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En mann ved navn John A. Johnson ble født i 1832. Hans etterkommere mener han kom fra Telemark, muligens i Skien. Han dro med sin familie til Wisconsin, USA i 1844. I 1885 grunnla han Gisholt Machine Company i Madison, Wisconsin. Dette var en veldig stor fabrikk, og bygningene står fortsatt der. Denne mannen har hatt flere høye stillinger i Wisconsin, men jeg vil gjerne prøve å finne ut hvor han kom ifra og litt om familien. Dette er all informasjonen jeg har og det er ikke så mye, men jeg prøver lykken likevel.

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Gisholt Machine Tool Manufacturing Company/Giddings & Lewis

1245-1301 E. Washington Ave.     Built 1899-1901, Additions 1911, 1946     Madison Landmark     
The Gisholt complex consists of three buildings representing different stages of the company’s development. The large factory building is the oldest section of the complex. 

The Gisholt Machine Co. was founded in 1889 to manufacture a heavy duty turret lathe that had been developed as part of the manufacturing process at the Fuller and Johnson Plow Works across the street. The firm expanded to produce hand screw machines, vertical boring mills, semiautomatic machines used for producing automobile flywheels, ring gears, a precision balancing machine and grinding machinery. Before World War I the firm had grown to be the second highest payer of corporate income tax outside of Milwaukee and Madison’s major employer. 

In 1966 Giddings & Lewis acquired Gisholt Machine Company. Later it was the home of Marquip Inc., manufacturers of machinery for the paper box industry. 

Founded by John A. Johnson who was also a founder of Fuller & Johnson

Gisholt Home for the Aged
 
 

http://www.surroundedbyreality.com/businesses/industry/gisholt.asp


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John A Johnson

Head

United States Census, 1900

birth:
April 1832
Norway
residence:
1900
Madison city Ward 1, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
immigration:
1846
 
spouse:
Kaid D Johnson
children:
Ida Johnson, Morris Johnson
other:
Hanch Humminger, John Tink

 


John A Johnson

 

Birth:  Apr. 15, 1832 Death:  Nov. 10, 1901 trans.gif
 
Note: Date of Burial: 11/12/1901, Military: none, Race: White,,, Father:, Mother:, Death Place:, Birth Place: Norwegian, Cause: Ulcer of stomach, Occupation: Entrepreneur Ref: Cemetery Records   Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery 
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 17, Lot 061 - 62 - 69 - 70, Vault Casket  
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Created by: Graves
Record added: Mar 08, 2012 
Find A Grave Memorial# 86463532

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John Anders Johnson (1832-1901)

Copyright © Burr Angle 2013

Part 1: The Citizen

Jens Anders Jensen Skibnaes was born April 15, 1832 on a farm beside Lake Norsjo in the Telemark district of Norway.  His father was Anders Jensen Skibnaes.  His mother was Aaste Bjornsdotter Killingkoven.

From 1832 to 1843 his parents operated an inn near Norsjo.  Jens spent several summers as a child on a farm owned by an aunt and uncle whose name was Gisholt and who owned a farm with the same name.

According to a staff member at the University of Wisconsin Scandinavian Studies Department Gisholt is a fairly rare Norwegian family name of no particular meaning that may be of German origin.  It is pronounced “Gees holt” (with a long e) in Norwegian but “Gish olt” (rhymes with dish) is more common in the Madison area.

By 1843 Anders and Aaste Jensen had four sons and a baby daughter.  They caught “America fever,” and scraped up and borrowed enough money for the voyage to New York, the trip upriver to Albany, a ride across New York on the Erie Canal, and by ship to Milwaukee.  They and their children walked the 45 miles from Milwaukee to Heart Prairie near Whitewater, Wisconsin, where they were met by several Norwegian families who had settled earlier and who loaned the Skibnaes’ an 8 x 12 foot cabin.

From 1843 until about 1850 Jens mostly worked for and boarded with American families and attended several grammar schools.  One teacher taught him to speak English without an accent.  In 1850 he briefly attended a high school in Fort Atkinson and at age 18 became a certified district school teacher.

The family farmed in Heart Prairie until 1852 when they moved to the Koshkonong area in Dane County.

In 1854 Jens bought 140 acres of land in Pleasant Springs and in 1856 married Karen Kristie Thompson whose family had come to America at the same time and on the same ship as the Skibnaes’.  Jens farmed during the summer and taught school during the winter.  He soon became the Pleasant Springs town clerk and then assessor, justice of the peace, and town chairman.

On November 19, 1856, age 23, he became a U. S. citizen.  The naturalization papers gave his American name as “John A. Johnson.”

John became a Wisconsin State Assemblyman in 1857 as a Republican, mostly because he absolutely opposed slavery.  In fact he opposed any sort of legalized social inequality and supported the franchise for both blacks and women.  On November 4, 1860, he won the campaign to become clerk of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

On March 16, 1860 his wife Karen had died, leaving John with their newborn daughter and only child.  This girl, also named Karen, died on September 15, 1860.

