Släkt i USA

Hela J.P:s familj utvandrade till USA varför där i dag finns en stor släkt med intresse för J.P:s gärningar. En syster till J.P, Alma Johansson, gifte sig over there med Charles Fellman som när han var sju år fått följa sin far när denne med familj utvandrade från Åland 1882. Charles pappa var bror till min  farfars far. Själv heter jag Sten-Anders Fellman och är den som skapat dessa sidor.

Historien om hur jag kom i kontakt med J.P. Johansson-sällskapet har sina rötter i en röntgenbild på mina tänder. Sommaren 1997 fick jag ett mail från en man i Minnesota som var tandläkare. Han "Jim Fellman" hade varit ute på Internet och surfat och därvid hittat min hemsida med en röntgenbild på mina tänder. När han dessutom såg att jag hette Fellman blev han nyfiken och sände ett mail. Det visade sig då att hans farfars far och min farfars far var bröder. I vårt släktträd fanns endast uppgiften om att han hade utvandrat till USA. Ingen i vår närmaste släkt visste vad som hänt sedan. Nu 130 år senare sammanförs vi igen beroende av mina tänder på Internet. It is just magic. Redan har ett antal av mina nyfunna släktingar varit hit och hälsat på och fler är på väg. Mer om detta på min hemsida www.saf.net

Grant Radford in Fresno, California has written the part below. Grant is married to Joan Johnson who is granddaughter to J.P:s sister Alma. Grant has a tremendous record of both the Johansson and Fellman part of the family.

J.P. Johansson's Relatives in America.

Father & Mother

Father: Johan Johansson, born on February 26, 1826 in Enkoping, Sweden and died May 18, 1904 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota.

Mother: Christina Bryngelsdotter, born on April 22, 1830 in Sweden and died on February 18, 1830 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota.

At the close of the 19th century, Sweden was an impoverished outpost of Europe. Like many other Swedish residents, Johan and his wife Christina immigrated to America in 1883. Christina's brother, Andrew Bringelson Felt, came to America in 1881 and settled at St. Peter, Minnesota. Andrew's surname was changed to Felt when he entered the military service. Johan Johansson changed his name to Johan Julien in 1888 when he took out
  American citizenship. Christina changed her name to Kristina Julien. Johan and Christina had seven children, all of whom immigrated to America except Johan Petter Johansson.

Brothers and Sisters

1. Emma Johansson. Born on May 16, 1856 in St. Harene, Sweden and died May 20, 1954 in Hazel, Minnesota. Emma married Alexander Samuelson who was born in 1855 and died in 1914 at the age of 59. Emma and Alex immigrated to America in 1887. They lived on a farm near Hazel, Minnesota with their only
child Karl Algot Samuelson who was born in 1878 in Ljur, Sweden.

Emma never learned to speak the American language and continued to live on the farm with her son Charley after Alex's death. Charley never married and died in a nursing home in 1963 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

2. Anna Sophia Johansson. Born October 4, 1858 in Sweden and died November 9, 1915 in Tacoma, Washington. Anna was the first member of the family to immigrate to America. She emmigrated from Goteborg, Sweden on April 29, 1881 at the age of 22 years. When she arrived in America she went to work for her Uncle Andrew Felt, who had paid her fare to America and the same time she proved up a homestead in Minnesota. She later sold the homestead to provide the means for her father and mother and the rest of the family to immigrate to America.

Anna married Haken Johnson who was born in Sweden and died in Tacoma, Washington in 1932. They were married in Crookston, Minnesota but later moved to St. Hilaire, Minnesota and then to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. They moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1915 and Anna died 2 months after the move to Tacoma. Anna and Haken had ten children and 41 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

3. Anton August Johansson. Born April 7, 1867 in Sweden and died on February 17, 1896 in Minnesota.

4. Mathilda Marie Johansson. Born January 22, 1871 in Enkoping, Sweden and died November 28, 1944 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota. She married August Erickson June 21, 1890 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota. August was born August 18, 1853 in Sweden and died February, 22, 1933 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota.

August immigrated to this country when he was a young man and followed his trade as a carpenter at different places until he homesteaded his farm in St. Hilaire where he and Mathilda lived until their deaths. August was very active in the community and served in several elected positions.

Mathilda and August had ten children and approximately 90 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

5. Alma Elida Johansson. Born November 10, 1875 in Goteborg, Sweden and died at the home of her daughter, Myrtle, in Austin, Minnesota on April 13, 1955. She married Charles John Fellman on March 5, 1896. Charles was born on May 24, 1875 in Föglö, Åland Islands, between Sweden and Finland and died February 23, 1931 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota.

Alma and Charles first lived in St. Hilaire, Minnesota where he worked as a surveyor and in the sawmills. They moved to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota in January 1910 where Charles became the first sheriff of Red Lake County.

Alma and Charles had twelve children and 67 grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.

5. Charles Gustaf Johansson Julien. Born March 22, 1880 in St. Harene, Sweden and died January 25, 1959 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. He married Victoria Peterson on July 9, 1912 in Wyanotte, Minnesota. Victoria was born March 8, 1893 and died on February 14, 1959 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada.

Charles worked in sawmills as a foreman in Fort Francis and Fort William, Canada. At the saw mill in Fort William he injured his foot and later had to have his leg amputated. He built boats and did carpenter work as a hobby.

Charles and Victoria had six children and 26 grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.

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