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Hazel Johnson Christensen: Her Ancestors

Compiled by

The Bert N and Anna Christensen Whitney Family History Committee

Privately Published Provo, Utah

2011

Preface

It remains the responsibility of each individual to know his kindred dead. … Even if the [temple] work is done, then it is still each person’s responsibility to study and become acquainted with his ancestors.

President Joseph Fielding Smith
James B. Allen, Jessie L. Embry, and Kahlile B. Mehr, Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1894–1994 (1995) 184

My Final Word — Beth
Joy asked me if I wanted to write a preface to the “final” Christensen/Johnson book project. “Final” means that by necessity we created three projects out of one; the first and second are published, and now we are finishing up number three.

My reply to this was yes, because my thought was that I probably will do no more in my lifetime as far as publishing for the Christensen/Johnson families. Why? 1. This is the best I have to offer. 2. There are some other families out there (not Johnson or Christensen) that I’m related to that are patiently waiting for their turn to be researched and published. 3. There are some other family members out there that may like an opportunity to add to what we have already gathered.

Research? Yes, wish I could quit researching these families, but no. Doing genealogy is like scientific discovery, or answering a child’s question:  One answer produces several more questions.  And I want to know the answers. . .

What have I learned from this multi-year experience of the “Christensen” books?

I have learned that I have some very awesome cousins (2nd, 3rd, 4th—I don’t know how to figure out the relationship to many of them) who are willing to open their doors and their books to us, who graciously allow us to “copy” histories already written and published about our common ancestors, and who support us emotionally (they think we are doing a good job and tell us so), and physically (excellent lunches at Brown’s). They trust us (lending us pictures and journals to copy, and letting us in their homes when they have only just met us over the phone), and support us financially (generous donations).

We have learned that our ancestors are close and interested in the work that we are doing to make sure they are remembered.  They love us, and care about us and what we are doing.  When the time comes that we can’t go any further with what we have, but we know there is more, the phone rings, or an e-mail shows up in the mailbox, or a day “dream” sparks a little fire of an idea of how to get around a roadblock.  Other kinds of sweet little tender mercies come forth as well, for example, my second cousin Dorothy Dayton now sings in the Tabernacle Choir, and our first time singing together in LDS General Conference, we were “randomly” seated next to each other in the choir loft for both Sunday sessions.  That day I thought a lot about James and Harriet Johnson, smiling down from above at their great-granddaughters.

I have learned that getting lost in genealogy is a much better experience than getting lost on the freeway or in the mountains.  I have had many experiences where I discover that the hour is much later than I ever imagined, and as I shut down the computer and pull the covers up, I keep working on the project in my mind until…whenever I stop.

I have learned how supportive my husband Wally can really be.

I have learned I would rather be wingman than pilot.

I have learned how fun it is to work with my sisters, brothers, children, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

I have learned how patient those who work with me can be, especially as I temporarily veer off in different directions to do some of my own personal projects.

I have learned that I really love “my people”—ancestors, descendants, and all the collaborative family members that surround me.

And my people love me.

Love from your relative,
Beth Whitney Breinholt

A Long but Fruitful Journey — Joy
The journey undertaken in telling the stories and verifying and finding information to fill in the gaps in our family records has been much like the journey traveled by our pioneer ancestors as they came to Zion. We started with a heartfelt desire to know more about and to share the lives of the family members in our pedigree and family group records. As the work progressed we encountered many obstacles, both in our own lives and in the work. We tried to remain strong in the faith that we had inherited from these dear ones. Where they may have struggled to cross swollen rivers or push their handcart through sandy hills, we were tempted to be discouraged over busyness of our lives and our various family trials. We agonized over the long days of searching the library and not seeing much progress and the tedious job of sorting through what we were given and making good sense of numerous family sources.

Our pioneers continued each day to put one foot in front of the other, doing the best they could before the season grew too late. So we have continued to push forward, and like them, we have found much reason to rejoice with our fellow travelers. They sang as they walked, they buried the dead and walked on. They shared faith-promoting experiences over their campfires and even found occasion to dance. So have we. We feel their spirit and their love as we work. We rejoice in their journey and it gives us courage to continue with our own. The long trek of over one thousand miles did not discourage our ancestors. We, too, feel the tender mercies of the Lord in our similarly long endeavor. We hope the season is still right for you. It’s getting very late for us.

We see similarities in our family history journey of the past few years and something that happened to the handcart pioneers of 1857. As they reached the point of their final 500 miles, the food they had carried with them had all been eaten. They were out of supplies and for the first time, they wondered if they really would reach the valley. However Brigham Young had sent provisions to be stored at several way stations to help in this situation. The travelers ran completely out of flour and walked 14 more miles without breakfast to reach the first of these settlements where they were given fresh supplies. The “bread” that was cooked that day seemed particularly tasty.