John kept the farm but soon moved to Madison where he lived the rest of his life.  At first he worked at the clerk’s office from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. but later took up an intensive reading program and taught himself German.

On October 31, 1861 John married Kaia Nicoline Marie Kildahl who was from a Milwaukee family.  She had been born in Norway in January 1838.  John and Kaia had six children, one of whom, a daughter, died in infancy.  They remained united until his death.

John did not serve in the Civil War but his brother Ole, a Lieutenant Colonel with the Fifteenth Wisconsin Regiment, was taken prisoner at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19-20, 1863.  His brother Hans had died in a military hospital on July 5, 1863.

In May 1864, Ole and several fellow prisoners escaped from a train and began what became a 28-day, 300-mile trek through enemy territory to freedom at the Union headquarters in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.  He was mustered out of the Army on February 10, 1865.

After the war, John compiled a history of the Fifteenth Wisconsin in a 160-page book Det skandiniske regiments historie.

By 1869, now age 37, Johnson had been Dane County Clerk for eight years and felt it was time to move on.  He joined a Madison-based agricultural implement distributing company named Fuller and Williams as a salesman.  The company sold primarily in the “Norwegian belt” extending from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakota territories, and Montana.  John traveled through these areas and others as far south and west as Colorado and Nevada.

On September 17, 1873 he became a partner of Johnson, Fuller, and Company along with Morris F. Fuller, Edward M. Fuller, and several others.  The Fullers were a father and son pair who had come to Wisconsin from New York.  They did well in Madison as bankers and as operators of the Fuller Opera House that opened in 1871.  Johnson was to be general manager of the St. Paul, Minnesota branch office.

During this period John also became a co-owner of the Hekla (for the famous volcano in Iceland) Fire Insurance Company in association with his friend and fellow Norwegian immigrant Halle Steensland.  He also became co-owner of the Skandinavian, a Chicago-based Norwegian newspaper.  With Halle Steensland he became a founder of the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madison, helped establish the Scandinavian Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Wisconsin State Senate.

By the way, Johnson always thought of himself as “quiet and reserved.”

In 1880, the Fullers and Johnson decided to manufacture farm implements on their own, beginning an industrial saga that lasted until the 1980s

In the 1890s John suffered increasingly from stomach ulcers that eventually caused his death on November 10, 1901 at his home in Madison.  Almost every Madison politician, businessman, university official, and several hundred of his employees made the trip to his burial at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

At a memorial service on November 24, 1901 at the Fuller Opera House attended by friends and workers, Madison Mayor Storm Bull said that Johnson had never lost pride in his homeland but had also become the complete American.

In the 1960s Agnes Larson titled her biography of Johnson simply John A. Johnson: An Uncommon American.

Mrs. Kaia Johnson, who was famous for her charitable activities, died at age 70 on February 7, 1908 in Madison.

Part 2: The Industrialist

In 1880 John Johnson and the Fullers decided to manufacture as well as distribute specialized agricultural machinery for the markets they had cultivated over the last ten years.

They first purchased Firmin, Billings, and Company, a small Madison firm that had been making plows and other implements since 1840.  They used the name Madison Plow Company for about a year and settled on Fuller and Johnson Manufacturing Company in 1883.

The Fuller and Johnson company soon began operating in several buildings at the eastern corner of East Washington Avenue and North Dickinson Streets.  This site was somewhat distant from the more developed areas closer to the Capitol Hill and was served by both the Chicago and North Western and the Milwaukee Road railroads.

By 1883 Fuller and Johnson was making three types of plows and five kinds of cultivators as well as harrows, mowers, and sulky plows.  The plows had names like “Bonanza Prairie Breaker” and “Eclipse Stone Dodger.”  Tobacco had become an important crop in Wisconsin, especially in Dane, Rock, and Walworth counties, so Fuller and Johnson also made tobacco transplanters and cultivators.

From the beginning the company adopted modern methods and soon began to design its own machinery including wood and metal working lathes.  Between 1885 and 1887 Fuller and Johnson began to produce these lathes for sale to other manufacturers.  A separate company was formed to handle the machine tool business.  Johnson named the firm Gisholt Machine Company for the farm where he had spent several summers in Norway.

In the early 1890s Johnson hired Conrad M. Conradson, a Madison area native who had earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Wisconsin, to design more machinery.  Conradson specialized in turret lathes which soon became Gisholt’s most popular product, so much so that for many years the word “gisholt” was used in the industry to describe a certain type of lathe.

Conradson, however, who appears to have had a restless temperament, became more interested in electric generators and motors than lathes.  By mutual agreement with Fuller and Johnson he left after a few years to form the Northern Electrical Manufacturing Company a few blocks away at 201 South Dickinson Street.

In the 1890s and early 1900s farm implement sales decined but Fuller and Johnson made up for this by introducing low-horsepower gasoline and kerosene internal combustion engines for farm and light commercial use.  In 1909 they began to sell the famous Farm Pump Engine.

