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Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson was born March, 1872, in Finland, and died September 2, 1958, in Everett, Snohomish Co., WA, at age 86. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA. He is the son of Anders Erickson (Andrew Anderson) of Finland, and Mary "Margaret" Unknown of Finland. He had a brother, L. Oman, of Duluth, MN, in 1919.

Marie Ella "Mary" Erickson was born February, 1882, in Finland, and died Thursday, June 28, 1917, at her home, Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 35. Buried in Wood Co., WI. She is the daughter of Erik Martinson of Finland, and Mary Johnson of Finland.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson (age 29) and Marie Ella "Mary" Erickson (age 19) were married May 11, 1901, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson and Marie Ella "Mary" (Erickson) Anderson had two children:

  1. Edythe M. Anderson: Born about June, 1916, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died 1958 - 1972 in Unknown. She lived in Mukilteo, Snohomish Co., WA, when he father died in 1958.
  2. Esther Adele Anderson: Born May 29, 1917, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died September 4, 2006, in Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 89). Buried in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Esther was adopted at age six weeks. Married (1) about 1942 to James Strickland Swarts: Born July 18, 1916, in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS; Died April 28, 1944, in England (age 27). Originally buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surry, England, UK. Reburied August 5, 1948, in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso Co., TX. Married (2) June 17, 1948, in Clifton, NJ, to Albert Herbert Pletenik: Born January 2, 1916, in Lodi, Passaic Co., NJ; Died May 10, 2005, in Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ (age 89). Buried in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Esther was adopted at age six weeks. Her one year older sister, Edythe "Edith" Anderson, remained with the biological father, Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson, who had then been recently widowed in Wood Co., WI.

After Marie Ella "Mary" (Erickson) Anderson died, Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson married a widow, Anna (Johanson) Johnson.

Erik Leonard Johansson was born November 25, 1869, in Nordmaling, Vasterbotten, Sweden, and died October 30, 1903, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 33. He is the son of Johan P. Johansson of Sweden, and Eva Sundin of Sweden.

Anna Johanson was born July 14, 1877, in Sundsvall, Vasternorrland County, Sweden, and died October 22, 1937, at her home, Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 60. Buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. She is the daughter of Andrew Johanson of Sweden, and Unknown of Sweden.

Erik Leonard Johansson and Anna Johanson were married about 1887 in Sweden.

Erik Johnson and Anna (Johanson) Johnson had three children:

  1. Verner Erick Johnson: Born November 28, 1897, in Sweden; Died June 27, 1972, at St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, Wood Co., WI (age 74). Buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Married June 14, 1928, at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church,  Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to Mildred Gertrude Theresa Lenius: Born July 24, 1907, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died March 20, 2002, at Riverview Manor, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI (age 94). Buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.
  2. Adolph Johnson: Born June 20, 1900, in Sweden; Died December 18, 1918, at the home of his mother, Wood Co., WI (age 18). Buried in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Never married.
  3. Helena Elizabeth "Helen" Johnson: Born February 26, 1904, in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI; Died August 31, 1963, at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI (age 59). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Married November 14, 1936, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to Daniel Oscar Linden: Born June 30, 1882, in Hjo, Sweden; Died April 30, 1959, at University Hospitals, Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

After Erik Leonard Johansson died, Anna (Johanson) Johnson married a widower, Gustav E. "Gust" Anderson.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson and Anna (Johanson) Johnson were married May 10, 1921, at five o'clock at the home of the bridegroom. Rev. F. G. Oleson, pastor of the Lutheran church, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson and Anna (Johanson) (Johnson) Anderson had no children.




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Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


       

Verner Erick Johnson and Mildred Gertrude Theresa (Lenius) Johnson are buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


   

Daniel Oscar Linden and Helena Elizabeth "Helen" (Johnson) Linden are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Erik Leonard Johansson was born November 25, 1869, in Nordmaling, Vasterbotten, Sweden.


   

Erik Leonard Johansson Birth Records.


Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson was born March, 1872, in Finland.

Marie Ella "Mary" Erickson was born February, 1882, in Finland.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Gustaf Anderson (age 28) born March, 1872, in Finland to Finland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1891, and with Alien Citizenship, is an unmarried Iron Miner, and is Boarding in the 1st Ward, City of Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Marie E. Erickson (age 18) born March, 1872, in Finland to Finland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1899, is an unmarried Servant, and is living in the 1st Ward, City of Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson (age 29) and Ella Marie "Mary" Erickson (age 19) were married May 11, 1901, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI.


Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson and Marie Ella "Mary" Erickson Marriage Record.


Erick Johnson died October 30, 1903, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI, at about age 33.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Wednesday, November 4, 1903

FARMER MEETS INSTANT DEATH.

IS THROWN FROM RIG ON HIS WAY HOME.

Horses ran Away and the Buggy Strikes Obstruction and Occupant is Thrown to Ground, Breaking his Neck and Causing Death.

Erick Johnson, a farmer living in the town of Sherry, met instant death on Thursday evening while on his way home from this city, he being thrown from his vehicle in such a manner that his neck was broken. The time and manner of Johnson's death is not known exactly as he was alone when the accident happened, and he was not found until about 8:30 that evening, at which time he had been dead for some time. Johnson left this city about 6:30 that evening in company with Andrew Anderson. He was somewhat under the influence of liquor at the time and Anderson states that he got him to go along with him to drive the horse. Anderson states that after they left the city Johnson was not satisfied with the manner in which Anderson was driving, and that he took the lines from him and drove himself, whipping the horse and making it go at a rapid rate. Anderson was afraid that some accident would happen and when the two reached Derrich's place on the outskirts of the city he got out and allowed Johnson to proceed on his way home alone. After being at the saloon awhile Martin Olin came along and young Anderson got in with him and proceeded on his way toward home. When near Julius Mathews place their team stopped and refused to go further. Getting out to see what was the matter they found Johnson lying in the road dead. The road was narrow and they were unable to get by without moving the body, so they rolled it to one side and went to Mr. Mathew's place and telephoned to this city. Justice Cooper was notified and he went to the scene of the accident and impanelled a coroners jury, which view the remains and adjourned until next morning. They found a bruised spot on Johnson's head and his neck was broken, and a verdict of accidental death was brought in. There were no witnesses to the accident and Anderson's testimony was about as given above. Johnson was a man about thirty-five years old and leaves a wife and two children. He was a new settler in this county, having come here from the old country a year ago last June. He settled on a farm in Sherry where he had constructed a log shanty in which he and his family lived. The shanty had been build only recently and is said to be in an incomplete condition, the family being very poor. When found Johnson had no money in his possession, nor anything of value.


The Wisconsin Valley Leader, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, November 5, 1903

MEETS SUDDEN DEATH.

Erick Johnson of Town of Sherry Falls From Wagon and Breaks His Neck.

While enroute for his home in the town of Sherry last Friday night Erick Johnson, a newcomer in this country who came here from the old country a little more than a year ago, met his death by falling from his wagon and breaking his neck. He left town in an intoxicated condition, accompanied by Andrew Anderson, who was persuaded to accompany Johnson and drive the horse, but before they reached Derrick's saloon in the town of Sigel, Johnson took the reins and drove at such a pace that Anderson feared to accompany him further and let him go on alone. Afterwards in company of Martin Olin Anderson started for home and when near Julius Matthew's place they discovered Johnson lying in the road dead. They went on to Mathew's place and telephoned the news to this city. Johnson was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children in rather a destitute condition.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Arthur D. Larson (age 24) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Norma V. Larson (age 25) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents. Also living there is Arthur's unmarried brother-in-law: Theron Nelson (age 17) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Gustave Anderson (age 32) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a married Laborer who rents his home and is living in the Village of Hazelhurst, Oneida Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Ella Larson (age 23) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents; and his son, Charles Anderson (age 7) born in the United States to Swedish-born parents.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows John Olson (age 34) born in Sweden, is an unmarried Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in  who rents his home and is living in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him are: Mrs. Erick Johnson (age 28) born in Sweden; Werner Johnson (age 6) born in Sweden; Adolph Johnson (age 4) born in Sweden; and Helena Johnson (age 1) born in Wisconsin.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910, shows Arthur D. Larson (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his home and living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 6 years, Norma V. Larson (age 30) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents. Also living there is Albert Durant (age 34) who is a Farm Laborer Servant.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1910, shows Gustav Anderson (age 37) born in Finland to Finnish-born parents, and having emigrated in 1891, and in his 1st marriage, is a married Wood Piler at a Lumber Yard, and who rents his home, and is living in Hazelhurst Twp., Oneida Co., WI. Living with him is his childless wife of 10 years, Ella M. Anderson (age 28) born in Finland to Finnish-born parents, and having emigrated in 1898, and in her 1st marriage. Also living there is his nephew: Charles E. Anderson (age 11) born in Michigan to Swedish-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1910, shows John Olson (age 38) born in Sweden to Sweden-born parents, and having emigrated in 1890, and a Naturalized Citizen, is an unmarried General Farm Farmer, and who owns his farm with a mortgage, and is living in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him are: a widowed Servant, Annie Johnson (age 31) born in Sweden to Sweden-born parents, and having emigrated in 1902, and with all 3 of the children born to her still alive, a House Keeper; a Boarder, Warner Johnson (age 12) born in Sweden to Sweden-born parents, and having emigrated in 1902; a Boarder, Adolph Johnson (age 9) born in Sweden to Sweden-born parents, and having emigrated in 1902; and a Boarder, Helen Johnson (age 6) born in Wisconsin to Sweden-born parents, and having emigrated in 1902.

