Jens Johannsen Family Outline

The following was submitted by G Willcox of Ontario, Canada.  Email:  strayboogie@hotmail.com

1. Jens JOHANNSEN was born on 6 May 1855 in Germany. He died on 30 Oct 1929 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois.

Jens immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York? He was naturalized on 28 Oct 1892 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. He was counted in a census in 1900 in Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa USA.

Jens married Catherine NISSEN daughter of R NISSEN and Ida Marie in Jun 1879. Catherine was born on 13 Oct 1855 in Germany. She died on 22 Jun 1929 in Illinois. She was buried in Sterling, Illinois.

Catherine immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York?

DEATH: Catherine died on her 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Jens and Catherine had the following children:

2 M i. Rudolph JOHANNSEN . Rudolph immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York?

3 F ii. Edith M JOHANNSEN 17 was born on 9 Oct 1881. She died on 23 Jan 1951. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois. Edith immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York? Edith married ? WHITMER.

4 F iii. Marie Sophia JOHANNSEN was born on 26 Oct 1883 in Germany. She died on 25 Nov 1966 in River Hills Nursing Home, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Marie immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York? She was counted in a census in 1900 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa USA. Known as Marie, Mary or Marianne. Mary Johannsen naturalized 1903, per 1920 Sterling Illinois Census with Rueben C. Fellenbaum.

Marie married (1) Ora Glenn WILLCOX son of Wellington Ross WILLCOX and Elizabeth Irene GLENN on 2 Jan 1904 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa USA. Ora was born on 30 Mar 1882 in Salem, Richardson, Nebraska USA. He died on 6 May 1953 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa. He was buried on 8 May 1953 in Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.

Ora resided before 2 Jan 1904 in Erie, Whiteside, Illinois USA. He was counted in a census in 1920 in 401 3rd St. N. E. Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa USA. He resided in 1929 in 918 6th Street, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa USA.

In Remembrance Card lists services at 2:00PM at Patterson-James Chapel with " Resting Place" at Elmwood Cemetery.

Marie married (2) Albert STEWART on 19 Jan 1922 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

5 F iv. Sophia JOHANNSEN was born on 26 May 1885/1886 in Germany. She died in 1926. Sophia immigrated on 20 May 1887 to New York, New York? Sophia married William O BISHOP. William was born in Illinois.

6 M v. Nicholas August JOHANNSEN was born on 22 Mar 1890 in Clinton, Iowa. He died on 16 Dec 1964. He was buried on 18 Dec 1964 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rock Falls, Illinois.  Nicholas married Ruth GROVE. Ruth was born on 20 Jun in Dixon, Lee, Illinois.

7 M vi. Fred JOHANNSEN was born on 28 Feb 1894 in Clinton, Iowa. He died on 11 Sep 1944 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He was buried on 15 Sep 1944 in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois USA.  Fred served in the military Battery B, 129th F. A. about 1916.

8 M vii. Jens JOHANNSEN was born in Jan 1897 in Clinton, Iowa. He died on 19 Jul 1978 in Clinton, Iowa. He was buried on 20 Jul 1978 in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois USA.

BURIAL: JENS JOHANNSEN SERVICES HELD - Private funeral services were held Thursday for Jen Johannsen, 81, who died Wednesday morning at Mercy Hospital, Clinton. Rev. Harley Stauffer, pastor of the West Sterling Mennonite church officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. He was born Jan. 30, 1897 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Jens and Catherine Nissen Johnannsen. He resided in Sterling many years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home.


