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Re: Ida Larson Johnson
Posted by: Pat Davis (ID *****8524) Date: October 11, 2012 at 13:03:50
In Reply to: Ida Larson Johnson by R. S. of 35043

1900 Lynn, Henry Co., Ill
Alfred Johnson 9/1859 Ill (parents: Sweden) married 16 yrs (1884) Farmer died 6/11/1945
Ida Johnson 11/1863 (married 16 yrs, 5 children, 5 living) b. Ill (parents: Sweden) died 5/18/1901
Ernest 7/1886 Ill d. 1962
Almeda 10/1877 d. 1974
Florence 7/1890 d. 1952
Ada 8/1893 died 1987
Ruby 10/1897 died 1964
(Add Joseph C. F. b. 1901 d. 1903)

Peter Alfred Johnson married 5/24/1884 in Henry County, Ill to Ida Johanna Larson.

1880 Western, Henry Co., Ill
Andrew Larson 45 widower b. Sweden (parents: Sweden) farmer
Ida 19 Ill***********(age is off by 2 yrs)
Emma S. 17 Ill
Anna B. 16 Ill
Oscar 14 Ill
Clara A. 12 Ill
Francis A. 8 Ill
Victor E. 6 Ill

1870 Lynn, Henry Co., Ill
Andrew Larson 35 Sweden farmer
Ellen S. 36 Sweden
Ida 10 Ill (again age is off)
Emma 8 Ill d. 1900
Annie 7 Ill
Oscar 5 Ill
Clara 3 Ill
Gusta 1 Ill d. 1880
Jonas Larson 75 Sweden
Annie Larson 73 Sweden

1860 Lynn, Henry Co., Ill
Jonas Larson 66 Sweden farmer
Ann Larson 64 Sweden
Andrew Larson 25 Ill
H. (wife) 26 Sweden
M. 1 (female) b. Ill

Wife is Helena S. Unknown b. 1836 d. 1879, no marriage record found.

There is no other Ida Larson b. ca. 1860-1863 residing in Henry County. There are a number of public family trees who all give Ida's year of birth as 1863 as shown in 1900. Additionally, her parents could not read/write so it is unlikely that they knew the exact ages of their children when they reported such to the censustakers. It is that or Ida chose to make herself appear younger.

A couple of trees list other individuals as the parents of Andrew but it is unlikely that Jonas and Ann Larson are not the parents of the Andrew, rather they are most likely to be his parents. From 1860 on through 1900 the Larsons resided in Henry County, and though I could not find a marriage record online for Andrew and Helena/Helen, it may be possible to find one with a search of the Henry County records. A search of church records in Henry County (specifically those churches located in Lynn, Illinois may produce a christening record which should be more accurate as to Ida's true year of birth as well as you may stumble upon a marriage record for her parents.

I hope the above is of help.

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