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    Ancestors of Paul Johnson

    Generation No. 1

    1. Paul Johnson, born May 5, 1941 in Marshfield, Wood, WI. He was the son of 2. Herbert Cassius Johnson

    and 3. Adele Gertrude Harsch. He married (1) Mary Jane O'Brien November 26, 1965 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee,

    WI. She was born April 14, 1940 in Williamsburg, Iowa, IA. She was the daughter of Raymond Joseph O'Brien and

    Ellen Irene McGrory. He married (2) Kathy Adele Golightly June 27, 1998 in Wabeno, Forest, WI. She was born

    November 29, 1935 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. She was the daughter of William Bruce Golightly and Dorothy

    Agnes Klein.

    More About Paul Johnson:

    Degree: B.S., Speech

    Education: St. Norbert College, 1963

    Graduation: Columbus High School 1959

    More About Mary Jane O'Brien:

    Degree: B.A. Education

    Education: Marycrest College, 1963

    Graduation: Parnell High School, 1958

    Occupation: Occupation - Teacher 1963-1990

    Generation No. 2

    2. Herbert Cassius Johnson, born November 19, 1915 in Marshfield,Wood, WI; died December 18, 1979 in

    Marshfield, Wood, WI. He was the son of 4. John Edward Johnson and 5. Eva Estelle Knickerbocker. He

    married 3. Adele Gertrude Harsch May 17, 1938 in La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.

    3. Adele Gertrude Harsch, born August 10, 1917 in Glen Haven, Grant, WI; died October 17, 1996 in

    Marshfield, Wood, WI. She was the daughter of 6. Leo Meattheas Harsch and 7. Margaret Helen Rauch.

    Notes for Herbert Cassius Johnson:

    Enlisted March 19 1934, 135th Medical Regiment Band, WI Natl Guard, to December 30, 1940. Honorable

    Discharge, Reason: Dependents

    Drafted March 3, 1945, Trained at Ft. Sill OK, Radioman, Battery 34, 8th Regiment, Field Artillary Replacement

    Training Center,

    Discharged Nov 19, 1945 from Ft. Ord, CA

    Obituary

    .Funeral services held at 10:30 Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Martinson officiated. Wanda

    Wallis provided music. Died at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital. Burial with military rites by American

    Legion Post 54 held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Jack Davis, Peter Trudeau, Jeff Siemers, Dan Harsch, Patrick

    Johnson and Tom Southworth pallbearers. Rembs Kundinger Funeral Home handled arrangements. St. John's Rosary

    Alter Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Elks Lodge of Sorrow, and St. John's parish vigil participated in

    services. WWII veteran. Attended grade school in Marshfield and attended high school at McKinley High School in

    Marshfield. Went into business with father in 1935 at H. Ebbe Company, bought business from father in 1946 serving

    as president and owner until 1965. From 1966 until death was office manager at Peterson Brothers. Member of

    American Legion, Elks Lodge, United Commercial Travelers, Side Saddlers Club, and St. John's Catholic Church,

    Samoset Council, recipient of Silver Beaver Award. Survived by nine children and eight grandchildren. Memorials

    given to Columbus High School Scholarship Fund or St. John's Catholic Church.

    More About Herbert Cassius Johnson:

    Burial: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

    Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

    Military service: 135th Medical Regiment Band, 1934-40, US Army 1944-45

    Occupation: Owner, H. Ebbe Co.

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    More About Adele Gertrude Harsch:

    Burial: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

    Graduation: 1935, McKinley HS, Marshfield, WI

    Children of Herbert Johnson and Adele Harsch are:i. Barbara Lynne Johnson, born March 8, 1939 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Robert Arthur Waid March

    15, 1958 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; born August 31, 1936 in Waupaca, Waupaca, WI; died August 28, 1998

    in Manitowoc, Mainitowoc, WI.

    More About Barbara Lynne Johnson:

    Education: Columbus High School, Marshfield, WI

    Graduation: 1957

    More About Robert Arthur Waid:

    Degree: BA - Music

    Education: UW-SP, Stevens Point, WI

    1 ii. Paul Johnson, born May 5, 1941 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married (1) Mary Jane O'Brien November 26,

    1965 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; married (2) Kathy Adele Golightly June 27, 1998 in Wabeno, Forest,

    WI.

    iii. Charles Leo Johnson, born August 12, 1943 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; died June 23, 1967 in Siagon, South

    Vietnam.

    Notes for Charles Leo Johnson:

    WOUNDS ARE FATAL

    Lt. Charles Johnson Dies in Vietnam War

    The war in Vietnam has claimed the life of another Marshfield young man. He was 1st Lt. Charles L.

    Johnson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson, 308 E. Third St.

    The lieutenant, a tank commander with the 25th Infantry, died at 1:15 p.m. yesterday in a Vietnam hospital of

    shell-fragment wounds received in action against the Viet Cong.

    * * *

    His parents were personally notified of their son's death by an officer from Camp McCoy a-bout 8 o'clock this

    morning.

