson along with 55 other young men of a similar age. It seems to be more of a dormitory of the Lutheran College.  He seems to be a student.
        Rohne, Johan M.     lodger    m  w  28   single      Texas     Norway     Norway    no occupation

1921-  John Magnus is located at the Hartford Theological Seminary and has a Master of Sacred Theology.  [Luther College Through Sixty Years, 1861-1921]

1921 - John Magnus Rohne publishes Luther's Case Against Rome

1921, 21 Sept - J. Magnus Rohne marries Louise R. Jensen, a student, in Fort Wayne, Allen Co. Indiana.   Her residence is listed as Cambridge, Mass. His father's name is listed as E. P. Rohne.  Other parts of the document state that she was 33 years old and her parents were T. P. Jensen, her mother: Anne Louise.  She was born in 1899  in Albert Lea, Minn.  [Indiana Marriage records]

J. Magnus Rohne is listed in Who Was Who among North American Arthors, 1921-1939, Compiled from Who's Who among North American Authors, Volumes 1-7, 1921-1939. Two volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1976. (WhNAA)

1925 - Iowa State census , 1925 Winneshiek Co., Decorah

Rohne, J. Magnus           head/husban      m   30  mar                       6 year in Iowa
Rohne, Louise   R.                     wife         f    36  mar                     25 years in Iowa
(other information on   state that his father is Evan P. Rohn born in Norway, mother Marriane Egeberg b. abt 1859

1926 - John Magnus Rohne has a book published.  Norwegian American Lutheranism up to 1872.  The Macmillan Co., 1926,  The University of Michigan, digitized Jun 13, 2007

The excerpt below is from John Magnus Rohne's, The Historical Value of Church Records, Vol. III, page 73:

1930 - US Census, Iowa, Winneshiek, Decorah, Dist 13.
Rohne, J. Magnus    head O 7000   R  no   m w 38 m 29(age at mar)    Texas   Norway   Norway teacher    college
"          , Louise R.   wife                              f w  41 m 32(age at mar)   Minn.   Denmark  Iowa  

1940 - US Census, Minnesota, Sherburne, Orrock, enum. dist 71-15, sheet 2a.  one column here lists the highest grade of education - H meaning High School with number of years. C4 means college 4 years. 

            Rohne,  Magnus J. O.    head      m  w   48  mar      C4    Texas     Minister               Country Church
            "          ,  Louise                wife      f    w   51  mar      C4    Minn    


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