In 1910 Fuller and Johnson sold the implement business to a group headed by Jackson Reuter, a former employee who had a knack for finance.  Reuter resurrected the Madison Plow Company name and established a factory in the nearby Village of Fair Oaks.

By the 1920s larger firms such as Briggs and Stratton had begun to dominate the small engine field, and farm tractors with power take-offs reduced the market even for specialized products such as the Farm Pump Engine. (A power take-off, also called a PTO, is a mechanism on a truck or tractor that allows its engine power to be used to operate separate equipment such as pumps, saws, cement mixers, etc.)

By 1932 the company had virtually discontinued operation and was in receivership although a group known as the Fuller and Johnson Bondholders retained possession of the buildings which by then occupied land on both sides of North Dickinson Street north of East Washington Avenue.

Sources

Madison City Directories from 1877 onward.

Articles in Madison Newspapers.

Agnes M. Larson, John A. Johnson: An Uncommon American (Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, Minnesota, 1969).

Kaia Johnson Obituary, Wisconsin State Journal, February 7, 1908.

Verne W. Kindschi, The Fuller & Johnson Story: a Brief History of the Fuller & Johnson Manufacturing Company (Lodi, Wisconsin, 1992).

 

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Nummer 48

 

Kildeinformasjon: Telemark fylke, Holla, Ministerialbok nr. 4 (1830-1848), Fødte og døpte 1832, side 19.
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=7911&idx_id=7911&uid=ny&idx_side=-21
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Jens Andersen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
15 April 1832
 
christening:
20 May 1832
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
residence:
1832
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Bjornsdr

 

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Halvor Andersen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
1 July 1834
 
christening:
17 August 1834
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
residence:
1834
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Jensdr

 

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Hans Andersen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
3 April 1836
 
christening:
24 April 1836
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
residence:
1836
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Jensdr

 

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Inger Andersdatter

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
9 August 1840
 
christening:
28 August 1840
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
death:
1840
 
residence:
1840
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Bjornsdr

 

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Inger Andersdatter

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
22 August 1841
 
christening:
19 September 1841
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
residence:
1841
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Bjornsdr

 

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Inger Andersdatter

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
22 April 1843
 
christening:
14 May 1843
HOLLA, TELEMARK, NORWAY
residence:
1843
Holla, Telemark, Norway
father:
Anders Jensen
mother:
Aaste Bjornsdr

 


VIELSE:

Aaste Bjornsdr

Norway Marriages, 1660-1926

birth:
1809
 
marriage:
21 February 1832
Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway
father:
Bjorn Halvorsen
spouse:
Anders Jensen
other:
Jens Svenkesen

 


Kildeinformasjon: Telemark fylke, Gjerpen, Ministerialbok nr. 6 (1829-1834), Ekteviede 1832, side 207. 
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1366&idx_id=1366&uid=ny&idx_side=-172
Permanent bildelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20051011010735.jpg


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RECORD INFORMATION

Last Name: Johnson

Maiden Name: Kildahl

First Name: Kaia Nicoline Marie

Qualifier: Mrs.

County: Dane

Birth Year: 1838

Death Year: 1908

Portrait?: No

SOURCE INFORMATION

Author:

Published Year:

Published Month:

Published Day:

REFERENCE DETAILS

Call Number:

Volume Number: 9

Page Number: 238

Source Title: Wisconsin Necrology

Source Description: The Wisconsin Necrology is 52 scrapbooks created by librarians at the Wisconsin Historical Society between 1860 and 1950. It contains nearly 30,000 obituaries clipped from newspapers and magazines. It doesn't contain every obituary but only those for people who were prominent in their local communities. These range from a few paragraphs to several pages in length, and many contain photos. Only a few obituaries are included for people who died before 1860 or after 1950.

Notes:

This is an abbreviated version of the full document.

Wisconsin State Law prohibits the online reproduction of a complete vital record.

You can view the full record on microfilm at the Society or you can buy a copy (see instructions below.)

Collection: Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Library, 2nd Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

 

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963810&dsRecordDetails=R:NI49498


 

Gisholt Machine Tool Manufacturing Company/Giddings & Lewis

1245-1301 E. Washington Ave.     Built 1899-1901, Additions 1911, 1946     Madison Landmark     
The Gisholt complex consists of three buildings representing different stages of the company’s development. The large factory building is the oldest section of the complex. 

The Gisholt Machine Co. was founded in 1889 to manufacture a heavy duty turret lathe that had been developed as part of the manufacturing process at the Fuller and Johnson Plow Works across the street. The firm expanded to produce hand screw machines, vertical boring mills, semiautomatic machines used for producing automobile flywheels, ring gears, a precision balancing machine and grinding machinery. Before World War I the firm had grown to be the second highest payer of corporate income tax outside of Milwaukee and Madison’s major employer. 

In 1966 Giddings & Lewis acquired Gisholt Machine Company. Later it was the home of Marquip Inc., manufacturers of machinery for the paper box industry. 

Founded by John A. Johnson who was also a founder of Fuller & Johnson

Gisholt Home for the Aged
 
 

http://www.surroundedbyreality.com/businesses/industry/gisholt.asp


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John A Johnson

Head

United States Census, 1900

birth:
April 1832
Norway
residence:
1900
Madison city Ward 1, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
immigration:
1846
 
spouse:
Kaid D Johnson
children:
Ida Johnson, Morris Johnson
other:
Hanch Humminger, John Tink

 


John A Johnson

 

Birth:  Apr. 15, 1832 Death:  Nov. 10, 1901 trans.gif
 
Note: Date of Burial: 11/12/1901, Military: none, Race: White,,, Father:, Mother:, Death Place:, Birth Place: Norwegian, Cause: Ulcer of stomach, Occupation: Entrepreneur Ref: Cemetery Records   Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery 
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 17, Lot 061 - 62 - 69 - 70, Vault Casket  
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Created by: Graves
Record added: Mar 08, 2012 
Find A Grave Memorial# 86463532

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Kaia N M Johnson

Birth: Jan. 4, 1838Death: Feb. 7, 1908trans.gif

 
Note: Date of Burial: 2/9/1908, Military: none, Race: White,,, Father: Kildahl, Mother:, Death Place:, Birth Place: Norway, Cause:, Occupation: Ref: Cemetery Records Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery 
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 17, Lot 061 - 62 - 69 - 70, Vault Casket 
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?
Created by: Graves
Record added: Mar 08, 2012 
Find A Grave Memorial# 86463546

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John sin andre kone,Kaia Nicoline Marie Kildahl kom også fra Norge. Hun ble født i 1838. Er det mulig å finne ut hvor i Norge hun kom i fra?

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Kaia Nicoline Marie Nilsen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
4 January 1838
 
christening:
23 November 1838
, KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1838
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Nils Severin Kildahl
mother:
Fredrikke Marie Holgersen

 

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Jonas Nielsen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
5 September 1819
 
christening:
24 October 1819
KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1819
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Niels Kildahl
mother:
Friderike Marie Holgersen

 

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Nancy Niels S.sdatter

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
6 January 1823
 
christening:
8 June 1823
KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1823
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Niels S. Kildahl
mother:
Friderike Marie Holgersen

 

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Betty Niels Severinsdatter

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
16 August 1826
 
christening:
7 January 1826
KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1826
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Niels Severin Kildal
mother:
Friderikke Marie Holgersen

 

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Sally Nilsen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
8 February 1829
 
christening:
15 March 1829
, KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1829
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Niels Severin Kildal
mother:
Friderikke Marie Holgersen

 

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Robert Severn Nilsen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
24 December 1831
 
christening:
1 November 1832
, KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1831
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Nils Severn Kildal
mother:
Fredrikke Marie Holgersen

 

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Margrethe Nilsen

Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927

birth:
16 May 1835
 
christening:
19 February 1836
, KRISTIANSAND, VEST-AGDER, NORWAY
residence:
1835
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
father:
Nils Severin Kildahl
mother:
Fredrikke Marie Holgersen

 

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VIELSE:

Niels Severin Kildahl

Norway Marriages, 1660-1926

marriage:
30 December 1817
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
spouse:
Friderike Marie Holgersen

 

Kildeinformasjon: Vest-Agder fylke, Kristiansand, Ministerialbok nr. A 5 (1776-1818), Ekteviede 1818, side 237-238. 
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=9564&idx_id=9564&uid=ny&idx_side=-121
Permanent bildelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20070607330121.jpg

 

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http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/NORWAY/2003-12/1071507841

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Oldemor til min slektning Julie het Inger Josephine Anderson. Hut het også Anderson som pike. Hun ble født i Amerika den 29. 07.1877. Foreldrene het Asjørg  (f.8/7- 1839) og Halvor (f. desember -1843).

 

Det skal være en forbindelse mellom familien til John A. Johnson og henne, men vi har ikke klart å finne den. Noen som kan hjelpe?

 

 

Det er også et annet slektskap som kan være forbindelsen. John var først gift med  Karen Kristie Thompson. Hun døde 16/3 1860. Far til Julie het Charles Thompson og var født 29/11-1935. Kan dette være linken?

