Caroline Anderson

Last updated 20 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 15 Nov 1862 in , , , Norway

Died: 6 Jul 1906

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-nd-eddy-224-7b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Plainview Township, enumeration district 224, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Plainview > District 0224" image 2; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1241228]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 69, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Caroline Johnson).

marker-caroline-johnson-1906: Gravestone of Caroline Johnson (1906); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 Feb 2021), memorial no. 47673325, photographs uploaded 1 Nov 2014; citing “Kvernes Cemetery (Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota, USA)”

Comment: Source includes name (Caroline Johnson).

marriage-johnson-johnson-1893: Marriage license application, license, and marriage certificate for Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Johnson (1893); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Aug 2019) > “101852754” images 291-294; DGS 101852754, image 291-294; citing “Marriage records, v. A-1, 1889–Feb 1905; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Comment: Source includes name (Miss Caroline Johnson).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes name (Caroline Anderson).

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-50: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 50; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 131; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Left page, entry 8 (first instance)

Comment: Source includes name (Caroline Johnson).

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birth

census-us-1900-ps-nd-eddy-224-7b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Plainview Township, enumeration district 224, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Plainview > District 0224" image 2; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1241228]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 69, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes date (Nov/<conflict>), age (36), and location (Norway). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1862 to 1 June 1863, which encompasses the given date. See research notes for conflict details.

marker-caroline-johnson-1906: Gravestone of Caroline Johnson (1906); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 Feb 2021), memorial no. 47673325, photographs uploaded 1 Nov 2014; citing “Kvernes Cemetery (Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (Nov.15.1862).

marriage-johnson-johnson-1893: Marriage license application, license, and marriage certificate for Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Johnson (1893); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Aug 2019) > “101852754” images 291-294; DGS 101852754, image 291-294; citing “Marriage records, v. A-1, 1889–Feb 1905; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-50: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 50; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 131; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Left page, entry 8 (first instance)

Comment: Source includes age (30) and location (Norway). Using her age and the marriage date of 3 Jan 1893 gives a birth date range from 4 Jan 1862 to 3 Jan 1863.

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death

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Pioneer of County Died at Moorhead Last Wednesday,” The New Rockford Times (New Rockford, North Dakota), 17 Jan 1930 (Friday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes month and year (July <conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

marker-caroline-johnson-1906: Gravestone of Caroline Johnson (1906); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 Feb 2021), memorial no. 47673325, photographs uploaded 1 Nov 2014; citing “Kvernes Cemetery (Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (July 6, 1906).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Henry B. Johnson (1865 – 1930)

Married: 3 Jan 1893 in , , North Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1900-ps-nd-eddy-224-7b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Plainview Township, enumeration district 224, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Plainview > District 0224" image 2; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1241228]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 68,69, dwelling 105

Comment: Source identifies Caroline Johnson as the wife of <unreadable> B. Johnson and the number of years married (7) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1892 to 1 June 1893.

interview-helen-oram-2009: Notes from interview with Helen (Johnson) Caswell Oram, 19 Oct 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Note #2: Henry B. Johnson.

Comment: Source confirms the marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Caroline.

marker-caroline-johnson-1906: Gravestone of Caroline Johnson (1906); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 Feb 2021), memorial no. 47673325, photographs uploaded 1 Nov 2014; citing “Kvernes Cemetery (Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota, USA)”

Comment: Source identifies Caroline Johnson as a wife of H.B. Johnson.

marriage-johnson-johnson-1893: Marriage license application, license, and marriage certificate for Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Johnson (1893); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Aug 2019) > “101852754” images 291-294; DGS 101852754, image 291-294; citing “Marriage records, v. A-1, 1889–Feb 1905; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Comment: Source includes date (third day of January 1893) and location (New Rockford, Eddy County, North Dakota).

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (<conflict>) of marriage of Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Anderson. See research notes for conflict details.

