Thilda “Anna Matilda” Johansdotter

Thilda “Anna Matilda” Johansdotter
birth: 26 October 1848 in Jönköping, Sweden to Johannes and Anna Lena Magnidotter Petersson
death: 20 November 1891 in Likely Porter County, Indiana
burial: Likely Blake Cemetery, Porter, Indiana

marriage: Before November 1869
Anders Ludvig “Gust” Johannesson Johnson
birth: 9 August 1839 in Norra Vi, Östergötland, Sweden to Johannes and Johanna Maria Danielsdotter Ingesson
death: 20 May 1906 in Miller, Lake, Indiana
burial: Blake Cemetery, Portage, Porter, Indiana

Children of Thilda “Anna Matilda” Johansdotter and Anders Ludvig “Gust” Johannesson Johnson:

  • Johan Andersson Jonasson (1869-?)
  • Carl Gottfrid Andersson Jonasson (1872-?)
  • Anna Lovisa “Anna Louise” Andersdotter Jonasson (1874-?)
  • Ida Kristina “Ida Christine” Andersdotter Jonasson (1877-1952) m. Charles Johnberg
  • Oskar Wilhelm “Oscar William” Andersson Jonasson (1879-Bef. 1886)
  • Selma Emilia “Selma Amelia” Andersdotter Jonasson (1881-1959) m. Otto William Chellberg
  • Charles “Charlie” Gotfried Johnsen (1883-1967)
  • Oskar Wilhelm “William” Johnson (1886-1929) m. Anna Blair
  • Nellie Matilda Johnson (1888-Bef 1900)
  • Anders “Andrew” Teodor Johnson (1889-1933)

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Porter County, Indiana

Other Information:

Thilda “Anna Matilda” Johansdotter was born on 26 October 1848 in Jönköping, Sweden to Johannes and Anna Lena Magnidotter Petersson. She was the fifth of eight children born to the couple. Little is known about her early life and a marriage record has not been found for her and Anders Ludvig “Gust” Johannesson Johnson. The couples name appear together on baptism records in Sweden for their first six children. The family is found together in emigration records as leaving Göteborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden on 31 March 1882. The family settled in Porter County, Indiana, likely because many others from the Östergötland region of Sweden had emigrated there. After arriving in Indiana, the couple had four more children. Family records provide a death date for Anna Matilda as 20 November 1891 in Porter County, however, no document has been found to support that date. It is likely she is buried in Blake Cemetery, Porter, Indiana where her husband was also laid to rest in 1906. At the time of her death, her children’s ages ranged from children ranging in age from 3 to 22.

It is interesting to note that Louise, Gust’s second wife, was not buried in Blake Cemetery. Instead, she was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Glen Park, Lake, Indiana. Although a record for Anna Matilda’s burial in Blake has not been found, it is likely she is buried there as is her husband. Anna Matilda’s youngest son was also interred in Blake. Daughter Selma was interred with her husband in Chesterton Cemetery. Son William was buried by his wife’s family in Garrett, DeKalb, Indiana. The location of the remains of the other children are unknown.

Submitted by:
Lori Samuelson
Email: genealogyatheart@gmail.com

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