Jan 23, 2008
Here's a picture of Hugh & Lucinda's son & his wife in the Ohio (IL)
centennial year book: (click on photo to enlarge & read details). H. R. Johnson Family - Mr. Johnson (1865-1958) son of Hugh and Lucinda Baumgartner Johnson, and Ellen Crannell (1871-1967) daughter of Patrick and Ann Doran Crannell were united in marriage in Ohio in 1895. they farmed southwest of Ohio on the Johnson homestead, where Mr. Johnson was born. Prior to marriage, Mrs. Johnson taught at the Phillips, Johnson and Red Oaks schools. They retired to the village of Ohio in 1949. To this union nine children were born. Six are deceased: Mrs. Jos. (Grace) Foley (died 1962); Mrs. Vincent (Mabel) Keleher (died 1966); Mrs. Chas. (Bernice) Anderson (died 1966). Two sons; Harold of Buda, a retired farmer. Bill who farms and resides on his farm in rural Amboy. A daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Gugerty of Ohio, also 18 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 18 great great-grandchildren.
Click on photo to enlarge. From the Ohio Centennial Year Book -
HUGHEY JOHNSON - Hughey Johnson (1828-1921) was born in Ballenful, Parish of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, the son of Arthur and Mary (Rogan) Johnson. In 1849, Arthur crossed the ocean in a sailing boat, the fare being $12.08 from Liverpool to New Orleans. He went to St. Louis from there, and by light river boat to Peru, Illinois, at the cost of $1.00. Being pleased with America and its opportunities., Arthur then sent for his wife and his son, Hughey, the following year.
When Hughey landed in Peru, he had only 50 cents in his pocket. He, in company with another man, walked from Peru. At this time, Hughey was about 21 years old, and an only child (rather unusual for those days). He got his education in Ireland. From the first, Hugheymade hisown way. He had no capital, but with a strong constitution and good health, he succeeded. His first purchase ofland was eigghty acres at a cost of five dollars per acre. He acquired more land and the last tract sold for fifty dollars per acre.
He built a log cabin on the stie of his first purchase and in 1854, married Mary McAnaney (died 1861), also a native of Ireland, who had come to America in 1852. Four children, one of whom died in infancy were born in that log cabin. Theywere: Arthur (born 1856), married Mary E. Miller and moved to Kansas; Thomas (born in 1858) married Mary B. Flemming and moved to Columbus, Nebraska; and Nicholas (born in 1861), married Katherine Scully.
Mr. Johnson's second wife was Lucinda Baumgartner (1843-1925) born in Switzerland and came to America at the age of six, the sixth child of a family of eight born to Christopher and Julia (Berteaux) Baumgartner. Christopher was born in Switzerland, and Julia was a native of France. Hughey and Lucinda were married in 1862, and early in 1864, they move into a new home across the road from the log cabin. Of this marriage, there wedre eleven children; Mary "Aunt Sid" (born 1864); Henry "Bob" (born 1865, married Ella Crannel); Julie, (born 1868, married Thomas Scallon); Emma (born 1870, married James Kerchner); JOhn (born 1872, married Blance Triplett and later moved to Walnut); Edward (born 1874, married Gertrude Brock); Annie (born 1876, married Ralph Inks and later moved to Santa Anna, Calif.); Nelly (born 1878, later moved to Chicago); Frank (born 1880, married Francis Haynes and moved to Chicato); Lillie (born 1883, married Thomas Burke); and William (born 1887, married Hazel LaRose).
A staunch believer in education, Mr. Johnson saw to it that all his children completed at least the eighth grade. In 1904, the Johnsons retired and moved to townand built a lovely home on the hill southwest of the village. In town, Hughey set out many fruit trees, and Lucinda was a great lover of flowers. Mr. Johnson was a democrat politically and a Roman Catholic by religion. His wife was associated with the Protestant Church.
Granchildren of Hughey and Lucinda presently residing in the Ohio area are: Everett Johnson, Hugh Johnson, Ruth Minnick, Margaret Cass, Frances Quilter, Ursula Glover, and Mary Charlotte Gugerty. Great grandchildren include: Felix Johnson, Hugh Cass, Robert Minnick, Helen Marie Anderson, Carolyn Anderson, Douglas Hugh Johnson, and Mary Clare Spratt. (Note: there are mini bios on Everett A. Johnson & Felix Johnson)
EVERETT A. JOHNSON -
Everett A. Johnson, son of Nicholas and Kate Scully Johnson was born in Ohio, 1896. Col. Johnson attended St. Josephs Academy and graduated from Ohio High School, Class of 1915. He attended Col. Ruperts School of Auctioneering in Decater, Indiana. He has been engaged in the auctioneering and real estate business for fifty years, having seen over 1000 farms change hands under the cold blooded hammer of the auction block. He marrie Marie Lally Johnson (1896-1974), a school teacher from Marion Township in 1925. Their son, Arthur E. graduated from Notre Dame University and joined his father in the real estate businesss in 1957. Arthur married Ann Welch and lives in Dixon. A daughter, Kay (Mrs. Peter Wentworth-Shields) resides in London, England. Their son, Felix E. is engaged in farming in Ohio (see Felix Johnson History).
Photo: Col. Everett A. Johnson
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Felix Edward Johnson (1930) son of Everett and Marie Lally Johnson was born in Ohio. He attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. He served in the U. S. Army, in Japan and Korea with the 7th Cavalry Regiment. He married Patricia Ann Johnson (1929) daughter of Dewey and Ciella Corbin Johnson (see Corbin History). Since their marriage, Felix has farmed in the Ohio area. Part of the land he now farms has been farmed by his family for four generations. They have one son, Nicholas Charles (1967), a student at the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy.