[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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