There have been times when we thought we were to the end of what we thought we could do, only to find that others who had gone before us in this journey had prepared the means for us to continue. The histories and information in this volume are almost entirely built on the work of others—our dear cousins who have traveled to Denmark and Germany, who have gathered records and written and preserved histories and memorabilia and then generously shared it with us and others. It is difficult to know where to begin in giving thanks to these wonderful folks, many of whom we have had the privilege of meeting and working with and others who died before we were even born. Since this is a book of histories, we think it is fitting to proceed chronologically in giving credit to the authors and contributors of this book.

In Gratitude: Acknowledgements
Thanks to Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb who began her journal at age 69. In it, she apologized several times for the imperfections she sees in her writing, but I love every word of it. And her husband Suel Lamb was keeping records of his own in his Temple Record book. What a treasure he left! Similarly, we are grateful for James Johnson’s mission journal. James’ personality is revealed in his terse and very human comments about his days.

Thanks to Verna Greaves who thought to interview her grandfather, James Johnson, in 1940, just before he died. The biography she wrote as a young girl has served us all in the years since. And then there was Joyce Seely and Max and Calvin Johnson who put together our original Johnson book in 1967. Thanks too, for all those who made contributions to that fine effort. We have referred to it many times. Joyce has since put together illustrated books on Jens and Marie Jørgensen and James and Harriet Johnson. She graciously allowed us to copy much of what she wrote as well as the photos she has collected for these books.

Leora Seamons wrote about Suel Lamb and her history has been quoted and re-quoted. George Naegle and William Z. Terry gathered our German family history—the Zimmermans—and then William W. Terry enlarged upon it, publishing a nice thick volume of family group records. From Suel Lamb to the present day, this family has had members who did temple work for the dead and thus brought blessings to us all.

Our mother, Anne Christensen Whitney, spent many hours pouring over microfilms, searching Danish and other records to push back the pedigree and fill out the existing family records. Her work has inspired us, and we often say, “What could Mom have done with the computer and internet tools we enjoy today?” Our grandmother Hazel Johnson Christensen was another wonderful record-keeper and a saver of “stuff.” Her boxes of clippings, photos and other documents were the inspiration for expanding the previous book we had gathered together to these three volumes about the Christensen/Johnson family.

We have also had the opportunity to visit and glean wisdom from so many of our cousins who shared their treasures and their knowledge with us. We loved Jerry Johnson and Bill Murri and were saddened when they passed to the other side, though we know they are still helping in our family’s work.  Bill was working on illustrating James Johnson’s journal up until the day he died. We also gleaned much information from Garth Johnson. He kindly proofread the Jens and Marie Jørgensen history and also provided a wonderfully complete genealogy of their families.

We imposed on the hospitality and good spirits of Wayne and Carol Greaves Brown as they took Beth and I to the actual locations of family history in and around Preston. We enjoyed so much our meeting with Roma and will always remember her singing “Froggy Went a Courtin’” to us. Emily Kitterman, her mother Susan Huff, and her aunt Kathryn Warren shared some photos and helped us identify the ones we had and then proofread James and Harriet’s chapter. We toured Hyde Park with a cousin we didn’t even know existed (Lois Reeder) and she introduced us to another Lamb cousin who was also writing a book. What a tender mercy it was for us to find Ron Lamb and get his permission to use his wonderfully completed chapters in this book. We know you will find them as wonderful as we did. He also shared a copy of the Suel Lamb Temple book with us and the records of Delbert Molen Lamb, whose name we knew from our Grandma’s books.

Then we found the “Hawkes book” and became acquainted with the work of George Rogers Hawkes and Jan Hawkes. Later we found a book by Marriane Ballam filled with wonderful histories of our family members. We were invited to the Johnson cousins reunion and met many others who encouraged us and helped us. Karla Farnworth shared the work she and her children had done. Laurie Dunkley not only shared her wonderful historical resources with us, lending us books for years at a time, but also wrote a wonderful chapter about the early history of Denmark and her experiences there. We are privileged to publish it here. We found information about Hyde Park in a book by Dale Kirby. Then when we didn’t know how to find anything definitive about Suel Lamb’s 3rd wife, Susan Kirby, we miraculously got in touch with Shawna Kirby Boudrero, a descendant of Susan’s who was also working on Susan Kirby’s history.  She generously shared all she had found about Susan’s family with us.

Jill Price was serving as a family history trainer in the Joseph Smith Building when she was surprised to find out that a student of hers, a Sister Catherine Wallace, was also a descendant of the Zimmerman family. We were happy to receive her great-grandmother’s history about the George Zimmerman family.

Maybe the most miraculous find of all, however, occurred one day when Jill was trying to work on this German Zimmerman line in the Salt Lake Family History Library. She felt frustrated in finding the records she needed to verify the dates we had. Finally, in desperation, she joined a long line at the reference desk. She could see it was going to take awhile so she addressed a general question to the available missionaries. “Does anyone know anything about the records in Ludwigsburg, Germany?”