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Inger Josephine Andersen
mentioned in the record of Julius Anderson and Inger Josephine Andersen

Name Julius Anderson Spouse's Name Inger Josephine Andersen Event Date 24 Oct 1902 Event Place Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States Father's Name Isak Andersen Mother's Name Karen Jensen Spouse's Father's Name Halvor Andersen Spouse's Mother's Name Andersen

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Josephine Anderson
United States Census, 1880
Name Josephine Anderson Event Type Census Event Date 1880 Event Place Sand Creek, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States Gender Female Age 2 Marital Status Single Race White Race (Original) W Relationship to Head of Household Daughter Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Dau Birth Year (Estimated) 1878 Birthplace Wisconsin, United States Father's Birthplace Norway Mother's Birthplace Norway Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 323 Person Number 5 Volume 1
HOUSEHOLD ROLE GENDER AGE BIRTHPLACE

 

Halvor Anderson

Self M 37 Norway

 

Asberg Anderson

Wife F 39 Norway

 

Celia Anderson

Daughter F 14 Wisconsin, United States

 

Albert Anderson

Son M 11 Wisconsin, United States

 

Oscar Anderson

Son M 5 Wisconsin, United States

 

Josephine Anderson Daughter F 2 Wisconsin, United States

 

Henriette Anderson

Daughter F 0 Wisconsin, United States

 

Andreas Anderson

Brother M 28 Norway

 

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Hm. Virker som det er de rette foreldrene, men her tror jeg nok Julie kan ha blandet litt. Jeg skal sjekke litt mer. Se på den siste delen av innlegget. :-)

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Inger Josephine Andersen
mentioned in the record of Julius Anderson and Inger Josephine Andersen
Name Julius Anderson Spouse's Name Inger Josephine Andersen Event Date 24 Oct 1902 Event Place Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States Father's Name Isak Andersen Mother's Name Karen Jensen Spouse's Father's Name Halvor Andersen Spouse's Mother's Name Andersen

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Josephine Anderson
United States Census, 1880
Name Josephine Anderson Event Type Census Event Date 1880 Event Place Sand Creek, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States Gender Female Age 2 Marital Status Single Race White Race (Original) W Relationship to Head of Household Daughter Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Dau Birth Year (Estimated) 1878 Birthplace Wisconsin, United States Father's Birthplace Norway Mother's Birthplace Norway Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 323 Person Number 5 Volume 1
HOUSEHOLD ROLE GENDER AGE BIRTHPLACE

 

Halvor Anderson

Self M 37 Norway

 

Asberg Anderson

Wife F 39 Norway

 

Celia Anderson

Daughter F 14 Wisconsin, United States

 

Albert Anderson

Son M 11 Wisconsin, United States

 

Oscar Anderson

Son M 5 Wisconsin, United States Josephine Anderson Daughter F 2 Wisconsin, United States

 

Henriette Anderson

Daughter F 0 Wisconsin, United States

 

Andreas Anderson

Brother M 28 Norway

 

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Ang Charles Thompson i # 10.

Det er vel denne Charles Thompson.

 

Charles Or Chuck Thompson
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
Deceased
Name Charles Or Chuck Thompson Event Type Obituary Event Date 26 Oct 2012 Event Place Madison, Wisconsin, United States Gender Male Age 76 Relationship to Deceased Deceased Birth Date 29 Nov 1935 Birthplace Chippewa Falls, , Death Date 23 Oct 2012 Death Place Wisconsin Dells, , Newspaper Wisconsin State Journal
 
Spouse and Children
Dianne Anderson Wife Female Julie Berlene Thomson Johnson Daughter Female Elizabeth Jane Thompson Knoop Daughter Female Phyllis Daughter Female
 
Parents and Siblings
Harold Thompson Father Male Lila Andersonthompson Mother Female Stephan Thompson Brother Male Bruce Thompson Brother Male Sylvia Joyce Thompson Sister Female
 
Extended Family
Robert Johnson Son-In-Law Male James Johnson Grandchild Male Mahsa Johnson Grandchild Unknown Graham Grandson Male Dr Michael Johnson Grandson Male Gretchen Johnson Granddaughter Female Catherine Johnson Granddaughter Female Thomas Knoop Son-In-Law Male Emily Olson Grandchild Female Jeremy Olson Grandchild Male Landon Grandson Male Parker Grandson Male Charles Knoop Grandson Male Leo Chan Son-In-Law Male Edric Chan Grandson Male Derrick Chan Grandson Male Shelley Chan Granddaughter Female Sally Thompson Sister-In-Law Female Joanne Thompson Sister-In-Law Female
 
Others on Record
William Hutchins Nonrelative Male Reverend Craig Wolfgram Nonrelative Unknown

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Charles Thompson
United States Census, 1940
Name Charles Thompson Event Type Census Event Date 1940 Event Place Hallie Town, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States Gender Male Age 4 Marital Status Single Race (Original) White Race White Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son Relationship to Head of Household Son Birthplace Wisconsin Birth Year (Estimated) 1936
HOUSEHOLD ROLE GENDER AGE BIRTHPLACE

 

Harold Thompson

Head M 32 Wisconsin

 

Lila Thompson

Wife F 32 Wisconsin

 

Charles Thompson

Son M 4 Wisconsin

 

Stephen Thompson

Son M 0 Wisconsin

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Charles Harold Thompson 
(November 29, 1935 - October 23, 2012) 

 

Charles “Chuck” Thompson, age 76 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family and lifelong friend by his side on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

The celebration of Charles life will be held at Saint Cecelia’s Catholic Church, 604 Oak Street, Wisconsin Dells at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012 with Reverend Craig Wolfgram officiating. Visitation will be held at his home, 214 Windy Hill Road Wisconsin Dells, WI, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 and on Sunday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Attendees may begin arriving at 1:00 P.M.

