Lauritz Jørgensen
(Abt 1831-1900)
Anna Dorothea Caroline Caspersen
Jens Christian Jensen
Ane Cathrine Hansdatter
John Jacob Johnson
Bodil Marie Jensen

Alexander L Johnson


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Alexander L Johnson 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 28 Sep 1885, Seward, Nebraska, United States
  • Marriage (1): Lula Mae Talbot on 14 Feb 1912 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States
  • Died: 30 May 1930, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States at age 44
  • Buried: 3 Jun 1930, Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States

   Cause of his death was Heart attack resulting from ptomaine poisoning.

   Other names for Alexander were Alex Johnson and Alexander Johnson.

  Research Notes:

Middle initial L does not stand for anything. It is simply L without a period. It may not be on his birth certificate.

Excerpts from obituary in Newman Grove weekly newspaper, fully quoted in a letter to daughter Janine Johnson 8/17/1986, p. 4:

Alexander L. Johnson was born in Seward county, Nebraska September 28, 1885 and and passed away at the home of relatives at North Platte May 30, 1930 at the age of 44 years and 8 months.

At the age of 11 he went to Iowa with his parents where he lived for ten years. In 1907 he went to the new town of Polk, Nebraska where he worked at his trade as a carpenter for five years. On february 12, 1912 [actually Feb. 14, Valentine's Day] he was married at Grand Island to Lulu [Lula Mae] Talbot of Polk. They established their home in Newman Grove [occupying the house recently vacated by Conrad Erickson and known forever as 'the Erickson House'] and have resided here continuously ever since. During these years he has built many of the buildings in both the town and vicinity and was considered a thorough, conscientious workman, of pleasant and kindly disposition of whom only good was spoken.

Surviving him are his wife, three children, Clifford, DeWayne and Dorothy Maude; his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Paton, Iowa; three brothers and four sisters John C., Chas. J. and Mrs. G. S. Shriner all of Long Beach, California; William J. of Plover, Iowa; Mrs. Lena Klinge of Curlew, Iowa; Mrs. Dan Urquhart of Rodman, Iowa; Mrs. Oscar Pearson of Paton, Iowa.

The remains were brought here from North Platte on Sunday and funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. Walter H. Jackson officiating. Interment was made in Hope cemetery beside his daughter Marjory who passed away a few years ago.

Those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were his mother, Mrs. J.J. Johnson, Mrs. O.W. Pearson of Plover, Iowa; Mrs. Dan Urquhart of Rodman, Iowa; Anthony Johnson of Wauneta, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Logan Dyghart and daughter of Beaver Crossing; Mrs. [Ralph] Talbot of North Platte; Mr. and Mrs. W. Green, Mr. and Mrs. B. Andreson and daughter of Polk; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bedient and family of Bradshaw; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Green of Polk; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Mulholland and son Owen of Valley and Mr. and Mrs. O. Hansen of Sioux City.

  Death Notes:

From obituary in Newman Grove, Nebraska, newspaper: "The community was shocked and saddened Friday morning by the news of the sudden death of Alex Johnson while he was visiting relatives at North Platte. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family left here on Saturday, May 24 for a visit with her sister and her family at North Platte. On Thursday Mr. Johnson was taken very sick with ptomanine [sic] poisoning. A physician was called and he began to improve. Friday morning he was able to be up, but complained of a headache and was lying down. Mrs. Johnson had gone to another room to get some medicine for his headache and was gone only a very short time but when she returned he had passed away. Physicians were called, but could do nothing, death being due to a sudden heart attack."

  Noted events in his life were:

• Moved: from Nebraska to Iowa, 1897, Iowa, United States. Moved with parents to Iowa at age 11. Lived there for 10 years.

• Census: U.S, 8 Jun 1900, Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. 5 Household:
John J Johnson, head, W, M, Aug, 1844 [1854], 45, M, 16, Germany, Germany, Germany, imm. 1880 Na, farmer
Mary Johnson, wife, W, F, Mar 1854, 46, M, 16, Denmark, Denmark, Denmark, imm. 1880
Leena K Johnson, daughter, W, F, Sept 1884, 15, S, Illinois, Germany, Denmark, at school
Alexander Johnson, son, W, M, Sept 1885, 14, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark, at school
Hannah Johnson, daughter, W, F, Sept 1887, 12, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark, at school
William Johnson, son, W, M, Nov 1889, 10, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark, at school
Charles Johnson, son, W, M, Oct 1891, 8, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark, at school
Minnie Johnson, daughter, W, F, Oct 1894, 5, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark
Mary Johnson, daughter, W, F, Sept 1898, 3, S, Nebraska, Germany, Denmark

• Moved: from Iowa to Polk, Nebraska, 1907, Polk, Polk, Nebraska, United States. From obituary in Newman Grove, Nebraska, newspaper: "...[In 1907] he went to the new town of Polk, Nebraska where he worked at his trade as a carpenter for five years."

• Moved: from Polk, Nebraska to Newman Grove, Nebraska, 1912. After marriage, moved to Newman Grove, Nebraska and resided there until his death [in 1930].

• Census: U.S, 9 Jan 1920, Newman Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States. 6 Elkhorn St., Newman Grove, Nebraska
Alex L Johnson, head, M, W, 34, M, Nebraska, Denmark, Denmark, Carpenter
Lula M Johnson, wife, F, W, 27, M, Nebraska, Illinois, Illinois
Clifford R Johnson, son, M, W, 6, S, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska

• Completed: School Building in Platte Co. School District 61, 1927, [near Lindsay], Platte, Nebraska. From Platte County NEGenWeb Project Page (http:///
"This building in which we are gathered this evening to dedicate to the use of educating the children of District 61 is a result of the activities of the foregoing committee. It is a building 26 by 40, with 12 foot ceiling, main part with grade entrance, full basement, modern heating and lighting, building by Alex Johnson and Harry Farrar with members of the district working when they could, at an approximate cost of $4,500.

"School was held for the first day in the new building Jan. 31, [1927]..."

Alexander married Lula Mae Talbot, daughter of Absolom Owen Talbot Jr. and Margaret Burrows, on 14 Feb 1912 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, United States. (Lula Mae Talbot was born on 30 Aug 1892 in Stromsburg, Polk, Nebraska, United States, died on 29 Jun 1942 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 7 and was buried on 2 Jul 1942 in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.). The cause of her death was Starvation diet.

  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage, 14 Feb 1911.

  Marriage Notes:

According to their son DeWayne, they were married on Valentine's Day. Alex's obituary gives the year as 1912.


1 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

2 Fish, Karen Johnson, Johnson, DeWayne Burton.

3 Personal Documents, Johnson, DeWayne Burton.

4 Johnson, DeWayne B, I Have Met a Lot of Generals: A Journalist's Notebook. (Northridge: (Privately Printed), 2007.).

5 FamilySearch Historical Files (, "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 February 2017), John J Johnson, Fairfield &Fern Valley Townships Cylinder town & Rodman village, Palo Alto, Iowa, United State.

6 FamilySearch Historical Files (, "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 February 2017), Alex L Johnson, Shell Creek, Madison, Nebraska, United States; citing ED 152, sheet 4A, line 17, family 93, NA.

7 FamilySearch Historical Files (, "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Lula Mae Johnson, 29 Jun 1942; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

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