Surprised, Denise Midgely, another library patron from Texas, also waiting for the consultant, looked up and volunteered, “I do.” It turned out that she had spent some time researching in this same place working on these same lines since, you guessed it, she happens to be a distant cousin of ours.  Her side of the story is that she had just returned from a family history conference class, had not known what to do next, and after a prayer, also felt impressed to join the line at the reference desk. Jill and Denise took seats together at the table and the rest is history. Piggybacking off Denise’s research saved us, as German genealogy novices, many, many hours of time.

Finally, just in time for the last chapter (it’s the first one in the book), our own Uncle Don Christensen mentioned that he had some memories of his grandparents, James and Harriet Johnson that he was willing to write. We added those to the history of James and Harriet that Joyce Seely gave us permission to use.

We would like you to know that the genealogical information we have “inherited” and  now included in this book has been carefully verified and made as complete as we are able from the original records that are available to us. Our committee has spent many hours in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City working at this task. During this time, Beth took classes from BYU and completed her Family History certificate. Jill, the family history trainer, trained us.  She and I, variously accompanied by Beth, Brenda, and Annalee have enjoyed our time together doing family history research and we feel privileged to share it with you.

These records, along with each chapter, have each been proofread several times. We regret the certainty that there will still be mistakes. We love and appreciate those who have previewed the book and helped minimize our errors. We are so grateful for each member of our family history committee who helped to publish this series of books, including Jeni Goodman, our chief proofreader, and Adele Matthews, who graciously took the job of handling orders and finances.

We recognize the invaluable contributions made by our patient and supportive husbands: Jim Stubbs, John Price, Wally Breinholt, Pedro Barajas, McKay Matthews and Rex Goodman.

To all the loved ones mentioned here and others that we have forgotten over the long haul of putting together, printing and distributing three large volumes when we thought there was only one book to be written, we offer our thanks and our love. We know you all will be blessed because we recognize in each of you the character of those persons described by President Joseph Fielding Smith when he said the following:

There are many good, humble souls who have deprived themselves of the comforts, and at times the necessities of life, in order that they might prepare the records and perform the labor for their dead that the gift of salvation might be taken unto them.  These labors of love shall not go for naught, for all those who have worked in this goodly cause shall find their treasure and riches in the celestial kingdom of God.  Great shall be their reward, yea, even beyond the power of mortals to understand (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 2:180).

Joy Whitney Stubbs
Chairperson, Bert N and Anna Christensen Whitney Family History Committee

Introduction

Again, as in our volume on M.J. Christensen’s ancestors, we have tried to make it easy for the reader to follow the families that are being written about in each chapter.  We want to make it clear just who is being talked about in these stories and who those people are to you. It was Beth Breinholt’s idea to include a picture pedigree chart at the beginning of each chapter to indicate where this person fit in our ancestry. In this book the pedigree has been complicated by adding in histories of our step great-great-grandmothers, Suel Lamb’s two additional wives and by the addition of Danish and German ancestors back even farther than the pedigree shows. And in the last generation pictured, we do not have photographs of everyone.  However, Annalee Barajas, our brilliant graphic designer and typesetter whose work shines from every page of this book, has again designed a customized pedigree chart that shows how the people in the book are related to Hazel Johnson Christensen, who is our starting point (see “Hazel photo pedigree” under “genealogy info” tab).

To show the person featured in each chapter inside their own family, both the family they grew up in and the family that they established, Annalee also “invented” an abbreviated family group record, and we included some in each chapter. This series of shortened family records are found immediately following the picture pedigree and they are also highlighted to show who the chapter is about. He or she is shown first as a child and then as a husband or wife. Where a person had more than one spouse, each marriage has a family group record. We are hoping that the minimal information contained there is enough to make it easy to see these family members in context. You may want to flip back to these handy tools as you read the histories and see the people talked about or pictured within the text. However to see the whole picture, go to the “Genealogy info” tab to view the extended pedigree and family groups. You’ll need that reference especially with the Danish and German ancestors.

We hope the genealogy information on this site will make it easy for you to see what research has been done and what still needs doing. We want you to know where our information came from so we have included extensive sourcing. Endnotes and sources are also given at the end of each chapter history. There are lots of original documents and census records in the histories too, so you can actually see these precious records.

We (and our ancestors) send love to each of you. Although we know you could not possibly love these people any more than we do after we have lived and breathed their lives along with our own for several years, we believe you will love them too as you are privileged to know them better.

