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Shari Edwards
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John August Johnson - Part 5 - Epilogue - The Wish Fulfilled
John spoke often about his
younger brother, Anders, back in Sweden. He wished for a day when his family
could see the home and farm he had built. I don’t know when communication
stopped between John and his family in Sweden but I do know he never got his
wi...
John spoke often about his younger brother, Anders, back in Sweden. He wished for a day when his family could see the home and farm he had built. I don’t know when communication stopped between John and his family in Sweden b...
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John August Johnson - Part 3 - A Terrible Accident
Their second child, John Wilhelm, was born in the summer of 1886. He
was weak and lived only five days. Their third son, Carl Emil, was born the
following summer and another son in Dec of 1889; both were healthy and strong. John
and Ida were active in the c...
Their second child, John Wilhelm, was born in the summer of 1886. He was weak and lived only five days. Their third son, Carl Emil, was born the following summer and another son in Dec of 1889; both were healthy and strong. J...
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John August Johnson - Part 1 Life in Sweden
Plätt Farm is situated on flat, grassy acreage, spotted by light
woodlands, near the town of Väggeryd, in Byarum Parish in Jönköping Lan, Sweden.
Houses barns and other buildings, some cranberry red, trimmed in
traditional white are arranged in a cluster ar...
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Taken at my aunt and uncle's farm near McPherson, Kansas with my iPhone. I love the colors!
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John August Johnson - Part 4 - Alamo and a Spider
John and Ida raised their family on the homestead in Delmore
Township. John farmed the land; planting wheat and oats on some of the sections
and raising cattle and hogs. He was instrumental in bringing the farmer's union
to McPherson County and his name can...
John and Ida raised their family on the homestead in Delmore Township. John farmed the land; planting wheat and oats on some of the sections and raising cattle and hogs. He was instrumental in bringing the farmer's union to M...
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John August Johnson - Part 2 - Immigrating, Homesteading, and a Wish
In July of 1869, when Johan was twenty-two, he left Byarum for the
town of Jönköping thirty miles to the North. It was noted by the priest in the
household records of Plätt farm that Johan and his sister, Britta, had plans to
emigrate from Sweden to America...
In July of 1869, when Johan was twenty-two, he left Byarum for the town of Jönköping thirty miles to the North. It was noted by the priest in the household records of Plätt farm that Johan and his sister, Britta, had plans to...
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A stone sits on a shelf in my genealogy office, just in front of
an old picture of my Great Grandpa, John Johnson and his young family. The rock
is small enough to fit in the hollow of my hand and cool to the touch. I could
probably go outside of my home in...
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Travel Tuesday - Sweden Trip
Last week I wrote about a Swedish cousin, Gunnel, who found me on Ancestry and made all of my genealogy research on that branch of the family much more real!   Once I knew I had relatives in Sweden, I had a great desire to go and meet them. Gunnel had sent ...
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  • Friends University
    Education, 1973 - 1978
    Elementary Bachelor of Science
  • Baker University
    MAEd - Gen. Education, 2006 - 2008
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I taught 2nd Grade and wrote for Scholastic.com.
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    teacher, 1980 - 2015
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