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Christen Nielsen + Anne Jensdatter
Rasmus Larsen + Anne Cathrine Andersdatter
Marriage7 NOV 188413
Witnesses: Peter Johnson and Mrs. Sophia Johnson, both of Hydesville


Frederick "Frank"2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 Johnson2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12

Birth15 JAN 18472 3 4 5 6 7 8 12
to America
Other17 FEB 1877
Became a naturalized citizen.
raising stock with future brother-in-law, Frederick Nelson
Reside10 JUN 1880
voter registration
Reside25 FEB 1888
Reside2 JUN 1892
voter registration
Reside15 MAY 1896
Voter registration
Note: Both Frederick Johnson and Frederick O. Johnson [father and son] were listed as Dairymen.
with wife and son; Occupation: Dairyman8
Death17 JAN 19162
Grave19 JAN 1916
Aged: 69 years

An obituary for Frank was printed in an unknown Danish language newspaper. It was sent courtesy of Merle Johnson. The translation shown below is by Lars Pedersen:

"FERNDALE "----Frank Johnson ---- one of the most known men in Eel River Valley passed away last Monday in his home north of Ferndale. John had for a long time suffered from liver and kidney diseases and the death did not come unexpected. Frank was born in Denmark in the year 1847. At the age 23 he came to America and was living in the eastern States until 1875. Then he went west and settled in the Humboldt district, where he lived the last 40 years. In the year 1885 he married Marie Jensen, who is surviving him. To the bereaved family are also three sons and some brothers and sisters in Denmark. Several years ago he retired from business. Johnson was a man of honour and a very popular man. He will be missed by all in the local community. The funeral took place Wednesday at Ferndale Cemetery under the I.O.O:F. Lodge's Auspices."

Danish version: "FERNDALE "Frank Johnson, -- en af de bedst kendte Mænd i Eel River Dalen, afgik forrige Mandag ved Døden i Hjemmet nord for Ferndale. Johnson havde i længere Tid lidt af Lever- og Nyresygdom, og Døden kom ikke uventet. Frank Johnson var født i Danmark i 1847. 23 Aar gammel kom han til Amerika og opholdt sig i de østlige Stater til 1875. Saa kom han vestpan og bosatte sig i Humboldt County, hvor han nu har opholdt sig i over 40 Aar. I 1885 giftede han sig med Marie Jensen, som nu overlever ham. Tillige efterlader han sig tre Sønner og nogle Søskende i Danmark. For flere Aar siden trak han sig tilbage fra Forretningen. Johnson var æret og afholdt af alle, der kendte ham, og han vil blive savnet i Kolonien. Begravelsen fandt Sted om Onsdagen paa Ferndale Cemetery under I.O.O.F. Logens Auspicier."

Marie Kirstine "Mary"3 4 5 6 Jensen3 4 5 6

Birth6 JUL 18613 4 5 6
Christen27 OCT 18615
Emigrate6 JUL 18824
to San Francisco, California, U.S.A. on the ship, "Helkla"
740 Allard Street; widowed; living alone5
in the home of her son, Guy Johnson6
Death17 SEP 19417
Aged: 80.2 years

Marie's obituary from an unknown newspaper was contributed by Merle Johnson:

"Dies at Arcata "Arcata. Sept. 17. - Marie K. Johnson, 81, passed away this morning following a long illness. A native of Denmark, she came to this country 60 years ago, settling first in Carlotta and later in the Ferndale section. After the death of her husband, Frank Johnson, she moved to Eureka. For the past four years she had resided at the home of her son, Guy Johnson of Arcata. "She leaves three sons, Fred, William and Guy Johnson of Arcata, a sister, Mrs. Fred Nelson of Eureka, a brother, Rasmus Jensen of San Francisco, four grandchildren, Mrs. Ruby Johnson Oak of Eureka, Leora, Merle and Blaine Johnson of Arcata, and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday in the Pa__ Chapel, with Rev. Paul Borup of Eureka officiating. Interment will be in Ferndale Cemetery."

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Frederick Otto "Fred" 

6 DEC 188422 NOV 1959  CA, Humboldt Co, Eureka Mary Neilsen 

William Edgar 

12 AUG 188724 MAR 1960  CA, Humboldt Co, Carlotta Annie Petersen 

Guy Henry 

13 APR 189421 OCT 1948  CA, Humboldt Co, Carlotta Petrea Bothilde Petersen 


bef 1900bef 1900  CA, Humboldt Co,of  
Frederick Fred NelsonFrederick "Fred" Nelsonbest friend
  1. Correspondence: Merle JOhnson to V. Smallwood; family lore;
Rev. Granville Mears Dexter1878pastor
  1. Other: Marriate record for Frederick Johnson and Mary Jensen; Humboldt County, Califonria;
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  1. Findagrave Frederick "Frank" Johnson
  2. FamilySearch California Death Index, 1905-1939
  3. FamilySearch California Great Registers, 1866-1910
  4. FamilySearch California Great Registers, 1866-1910
  5. FamilySearch California Great Registers, 1866-1910
  6. FamilySearch California Great Registers, 1866-1910
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  8. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  9. Book:'Autobiography,' 16 July 1913, from George C. Jensen' journal, transcribed by his daughter, Alice may (Jensen) Fox, courtesy of Art Jensen;
  10. Census: CA, Humboldt Co, Three Cabins. 1880 census for Three Cabins, Humboldt, CA;
  11. Other: obituary for Frank Johnson, "The Ferndale Enterprise," Friday, 21 Jan 1916; courtesy of Merle Johnson;
  12. Other: U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Ancestry;
  13. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
  1. Findagrave Marie Kristine "Mary" Jensen Johnson
  2. FamilySearch Marie Kirstine Jensen, Denmark Church Records (1861 birth)
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1940
  7. Book:"History of Humboldt County," Leigh H. Irvine, 1915, page 1008;
  8. Census: CA, Humboldt Co, Pacific Township. 1910 census for Pacific Township, Humboldt, CA;
  9. Other: Fanefjord; Den Danske Folkekirke; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Batch #C223184, 1839-1887, film #50568;
  10. Other: Jensen Family Tree, G. Arthur Jensen, copied in 1979, courtesy of Merle Johnson;
  11. Website:Jens Peter Christensen; 1870 Denmark Census;
  12. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
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