Joy Whitney Stubbs
for the Bert N and Anna ChristensenWhitney Family History Committee

Table of Contents

Preface
My Final Word — Beth
A Long but Fruitful Journey — Joy
In Gratitude: Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: James Johnson and Harriet Emaline Lamb
James Johnson
Brigham City, Utah
Move to Hyde Park, Utah
Work on the Railroad
Harriet Emaline Lamb
Lehi, Utah
Growing up in Hyde Park
Jim and Harriet
Married Life Begins
Move to Idaho
Homesteading in Winder—Johnson’s Army
Directions to the Winder Dry Farm
Steam EnginePreston, Idaho
Everyday Chores
Birch Creek
Directions to Sawmill Site at Birch Creek
Lorenzo Johnson’s Sawmill Accident
Successful Operation
Jim and Harriet’s Family
Mission Years
Harriet on her Own
Jim’s Mission in Denmark
Farming and Ranching
Blackhurst Ranch
More About the Winder Farm
Little Mountain Farm
Directions to Little Mountain Farm
Memories of the Farms
A Daughter’s Memories
More about Jim and Harriet
Jim’s Industry
Harriet’s Homemaking
Jim’s Leadership
Harriet’s Service
Reaping the Rewards
Children and grandchildren of James and Harriet Johnson
Additional Memories of Jim and Harriet Johnson
Hazel Johnson Christensen (daughter)
Helen Johnson Taylor (Lou’s daughter)
Don J. Christensen (Hazel’s son)
Anna Christensen Whitney (Hazel’s daughter)
Updated Version of Floating Island Pudding
Addendums
Patriarchal Blessing of James Johnson
Patriarchal Blessing of Harriet Emaline Lamb
Interview with Judge James Johnson
James Johnson in other ­publications
James Johnson Line of Priesthood Authority
Johnson’s Army Excerpts
Joseph Daines
Joseph Roper
Legacy of Land
An Agreement, January 1916
Idaho Judge Heads 4 Generation Family
Couple Celebrates their Golden Wedding Anniversary
Letters from Harriet Johnson to Daughter Hazel Christensen
Heirloom Diamond Lace Pattern
Heirloom Diamond Lace Graphic Pattern
Missionary Journal of James Johnson
Chapter 1 Source List
Editor’s Note about Illustrations

Chapter 2: Jens Jørgensen and Marie Larsdatter
Gathered to Zion: Jens and Marie Become James and Mary
The rest of the story
“Limped shoemaker”
Danish state church
Danish country life
Education
Mormons on the move
Life according to the parish records
On to Zion!
Leaving Copenhagen
Deaths of Lars and Ellen
Crossing on the John J. Boyd
Across America by train
Meet Me in St. Louis?
West to Utah in the 7th Handcart Company
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Hyde Park, Cache, Utah
Logan Temple blessings
Author’s Notes:
Many thanks
About their names
Maren or Marie? More Confusion of Names
How did they get to Utah?
Daughter Mary Johnson’s Birth in Utah
Endnotes
Appendix
Cousin Verna’s version of Jen’s and Marie’s story
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Florence Gamble’s history
Sons of Utah Pioneers history

Chapter 3: Danish Ancestry
History of Denmark
Torup (Thorup) Church
Marriages, Births and Burials
From Christian VI to Frederik V
Jens’ and Marie’s Parents
Rural Town Life
The Family Appears
Jens Jorgensen’s Great-grandparents
Morten Jørgensen and Kirsten Christendatter:  Uglerup
Lars Pedersen and Birgitte Nielsdatter:  Torplille
Søren Eriksen and Maren Mortensdatter: Torplille, Lynæs and Kikhaven
Lars Rasmussen and Ellen Pedersdatter: Kikhavn
Marie Larsdatter’s Great-grandparents
Søren Andersen and Ane Catherine Christensdatter:  Melby parish
Jens Rasmussen and Margrete Melchiorsdatter: Kikhavn
Johan Hansen and Maren Christensdatter: Gestelev in Svendborg County
Jeppe Ipsen and Maren Madsdatter: Gestelev
Jen’s Grandparents
Jørgen Mortensen and Karen Larsdatter: Uglerup, Torplille and Lille Carlsminde
Jens Sørensen and Bodil Larsdatter: Kikhavn
Marie’s Grandparents
Niels Sørensen and Kirsten Jensdatter: Kikhavn
Hans Johansen Stat and Sidsel Jeppesdatter: Gestelev in Svendborg County
Jens’ and Marie’s parents
Jørgen Jørgensen and Ellen Jensdatter: Uglerup and Kikhavn
Lars Nielsen and Maren Hansdatter: Torup

Chapter 4: Suel Lamb
Elizabeth Victorine Lamb
Julia Ann Lamb
Abigail Susan Lamb
Harriet Emaline Lamb
Olive Rosann Lamb
Suel Erastus Lamb
Margaret Elsie Lamb
Myra Christina Lamb
George Zimmerman Lamb
John James Lamb
Endnotes
Additional Information
Suel Lamb
Patriarchal Blessing for Suel Lamb

