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louie johnson
RE: Lorenzo Johnson - Adaline Fisk
Larry ...
Thanks for your friendly reply.
I sent links to a third cousin who is a great-great granddaughter of Lorenzo and Adaline. She was raised in Illinois, but now lives in Florida.
She's another who's been trying to locate the graves for several years; she has a nephew who lives in Rockford and asked him if he'd poke around some graveyards there to look, but he just wasn't interested. It turns out Elmwood Cemetery is just down the road from where he lives now.
She noted from your photos of the family gravestone it seems quite new, and now we're wondering who had it placed there.
I also found your entries for their son Edward and their great-grandson ("infant son") who was named Frank Edward Johnson, son of Edward Whittemore Johnson and Mabel McLeod, who moved to Oregon in 1916. Edward was the son of Lorenzo's son Frank Henry Johnson and Julie Whittemore.
They later had a daughter who died in Washington state just last year at the age of 96.
I noticed your note about Lorenzo being a brave pioneer and it made me wonder if you know anything about his life because he actually was a pioneer. I can tell you he was born in New Hampshire (as was Adaline). After they married, they moved to Old Town, Maine, which is where my great-grandfather Royal was born in 1850. I'm in Bangor, Maine, not ten miles from where he was born. From there they moved to Lowell, Massachusetts for a year or two, and then to the Rockford area. Lorenzo was one of the eleven original settlers of Rockford around 1856.
His oldest daughter, Arianna, married Franklin Clifford, son of Samuel Clifford, another of the original settlers of Rockford. Lorenzo started and ran a general store in Rockford, which was later managed by his youngest sons, Frank and Chester. They expanded into the banking business as State Bank of Rockford which existed until about 1920. Frank's sons Edward and Wallace ran the store as the banking business grew. Several of the family moved to Los Angeles, including Chester and wife Belle (Jacobs), but Chester and Belle returned to Rockford where Chester died in 1939 and Belle in 1967. We still haven't located their gravesites either. We haven't found any photos of Lorenzo or Adaline, but we do have several different photos of the general store. If you'd like to add them to the profiles, I'll be glad to send them along.
The one thing that struck me the most about Lorenzo and Adaline is that pioneer determination to find a better place to live. Before they reached Minnesota they had four children. I have to believe they traveled by covered wagon, and the hardships they must have endured are hard to imagine.
Thanks again for your diligent work, Larry!
Added by louie johnson on Oct 01, 2014 3:36 PM
Therese Klopfenstein
Peter and Mary Thielges' headstone photos
Hi Larry,

Thank you again for photographing Peter and Mary Thielges' headstones for me. The photos turned out great and look nice on the memorials.

Thank you again for you time and trouble!

Therese Klopfenstein
Added by Therese Klopfenstein on Oct 01, 2014 2:00 PM
Holy Name Cemetery
Hey Larry,

Thanks for all the new headstone photos at Holy Name. You are the best!

The Gophers are looking good so far. Beating Michigan was big. Let's see how they fare with the Big Ten games coming up. Northwestern up next...

The Vikes looked good too! Hopefully Teddy is the real deal. Next up the cheese heads. Go Vikings!

Added by DDitter on Oct 01, 2014 9:31 AM
Ruth Pickle
RE: Mt. Hope Cemetery/Mapleton
You are funny! Doug A. Grave! LOL
Added by Ruth Pickle on Sep 30, 2014 5:14 PM
louie johnson
Lorenzo Johnson - Adaline Fisk
Larry ... you can't imagine how happy I was to find you have posted photos of my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother! Several family members have been trying to locate their graves for years, and now we know! I've searched findagrave for them many times, and was so thrilled to find you added their resting places in August of this year!
Best regards ...
Louie Johnson
Added by louie johnson on Sep 30, 2014 4:26 PM
Judy Erickson
Kristin Erickson
Thank you for posting the photo - so very kind of you.
Added by Judy Erickson on Sep 30, 2014 2:50 PM
Donald Whipple Fox / Hushasha
Thank you!
Dear Larry 1963: Thanks for the picture of the grave of my cousin, Rosalie Flakker. I truly do appreciate it. I have only recently found my connection to the Flakker family. Best wishes, Donald Whipple Fox/Hushasha, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Added by Donald Whipple Fox / Hush... on Sep 30, 2014 7:11 AM
Phyllis Yanta
Thank you for the photo
Added by Bob on Sep 29, 2014 6:16 PM
Therese Klopfenstein
Headstone photos for Joseph and Agnes Thielges
Hi Larry,

I want to thank you so much for photographing and posting your pictures of the headstone for Joseph and Agnes Thielges. Your photos make a great addition to their Find A Grave memorials.

Thank you again!

Therese Klopfenstein
Added by Therese Klopfenstein on Sep 29, 2014 2:57 PM
Ruth Pickle
Edward Johnson, @ Preparation
There are two quite good memorials for Edward Johnson 1785-1872, which are duplicates. However, they have different info. How do you handle this situation. Different wives create different families.

Memorial 59683096 and 20931067

These are at Preparation Cemetery in Monona County, Iowa.
Thanks for any advice and your help.

Added by Ruth Pickle on Sep 29, 2014 11:56 AM
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