|Sigurd and Lilly Susag's Children |
|Frances Susag ||b. 1921 - d. April 17, 1989||68|
|Raymond Susag||m. May 28, 1955||Marie Theresa Liedl||b. 1935 - d. May 29, 1969||34||Grave|
|Anne Marie Mortimer-Taylor|
|Alfrida and Helmer Johnson's Children |
|Johnnie Donald Johnson||b. March 20, 1913 - d. April 28, 2011||98||m. August 30, 1940, div.||Vera Marie Thompson||b. July 10, 1922 - d. March 1, 2010||87||Grave|
|m. November 30, 1992||Ruth T. Arnot||b. June 27, 1918 - d. February 20, 2017||98|
|Nina Elisa Johnson||b. August 27, 1914 - d. May 24, 2005||90||Grave||m. September 22, 1940||Roy Alvin Trostad||b. October 29, 1908 - d. February 25, 1988||79||Grave|
|Arnold LeRoy Johnson||b. March 18, 1916 - d. April 10, 1992||76||Grave||m. August 31, 1946||Olive Merry Warmington||b. July 5, 1924 - d. May 2014||89|
|Lester Elmer Johnson||b. October 17, 1918 - d. February 20, 1981||62||Grave||m. June 9, 1944||Oleda Marguerite Grinde||b. June 6, 1920 - d. July 25, 1993||73||Grave|
|Walter Edwin Johnson||m. August 10, 1946||Violet Marie Flatau||b. November 19, 1919 - d. December 21, 2014||95||Grave|
|Hillard Alvin Johnson||b. August 31, 1922 - d. November 9, 2010||88||Grave||m. October 23, 1955||Joyce Ardell Erlandson|
|Eleanor Doris Johnson||b. June 26, 1924 - d. December 1, 2019||95||m. November 21, 1942||Eilert Melvin "Bud" Ramsey||b. May 28, 1922 - d. October 5, 1992||70|||
|Levi Grant Johnson||b. July 13, 1926 - d. October 20, 2012||86||m. October 22, 1949||Hazel Elizabeth Richter |
|Helen Irene Johnson||b. June 26, 1928 - d. October 9, 2009||81||Grave||m. July 1, 1946||Robert Glen Shaw||b. June 13, 1924 - d. August 6, 2009||85||Grave|
|Norris Everett Johnson||b. May 17, 1930 - d. May 27, 1930||10d||Grave|
|Mencer Helmer Johnson||m. September 3, 1955, div.||Dorothy May Linnertz||b. 13 Sep 1935 - d. February 3, 2017||81|||
|m. April 26, 1981||Norma A. Haney||b. April 29, 1929 - d. 24 Mar 2005||75|
|m. m. June 8, 2007||Beverly R.|
|Marie and Johnie Johnson's Children|
|Cecelia Jeanette Johnson||b. May 30, 1918 - d. February 7, 2011||92||Grave||m. December 29, 1945||Harold Arthur Haglund||b. June 9, 1920 - d. March 26, 2011||90||Grave|
|Marian Deline Johnson||b. February 7, 1920 - d. November 29, 2013||93||Grave||m. May 11, 1940||Victor Albin "Vic" Sundholm||b. April 10, 1914 - d. March 19, 1981||66||Grave|
|m. August 11, 1984||Elmer Louis Alverts||b. January 6, 1918 - d. June 3, 2001||83||Grave|
|Norman Victor Johnson||b. November 22, 1923 - d. March 4, 2016||92||Grave||m. September 21, 1946||Helen Lavern Einerwold|
|m. June 21, 1975||Marian R. Beech (Olson)|
|Lillian Florence Johnson||b. September 6, 1926 - d. July 28, 1984||57||Grave||m. March 25, 1948||Myrl Martin Hammersburg||b. June 22, 1923 - d. December 29, 1953||30||Grave|
|Hartvick Theodore "Bud" Johnson ||m. August 24, 1951||Flora McKeel||d. May 1991|
|Carl Hillard Johnson||m. August 24, 1956||Joann Ruth McDaniel|
|Pearl Esther Johnson||m. June 15, 1964||Philip Arne Carlson|
|Myrtle Mae Johnson||John Buckley|
|Harold LeRoy Johnson||Barbara Daniels|
|Alfred and Leona Susag's Children|
|Arlys Lavonne Susag||b. August 25, 1935 - d. June 29, 2016||80||Grave||m. January 20, 1955||Francis Carter Elliott||b. June 15, 1927 - d. October 19, 2001||74||Grave|
