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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Andres Johnson, a pioneer, was born in Sweden in 1818 and there married Bertha Olson, who was born in the same country in 1836. They came to America in May, 1868, and found their way to St. Peter in this state. From there Andres Johnson came to Hawk Creek in June of the same year and took a claim of eighty acres in section 26. Then he went back to St. Peter after his family and died there. The next year, 1869, his wife and children came and settled on a claim. For seven years they lived in a dugout. Then for fifteen years they resided in a log cabin. Subsequently they erected a frame house. They became prosperous and respected farmers and were well regarded throughout the community. The widow died in 1905.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were the parents of seven children. Gustaf lives in Fosten, Minn. Oscar lives in Hawk Creek township. Carl lives in Sacred Heart village. Olie lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Otto and Anna are dead. Augusta keeps house for her brother Carl.
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