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Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Posted: 4 Oct 2010 12:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Ojala
I am looking for my sister's father's people. Her dad's name was Waino Johnson. He was born in New York Mills, Minnesota and then moved to Washington at a young age.

His parents came over from Finland. Their names we John O. Johnson and Jennie Johnson

Siblings of Waino:
John born in Finland not sure where he died.
Edward: killed by a shark in Morro Bay, California in the mid 60's
Charles: lived in the midwest. Went by Chuck
William: married Guyla in 1952. He served in the Army in WW2
George: nicknamed Lefty died in Cottage Grove, Oregon
Uno: Died in Santa Rosa, California
Ilie: Died in Washington
Elsie: married Jack Cota, and died in Washington in 2005
Hilda

That is pretty much what we know about them. We know that there name before they immigrated was Ojala (may not be spelled right) All of the kids except John were born in Minnesota.

All of the boys except for Uno served in the Army during World War 2.

Re: Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Posted: 6 Oct 2010 2:27AM GMT
Classification: Query

Washington Death Certificates, 1907 - 1960
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0

Name: Elsie E. Cota
SSN: 538-40-6726
Last Residence: 98541 Elma, Grays Harbor, Washington
Born: 24 Jul 1919
Died: 26 Oct 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (1959-1960)

20 April 1930; Census Place: Elma, Grays Harbor, Washington; Roll 2488; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 672.0.
John O Johnson age 51 born Finland 1879 was 21 when he married arrived US in 1903 worked at saw mill
Jennie Sophia "HEPOOJA/HEPONAJA" Johnson age 50 born Finland 1880 was 20 when she married arrived US in 1904
George W Johnson born MN abt 1915 death record says 26 Jul 1912 died Cottage Grove, Lane Co OR 06 Apr 2001. WW II enlistment in Grays Harbor 11 July 1942 says born 1912 Minnesota
Aili Sophia Johnson born MN 1917 dtr died 06 Mar 1971 Aberdeen, Olympia WA - married John Selvin Westberg 14 Jul 1937 Thurston, WA
Elsie Johnson born MN 1919 dtr
Edwin Johnson born MN son - Edwin Emil Johnson
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1921
Birthplace: Minnesota
Death Date: 11 Oct 1958
Death Place: San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay
Mother's Maiden Name: Heponaja
Father's Surname: Johnson
Enlisted Grays Harbor 29 July 1942 born MN 1921
Wayne Johnson 4 9/12 born MN 1925 - Waino L Johnson born 18 Jul 1925 MN enlisted 15 Nov 1943 Seattle WA died 11 Apr 1999 Lincoln City, Lincoln, OR ss # issued Washington

1930; Census Place: Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington; Roll 2488; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 932.0.
John Jacob Johnson 28 1902 Finland arrived 1904 alien was 25 when he married dairy farm laborer died in Westport, Grays Harbor 02 Feb 1949
Impie Engman Johnson 22 1908 MN wife
. . .Robert Kenneth Johnson born 1930 (after this record of census) died 07 Mar 1935 in Elma, Grays Harbor

1930 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA
Elmer Heikkila 28 Finland married at 19 arrived 1910
Hilda Heikkila 22 born MN parents Finland married at 21 - Hilda Johnson ?
Arnold Heikkila 08 MN son

28 Feb 1920;Census Place: Newton, Otter Tail, Minnesota; Roll T625_849; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 264.
Ojala John Johnson 40 1880 Finland arrived 1902 alien
Jenney Johnson 39 1881 Finland arrived 1904
John J Johnson 18 1902 Finland arrived 1904
Ralle/Rolle L Johnson 13 MN 1907
Hilda E Johnson 11 1909 MN
Wena Johnson 8 1912 MN son - JOHNSON, UNO 28 Jun 1911 Apr 1977 65 95448 (Healdsburg, Sonoma, CA) 95468 (Point Arena, Mendocino, CA) ss # issued Washington
William Johnson 6 1914 MN born 1913 MN enlisted Tacoma WA 02 Apr 1942
Yrjo W Johnson 4 1916 MN son
Aili S Johnson 2 1918 MN dtr
Elsie E Johnson 7/12 24 Jul 1919 MN dtr

1910; Census Place: Nordland, Aitkin, Minnesota; Roll T624_689; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 200.
John Johnson 31 Finland 1879 arrived 1902
Jennie Johnson 29 Finland 1881 arrived 1904
John Johnson Jr. 8 Finland 1902
Charley Johnson 3 MN 1907
Hilda Johnson 2 MN 1908

1905 Minnesota State census, St Louis County
John Johnson 26 1879 Finland
Jennie Johnson 24 1881 Finland
John Johnson 03 1902 says born Wisconsin


I find a passport application as follows:
St Louis County MN, John Ojala born Lapua Finland on or about 03 July 1879, father Gust Ojala born in Finland and residing in Lapua. John Ojala stated he emigrated to US from the port of Liverpool England on or about 02 Feb 1902 and had lived nineteen years uninterruptedley, in US from 1902 -1921at Virginia, Minnesota and he was naturalized citizen in Dist Court of St Louis Co, Virginia, MN, occupation Carpenter, never had a passport, intention was to visit Denmark and Finland to join wife and minor children and return within one year. He was departing from NY on Cunard Line 15 Feb 1922.

Name: Jenni Ojala
Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1904
Birth Year: abt 1877
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Name: "Julio" Ojala age 2 male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Finnish
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Campania
Destination: to join husband John Ojala in Washburn, Wisconsin

Re: Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Posted: 6 Oct 2010 5:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow!!! Thank you so much!! How did you do this? I never thought I would get so much information!!

Mary Anne

Re: Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Posted: 6 Oct 2010 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query

Just followed your information found census records and California death records. Edwin Emil's death record only one that shows mother's maiden name in California.

As you see variation in spelling of her Finnish surname. I did not find John's ship record about 1902 but did not try the ellisisland.org website.

Paula -

Re: Looking for Johnsons in Washington, Minnesota, Oregon

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 5:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
hello, second try to post...hope it goes..My name is robert johnson a son of johnson from lincoln city oregon, My sister susan is also here.. Hope to hear from you..a57ragtop@hotmail.com robert and susan
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