[Children of Nels Johnson]

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Bethene Blanch[e] John­son was born at Genoa, Nance Coun­ty, Nebras­ka, Novem­ber 6, 1892. She moved with her par­ents to Ord, Nebras­ka, in Decem­ber of 1901, attend­ed the rur­al school near home, grad­u­at­ed from Ord High School in 1912, and then taught school.

She was mar­ried to Fred­er­ic Ralph Har­ris Sep­tem­ber 28, 1913. They had a love­ly home in Lin­coln, Nebras­ka, at 1758 Franklin. To them a son was born March 3, 1917, named Fred­er­ic Ralph Har­ris, Jr. In 1919 they moved to her father’s farm near Ord.

Bethene John­son Har­ris passed away April 1, 1919, and was buried in the Ord Ceme­tery. The small son, Fred­er­ic Ralph, was adopt­ed by his great aunt and uncle, Ellen and John Young, of Genoa, Nebras­ka. Nels’ sis­ter, Thil­da, went to Ord to the funer­al and brought Fred­die to Genoa to the Young home where he was lat­er adopt­ed. He grad­u­at­ed from the Genoa High School, attend­ed Nebras­ka Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty two years, and is attend­ing Cor­val­lis Agri­cul­tur­al Col­lege in Ore­gon, where he will grad­u­ate in the spring of 1938.

Helen Kjer­s­tine John­son, was born June 18, 1894, at the farm home near Genoa, Nebras­ka. She grad­u­at­ed from Ord High School in 1914, and the Peru State Nor­mal in 1918. Helen was mar­ried to Ernest Melvin Hill on Novem­ber 24, 1921. To them one daugh­ter was born, Alice May, March 16, 1928. Ernest Hill died of a throat infec­tion July 24, 1933. Helen J. Hill lives in Ord, Nebras­ka with her father Nels John­son, and he cares for the grand­daugh­ter, Alice May, while Helen works in a Sewing Unit. Helen also keeps the “home fires burning.”

Wal­lace was born in Ord, Nebras­ka, March 20, 1903. He fin­ished the rur­al school, attend­ed Ord High School, grad­u­at­ed from the Kear­ney Mil­i­tary School in 1922, and from the Kirkville School of Osteopa­thy in 1924. He prac­ticed in Fair­bury and Bur­well, Nebras­ka. He mar­ried a Kirkville girl in 1924, and to this union one daugh­ter, Sharon Lea, was born in July 1929. He is now an Osteopath Doc­tor in Los Ange­les, where he, his wife and daugh­ter have made their home since the fall of 1936.

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