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[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 then, 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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