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Samuel Austin Johnson

Born - Sunday, February 16,1868

Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Married - Saturday, December 24, 1892

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Home - 1900 - Manchester, Boone County, Nebraska

Occupation - Horse Breaker

Home - 1910 - Albion Ward 2, Boone County, Nebraska

Occupation - Plumber

Home - 1930 - Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Occupation - Plumber

Died - Sunday, November 13, 1938

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday. November 16, 1938

Rose Hill Cemetery, Boone County, Nebraska



S. A. Johnson

Passes After Long Illness


Pioneer Resident of County Passed Away Sunday;

Funeral Services Held Wednesday

S. A. Johnson passed away at his home in Albion Sunday evening after a long illness. For some time it had been realized that he was beyond medical aid and every effort was made to provide for his comfort.

Samuel Austin Johnson was born in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, February 16, 1868, and died at Albion, Nebraska, November 13, 1938, at the age of 70 years,

8 months and 27 days.

The family moved to Boone county in 1875 and located on a homestead west of St. Edward.  Nance county was the Pawnee Indian reservation. Columbus at that time was a railroad trading point.

He was married to Esther Neese December 24, 1892. Four children were born to this union, Guy, of Fort Lyons, Colorado, Vern of Los Angeles, California, Edwin of Hollywood, California,  and Ivan of Albion.

The wife and mother died in 1908. He was married to Alberta Quiter in 1910, who passed away in 1914.

On the fifth of May, 1916, he was married to Mrs. Vern McQueen who survives him. Ten children were born to them, Florence, now Mrs. Chas. Loveland, of Central City, California, Leland, Ralph, Warren, James, Kathryn, Richard, Mary and Donald of Albion, and Ruth who died November 11, 1933.

Besides his widow and children, he is survived by five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary Russell of California; Mrs. Jennie Wilson and Mrs. Eva Barnica, of Big Springs; Mrs. Martha Johnson of Albion, Mrs. Moat of Spalding and James Johnson of Riverdale, California.

Mr. Johnson was a faithful Christian all his life and died as he had lived. He always sought to give value received and often times gave more. He will be missed not only by him family, but by the church which he served so faithfully. He was a deacon in the Church of Christ in this city and until his health failed was a regular attendant.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. Mersch of Davenport, Nebraska, and interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery. 

The Albion Weekly News


November 17, 1938




1 st Wife -Esther (Neese) Johnson

Born - Thursday, September 7, 1876 

Hamilton County, Iowa

Died - February 15, 1908

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Buried - Rose Hill Cemetery

Boone County, Nebraska

Father - Byas Neese

Born - April 9,  1847 - Owen County, Indiana

Married - April 18. 1869

Webster, Hamilton County, Iowa

Died -  January 13, 1907
Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington

Mother - Mary Ellen (Mead) Neese

Born - December 12, 1851 -Wisconsin

Died - September 9, 1927 - Los Angeles,  California



Obituary Johnson


Esther Neese was born in Hamilton County, Iowa, thirty one years ago, the 22nd day of last September.


When only about a year old, her parents moved to this county where she resided ever since. Christmas eve of 1893, she was married to S.A. Johnson. Unto them were born four boys, the youngest being only a few days old. Death separated her from her family, Saturday, February 15th, a little after noon. Thus is left a sorrowing husband, with four motherless little children, a sadder condition hard to be conceived of. Yet there are sympathetic hearts and loving hands ready to minister and some way will be provided for till they can get adjusted to the sorrowful conditions.


The deceased gave herself to the lord and was buried with him in baptism, June 20, 1897, and has been faithful to her duties as a Christian ever since. Hence we sorrow not as those who have no hope. Funeral was from the Methodist church Monday afternoon, conducted by D. J. Poynter, and the body laid to rest in Rose Hill.

The Albion Argus

February 22, 1908




Army - Veteran World War ISon - Guy Emery Johnson

Born - June 2,1895

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Residence - January 6,1920

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Occupation - Plumber

Broader with Delbert & Elvira Bailey


Son - Vern Austin Johnson

Born - April 23, 1898

Albion, Boone County, Nebraska

Wife - Mary Belle (Anstine) Johnson

Born - August 6,1900 -  Nebraska


Son - Ivan L. Johnson

"Ike"  Johnson

Born - September 18, 1903 - Nebraska


Son - Edwin ElmerJohnson

"Eddie Johnson"

Born - February 2, 1908 - Nebraska

Died - July 9, 1989

Fresno, California



2 nd Wife - Ella Alberta (Woodworth) Quiter Johnson

Born - October 21, 1879

Mason County, Illinois



3rdWife - Vera M. (Carter) Johnson

Born - July 1890 - Nebraska

Married - May 5, 1915



Daughter - Florence Ruby (Johnson) Loveland

Born - April 26,1916 - Nebraska

Died -  April 16, 2004

Denver, Denver County, Colorado


Veteran World War IISon - Leland  C. Johnson

"Lee Johnson"

Born - August 6,  1918 - Nebraska

Enlistment Date - March 4, 1941

Died - January 1986

Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado


Veteran World War IISon - Ralph Carter Johnson

Born - April 27, 1920

Wife - Opal Maxine (Siegel) Johnson


Son - Roy Warren "Jack" Johnson

Born - April 21, 1922 - Nebraska

Died - December 14, 1997

Eureka, Humboldt County, California


Son - James Stanley Johnson

Born - February 28, 1924- Nebraska


Daughter - Katherine  "Kathryn" (Johnson) Fritzges

Born -1926 - Nebraska

Husband - Roy Henry Fritzges


Son - Richard Johnson

Born - Thursday, November 10, 1927- Nebraska

Married - 1950

Wife - La Donna (Barnett) Johnson


Daughter - Mary (Johnson) Reardon

Born - December1929 - Nebraska

Husband - Norman Reardon

Born - February 14,  1932

Died - December 9, 2001


Son - Donald Johnson

Born - Nebraska


Daughter - Ruth Margaret Johnson

 Born - December 25, 1932

Died - November 11, 1933



Father - Samuel Jacin Johnson

Mother - Katherine Lavina (Middleton) Johnson


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