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Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 16 Sep 2007 11:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Stigen, Berg, McFarlane
Velma Harriet Johnson was born 1907 in Vernon County, Wisconsin to Wilhelm Johnson and Hanna Stigen Berg(widow).
Velma died 1969 in Vernon County, Wisconsin. After the 1930
census, Velma married L.K. McFarlane and they had a daughter,
Vivian.
What was L.K.'s name?
When were they married?
When was Vivian born, married, died, children?

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 1:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is L.K.'s first name Lyle? From SS records Lyle McFarlane 1902-1979 living in Viroqua. In the 1930 census there was a Lyle K. McFarlane in Viroqua, born MN about 1902, but married to a Lillian with daughter Frances. Could he have married Velma later? Do you have any information on Hannah Stigen's first husband Carl Berg? He was my g-grandmother's half-brother.

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lyle could very well be his name. Just had L.K. given to me.
Carl Johan Berg born about 1878, died about 1905 in Vernon
County, Wis. Son of Ole Berg and Ingeborg. Married 22 Nove 1902 Coon Prairie, Vernon, Wis to Hannah Theoline Stigen.
Son Hilbert Orlando born 2 July 1903; chr. 2 Aug 1903;
died 20 March 1993.
I know that Hilbert married Mabel C. Knud(t)son, dau
of Nick P. Nicholas and Karen Maria.
They had a son Rodney who was 4 6/12 born Wis in 1930.
Likely the Rodney born 7 O Oct 1924- May 1969 388-26-5870
Wis.
Where there more children, ect?

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would you be willing to share on the Johnson-Stigen family?
I was given the names of Wilhelm's children and the surname
they married, but that is all I have.
Thalette Sophia Lee was my grandfather's sister.
cadyfam starband.net

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFARLANE, JOHNSON
I have a possible match for you--but am not sure.

Lyle K. McFarlane was born 6 February 1902 in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, presumably at Parkers Prairie, where his family lived at the time. His father was Edmund McFarlane (1862-1935), who ran a harness shop in Parkers Prairie for many years. His mother was Mary Etta Taylor (1866-1903). He was their youngest child.

Lyle graduated from Parkers Prairie High School on 2 June 1921, one of a class of seven graduates.

In September 1921, the local paper reported the was going to Minneapolis to attend the "Collegiate Business college." In January 1922, the same school (apparently) was described as the "Minneapolis Collegiate Institute."

In August 1923, he was reported playing in the orchestra of a traveling show troupe that performed at Millerville, near Parkers Prairie.

On 8 November 1923, he was reportedly staying with his sister, Elsie Pearl McFarlane (Mrs. Charles Ernest or Ernst) at Egeland, Towner County, North Dakota.

In October 1935, when he attended the funeral of his brother, Dr. Lloyd Edmund McFarlane (1895-1935), Lyle was listed as living in "Minnesota."

The obituary for his uncle,Robert McFarlane (1850-1940), lists "Mr. and Mrs. Lyle McFarlane, Viroqua, Wis." among the out-of-town attendees. It appears that he got married sometime between October 1935 and July 1940, but the McFarlane family history to which I have access does not have any name for the wife.

The McFarlane family history does list one child for Lyle, but she is identified as "Loy McFarlane", not Vivian. I have no more information about her.

From the SSDI, it appears that Lyle died in October 1979, possibly at Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin, which is listed as the address to which his last Social Security benefits were sent.

Do you have an obituary for Velma Harriet Johnson that you could share?

Velma Harriet JOHNSON (1907 - 1969)

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 3:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry database of the 1910 Census has
William(s) JOHNSON, b. ca. 1882
Hannah, 1883
Hilbert, 1904
Velma, 1907
Morris, 1909.

In 1930, Willie G. & Hannah, each b. 1883. Hilbert may have been Helmer, b. 1904.

Coon Prairie Lutheran Cem., Viroqua Twp., Vernon Co., WI:
JOHNSON, Willie G. (8 Apr. 1882 - 10 Je. 1967)
Hannah T. (25 Oct. 1882 - 4 Jan. 1951)
Morris S. (11 Sep. 1909 - 18 Jan. 1967)
Velma H. McFARLANE (25 Feb. 1907 - 15 Oct. 1967).

Vernon Co. Census, 1930: McFARLANE, Lyle K., 1902; Lillian E., 1906; Frances L., 1927.