Sources

9. 1900 US Federal Census, Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa - Enumeration District 8, Sheet 24, 16 Jun 1900. "Johannsen Family is living on Elm St. Road
Name Relation Dob Age Birthplace Father's POB Mother's POB Immigrated Occupation
Johannsen, Jens Head May 1855 45 Germany Germany Germany 1887 Farm Laborer
,Catherine Wife Oct 1855 44 Germany Germany Germany 1887
, Edith Daughter Oct 1881 18 Germany Germany Germany 1887 Servant
, August Son Mar 1890 10 Iowa Germany Germany At School
, Fred Son Feb 1894 6 Iowa Germany Germany At School
, Jens Son Jan 1897 3 Iowa Germany Germany
(Catherine is listed as being the mother of nine children with seven living.)
Daughter Mary Johannsen living as a servant for Joseph and Mariah Williams at 601 Seventh Ave, Clinton, Iowa.."
15. Edited By Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America - Lists of Passengers arriving at US Ports (Volume 54 January 1887 - June 1887). Province: Prussia, Village: Unknown, Destination: IA, Port of Embarkation: Hamburg, Manifest ID Number: 39202, Ship's Name: Sorrento, Date of Arrival: May 20, 1987.".
27. 1900 US Federal Census, Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa - Page 139, 13 Jun 1900. This page lists a Mary Johannsen living as a servant for Joseph and Mariah Williams at 601 Seventh Ave, Clinton, Iowa. Birthdate is listed as Oct 1873 however, the age is listed as 16, which would place the birthdate in 1883.
28. Andrew Buckley, Justice of the Peace, Marriage Certificate of Ora Willcox and Mary Johannsen, Witness: Nels Elmer Nelson. "This Certifies That Mr. Ora Willcox of Erie, Illinois and Miss Mary Johannsen of Clinton, Iowa were united by me in Holy Matrimony on the 2nd day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and four at Clinton, Iowa. Andrew Buckley, Justice of the Peace."
34. 1920 US Federal Census, . "This census indicates Ora Wilcox (mis-spelled with one L), age 37, single, a roomer living at 401 3rd. Street, Mason City, Iowa. Born in Nebraska. Parents born in Ohio. Occupation: Poultry Dresser."
35. Harold Vernon Willcox, Western Union Telegram , 27 May 1929. "ORA WILCOX=Received at 5 South Delaware Ave., M.B.A Bldg., Mason City, Iowa. Telphone 90, 91,92 1929 MAY 27 AM 7 45C5 10=DF CHICAGO ILL MMK26 919P918 6 ST MASON CITY IOWA (SENT DEPOT FOR DELY)=JUNIOR DIED TONIGHT AT 730 IN THE HOSPITAL=HAROLD WILCOX." Bottom half of original telegram is torn and missing. GW. This telegraph from Harold Vernon Willcox informing his father Ora Glenn Willcox of Harold Jr's death, lists Ora's address as 918 6 Street,Mason City, Iowa.
43. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE , 15 Sep 1944. "Former Comrades Act as Pallbearers For Fred Johannsen
The body of Fred Johannsen, who was killed in Chicago Monday, arrived in Sterling Thursday at 12:30 and was taken to the Melvin funeral home, where the funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian church, officiating. The services were in charge of Burt E. Brown post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, John J. Connell, commanding. Past Commander H. W. Wiles was in charge of the services at Riverside Cemetery and Taps were sounded by Charles Van Gilder. Casket bearers were all comrades of Mr. Johannsen in Battery B, 129th F. A. during World war 1. They were Tony Terlizzi, Lt. H. A. Cullins, James Pittman, John Boyer, Waite Courtright and Otto Regilin. Color bearers were E. Drosti and Fred G. Allai. Color guards were Arthur McGinn and Mason Galt. Mrs. J. H. Linn, organist, played "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "In the Garden." Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Albert Jurkens, assisted by Mrs. James Glenn. Those from out of the city attending the funeral were Mrs. Mary Stewart (JOHANNSEN), Chicago; Mrs. Edith Witmer (JOHNANNSEN), Freeport; Chris Nissen, Mrs. Ida Thomas, Clinton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wilson and family, Orangeville, Ill.; Mrs. Lance Cooper and daughter, Freeport; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilcox and daughter Ruth, Mrs, Ida Fallon and Mrs. Ralph Hempel, of Chicago. Mr. Johannsen, a former member of Burt E. Brown post, was a member...........(rest of article torn and missing. Can make out name of a Joe Bur.... as being charged with the crime)."
46. Newspaper publication unknown, Obituary of Jens Johannsen. "JENS JOHANNSEN SERVICES HELD Private funeral services were held Thursday for Jens Johannsen, 81, who died Wednesday morning at Mercy Hospital, Clinton. Rev. Harley Stauffer, pastor of the West Sterling Mennonite Church officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. He was born Jan. 30, 1897 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Jens and Catherine Nissen Johannsen. He resided in Sterling many years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home.".