Chapter 5: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Elizabeth Victorine
Julia Ann
Abigail Susan
Harriet Emaline
Olive Rosann
Suel Erastus
Margaret Elsie
Myra Christina
George Zimmerman
John James
Patriarchal Blessing of Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb
Unabridged Journal of Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb
Feb. 4, 1900 – Hyde Park, Utah
1901
1902
An Interesting Relic
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
Endnotes

Chapter 6: Anna Weiss
How We Know Anna’s Family
A Life-Changing Event
Taking the Next Step—To ZionCrossing the Plains
Living in Lehi, Utah
Move to Hyde Park
Settie’s later years
Endnotes

Chapter 7: Susan Kirby
Endnotes
Chapter 8: Erastus Lamb and Abigail Mindwell Jackson
Erastus Lamb (1804-1852)
Settlement of Western New York
Lambs in Huron
Abigail Mindwell Jackson (1808-1883)
Their Life Together
Crossing the plains
After the Journey
The Children of Erastus and Abigail
Harriet Laura
Suel
James
Polly Emaline
Abigail’s Patriarchal Blessing
Notes
Farming in Huron in New York
Asheries
Baptismal Location of Abigail and Erastus
Endnotes

Chapter 9: George Gottlob Zimmerman and Juliana Hoke
George Gottlob Zimmerman1781-1866
Juliana Hoke1798-1864
Their Life Together
Map Notes
On the Trail
After the Journey
Children
Old Age
Notes
Indentured Servants
German Immigrants
Franklin County
Excerpt from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Sources
Footnotes
Editor’s notes
Additional Information
Patriarchal Blessing of George G. Zimmerman
Patriarchal Blessing of Juliana Zimmerman
History from Amy Brown Lyman
Laurence Hoke
Transcription of Laurence Hoke’s Patent
History from William Zimmerman Terry
Zimmerman Family
Hock (Hoke) Family
Hartman Family
Michael Hartmann
Eberhard Friedrich Hartmann

Chapter 10: Pedigree and Family Group RecordsLi

List of Illustrations

Hazel Johnson About 1918
Hazel Johnson 1989

Preface
Beth Breinholt and Dorothy Dayton April 2010
Carol Greaves Brown 2005
Roma Johnson Perry 2005
Catherine Wallace, Denise Midgely and Jill Price 2010