Ella Marie "Mary" (Erickson) Anderson died Thursday, June 28, 1917, at her home, Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 35. Buried in Wood Co., WI.


The Daily Leader, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, July 5, 1917

SIGEL

Mrs. G. E. Anderson died at her home here on Thursday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held on Sunday.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, July 5, 1917

DEATHS IN SIGEL.

Mrs. Ella Mary Anderson, wife of Christ Anderson, died on June 28th and was buried on Sunday from the Swedish Lutheran church, Rev. Nordling officiating. Deceased is survived by her husband and two small children.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Tuesday, May 21, 1918

PERSONAL MENTION

SIGEL

Mr. and Mrs. Young of Chicago have rented the G. E. Anderson farm for three years.

Gust Anderson was a week end visitor with relatives in Cranmoor.

Gust Anderson will leave this week for Ironwood, Mich., where he will be employed.


Adolph Johnson died December 18, 1918, at the home of his mother, Wood Co., WI, at age 18. Buried in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI. Never married.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, December 26, 1918

SIGEL

Adolph Johnson died at the home of his mother, Wednesday morning after several months illness. The funeral was held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock from the home. Mr. Andree officiating and burial took place at Grand Rapids. The deceased was born June 20th, 1900, and was 18 years, 6 months old at the time of his death. He leaves his mother, sister and a brother in France.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Thursday, August 14, 1919

SIGEL

Gust Anderson has gone to Ironwood, Mich., where he has secured employment.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 2, 1920, shows Arthur Larson (age 38) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents is a U. S. Mail Carrier owning his home and living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Norma V. Larson (age 39) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents. Also living there are his children: Carl Larson (age 11) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; and Esther Larson (age 2) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 2, 1920, shows Edith Anderson (age 3-6/12) born in Wisconsin to Finnish-born parents, is a Boarder, and is living in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 29, 1920, shows Stanley G. Wetherbee (age 29) born in North Dakota to Michigan and Pennsylvania-born parents is an Auto Mechanic renting his home and living on Appleton Avenue, Crystal, Crystal Twp., Pembina Co., ND. Living with him is his wife, Caroline B. Wetherbee (age 23) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson and Anna (Johanson) Johnson were married May 10, 1921, at five o'clock at the home of the bridegroom. Rev. F. G. Oleson, pastor of the Lutheran church, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


The Daily Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Monday, May 16, 1921

SIGEL COUPLE ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE

Gust Anderson and Anna Johnson, both of the town of Sigel, were united in marriage Tuesday evening, April 10th, at five o'clock at the home of the bridegroom. Rev. F. G. Oleson, pastor of the Lutheran church of this city, performed the marriage service. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Anderson at matron and groomsman. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to fifty guests. The house and tables were decorated with spring flowers. The newlyweds will reside on Mr. Anderson's farm near Sigel. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larson of Sheridan, Wis., were out of town guests.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Arthur D. Larson (age 49) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 23 is a General Farm Farmer owning his farm and living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Norma Larson (age 50) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents and first married at age 24. Also living there are his children: Carl Larson (age 11) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; and Esther Larson (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are two Lodgers: Gordon Moore (age 15); and Lawrence Oliver (age 25) a Farm Laborer.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Gust E. Anderson (age 58) born in Finland to Finnish-born parents and having emigrated in 1890 with Al citizenship status and first married at age 28 is a General Farm Farmer living in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Anna Anderson (age 52) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1902 with Al citizenship status and first married at age 22. Also living there is his daughter, Edith Anderson (age 13) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 17, 1930, shows Verner E. Johnson (age 32) born in Wisconsin to Sweden-born parents, and first married at age 30, is a married Machine Hand at a Machine Shop, and who owns his home worth $5,000 and is living at 2214 Eighteenth Avenue, 8th Ward, City of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Mildred G. Johnson (age 22) born in Illinois to German and Wisconsin-born parents, and first married at age 20), and his unmarried sister, Helen E. Johnson (age 26) born in Wisconsin to Sweden-born parents, a Cook at a Childrens Home.

