John Bjorn Johnson, born in Sauherad, Telemark, Norway, in 1852 (probably as
Jan Bjornson or maybe Bjorn Jansen), emigrated to the USA in 1861, married
Simone Mathene "Martina" or "Martha" Andersdatter Halvorson in 1875. They
had 12 children, including my mother's mother, Johanna Ingeborg ("Hanna
Engeborg") Johnson. John Bjorn Johnson died in Minneota, Minnesota, in 1925,
when my Mom was three years old.