|Mary Alice Susag||m. September 12, 1959||Robert Wayne "Bob" Smedberg||b. November 4, 1931 - d. September 28, 2014||82||Grave|
|David Jay Susag||m. August 7, 1965||Lois Ann Haugen|
|Glen Alfred Susag||m. February 14, 1965||Karen Marie Hanson||b. June 30, 1945 - d. January 26, 2016||71||Grave|
|Emelie and Arthur Hough's Children|
|Fern "Julianna" Hough||b. June 30, 1936 - d. November 18, 1999||63||Grave||m. October 20, 1957||Duane "Ivy" Iverson||b. August 16, 1932 - d. June 23, 2012||79||Grave|
|Joan Ottilia Hough||m. October 3, 1959||Richard W. Johnson|
|Alden Arthur Hough||m. October 16, 1982||Lorna Ann Johnson||b. May 14, 1952 - d. December 3, 2016||64||Grave|
|Mencer Ronald Hough||m. January 31, 1974||Elizabeth "Betty"|
|Ragna and Fred Gorman's Children|
|Karen Marie Gorman||b. August 1, 1945 - d. August 21, 2007||62||Grave||m. December 5, 1977||Francis John "Tiny" Majerus||b. May 28, 1921 - d. May 9, 1987||65||Grave|
Letter from Sigurd to his sister Alfreda dated December 5, 1969
How goes the battle, plenty grim, would be my guess. We are pretty good. Poking around like two old plugs once in a while we misfire.
Just now we have a carpenter putting in a new sink and cupboards in the kitchen. This could have been done years ago but, when a person does not know what they want there is not much a person can do about it. I'm feeding 56 head of cattle and two of nags. This last week I have been cutting cook stove wood, am not through yet but yesterday the saw quit so am going to town today for repairs. The weatherman has been pretty good no snow here yet until last night it snowed about half inch and there is little frost in the ground. I have to feed in different places every day to keep the hay out of the mud.
We had it hell here for hot last June and early July. I got my hay in early but those that did not hay early had a bad time of it, it sure did rain. It was a nice piece of luck that we took off to Seattle to the wedding. I had not expected to see your boys from Minnesota there. It was a pleasant surprise. (Note from Kristin: This may have been Larry Johnson's wedding that took place in the Seattle area on June 21, 1969).
Raymond was here last Sunday. He is hard at it back there in the backwoods. He seems to like his work very well.
Frances might be here tomorrow as they have not been here for a while, last time they were here Brian picked up a rifle and went down to the hayfield and a three-point buck walked into the field for him too, it was his first deer. The next day he went to the Cottonwood River and spotted a black bear. I went out one day looking for deer tracks but I saw no fresh signs of anything so I did not go out anymore.
Had a letter and a card from Alfred and Leona last month. They seemed quite happy with themselves.
Bye for now, Sig and Lilly
Susag Family History
Sivert Jonsen and his wife, Andreanna, nee Nilbe lived on a small place "husmann's plass" on the Susag farm in Sparbu "herrad" (twp) near Steinkjer in Norde Trondheim Frjlke.
They had four sons - Antonius (Anton Sivertson); Edvard Susæg (Sigvart's father); Johannes (John Sivertson); and David Susag. Edvard and David took the name Susag. Anton and John used the name Sivertson.