Charles Harold Thompson was born November 29, 1935 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to Harold and Lila Anderson Thompson. He attended Eau Claire Senior High School where he met the love of his life, Dianne Anderson, who became his wife of 57 years. As seniors in high school, they were in economics class together, where he sat behind her in class. Because she put all the notes on the blackboard for the teacher, he asked if he could copy her notes. In return, he asked her to their Senior Prom and the magic of their life together for nearly sixty years began.

He graduated from high school in 1953 and went on to attend college at the Eau Claire State Teacher’s College, now the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He put himself through college while working the overnight shift on the tire assembly line at Uniroyal. When he was laid off from the plant, he worked as the doorman of the Eau Claire Hotel, where besides his tips, they gave him a free dinner at night for compensation. He graduated in January 1958, with a BS degree in secondary education.

In 2003 he received a lifetime achievement award from UW- Eau Claire, which is presented to alumni who have demonstrated longtime and successful commitment to their careers and communities, and who have made a positive impact through dedication to service and whose lives are a testimony to UW- Eau Claire’s motto, “Excellence”.

On July 9, 1955 he and Dianne were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Their daughter, Julie Berlene was born on August 8, 1957 and they moved to Wisconsin Dells after his graduation the next year so he could begin his first job as a teacher at the Wisconsin Dells Junior High School. He soon became interested in school administration and went on to further his education at UW-Superior and the University of Colorado at Boulder during his summer breaks. He became the Junior High Assistant Principal and Elementary Principal in 1960 until 1964. At this time he was in charge of the school lunch program and he began his career in food. 1962 was a special year for him, as he and Dianne purchased the Edwards Pancake House, a small restaurant in Lake Delton, which today, 50 years later, serves hundreds of tourists daily in the summer season as Mr. Pancake. Their daughter, Elizabeth Jane was born that same year.

For the next 40 years he was involved in many business interests, foundations, Boards of Directors, and very active in his church, Bethany Lutheran, and community. President, Oasis Restaurant, Inc., Janesville 1965-1975. President, Red Wagon Restaurants, Inc., Wisconsin Dells 1971-1995. Director, Charles Thompson Rental Properties of Wisconsin Dells. Board of Directors, Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1969-1978, President 1970-1972. Board of Directors, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, 1977-1987. Partner in Carousel Inn & Suites, Wisconsin Dells. Board of Directors, First Business Banchares Inc. 1992-2005, Chairman of the Board. Partner, Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center. Owner, Marshfield Pheasant Farm and Shooting Preserve. Board of Directors, AAA Wisconsin. Board of Directors, Sand County Foundation. President, Riverwood Condominiums. Member, Ducks Unlimited. National Advisory Board of Directors, Marshfield Clinic. Mentor, Discover Wisconsin. Development of the H.H. Bennett House.

Board of Education of Wisconsin Dells Joint District #1 1966-1980, President of the Board 1975-1980. Chairman, Friends of Jack Olson for Governor 1969. Chairman, Tommy Thompson for Assembly 1972-1986. Chairman, Columbia County Republican Organization 1974. President, Board of Education 1975-1980. Member, Advisory Board of South Central Vocational Schools 1977-1981. Co-Chairman, Tommy Thompson for Congress Special Election 1979 6th Congressional District. Member, Columbia County Republican Organization Executive Committee – 8 years. Chairman, Thompson for Wisconsin Committee 1986. Chairman, Thompson Transition Team 1986. Chairman, Task Force on Tourism 1986. Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin December 1986 - January 1992, Chairman April 1987 – January 1992. Member, John F. Kennedy Energy and Environmental Policy Center at Harvard University 1987-1992. Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Gas Committee, 1987-1992. Co-Chairman, NARUC Gas Subcommittee on Gas Inventory Charges 1987-1992. Director, Wisconsin for Research. President, Great Lakes Conference of Regulatory Commissioners 1991-1992. Board of Directors and Executive Committee, American Association of State Highways and Transportation (AASHTO). President, AASHTO Mississippi Valley Conference. Director of the Center for Transportation and Environment at North Carolina State University. Executive Committee for Gary/Chicago/Milwaukee Corridor Coalition. Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation January 1992 – April 2000. Charles was the longest serving Secretary of Transportation for the State of Wisconsin. He was instrumental in bringing the Highway 13 four lane bridge to Wisconsin Dells and developing Highway 12 from Madison to Wisconsin Dells into a four lane highway.

