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Nils J. Johnsen

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Nils Johan Johnsen (født 7.4.1871 på gården Bagerovn i Bamble- juni 1948 i Cook County, Illinois ) var sønn av Augen Johnsen (1837-1906) og Anne Margrete Johnsen (1836-1924), født Nilsen Tomasbo. Gift 17. august 1893 i Cook County, Illinois med Anna Christine Christoffersen Schreiner (5.5.1864- 1957) fra Kristiania, datter av Christoffer Henningsen og Anne Andreasdatter. Barn: Carl Eugenie Johnsen (19.1.1895- 1977), Margaret Johnsen Burtness (1897 -16.4.1982 i Chicago).

Nils J. Johnsen gjennomgikk folkeskolen og leste derpå en tid privat. Utvandret til Amerika våren 1893 og slo seg ned i Chicago. Begynte å arbeide for O.B. Green Company som tømmermann. Fikk så ansettelse i H. Sheeler House-moving Company hvor han var i 6 år. Søkte så og fikk post som superintendent for bygningsarbeider i Hansel Elcock Company, en stilling han hadde da han i 1905 startet egen forretning som kontraktør i jern- og stålbygninger samt broer. Han bygget en masse store bygninger rundt om i Chicago og de tilliggende stater; 4 postkontorer i Gary, Indianapolis, U.S. postkontor i St.Paul, Minnesota, bru over Floyd River, Sioux City, Iowa, Swift & Co. Packing Co`s bygninger i Cleveland. Også Bismarck Hotel ble bygget av han.

Nils J. Johnsen sin forretning hadde kontor i 140 S. Dearborn Street midt i Chicagos forretningsstrøk.

Obituary;

Father: Augen Johnsen, son of John Steensen and Anne Ougensdatter, was born on 12 July 1837 in Myrland under Holte, Saude, Sauherad, Telemark, was christened on 20 August 1837 in Sauherad, Bø, Telemark, died on 6 January 1906 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark at age 68, and was buried on 13 January 1906 in Bamble, Telemark. Another name for Augen was Augen Bakerovnen. His (1st marriage had been to): Gunild Marie Andersdatter, daughter of Anders Sørensen, on 15 February 1861 in Bamble, Telemark. Gunild was born circa 1824, died on 15 March 1862 in Vallerønningen, Bamble, Telemark about age 38, and was buried on 22 March 1862 in Bamble, Telemark. They had no children.

Mother: Anna Margrethe Nilsdatter, daughter of Nils Peter Ellefsen and Marthe Margrethe Larsdatter, on 17 June 1870 in Bamble, Telemark. Anna was born on 21 September 1836 in Thomasbø, Bamble, , Telemark, Norway, was christened on 23 October 1836 in Bamble, Telemark, died on 21 April 1924 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at age 87, and was buried on 24 April 1924 in Mt.Olive cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Another name for Anna was Anne Margrethe Johnson.

BIO: Nils Johan Johnsen was born on 7 April 1871 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, was christened circa 7 April 1871 in Bamble, Telemark, died in June 1948 in Illinois, U.S.A at age 77, and was buried on 14 June 1948 in Mt. Olive cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

SIBLINGS: (other children from the marriage of Anna & Augen): ii. Anders Martinius Johnsen was born on 13 May 1872 in Bamble, Telemark, was christened on 16 June 1872 in Bamble, Telemark, died on 14 December 1931 in Bamble, Telemark at age 59, and was buried on 19 December 1931 in Langesund gamle, Bamble, Telemark.

iii. Gunhild Maria Johnsen was born on 10 September 1873 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, was christened on 9 November 1873 in Bamble, Telemark, died on 9 November 1875 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark at age 2, and was buried on 15 November 1875 in Bamble, Telemark. Another name for Gunhild was Gunhild Maria Augensdatter.

iv. Anne Gurine Johnsen was born on 6 March 1875 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, was christened on 23 May 1875 in Bamble, Telemark, died on 20 February 1876 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, and was buried on 27 February 1876 in Bamble, Telemark. Another name for Anne was Anne Gurine Augensdatter.

v. Gunhild Maria Johnsen was born on 9 November 1876 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, was christened on 17 June 1877 in Bamble, Telemark, died on 3 October 1955 in Chicago, cook, Illinois, USA at age 78, and was buried on 7 October 1955 in Mt. Olive cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

vi. Shipmaster Jakob "Jack" Johnsen was born on 9 March 1879 in Bakerovnen, Bamble, Telemark, was christened on 12 March 1879 in Bamble, Telemark, and died before 1926.

Se også

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  • Johs. Wong-Norske utvandrere og forretningslivet i Amerika
  • Find A Grave
  • Ancestry
  • Bamble kirkebøker, F/Fa/L0006: Ministerialbok nr. I 6, 1869-1877, s. 24