Obit: Lansworth, Mrs. John J. "Susan N." (1847? - 1909)

Contact: Ellen Kubica

Surnames: Lansworth, Sorensen, Myland, Smith, Fryk, Oden, Sorenson, Myrland, Pearson, Hinty, Smith, Sorenson, Janson, Benson, Johnson, Fryke, White

----Sources: CLARK COUNTY HERALD (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) 05/14/1909, Notes were expanded by a family member

Lansworth, Mrs. John J. (1847? - 30 APR 1909)

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Mrs. John J. Lansworth died of cancer at her home in Ogema, Wis., April 30th, 1909, at the age of 61 years. She was buried May 4th at the Ogema Cemetery. Mrs. Lansworth had her home in this village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) at one time and was well known by many people around here while she lived here.

Obit: Lansworth, John (1842 - 1917)


----Source: Racine Journal News May 18, 1917


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John Lansworth was born Nov 1842 and he died 22 Apr 1917.

The following was taken from the Park Falls, Wis., Independent: "Old Soldier Laid at Rest--John Johnson Lansworth was born in the town of Norway, Racine Co., Wis. Nov. 10, 1842, and died on Sunday, April 22, 1917 after a long illness aged 74 years, 5 months, and 12 days. He served his country through the Civil War as sergeant of Company C. of the 15th Wis. Volunteers. Near the close of the war he was severely wounded and honarably discharged. In 1866 he was married to Miss Susan Myrland, of Primrose, Wis., who died nine years ago. Eight children were born of the union, five of whom are living. Mr. Lansworth was again married on July 29, 1913 to Mrs. Catherine White, who, together with his five daughters, survive, viz: Mrs. Sorenson, of Dorchester, Wis., Mrs. Stanley, of New London, Wis., Mrs. Johnson of Ogema, Mrs. Fryke of Jump River, and Mrs. Oden of Minneapolis. There are also three brothers, Peter Johnson Lansworth of Agee, Nebraska, and Henry and Charles Johnson of Racine County, and also two sisters, Misses Caroline and Sarah Johnson, of Racine County. Deceased came to Park Falls from Ogema a few years ago and was known as one of our most substantial citizens. After a short service at the home, the body was taken to Ogema for the burial on Tuesday, April 24, accompanied by the Rev. B. F. Shoenfeld of the Ogema Congregational church, attended by the widow, Mrs. Lansworth and his sister, Miss Caroline Johnson and nephew, Orville Johnson, of Racine County, Kelna Johnson and wife, of Ashland, Farwell, daughters of Mrs. Lansworth, and Mrs. Korswell, of Park Falls. The services, held at the Congregational church in Ogema, were impressive and all of the school children of the city, draped in the national colors and carrying flags, marched before the funeral procession to the cemetery and sang serveral patriotic song. The Sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved widow and children in their sorrow."


There is a Lansworth family stone and a plot for John J. Lansworth  next to Susan M. Lanworth's in Hillside Cemetery, Omega, Price Co., Wis., (Sec. F, Row 5)


The Lansford Sisters in 1896


Luella, Mabel, Anna, Ida, Calla, Elizabeth and Alma

1870 Federal Census, Wisconsin, United States, Pg. 14, Line 35, Family 99

John Lansworth, white, 27 yr. old male

Household Gender Age Birthplace
John Lansworth M 27 Wisconsin
Susan Lansworth F 22 Norway
Ida Lansworth F 3 Wisconsin
Lizzie Lansworth F 2 Wisconsin
Peter Lansworth M 18 Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, Ogema town, Price, Wisconsin, United States, Line 1, Family 1


John J Lansworth, white  married 58 yr. old male
Number of Living Children: 7
Years Married: 34
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1866
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Number of how many children: 8

Household Members
Head John J Lansworth M 58 (Nov 1842) Wisconsin
Wife Susan Lansworth F 53 (Jul 1847) Norway (immigrated 1850), both parents b. Norway
Daughter Alma Lansworth F 19 (Mar 1881) Wisconsin
Daughter Myrl Lansworth F 15 (May 1885) Wisconsin
Mother-in-law Bertha Myrland F 85 (Jul 1815) Norway, widowed
Boarder Alfred Pearson M 22 (Feb 1878) Illinois, parents b. Sweden

1910 Federal Census, 1910, Ogema, Price, Wisconsin, United States, District: 134, Family 89

John J Lansworth, white, widowed male
Age: 67
Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

Household Members
Head John J Lansworth M 67 Wisconsin
Daughter Myrle Lansworth F 24 Wisconsin
Son-in-law Ernest M Sorenson M 51 Denmark
Daughter Ida Sorenson F 43 Wisconsin
Granddaughter Minnette F 20 Wisconsin
Great-grandson Ernest M 0 Wisconsin
Boarder Josephine Peterson F 22 Sweden

Military Records


Sergeant John J Lansworth, Co. C., 15th Wis. Volunteers, Oct. 11, 1861 - Dec 31, 1864

Length of service: 3 yrs., 2 mo., 20 da. 
Source: 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War
Event Place: Ogema Township, Price, Wisconsin, United States
Military beginning rank: Corporal

War -1890.