He is survived by his loving wife Dianne of Wisconsin Dells, his daughter Julie and her husband Robert Johnson of Reedsburg and their children James and Mahsa Johnson and son Graham of Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Michael and Gretchen Johnson of Chicago, Illinois, and daughter Catherine Johnson of Washington, D.C., his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Knoop of Wisconsin Dells, their children Emily and Jeremy Olson and sons Landon and Parker of Mauston, and Charles Knoop of Wisconsin Dells, his daughter by choice Phyllis and her husband Leo Chan of North Brunswick, New Jersey and their sons Edric Chan of New York, and Derrick and Shelley Chan of New York, his brothers, Stephan and Sally Thompson of Eau Claire and Bruce and Joanne Thompson of St. Louis, Missouri, nieces and nephew, and lifelong friend William Hutchins. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Lila Thompson and sister Sylvia Joyce Thompson.

He loved his family greatly and delighted in family celebrations, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, family vacations, UW football tailgates, fishing and hunting trips. We will miss his beautiful smile, twinkling blue eyes and big hugs at every family event to come!

Memorials may be made to the family for distributions to Chuck’s favorite charities.

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Harold B. Thompson

Birth: Feb. 12, 1908Death: Mar. 28, 1985trans.gif

 
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  Lila V. Thompson (1907 - 1988)*
 
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Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
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Lila V Thompson
United States Social Security Death Index

Age 81 Given Name Lila Middle Name V Surname Thompson Birth Date 02 Sep 1907 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Eau Claire, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54701 Event Date 11 Jan 1988

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Monica Hegglid Berthelsen

Takk for all flott info. Jeg har sjekket litt mer med familien i USA. Dianne, mor til Julie Johnson, forteller at hennes bestemore, Inger Josephine, var den som besøkte familien som eide Gisholt M.C. Hun kalte dem for "cousins". Så da må vi gå ut ifra at det er henne som er linken. Jeg finner bare ikke forbindelsen, og det gjør de ikke i Amerika heller. Dette hadde vært en flott gåte å løse.

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Hei her kan du finne mer om slekten i Norge.

 

http://www.holla-og-lundeslekt.org/slekt/showIndividual.do?IId=22585

 

http://www.skiensatlas.org/soner/valeboe/geitebua

 

I Kartet ved Geitebua finnes en Plass som heter Eik,som det antaes at John A Johnsen ble født.

Lengre ned i Norsjø ved "Mikael hola" Finnes to Gårder med navn Gisholt.

 

 

 

http://www.gamlevalebo.no/Bygdebok/68_Geitebua/Geitebua1.htm#Eik

 

 

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FRA EN HUSMANNSPLASS

Av Torbjørn Aasetre.

Rundt hele Nordsjø, på begge sider, var for ett- til tohundre år siden en mengde smågårder, leilendings-og husmannsplasser. De fleste var små plasser med en liten jordflekk og en liten stue med fjøs og lade. Utkommet var heller magert, men i siste del av 1800 var det mange som hadde arbeid på Verket på Ulefoss.

Blant noen av plassene på østsiden av Nordsjø kan nevnes Spiredalen, Dilsdalen, Dalsejet og Vasdalen i Dalsbygden, Stuverud, Usterud, Killingkaaven, Glaholt, Hoxodde, Osdalen, Hægna, Bjørndokken, Milebund, Dalekaasa, Qvernkaasa, Brænnekaasa, Saukleiv Stua, Plassen, Orekaasa, Lofthuskaasa, Dolvikkaasa, Galten med Maurflotten og Brudeskjær i Valebø.

Jeg skal ta for meg familien fra en av disse plassene, nemlig

Killingkaaven, husmannsplass under Solberg i Valebø. Plassen ligger på en slette helt nede ved Nordsjø. Noen bygninger er det

ikke lenger på plassen, bare murrester som viser hvor stua har stått, en liten stue på ca 4 ganger 5 meter.

Bjørn Halvorsen og kona Svanug Olsdatter kom til denne plassen i ca 1815. De var begge født og oppvokst i Sauherad, han fra Sinde og hun fra Gunheim. De giftet seg 28. februar 1805 i Saude og allerede samme året ble første datteren Aslaug født og døpt I I. april. Han hadde da tittel av soldat og husmann under Sunde. 1 1808 bor familien på plassen Dalsejet under Søndre Dal i Dalsbygda, Solum.

Da blir datteren Aaste født og døpt 4. desember 1808.

Historien sier at Bjørn Halvorsen var ute som soldat under A&fte Bjørnsdatter Killingkaaven

Napoleonskrigen, mulig helt fram til ca 1815, og at familien etter den tid kom til Killingkaaven. I Killingkaaven bodde de da yngste

datteren Maren ble døpt i 1821, og da Aaste ble konfirmert i 1823 og Maren i 1836. Valebø hørte dengang til Holla-

Eldste datteren Aslaug ble nevnt som pleiedatter på gården Usterud da hun ble konfirmert i 1821, og hun ble gift I. gang med sønnen på gården, Hans Nilsen Usterud i 1826. Hans døde i mars 1832, bare 34 år gammel. De hadde 3 barn sarnmen. Allerede i julen 1832 giftet Aslaug seg for 2. gang med Ole Halvorsen Spiredalen, Ytre Solum. De bodde fortsatt på Usterud og fikk 6 bam sammen (se også slektstavle).

