My Grandma was born in Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, and her parents were from Norway. I have her Mom about 5 generations back in Norway, but her Dad is my brick wall, He had the unfortunate (for me) name of John H. Johnson, no idea what the H means. He was supposedly born April 1864-1865. I found the baptism records of the children in the church records, but no marriage for the parents (all I have is a picture that looks like a wedding picture, so I am thinking that means they were married)! They would have married in Wisconsin. John was committed to a mental institution in 1901 and stayed there until his death at 95 in 1960. His death record does not have parents or even a birthdate. I am pretty adept at the Norwegian records, and read a little Norwegian, but no luck in finding the right man !Argh!