John J. Lansworth, Co. C, 15th Wis. Infantry & 68 Ind. Inf.
1871 Mar. 6 registered for invalid status
1926 Jul 3 widow (Catherine) applied (#1548.185) Certficate #A. 9 - 1- 26.
Died 22 Apr 1917


Wisconsin Marriage Records


John J. Lansworth
Birthplace: Racine Co., Wis.
Spouse's Name: Suzan N. Myrland
Spouse's Birthplace: Norway, Europe
Event Date: 25 Sep 1865
Event Place: York, Green, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Ole Johnson Lansworth
Mother's Name: Julia J. Lansworth
Spouse's Father's Name: Lars O. Myrland
Spouse's Mother's Name: Bieta Myrland
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White


Ernest M. Sorenson
Birthplace: Denmark
Spouse's Name: Ida J. Lansworth
Spouse's Birthplace: Primrose, Wisconsin
Event Date: 28 Apr 1888
Event Place: Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name: S. Sorenson
Mother's Name: A. M. Sorenson
Spouse's Father's Name: John J. Lansworth
Spouse's Mother's Name: Susan Lansworth
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White


Nicholas S. Smith
Birth Date: 1870
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Age: 27
Spouse's Name: Mabel Lansworth
Spouse's Birth Date: 1876
Spouse's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Spouse's Age: 21
Event Date: 28 Sep 1897
Event Place: , Calhoun, Michigan
Father's Name: John Smith
Mother's Name: Catherine Hinty
Spouse's Father's Name: J. J. Lansworth
Spouse's Mother's Name: Susan Myaland


Ben G. Benson
Spouse's Name: Lizzie Lansworth
Event Date: 25 Nov 1886
Event Place: Marathon, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Ben Janson
Mother's Name: Christina Janson
Spouse's Father's Name: John J. Lansworth
Spouse's Mother's Name: Susan Lansworth


Ole J. Johnson
Birthplace: Sweden
Spouse's Name: Luilla L. Lansworth
Event Date: 28 Apr 1890
Event Place: Ogema, Price, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Johannes Johnson
Mother's Name: Carolina Johnson
Spouse's Father's Name: John J. Lansworth
Spouse's Mother's Name: Susan Lansworth
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White


Washington Death Records


Lizzie B. Benson
Event Date: 29 Jan 1908
Event Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
Gender: Female
Age (Formatted): 39 years
Birth Year (Estimated): 1869
Father's Name: John J. Lansworth
Mother's Name: Susan Myrland


Family Notes


John J. and Susan Myrland Lansworth had 7 daughters and a son, John, who died in infancy. They were married Sept. 25, 1865 and made their home on a farm in Primrose, Dane County. In 1876 John Lansworth was awarded his 160 acres of land and moved to Dorchester. He later moved to Ogema (I don't have the exact date).

1. Ida Josephine Lansworth Sorensen. Married Martin Ernest Sorensen. Lived in both Dorchester and Abbotsford. Martin is sometimes shown as Ernest Martin. I believe he was a brother to Hans and Andrew who owned the butcher shop as I was told he worked there also.

2. Elizabeth Bertha Lansworth Benson. Married Benjamin Gustav Benson. Moved to Tacoma, Washington where Benjamin was in the grocery business.

3. Anna Leona Lansworth Stanley. Married Cleveland Baker Stanley. Lived in both New London and Clintonville. CB was (I think) Supt. of Schools in one of the districts. Anna became a teacher, writer and reporter for the Clintonville newspaper.

4. John Calmer Lansworth. Died at two and one-half weeks 3/22/1873 and is buried in the Myrland family cemetery at Primrose, Dane Co.

5. Louella Amelia Lansworth Smith. Married Ole J. Johnson.

6. Mabel Amanda Lansworth Smith. (My grandmother). Married Nicholas Samual Smith and lived in Ogema. My grandfather Nicholas was the depot agent for the Soo Line until he died in 1937.

7. Alma Rozella Lansworth Fryk. Married Anton Theodore Fryk. Lived in Jump River. Anton Fryk was a farmer.

8. Calla Myrl Lansworth Oden. Married Charles Oden of Ogema. Eventually settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Charles Oden worked for the railroad and was transferred there.


More Notes


John J. Lansworth Born Nov. 10, 1842. Died Apr. 22, 1917 Susan Lansworth Born July 26,1847. Died Apr. 30, 1909 Ida Josephine Born July 17, 1866. Died Feb. 15, 1950 Elizabeth Bertha Born Feb. 7, 1868. Died Jan. 26, 1908 Anna Leona Born Oct.3, 1870. Died Aug. 1964 Luella Amelia Born Mar. 9, 1874. Died June 6, 1939 Mabel Amanda Born April 12, 1876. Died May18, 1910 Alma Rozella Born Mar. 31, 1881. Died Feb. 12, 1966 Calla Myrl Born May 30, 1885. No date of her death. I hope this is of some help to you. I am a great granddaughter of his brother Peter J. Lansworth. Received this information at a family reunion in 1996. You may email me at



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