Introduction
Picture Pedigree of Hazel Johnson

Chapter 1:  James Johnson and Harriet Emaline Lamb
Picture Pedigree highlighting James Johnson and Harriet Emaline Lamb
James Johnson 1880
United States Census 1880 Beaverhead River District, Beaverhead, Montana 1880
Harriet Emaline Lamb 1880
Map of Cache Valley
A log home with a ladder outside leading to the upstairs rooms
“Our Horses” pulling a thresher
Site of Winder farm as seen in 2005
Jim in Preston with a favorite team, Mage and Dyle, and a slip scraper
James Johnson’s threshing crew
Looking east from Oneida and Main Street in Preston, Idaho before 1914
Johnson brothers’ steam engine working a stationary thrasher
Johnson brothers’ steam engine
Jim and Harriet Johnson’s home:?77 North 100 West, Preston, Idaho in 1940’s
“Our Horses” at the water
Wrangling the broncs
James Johnson dry farm in Winder, 1917
Map of Preston city block where Johnson family lived
The family cleaning the back yard and burning weeds and trash
Site of Birch Creek Sawmill looking south as seen in 2005
Jim and Harriet Johnson
Joe and Olive Johnson
Joseph and Julia Roper
William and Susie Hawkes
James Johnson (seated left in the sleigh) with two unidentified companions
Lorenzo Johnson Family about 1922
United States Census 1900 Preston, Oneida, Idaho
Johnson Children: Jim E., Edna, Lou, Laurence
Johnson Children: Howard, Edna, Hattie, Louis, Floyd
Johnson Children: Hazel, Hattie
Johnson Children: Floyd, Louis, Howard
Johnson Children: Lou, Edna, Howard, Orene and Hattie
Harriet Emaline Lamb Johnson
Harriet Emaline Lamb Johnson
Thomas C. Greaves and James Johnson setting sail for England and Denmark
Ålborg, Denmark Missionary Conference April 7, 1900
Orene Lamb Johnson
Tractor pulling Lou on the thrasher
Gin pole (hand operated derrick) on the farm
Stacking the hay using a gin pole; Orene is standing on the stack
Orene Lamb Johnson
Floyd Johnson
Little Mountain Farm as it appeared in 2005
Roma Johnson Perry in front of the farmhouse as it appeared in 2005
Harriet Johnson with grandchildren
Johnson grandchildren, about 1926
Johnson grandchildren on Little Mountain Farm 1932
Hazel Johnson with Lamb cousins Florence Hawkes, Amy Daines, Delis Lamb
James Johnson Family about 1908
Building the dam near Soda Springs
Jim Johnson working at the Lewiston sugar factory
James Johnson
Newspaper article from the Salt Lake Telegram 15 Jan 1935
Jigsaw used by James Johnson.
Johnson Brothers Service including machine shop, blacksmithing, horseshoeing, and garage next door
Howard and Selma Johnson in their new 1918 Studebaker
Ruby Merrill wearing a blue and white cape her grandmother Harriet knit for her about 1922
Lace baby cap crocheted by Harriet
United States Census 1910 Preston, Oneida, Idaho
United States Census 1920 Preston, Oneida, Idaho
Lamb siblings about 1926
Family group at Hattie and Todd Greaves’ home in Preston, Idaho about 1926
Harriet Emaline Lamb Johnson 1903
James Johnson 1903
Idaho State Senate, Senator James Johnson
James Johnson at the state capitol in Boise.
Senator James Johnson
Jim and Harriet’s 50th wedding anniversary at Hattie Greaves home 1930
United States Census 1930 Preston, Oneida, Idaho.
Christmas at the Merrills about 1932
James Johnson Probate Judge Certificate of Election 1934
Jim and Harriet Johnson’s home, 77 North 100 West, Preston, Idaho in 2005
James Johnson and Edna Merrill in Provo, Utah, Christmas 1938 or 1939
Obituary for Harriet Johnson from the Franklin County Citizen 22 February 1933
Gravestones of Harriet E. Johnson and James Johnson
Death Certificate for Harriet Emaline Lamb Johnson
Obituary for Harriet Johnson found in effects of Hazel Christensen
Death Certificate for James Johnson
Obituary for James Johnson from 19 October 1940 Deseret News page 15
Obituaries of James Johnson found in effects of Hazel Christensen
Obituary of James Johnson received from Carol Brown
Obituary of James Johnson Cache Valley Clarion 24 October 1940
Mary, Laurence, James and Harriet Johnson 1932
Obituary from the Franklin County Citizen 23 October 1940
Jim and granddaughter Roma 1936
Sacrament pitcher and cups used in LDS Church meetings Preston, Idaho.
Johnson Children June 1972 in Las Vegas
Harriet (Hattie) Johnson
Howard Johnson
James Erastus Johnson
Laurence Johnson
Louis Johnson
Edna Johnson
Floyd Johnson
Hazel Johnson
Orene Johnson
Laurence and Mary Johnson, Edna Merrill, Dorothy and Louis Johnson
Daughters (Hattie, Edna, Hazel) and mother Harriet Johnson about 1918
Johnson siblings and their spouses 1979
Johnson siblings and spouses August 21, 1967
Johnson siblings August 1940
Johnson siblings and their spouses 1965 Las Vegas, Nevada
Selma holding Shirley, Roma, Harriet Johnson, Orene
Edna Merrill, Harriet Johnson, and children at the Merrill home.
Johnson horses and men near Poverty Flat
Floyd, Orene, Laurence, Howard, Mary, Edna about 1908
Orene and Harriet Johnson at Johnson’s in Preston
Thresher on the farm
Thresher with Louis on the thresher and Harry Merrill on the far right.
Four generations in the Johnson family: Laurence, Jim, Leeral, Nolan Johnson
Four generation photo that appeared in the newspaper
Jim and Harriet Johnson at Hattie Greaves’ home 23 December 1930
James E. Johnson family about 1910
Merrill family
Todd and Hattie Greaves
Howard and Selma Johnson
Orene and Glenna Johnson
Floyd and Clara Johnson
Marcus Joy and Hazel Christensen
Louis Johnson Family 1944
Mary and Laurence Johnson
Diamond lace knit from heirloom pattern created by Harriet and her sisters.
Edna Merrill, Hazel Johnson and Hattie Greaves
Edna Merrill, Hattie Greaves, Hazel Christensen August 1956
Johnson siblings September 1957
Hattie Greaves, Louis Johnson, Hazel Christensen 1967
Missionary Certificate of James Johnson when he was called to serve in Denmark
James Johnson missionary journal title page
James Johnson missionary journal cover
Passport for James Johnson issued 5th October, 1900
James G. Smith Spring Mills, England
Rundetaarn (Round Tower) Copenhagen, Denmark
James Larsen of Bench, Wyoming
Postcard of Skagen lighthouse
Danish Bible used by James Johnson on his mission to Denmark.
James Johnson in snow—Back says “Mission with him – He brang this”
Marie Busk and Olena Jensen
Richard C. Miller of Castle Dale, Utah and N.P. Johnson of Logan, Utah
James Johnson
James Johnson
Peter C. Sorensen Ephraim, Utah
Photo album Jim bought in Denmark
Bookstore in Ålborg, Denmark about 1900
Inside page of the photo album Jim bought in Denmark
Limfjord, Denmark, Oct 2005
James Johnson, unknown, James Thompson, unknown, Christen Petersen
Aalborg Conference Presidency in 1900/1901
Aalborg Conference Presidency called 8 August 1901
James C. Nielsen Rockland, Idaho
Nicoline Nielsen
C.C. Bindrupp of Norway
C.C. Larsen and son Mayfield, Uah
Litle Nygade [street] in Ålborg, Denmark around 1900
Rainy day in Ålborg, Denmark around 1901
Marie Busk
Anna K. Micklesen and daughter
Articles of Faith card
Elder C.N. Christensen and his cousins, Ingeborg and Laura Olesen
Nephi M. Nielson Levan, Utah
Hansine Nielsen of Ålborg
Ida Nielsen of Ålborg with daughter
Axel F. Andreasen Vinyard, Utah
Christen Petersen
Frederick E. Mitchell Roy, Utah
Simon Knudsen of Lögstor
Missionary group about 1902
James Nielsen Brigham City, Utah
Spodsbjerg Lighthouse, Denmark
James Johnson July 1902 Ålborg
Christian Mortensen and family from Frederikshavn, Denmark
Olaf Petersen Brigham City, Utah
James Fugal Pleasant Grove, Utah
N.A. Fjelsted Centerfield, Utah
Postcard of Danish Mission Home in Copenhagen
Annie Andersen of Ålborg
James Johnson
Brönderslev, Denmark train station around 1902
James Johnson’s missionary journal pages 152 and 153.
James Johson’s letter of release dated January 8, 1902
S.S. Californian

