[Children of Thilda Johnson]

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All of Thilda’s chil­dren were born on the Look­ing Glass farm, lat­er mov­ing to Genoa, Nebras­ka, where all the chil­dren grad­u­at­ed from Genoa High School. Miss Eliza Kennedy was their pri­ma­ry and first grade teacher, and W. H. Stein­bach was super­in­ten­dent when each grad­u­at­ed.

Lena Eliz­a­beth attend­ed Nebras­ka Wes­leyan at Lin­coln on a schol­ar­ship, then one year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go for Ph. B. in Edu­ca­tion, and returned to Nebras­ka Wes­leyan for her A.B. degree. She taught schools in Nebras­ka and at Eugene, Ore­gon, for about ten years. On April 15, 1914, she vas unit­ed in mar­riage to Omer Schlichte­meier, of Nehawka, Nebras­ka. They locat­ed on an excel­lent farm where they still live. Three chil­dren were born to them: Robert John­son on Jan­u­ary 10, 1916; Ellis Omer on March 6, 1918; and Stu­art Tay­lor on Feb­ru­ary 28, 1920.

Elmer Wecelius after grad­u­at­ing from high school worked in the John­son Broth­ers’ store at Genoa, Nebras­ka. In the fall of 1910 he went to Casper, Wyoming, where, he now lives. He is employed in the office of the Ohio Oil Com­pa­ny. On Novem­ber 25, 1915, he was unit­ed in mar­riage with Frances Lewis, of Wal­nut, Iowa, a teacher in the Casper schools. Two chil­dren were born to them: Frances on Sep­tem­ber 30, 1916, who passed away on Sep­tem­ber 12, 1928; and Mary Ellen, born Novem­ber 7, 1918.

John William (Bil­lie), after grad­u­at­ing from high school at Genoa, Nebras­ka, attend­ed Shurtliff Col­lage at Alton, Illi­nois, one year, and lat­er took a busi­ness course at Lin­coln, Nebras­ka, Busi­ness Col­lege. He took a posi­tion with the Bank of Com­merce at Lin­coln, Nebras­ka. In 1908 he accept­ed a posi­tion as book­keep­er with the Webel Com­mer­cial Com­pa­ny at Casper, Wyoming, lat­er becom­ing a part­ner in the Camp­bell-John­son Cloth­ing Com­pa­ny.

In August 1919, he was mar­ried in Rock­port, New York, to Mar­guerite Barkley, a teacher in the Casper, Wyoming schools. Three chil­dren were born to them, Sybil Barkley on July 20, 1920; Bar­bara Jane on Jan­u­ary 8, 1924; and Sarah Mar­guerite on July 12, 1934.

Bil­ly served the peo­ple as a State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive two terms and as State Sen­a­tor two terms. He is now in the cloth­ing busi­ness for him­self in Casper, Wyoming.

Hans Julius died in infan­cy and is buried at the ceme­tery at Swedish Methodist Church at Look­ing Glass.

Lily Vic­to­ria, after grad­u­at­ing at Genoa, Nebras­ka High School, took instruc­tion in art and music at the Nebras­ka Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty, Lin­coln, after­wards teach­ing school for a few years.

On Octo­ber 4, 1916, she joined in mar­riage with War­ren Bai­ley, of Casper, Wyoming. Two chil­dren were born to them, Don War­ren, on Decem­ber 11, 1917, and Louis William on July 15, 1920. Lily was very ill after the birth of Louis W. and passed away at the age of thir­ty-two on August 19, 1920, and was laid to rest at Casper, Wyo.

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