Viroqua Cem., Viroqua, Vernon Co., WI

AIKENS, Eli D. (24 Jan. 1844 - 8 May 1926) & Mary [HARDING] (5 Feb. 1844 - 23 Mar. 1922)
Wm. A. (2 Aug. 1862 - 7 Feb. 1946) & Ethel M. (30 Apr. 1875 - 9 OCt. 1925)
Wm. D. (3 July 1914 - 8 Nov. 1915)
Leonard L. (23 Aug. 1916 - 12 Feb. 1987) & Helen [JOHNSON] (30 May 1916 - 23 Apr. 2002)
McWHIRTER, Gladys [AIKENS] (1 May 1904 - 15 Nov. 1976)
McFARLANE, Lyle K. (6 Feb. 1902 - Oct. 1979) & Lillian [AIKENS] (1905 - 1934)

[Exact dates for Lyle are from SSDI. Since Lillian d. 1934, Lyle's second marriage must have been after that.]

FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census, Kickapoo, Vernon, WI
AIKINS, Eli, 36, OH PA VI {?}; wf. Mary, 36, PA _ _
Ch. b. WI: Wm., 15; Albert S., 13; George T., 10; John L., 7; Eli V., 2.

Webster, Vernon Co., 1880, BERG, Ingeborg, 45, wid.;
Ch. b. Norway: Johanes, 18; Christian, 16; Netta, 15; Martienus, 10
Ch. b. WI: Dina, 8; Oscar, 6; Carel, 4; Odin, 4 mos.

Viroqua, 1880, BERG, Christian, 43; father John J., 72; mother Ingeborg, 74; sister Kari, 41.

Coon Prairie Lutheran Cem.: Carl J. BERG (27 Aug. 1878 - 21 Feb. 1904).

BERG, Johanes Thinus (15 Jan. 1862 - 27 Feb. 1869) s/o Glemme & Marie.

BERG, Christian (ca. 1857 - 13 Dec. 1919, aged 62) & Ingeborg (11 May 1832 - 2 Mar. 1921) [Ingeborg must have been mother of Christian. I don't see any Ole of the right age.]

Brush Creek Lutheran Cem., Whitestown Twp., Vernon Co., WI, BERG
Oden C. (1880 - 1961) & Nelda M. [JOHNSON] (1890 - 1973).
Oscar (1874 - 1956) & Laura [JOHNSON] (1876 - 1958)

STIGEN, Henry P. (16 Oct. 1851 - 16 May 1930) & Thalette S. (19 July 1856 - 9 Oct. 1927).

STIGEN, Hilma Therese (6 Sep. 1886 - 1887)
STIGEN, Peder H. (29 Aug. 1820 - 24 Feb. 1908)
Kari (1 Jan. 1821 - 24 Feb. 1908)
Anne Thorson (1 Apr. 1819 - 27 Oct. 1905)
Palmer (17 Apr. 1890 - 8 Mar. 1952)
Eva (5 Feb. 1894 - 9 Mar. 1951)
Anne (25 Dec. 1854 - 2 Jan. 1929)
Hans P. (3 Dec. 1848 - 15 Dec. 1933)
Clara (22 Dec. 1885 - 7 Oct. 1973)]
Nora (22 Mar. 1892 - 22 May 1979)
Hilda (24 Mar. 1898 - 15 Dec. 1981)
Sarah (28 Jan. 1896 - 27 Feb. 1983)

STIGEN, Wm. A. (16 Sep. 1895 - 18 Dec. 1981) WWI, Cpl., US Army
Inga [TOMTENGEN] (26 May 1899 - 2 Feb. 1993)
Mae T. (1924 - 1926)
LeRoy H. (28 Jan. 1921 - 28 May 1996) & Lillian [SCHYE] ( _ ), parents of Merrit L.

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
An elderly cousin had a friend collect the material on this
family. I believe all the data on Velma came from the parish
records at Coon Prairie. The name Vivian would have came from the cousin.

Re: Velma Harriet JOHNSON (1907 - 1969)

Posted: 18 Sep 2007 6:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for taking the time to find so much material on the
family. There is lots of data there!

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 29 Jul 2009 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McFarlane
I am the grand son of L.K. McFarlane (Lyle). My Mother is Loy K McFarlane(Frances)

If there are any questions I can answer please feel free to contact me .

Aaron Gabrielse

Re: Velma Harriet Johnson 1907-1969; m L.K. McFarlane; dau Vivian

Posted: 24 May 2012 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 May 2012 8:23PM GMT
Hello Aaron, Velma Harriet was my grandmother. Vivian was my mother. Velma had Vivian from her first marriage to Lowell Hanback. So I guess your mom was my mom's step sister?
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