Baard "Bill" Johnson

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 24 Jun 1828 in , , , Norway

Died: 29 May 1914

Father: Jens Johnson (1797 – 1880)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 279

Comment: Source includes name (Bill Johnson).

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes name (Bill Johnson).

death-henry-johnson-alt-1930: Transportation of Corpse / Certificate of Death and Corpse Transit Label for Henry B. Johnson (1930); Department of Health, Minnesota, (Transportation of Corpse), Division of Vital Statistics , Minnesota, (Certificate of Death), registration number unknown, registered unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Baard Johnson).

family-boord-ingebord-johnson-notes: Listing of Boord and Ingebord Johnson’s children; information from Betsy Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Johnson). See research notes for spelling details.

marker-baard-johnson-1914: Gravestone of Baard Johnson (1914); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 July 2018), memorial ID 140822914, photo uploaded 29 Nov 2015; citing “Bonnet Prairie Cemetery (Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA)”

Comment: Source includes name (Baard Johnson).

memorialcard-baard-johnson-1914: Memorial card (funeral card) for Baard Johnson (1914); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Baard Johnson).

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birth

marker-baard-johnson-1914: Gravestone of Baard Johnson (1914); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 July 2018), memorial ID 140822914, photo uploaded 29 Nov 2015; citing “Bonnet Prairie Cemetery (Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (June 24, 1828).

memorialcard-baard-johnson-1914: Memorial card (funeral card) for Baard Johnson (1914); privately held

Comment: Source includes age (85). Using the death date of 29 May 1914 gives a birth date range from 30 May 1828 to 29 May 1829.

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 279

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

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes age (81) and location (Nor - Norwegian [sic]). Using the official census date of 15 April 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 April 1828 to 15 April 1829.

death-henry-johnson-alt-1930: Transportation of Corpse / Certificate of Death and Corpse Transit Label for Henry B. Johnson (1930); Department of Health, Minnesota, (Transportation of Corpse), Division of Vital Statistics , Minnesota, (Certificate of Death), registration number unknown, registered unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Norway).

family-boord-ingebord-johnson-notes: Listing of Boord and Ingebord Johnson’s children; information from Betsy Johnson; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (June 24, 1828).

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death

marker-baard-johnson-1914: Gravestone of Baard Johnson (1914); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 July 2018), memorial ID 140822914, photo uploaded 29 Nov 2015; citing “Bonnet Prairie Cemetery (Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA)”

Comment: Source includes date (May 29, 1914).

memorialcard-baard-johnson-1914: Memorial card (funeral card) for Baard Johnson (1914); privately held

Comment: Source includes date (May 29, 1914).

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father

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 18,23, dwelling 279

Comment: Source identifies Jens Johnson as the father of Bill Johnson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Ingebord ____ (1825 – 1923)

Married: Abt 1850

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 19, dwelling 279

Comment: Source notes Ingeborg [Johnson] is the wife of Bill Johnson.

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Child: James B. Johnson (1851 – ?)

Child: Ole B. Johnson (1854 – ?)

Child: Ole W. Johnson (1857 – ?)

Child: Karel B. Johnson (1860 – ?)

Child: Martin B. Johnson (1862 – ?)

Child: Henry B. Johnson (1865 – 1930)

Child: Thomas R. Johnson (1867 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States

Immigration: 1857

Naturalization (Granted):

Cemetery: (Bonnet Prairie Cemetery) at Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-baard-johnson-1914: Gravestone of Baard Johnson (1914); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 July 2018), memorial ID 140822914, photo uploaded 29 Nov 2015; citing “Bonnet Prairie Cemetery (Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA)”

Comment: Marker is located in Bonnet Prairie Cemetery, in Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin.

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes year of immigration (1857).

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

Additional detail for reference: Note #1: Henry B. Johnson's Parents.

Comment: Source notes the parents of Henry B. Johnson immigrated to the U.S.

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes fact of naturalization and year of immigration (1857).

marker-baard-johnson-1914: Gravestone of Baard Johnson (1914); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 July 2018), memorial ID 140822914, photo uploaded 29 Nov 2015; citing “Bonnet Prairie Cemetery (Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA)”

Comment: Marker is located in Bonnet Prairie Cemetery, in Rio, Columbia County, Wisconsin.

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Otsego, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Otsego Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 279

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1880) and location (Otsego, Columbia County, Wisconsin).

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, dwelling 160

Comment: Source includes official census date (15 April 1910) and location (Otsego Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 1910, Bill and Ingebord were living with son Thomas and his wife and children. [census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B]

Henry had seven brothers, all of whom were at least 6'4" tall. [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-fp]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1910-ps-wi-columbia-25-19B: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, enumeration district 25, sheet 19B; 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > District 0025" image 16; citing "Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1705 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C." [FHL microfilm 1375718. Sheet was also marked 8B, but comparison with nearby pages suggests this was an enumerator error and 19B should be used instead.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 58-65, dwelling 160

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

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 24 Jun 1828. The 1880 U.S. Census gives an age of (52), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1827 to 1 June 1828. [census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Baard. A family group sheet uses Boord. [family-boord-ingebord-johnson-notes]

FOLLOWUP

Boord and Ingebord and their first three children may have emigrated before 1862, as implied by the birth information for their children. However, it is not known if they emigrated as a family or if one or more emigrated separately. [census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211]

There exists a headstone in Bonnet Prarie Cemetery, in Rio, Columbia County, WI, USA for Baard Johnson, b. 1828, d. 1914.

According to son Henry's obituary, Henry had a sister who married Martin Dyrness and lived in Eddy County, North Dakota. I have little information on most of the children. Could this be Karel? [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt]

According to son Henry's obituary, Henry had four brothers: Martin (of Brantford), Ole B. (of Rio), Charles (of Rio), and Thomas (of Rio). Martin, Ole B, and Thomas (Tomas) are already known. Charles is not. What about Ole W.? [obituary-henry-johnson-1930-nrt]

It is curious that five of Baard's seven children have the middle initial 'B'. Could this be for Burnett, the middle name of his son Henry's own son? It is also curious that two sons are named Ole, and differentiated only by their middle name. [family-boord-ingebord-johnson-notes]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1880-ps-wi-columbia-32-211: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Wisconsin, Columbia County, Otsego, enumeration district 32, page 29 (form/penned) or 211A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 24 Dec 2019) > "Wisconsin > Columbia > Otsego > 032" image 29; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1420 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1255420]

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, dwelling 279

family-boord-ingebord-johnson-notes: Listing of Boord and Ingebord Johnson’s children; information from Betsy Johnson; privately held

memorialcard-baard-johnson-1914: Memorial card (funeral card) for Baard Johnson (1914); privately held

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

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