Posted By:Taryn
Subject:Re: Hulda Elenson, b-1879-Sweden, d-Apr1918 of TB-Minnesota
Post Date:March 17, 2013 at 10:22:52
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Forum:Minnesota Genealogy Forum
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If you send for their death certificates from the Minnesota Historical society, that may give more information. Exact date of birth, (or exact age in years months and days, and you do the math) and even the place of birth and father's name. They only cost about $9 apiece, but sometimes are so helpful.

The death index search and ordering site is here:

And Hulda's listing is this: (although the actual death certificate you send for will have the date of birth, place of birth and the mother's maiden name, sometimes the father's name. The index doesn't have it listed, but the certificate itself should.

Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1918-MN-010599
Date of Death: 26 Oct 1918
County of Death: MORRISON

Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1908-MN-007486
Date of Death: 22 Sep 1908
County of Death: MORRISON

In Sweden John L. Johnson could be John, or Johan, or Johannes, or Jon. John Johnson was usually an Americanized version.

on the 1910 census, in Morrison County, Minnesota, there is a John and Hulda Johnson, with a son Chester, born in Illinois, age 11, Chester is listed as the step-son, so did the first John Johnson die, and Hulda remarried another John Johnson?

Name: Chester Johnson
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to Head of Household: Step Son
Residence: Pike Creek, Morrison, Minnesota
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Family Number: 19
Page Number: 2
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF John A Johnson M 56y Sweden
WIFE Hulda Johnson F 31y Sweden
Chester Johnson M 11y Illinois
Arthur Johnson M 9y Illinois
Helga Johnson F 7y Illinois
Hilding Johnson M 5y Minnesota
Gunnar Johnson M 1y 2m Minnesota

That 1910 census, if you click on that link I provided above, also shows that Hulda immigrated in 1896.
All the children are step-children of John A. Johnson.

Since the last two children were born in Minnesota, and the birth index is also online, you can send for their birth certificates, which should tell something.

Johnson, Hilding
Date of Birth: 02 Jul 1904
Mother Maiden Name: Elenson
certid# 1904-15932
County of Birth: Morrison

Date of Birth: 21 Jul 1904
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: ELENSON
certid# 1989-MN-005641
Date of Death: 14 Mar 1989
County of Death: CASS