Norma Victoria (Nelson) Larson died May 8, 1933, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 53.


Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, Friday, June 8, 1934

Oakland Briefs

Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson attended the graduating exercises at Waupaca high school Friday evening. Esther Larson, a niece of Mr. Larson, was a graduate.


Vianney Levi Vedner and Caroline B. (Schnacky) Wetherbee were married August 2, 1934.


Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI, August 7, 1934

Waupaca, Wis.

Vernon Vedner and Mrs. Caroline Weatherbee were united in marriage Thursday evening at the groom's house, the Rev. F. A. Reier officiating. Attendants were Miss Delia Vedner and Frank Peter. Mr. Vedner is a member of the city council.


Vianney Levi Vedner died June 15, 1936, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI, at age 51.

Arthur married Caroline B. (Schnacky) (Wetherbee) Vedner October 2, 1937, at the Arthur Larson residence near Sheridan, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Arthur married Caroline B. (Schnacky) (Wetherbee) Vedner Marriage License.


Daniel Oscar Linden died April 30, 1959, at University Hospitals, Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Friday, May 1, 1937

Daniel Linden, 76, Dies; Rites Monday

Daniel O. Linden, 76, Rt. 2, died at University Hospitals, Madison, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday after a six-month illness. He had been a patient at the hospital the past 28 days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Mondat at the Assembly of God Church, the Rev. L. E. Curtis officiating and the Rev. John Ohlin assisting. Interment is to be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Linden was previously employed as a maintenance man at Riverview Hospital. As a young man he was a member of Sweden's armed forces before coming to this country in 1909. He had been a resident of Wisconsin Rapids since 1938. He was born in Hjo, Sweden, June 30, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Carlson. His first wife, the former Jennie Lunn of Salem, Mo., died in 1930. On Nov. 14, 1936, he married the former Helen Johnson at Rockford, Ill. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Cudlipp, Detroit, and Mrs. Ted Ougensen, Rockford; five sons, Ronald, Leonard, Charles, Phillip and James, all of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Justus and Richard, and three sisters, Veda, Augusta and Gertrude, all of Sweden. There are twograndchildren. Friends may call at the Taylor Funeral Home from 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Monday and at the church after 1 p.m.


Anna (Johanson) (Johnson) Anderson died October 22, 1937, at her home, Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI, at age 60. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Friday, October 22, 1937

Death Claims Mrs. Gustave Anderson of Sigel Township

Mrs. Gustave Anderson, 60, died at her residence in the town of Sigel at 1:30 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of several years. The funeral will be held Monday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. from the Krohn & Berard chapel to the Bethany Lutheran church at Segil. The Rev. Alfred Hemming will conduct the services and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. She was born Anna Johanson in Sun Sval, Sweden, July 14, 1877, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johanson. She was married there in 1896 to Erick Johnson, who died in 1902. The following year she came to this country with her three children and settled in the town of Sigel, where she had since resided. Mrs. Anderson was remarried on May 11, 1923 to Gustave Anderson, who, with her two children, Verner Johnson and Mrs. Daniel Linden, Sigel, survive her. One son preceded his mother in death. Other survivors are three grand-children, one step-daughter, Miss Edith Anderson, Everet, Wash., and two sisters in Sweden. The body will lie at the Krohn & Berard funeral home until time of services.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Saturday, July 16, 1938

Sigel

Miss Edythe Anderson, who is employed at Everett, Wash., is visiting with her father G. E. Anderson.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 17, 1940, shows Arthur D. Larson (age 59) born in Wisconsin, and having completed 1 year of High School, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, is a married Farmer owning his farm worth $3,500 and is living in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are two married adults: a Lodger, Louis Mittelstaedt (age 25) born in Wisconsin and having completed 8 years of schooling, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, a Farmer; and Virginia Mittelstaedt (age 25) born in Illinois and having completed 4 years of High School, and 5 years ago was living elsewhere in Waupaca Co., WI, a Housekeeper. Census ED 68-11, Page 23 of 32. Leigh Larson note: Arthur's divorce from Caroline would become official about one month after the census was taken.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on May 2, 1940, shows Gust Anderson (age 67) born in Finland, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and having completed 3 years of School, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a widowed Farmer who owns his farm worth $1,000 and is living in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1940, shows Arthur Schmidt (age 28) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School, is a married Shovel Oiler in the Building Industry, and who owns his home worth $1,500 and is living in Mukilteo, Snohomish Co., WA. Living with him are: his wife, Violet Schmidt (age 24) born in California, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of High School; his son, Arthur Schmidt Jr. (age 7) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place; his daughter, Alice Schmidt (age 4) born in Washington, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place; and his unmarried cousin, Edith Anderson (age 23) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

Gustaf E. "Gust" Anderson died September 2, 1958, in Everett, Snohomish Co., WA, at age 86. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Friday, September 5, 1958

Former Resident of Sigel Dies in West

Word has been received here of the death of Gust E. Anderson, 87, at Mukilteo, Wash. Mr. Anderson was a resident of the town of Sigel prior to 1942. One daughter, Edythe, of Mukilteo survives.


Helena Elizabeth "Helen" (Johnson) Linden died August 31, 1963, at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, at age 59. Buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Tuesday, September 3, 1963

Mrs. Helen Linden

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church for Mrs. Helen Linden, 59, town of Saratoga, who died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Hospital where she had been a patient the past four weeks. The Rev. L. E. Curtis officiated and burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery. The former Helen Johnson was born Feb. 26, 1904, in the town of Sigel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson. Her marriage to Daniel Linden took place Nov. 14, 1936, at Rockford, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband April 30, 1959, and by one son. Mrs. Linden is survived by five sons, Ronald, Fort Monmouth, N. J.; Leonard, Milwaukee, and Charles, Philip and James, Wisconsin Rapids; two step-daughters, Mrs. Howard Cudlipp, Detroit, and Mrs. Ted Augensen, Rockford; one brother, Verner Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were made by Taylor Funeral Home.


Verner Erick Johnson died June 27, 1972, at St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, Wood Co., WI, at age 74. Buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. 


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Verner E. Johnson

Verner E. Johnson, 74, town of Sigel, died at St. Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday following a lingering illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Sigel, the Rev. R. R. Belter officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 28, 1897, in Sweden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson. He came to the Wisconsin Rapids area with his parents in 1903, and had farmed in the town of Sigel all his life. A World War I veteran, he served in France, and was a member of Buckley Baldwin Post No. 2534, Veterans of Foreign Wars and of World War I Barracks. He held several offices in the Sigel church. He married Mildred Lenius at Rockford, Ill., June 14, 1928. Survivors include his wife; one son, Roger, and a daughter, Mrs. James Berlin, both of Nekoosa, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and a grandson. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 11:30 a.m. until time of services.


Mildred Gertrude Theresa (Lenius) Johnson died March 20, 2002, at Riverview Manor, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, at age 94. Buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI, Friday, March 22, 2002

Mildred G. Johnson

Mildred G. Johnson, 94, of 921 3rd St. S., Wisconsin Rapids, died Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2002, at Riverview Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church in the town of Sigel. The Rev. Blaine Niskanen will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was born July 24, 1907, in Rockford, Ill., to William and Emma (Everett) Lenius. She married Verner E. Johnson on June 14, 1928, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockford. He died June 27, 1972. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a telephone operator at Rudolph Telephone Co. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary in Rudolph. Survivors include one son, Roger (Shirley), Nekoosa; one daughter, Carol (Donald) Schmelter, Wisconsin Rapids; five grandchildren, Douglas and Keith Johnson, Nededah; Dawn Cumberland, Nekoosa and Mark and Kirk Freeberg, Wisconsin Rapids; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elia Kesecker, Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4 - 8 p.m. on Sunday and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be designated to Bethany Lutheran Church in the town of Sigel.