Søsteren Aaste Bjørnsdatter ble gift i 1831 med Anders Jensen fra Holla, og de fikk 7 barn sammen, hvorav 2 døde som små. De første to årene bodde de på husmannsplassen Eik under gården Gjeitebua i Valebø, og her ble første barnet Jens født 15. april 1832. Knappe to år etter at Jens var født, flyttet familien over på andre siden av Nordsjø til plassen Skipsnes i Holla, og tok da navn etter plassen. Da Jens var bare en liten gutt, ble han nærmest adoptert bort til Ole Arnesen Gisholt og hustru i Dalsbygda. De var barnløse og gamle kjente til moren Aaste. Her hos Ole Gisholt vokste så Jens opp nærmest som sønn i huset, og det var vel også meningen at han engang skulle overta gården. Men slik ble det ikke. Da Anders Jensen Skibnes dro til Amerika med hele familien, ble også Jens med, kanskje til stor sorg for pleieforeldrene.

Amerikafeberen hadde grepet fatt i falk fra Holla, og så tidlig som i 1844, den 2. mai dro Anders

Jensen Skibnes med kona Aaste og fem barn sammen med 50 andre sambygdinger fra Holla til Amerika. Aastes søster Maren var også med i følget.

Aaste hadde fått låne penger av Ole Vale til å finansiere turen.

Ferden over havet gikk fra Porsgrunn den 2. mai 1844 med emigrantskuta ''Salvator", 157 h kom. lester, bygget i 1838. Eier var Jacob Myller og skipper Johan Gasmann. Det var i alt 151 emigranter

med på denne turen som alle kom velberget over til New York den 4. juli, vel 2 måneder etter avreise. Anders Jensen Skibnes med familie slo seg ned i Dane County i Wisconsin som farmerer. Som mange andre forandret de navn i Amerika, Anders Jensen ble til Andrew Johnson, sønnen Jens ble John A. Johnson og sønnen Halvor til Oliver Johnson.

To av sønnene til Anders og Aaste har gjort seg bemerket i Amerika. Eldste sønnen Jens (John) arbeidet seg fram til leder av et stort maskinfirma, først "Fuller & Johnson", senere "Gisholt Machine Company" med sete i Madison i Wisconsin. Han slo også inn på politikk, og i 1873 ble han valgt til senator (Agnes M. Larsen har gjort ham kjent med boken "John A. Johnson, An Uncommon American").

Yngste sønnen Ole gikk ut i Borgerkrigen 1861-

65 som kaptein for Kompani B. 15. Wisconsin, men ble senere forfremmet til oberstløytnant. I slaget ved Chickamuga den 19. og 20. september 1863 ble 15. Wisconsin nærmest knust. Lederen, oberst Hans C. Heg, falt, og

Salvator

mange andre, deriblant Ole, ble tatt til fange. Han var i fangenskap hos Sydstatsrebellene til mai 1864. Da greide han sammen med to andre offiserer å flykte under en fangetransport. En eventyrlig og dristig rømming som er risset ned i Amerikas historie (Se Martin Ulvestad; "Nordmændene i Amerika").

Sønnen Halvor (Oliver) ble farmer i Wisconsin og Hans falt i borgerkrigen i 1862.

Tilbake til Killingkaaven.

Like førjul i 1844 dør Bjørn Halvorsen Killingkaaven, 72 år gammel, et halvt år etter at de to yngste døtrene dro til Amerika. Svanaug sliter som enke i 5 år, men så i 1849 forlater hun plassen Killingkaaven, som bli skylddelt og solgt, og drar til Amerika i en alder av 66 år. Hun slår seg ned hos datteren Aaste.

Eldste datteren Aslaug som bodde på Usterud i Valebø, var gift to ganger som før nevnt, og hadde i alt 9 barn, 3 i første og 6 i andre ekteskap. Av de tre første dro to til Amerika, den tredje døde som

liten. Av de seks barna fra 2. ekteskap dør en som liten, to sønner og en datter drar til Amerika. Eldste sønnen Hans Andreas, reiste i 1858 og blir der borte gift med sin kusine, Inger Andersdatter Skibnes (Se forøvrig slektstavle).

På Usterud hos Aslaug Bjørnsdatter dør så hennes 2. ektemann, Ole Halvorsen i 1878, og hun er igjen enke og alene. På ettervinteren får hun besøk av John Thompson, en nabo til hennes datter Susanne i Syd-Dakota. Han var i Norge på en visitt. Da han reiser tilbake til Syd-Dakota 4. mars 1881 har han

med seg Aslaug, som da er 76 år gammel. Hun blir boende hos datteren Susanne til hun dør i 1888,

83 år gammel.

Det er mange i USA som kan føre sine røtter tilbake til Killingkaaven og Telemark forøvrig.

 

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