Chapter 2:  Jens Jørgensen and Marie Larsdatter
Picture Pedigree highlighting Jens Jørgensen and Marie Larsdatter
James and Mary Johnson
Buffalo
Torup Parish record1820 —Jens name on the right hand side.
Torup Parish records—1830 Baptism of Marie
Photo of Hundested Havn (harbor) bought by Samuel Johnson
Young Marie Larsen
Erastus Snow
Denmark Census 1855 Torup Sogn, Fredricksborg
Map showing seacoast of Hundested and a portion of the Halsnæs area 1768
Ellen Kirstine Jensen birth record 23 November 1854
Ellen Kirstine Jensen death record 4 October 1850
Lars Niels Jensen birth record 20 February 1852
Ellen Kirstine Jensen birth record 27 September 1850Passenger arrival list for the John J. Boyd
Map showing route by ship for Jens and Marie
Immigrant receiving station, Castle Garden, New York Harbor
Map showing route to Utah for Jens and Marie
St. Louis, Missouri, viewed from the Mississippi River
Jens and Marie/James and Mary
“The Handcart Company” by C.C.A Christensen.
“Handcart Pioneers’ First View of the Salt Lake Valley” by C.C.A. Christensen
United States Census 1860, Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah
United States Census 1870 Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
Hyde Park Ward records (Jens Jorgensen and Maria Nielsen)
This deed shows the land claimed and “purchased” by Jens Jørgensen
Little Sarah’s gravestone in Hyde Park, Utah
1905 – Preston Third Ward M.I.A. ladies
Joseph Johnson’s mission picture
Lorenzo Johnson
Graves of Mary Johnson Halling and baby James Halling in Hyde Park, Utah
Portrait of James and Mary
United States Census 1880 Hyde Park, Cache. Utah
Property at 300 West 700 North, Brigham City, Utah owned by Jens Jorgensen
Gravestones of James and Mary Johnson in Hyde Park, Utah
Preston Third Ward record lists 3 versions of James and Mary Johnson

Chapter 3: Danish Ancestors
Actual boat from 300 A.D.
Modern photo of ships on Roskilde Fjord
Map of the Viking Raiding Routes
Modern day Torup Church
The oldest part of the original church wall
Inside the Torup church
Torup Church door in the photo is the entrance door from the Middle Ages.
Torup Church crucifix is unique in Northern Europe
Torup Church tower is from approximately 1200 A.D.
A model viking ship, the warship Netun, hangs from the ceiling
Inside the Torup church
Inside the Torup church
Torup Church pew door
Torup Church alms box is from 1629.
A Map of Denmark
Torup Church door
Torup Church baptismal font
Original Torup church communion cup
Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus
Danish Estate looking through one gate
Aerial photo showing a Danish estate compound
Torplille house
Fredericksburg Castle, political seat of Denmark
Kikhavn beach in Denmark
Restored 1600s and 1700s village outside Copenhagen.
Danish stalls for milking and the 2-legged stool you sat on to milk.
Windmill in Melby
Hearth in back of the sink.
The kitchen was the heart of the home
The white molded structure is a sink/stove/washing machine
This would have been a typical 1700s home
Close-up of the barn
Table by the windows with seats below.
Sleeping was interesting.
Loom by the window
Beds with curtains
A restored home in Melby from 1789 with the original pump.
A pump with a stock trough centered in the Melby Manor Estate