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-50: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 50; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 131; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Left page, entry 8 (first instance)

Comment: Source includes date (3 Jan 1893) and location (N.D. [North Dakota]).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 31 Dec 1892 at New Rockford, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Plainview Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

marriage-johnson-johnson-1893: Marriage license application, license, and marriage certificate for Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Johnson (1893); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Aug 2019) > “101852754” images 291-294; DGS 101852754, image 291-294; citing “Marriage records, v. A-1, 1889–Feb 1905; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

Comment: Source includes location (New Rockford, North Dakota) and license date (31 December 1892).

census-us-1900-ps-nd-eddy-224-7b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, North Dakota, Eddy County, Plainview Township, enumeration district 224, sheet 7B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "North Dakota > Eddy > Plainview > District 0224" image 2; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1241228]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 69, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1900) and location (Plainview Township, County: Eddy, State: North Dakota).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 2 Jun 1862 and 3 Jan 1863. The month from the 1900 census is in range, as is her age (36). However, the actual year of her birth is unclear in the last digit, giving 186x. Using her age from the same entry would make the full date Nov 1863, which is out of the range used in this database. [census-us-1900-ps-nd-eddy-224-7b]

Birth Date: This database uses between 2 Jun 1862 and 3 Jan 1863. Henry and Caroline's marriage certificate gives her age but it is unclear. One option is "25." Using that value and the documment date (31 Dec 1892) giving a birth date range from 1 Jan 1867 to 31 Dec 1867. However, this disagrees with the other evidence, though that same evidence agrees (or comes close) for many other details. [marriage-johnson-johnson-1893]

Marriage Date: This database uses 3 Jan 1893. A newspaper article about Henry's death uses 1892. [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp]

Death Date: This database uses 6 Jul 1906. An obituary for Henry Johnson gives a year of 1907. [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt]

Death Date: This database uses 6 Jul 1906. An article about Henry Johnson's passing gives a year of 1907. [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp]

FOLLOWUP

Caroline is referenced with two different surnames at the time she married Henry B. Johnson. Her marriage certificate with Henry and a marriage registry held at Kvernes Lutheran Church gives her last name as Johnson, while a newspaper article about Henry's death states that her name was Anderson. While one of these would be from a previous marriage, I have no usable evidence she was married more than once. [marriage-johnson-johnson-1893, religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-50, obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp]

Caroline's mother may have been Kjersti ____, born 28 Sep 1838 in Hitterdal, Norway. Kjersti married Nels Johnson, but became a widow sometime before 1883 with three children, Caroline, Carrie, and one other who died, probably as a teen. Kjersti died 29 Apr 1899. [The 1883 date is derived from her obituary, which implies she was a widow before she immigrated to the U.S. in 1883.] [research-<private>-valer-interview-2009]

Caroline's death certificate indicates she died 6 July 1906 in North Dakota. [research-<private>-valer-interview-2009]

Carrie maried Eli Anderson, and died 14 Sep 1923 in Washington State. Her death certificate spells her mother's name as Kjarsti. [The similarity of her husband's name with that of her mother's future husband is an interesting coincidence but is reinforced in Kjersti's obituary.] [research-<private>-valer-interview-2009]

Caroline's father may have been Elias Anderson. Sometime before or around 1883 he became a widower with "a number" of children. [This date is based on Kjersti's obituary, which notes that she met Elias after she had immigrated and subsequently moved to Columbia County, Wisconsin.] [research-<private>-valer-interview-2009]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

marriage-johnson-johnson-1893: Marriage license application, license, and marriage certificate for Henry B. Johnson and Caroline Johnson (1893); North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872–1958, record collection, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Aug 2019) > “101852754” images 291-294; DGS 101852754, image 291-294; citing “Marriage records, v. A-1, 1889–Feb 1905; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota”

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Pioneer of County Died at Moorhead Last Wednesday,” The New Rockford Times (New Rockford, North Dakota), 17 Jan 1930 (Friday), page 1, column unknown

obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp: Obituary for Henry B. Johnson (1930); “Henry B. Johnson Passed Away Wednesday at Moorhead, Minn.,” The Farmers Provost (New Rockford, North Dakota), 16 Jan 1930 (Thursday), page 1, column unknown

religious-registry-ministerial-kvernes-nd-1884-50: Ministerialbog [Ministerial Book], Kvernes Evangelisk Lutherske Menighed, started 31 Aug 1884 (Foster County, North Dakota), page 50; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “Congregational Records > North Dakota > Carrington > Kvernes Lutheran” image 131; citing “Protokol for Kvernes Menighed, 1901, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Birth, Marriage, Deaths, Chicago, Illinois”

Additional detail for reference: Left page, entry 8 (first instance)

research-<private>-valer-interview-2009: <private> Valer to <private> Spear, email, 7-12 Oct 2009; privately held

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