    The body is expected to be returned to Marshfield about the middle of next week. Arrangements are being

    made for the lieutenant's cousin, Marine Sgt. James Grancorwitz, also of Marshfield, to serve escort for the

    body, if possible. Gracorwitz is stationed at Alameda, Calif.

    Lt. Johnson was horn in Marshfield Aug. 12. 1945. He was a 1961 graduate of Columbus High School, and

    was a mid-term graduate of St. Norbert College, West De Pere, early in 1966. He majored in accounting and

    received a Bachelor of science degree in business administration.

    * * *

    While in college, he was active in the college band and orchestra, the Collegians, and was a member of Sigma

    Tau Gamma, the military fraternity, A.U.S.A. On Feb. 21 last year he received his second lieutenant's

    commission in the armored ,branch of the Reserves and reported for duty May 2 at Ft. Knox, Ky. Up to that

    time he had been employed by Diana Paper Products at Green Bay. He arrived in Vietnam May 1 this year

    and was promoted to first lieutenant at that time.

    * * *

    Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Paul. Milwaukee, and David and Philip at - home: five sisters

    Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Waid, Manitowoc. Carol. Milwaukee, and Mary. Christine. Margaret and Ann, all at

    home; his paternal grandfather, John Johnson. Marshfield, and his maternal grandmother Mrs. Leo Harsch,

    Milwaukee. A sister Jane 4, preceded him in death

    More About Charles Leo Johnson:

    Burial: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

    Cause of Death: Shrapnel Wounds to the head

    Degree: 1965, St. Norbert College, B.S./B.A

    Graduation: 1961, Columbus High School, Marshfield, WI

    iv. Carol Eva Johnson, born January 31, 1945 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Richard Eugene Treu May 1,

    1971 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; born May 2, 1945 in Tomah, Monroe, WI.

    v. Mary Ann Johnson, born December 30, 1947 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married James Joseph Sterzinger

    August 8, 1970 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; born November 5, 1948 in Uchitimari, Okinawa, Japan.

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    Notes for Mary Ann Johnson:

    BIRTH-MARRIAGE-PARENTS:Wood County Marriage Records; 1970;Register of Deeds Office;

    Vol.45,p.47; Wisconsin,Rapids, Wisconsin;

    note:married at St John the Baptist Church, Marshfield,Wisconsin. Notes for Mary Ann Johnson:

    Married at St John the Baptist Church, Marshfield,Wisconsin

    More About Mary Ann Johnson:

    Graduation: Columbus High School, Marshfield, WI

    Notes for James Joseph Sterzinger:

    BIRTH-MARRIAGE-PARENTS:Wood County Marriage Records;1970;Register of Deeds

    Office;Vol.45,p.47;Wisconsin,Rapids,Wisconsin;note:married at St John the

    Baptist Church, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

    More About James Joseph Sterzinger:

    Military service: Bet. 1970 - 1997, Retired as Colonel, USAF

    vi. David John Johnson, born November 2, 1949 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Michelle Gay Stauder

    August 13, 1983 in St. Paul, Ramsey,MN; born June 30, 1959 in Kenosha, Kenosha, WI.

    vii. Christine Estelle Johnson, born October 21, 1951 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Paul Edward Dix; born

    November 27, 1949 in Marshfield, Wood, WI.

    viii. Philip Albert Johnson, born March 16, 1953 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Judy Jean Wellskopf

    September 10, 1977 in Lomira, Dodge, WI; born May 14, 1954 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

    ix. Margaret Adele Johnson, born February 2, 1956 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Mark Edwin Felker

    September 11, 1982 in Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; born August 5, 1954 in Marshfield, Wood, WI.

    x. Anne Marie Johnson, born July 2, 1957 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; married Ronald Clarence Swenson April

    16, 1982 in Marshfield, Wood, WI; born January 2, 1955 in Marshfield, Wood, WI.

    xi. Jane Ellen Johnson, born September 9, 1958 in Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin; died July 16, 1963 in

    Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin.

    More About Jane Ellen Johnson:

    Burial: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

    Cause of Death: Peritonitis

    Generation No. 3

    4. John Edward Johnson, born January 7, 1881 in Waupaca, Waupaca, WI; died April 17, 1970 in Marshfield,

    Wood, WI. He was the son of 8. Rasmus P. Jorgensen and 9. Ane Margrethe Hansen. He married 5. Eva Estelle

    Knickerbocker October 10, 1907 in Kaukauna, Outagamie, WI.

    5. Eva Estelle Knickerbocker, born March 28, 1884 in Appleton, Outagamie, WI; died March 17, 1921 in

    Marshfield, Wood, WI. She was the daughter of 10. Cashious B. Knickerbocker and 11. Estelle Julia Robinson.

    Notes for John Edward Johnson:

    BIRTH:Unedited Index to Registrations of Births;1852-1907;Wisconsin State Historical Society;p. N 13;FHL FICHE

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