Chapter 4: Suel Lamb
Suel Lamb
Suel Lamb
United States Census 1860 Lehi, Utah County, Utah
United States Census 1870 Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah
United States Census 1900 Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah
Suel Lamb Family about 1890
Elizabeth V. and William Hyde Jr.
Jane Grant Lamb
Tracy Thurston Lamb
News Clips from The Journal, Logan, Utah, Dec 15, 1907
Suel Lamb’s Death Certificate
Four Generations of Lambs
United States Census 1910 Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah
Four Generations of Lambs
Lamb Headstones in Hyde Park, Utah
Closeup of Lamb Headstone in Hyde Park, Utah
Excerpt from Pioneers & Prominent Men of Utah by Frank Esshom

Chapter 5: Elizabeth Zimmerman
Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb 1904
Record of members, Zimmermans and Lambs in Lehi Ward, Utah
Oxen in the baptismal font in the present day Nauvoo Temple
Suel Lamb Family about 1880
Women weaving, spinning, carding and quilting
Invitation to the 10 year celebration of the Saints’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley
United States Census 1880 Hyde Park, Cache, Utah
Surviving children of Suel and Elizabeth Lamb 1926
Banner of The Journal, a newspaper from Logan, Utah
Newspaper article from The Journal 14 December 1907, p1
Newspaper article from The Journal 21 December 1907, p6
Lamb markers in the Hyde Park, Utah cemetery
Elizabeth Zimmerman Lamb Death Certificate
Obituary for Elizabeth Lamb The TriWeekly Journal in Logan, Utah 8 July 1911

Chapter 6: Anna Weiss
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah 1880
Records from the Endowment House 15 November 1871 showing baptisms
done by Anna Weiss Lamb for her family members.
Aeugst, Zürich, Switzerland, infant baptism record for Anna Weiss
Aeugst, Zürich, Switzerland, infant baptism record for Elisabeth
Zürich, Switzerland, LDS branch record for Anna Weiss
Sihl River, near Zürich. Switzerland
Elizabeth White Baptism Record May 1858 from Lehi Ward Records
Israel Evans
British Mission Emigration Record 1857
Extract of customs list showing passengers from Switzerland
Replica of “between decks” ship bunks, LDS Church History Museum
Handcart on display at the LDS Church History Museum
Map of typical route taken by Mormon pioneers
Old Fort Wall, Lehi, Utah
Obituary of Anna Weiss Lamb Deseret News 7 Jan 1879
Headstone of Anna (Weiss) Lamb in the Hyde Park Cemetery
Death Certificate of Elizabeth Sneball, daughter of Anna Weiss Lamb

Chapter 7: Susan Kirby
Susan Kirby
England Census 1841 Bungay St. Mary, Suffolk
England Census 1851 Beccles, Suffolk
England Census 1861 Beccles, Suffolk (two pages)
Susan Kirby
England Census 1871 Beccles, Suffolk
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hyde Park, Utah Ward Record
The Minnesota carried a total of 3907 Mormon emigrants.
United State Census 1880 Hyde Park, Cache, Utah­
United State Census 1900 Hyde Park, Cache, Utah­
Sarah Angeline “Angie” Griffith Kirby (wife of Thomas Kirby)
Thomas Wright Kirby
Livina Meikle and James Carver1919 California
Robert Kirby Carver with unknown child
Obituary of Susan Kirby Lamb
Individual Headstone of Susan Lamb in the Hyde Park Cemetery
Death Certificate for Susan Kirby Lamb

Chapter 8: Erastus Lamb and Abigail Mindwell Jackson
United States Census 1830 Huron, Wayne County, New York
United States Census 1850 Huron, Wayne County, New York
Headstone marker of Daniel and Prudence in Huron, New York
Abigail Mindwell Jackson Lamb
United States Census 1850 Decatur County, Iowa
Map of New York
Sectional Map of Hancock County, Illinois
Corner of Carlos and Durphy Streets in Nauvoo
United States Census 1860 Lehi, Utah County, Utah
United States Census 1870 Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah
Gravestone of Abigail Mindwell Jackson in Lehi, Utah cemetery

Chapter 9: George Gottlob Zimmerman and Christina Juliana Hoke
Name of George Gottlob Zimmerman on the passenger list of the ship Margaret
Juliana Hoke
Map of Pennsylvania
Cover of “Voice of Warning” pamphlet by Parley P. Pratt
United States Census 1850 Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa
United States Census 1860 Lehi, Utah County, Utah
Zimmerman headstone in Lehi, Utah Cemetery
Three entries from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
First page and last page of Lorentz Hoke’s Patent as it exists now