Obit: Johnson, Sophie (1864 - 1933)
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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/14/1933

Johnson, Sophie (27 JAN 1864 - 9 SEP 1933)

Mrs. Louis Johnson, a former resident of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), died at her home at Richmond, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 9th, 1933. The remains will arrive here on Wednesday and the funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from the Masonic Hall. Burial, following the services, in the family lot in the village cemetery.

(Follow on in 9/21/1933 Thorp Courier)

Mrs. Louis Johnson died at her home at Berkley, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 1933. Sophia Rasmussen was born in Denmark on Jan. 27, 1864. She had reached the age of 69 years, 7 months and 13 days. When but a child she accompanied her parents to America, who located on a farm near Colby, Wis., where she grew to womanhood, and was united in marriage to Louis Johnson in 1885. Shortly after their marriage they moved to this village, removing later to Stanley where her husband died twenty-two years ago.

Left to mourn are three sons, Ludwig of Richmond, Calif., Ingwald and Harold of Berkley, Calif., and three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Haugen, Berkley, Calif., Mrs. Kenneth Fish, Albany, Calif., and Mrs. Edw. Wood, Richmond, Calif.; also ten grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Julius of Thorp, Charles of Alma, Wash., and Fred of Kent, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. P. Johnson of Kent, Wash., and one still resident in Denmark.

Christian Science services were held at the local Masonic Hall here on Friday afternoon, followed by the Stanley O.E.S. services at the grave in the village cemetery where interment took place.

Pallbearers officiating we

Re: A.G. Rasmussen, Kenneth Fish, James Christensen, Gail Johnson, Gordon Johnson and Norman Haugen.

1900 Federal Census, ED 30 Thorp town Thorp village, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page # 2, sheet letter: A, family # 25

Sophia M Johnson, white, married, female
birthplace: Denmark
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Married
years married: 14
estimated marriage year: 1886
mother how many children: 7
number living children: 6
immigration year: 1882

Household Members
head Louis Johnson M 42 (Oct 1858 Norway), both parents b. Norway
wife Sophia M Johnson F 36 (Jan 1864 Denmark)
daughter Agnes M Johnson F 13 (Jan 1887 Wisconsin)
son Ludwig M Johnson M 12 (Apr 1888 Wisconsin)
son Emil A Johnson M 11 (Aug 1889 Wisconsin)
son Harold A Johnson M 9 (Mar 1891 Wisconsin)
son Ingwald E Johnson M 7 (Sep 1893 Wisconsin)
son George C Johnson M 2 (Feb 1898 Wisconsin)

1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles (Districts 0501-0750), Los Angeles, California, enumeration district # 0589, family # 569, sheet number and letter: 25A, line # 32

Sophie Johnson, white, widowed, female
immigration year: 1888
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
head Sophie Johnson F 65 Denmark
son Carl Johnson M 27 California
granddaughter Lillian Johnson F 7 California



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