Anton came to America and homesteaded in Sargent County, ND. About 1890 he brought his parents over from Norway. Grandfather Sivert Jonsen died in 1902 at Rutland, ND and is buried in a cemetery two miles east of there. There is a marker on his grave, put there by cousin Sigvart.
|Sivert & Andreanna Jonsen's Grandchildren |
|Edvard & Gustava Elisa Susag's Children|
|Sigvart Johannes "Sig" Susag||b. October 18, 1887 - d. October 23, 1978||91||Grave||m. August 30, 1940, div.||Mabel Cora Hoflen||b. December 17, 1888 - d. June 30, 1966||88||Grave|
|Olga Petrine Susæg||b. March 24, 1889 - d. February 17, 1937||48||Ole Johan Oksnes||b. December 25, 1877 - d. February 23, 1952||75|
|Joachim Susæg||b. November 5, 1890||Petra Ahlin|
|Emma Gunhilde Susæg||b. July 14, 1892||m. March 18, 1917||Algot Folke Ollonquist||b. February 20, 1891|
|Alfhild Alette Susæg||b. November 18, 1893 - d. May 13, 1958||64||Nils Karlsen|
|Ingrid Susæg||b. November 29, 1895 - d. February 14, 1973||77|
|Aasta Susæg||b. February 21, 1898 - d. December 28, 1986||88|
|Borghild Susæg||b. July 22, 1899 - d. November 24, 1990||91|
|Trygve Susæg||b. July 2, 1902 - d. July 17, 1902|
|Einar Gabriel Susæg||b. May 8, 1905 - d. August 3, 1906|
|Sivert & Andreanna Jonsen's Children|
|Sivert Jonsen||b. February 15, 1829 - d. 1902||73||m. June 27, 1854||Andreanna Andersdatter||b. August 22, 1824 - d. April 26, 1921||96||Grave|
|Antonius "Anton" Sivertsen||b. November 18, 1856 - d. July 16, 1937||81||Grave||m. August 14, 1904||Ellen Kristine Gabrielsdtr. Gabrielsen||b. October 1875 - d. December 28, 1958||83||Grave|
|Edvard (Sivertsen) Susag||b. April 10, 1859 - d. June 22, 1942||83||m. January 1, 1887||Gustava Elise Johannesdatter (Bedsvag)||b. April 24, 1866 - d. March 1920||53|||
|Ingeborganna Sivertsdatter, (twin)||b. November 10, 1861 - d. November 19, 1861|
|Dortea Sivertsdatter, (twin)||b. November 10, 1861 - d. November 24, 1861|
|Johannes "John" Sivertsen ||b. January 4, 1863 - d. July 7, 1948||82||Grave||m. 1908||Margaret Farrel||b. October 18, 1860 - d. November 5, 1944||84||Grave|
|David (Sivertsen) Susag||b. January 30, 1866 - d. December 21, 1953||87||Grave||m. July 2, 1891||Julianna Mikaelsdatter||b. August 22, 1867 - d. November 13, 1943||76||Grave|
|Ingeborganna Sivertsdatter (the 2nd)||b. 1870 - d. 1870 (lived 2 1/2 months)|
|David and Julianna Susag's Children |
|Sigurd Susag||b. November 19, 1891 - d. November 5, 1984||92||m. April 6, 1931||Lilly Cecelia Baker||b. January 22, 1896 - d. October 12, 1978||82||Grave|
|Alfrida Ingmarine Susag||b. January 26, 1894 - d. August 16, 1971||77||Grave||m. August 1, 1912||Helmer MarcellIus Sevald Johnson||b. June 28, 1886 - d. April 6, 1973||86||Grave|
|Marie Susag||b. November 30, 1896 - d. December 2, 1987||91||Grave||m. December 9, 1916||Johan Martin "Johnie" Johnson||b. January 8, 1889 - d. July 21, 1947||58|
|Josephine Susag||b. April 4, 1899 - d. February 12, 1995||95||Grave||m. February 10, 1921||Samuel Francis Lehman||b. October 4, 1874 - d. November 3, 1926||43||Grave|
|Alfred Susag||b. August 7, 1901 - d. February 2, 1987||85||Grave||m. November 3, 1934||Leona Adelia Damschen||b. October 29, 1907 - d. October 11, 1997||89||Grave|
|Deline Jorgine Susag||b. October 21, 1903 - d. March 23, 1973||69||Grave||m. October 8, 1936||Oscar William Johnson||b. November 21, 1904 - d. April 18, 1970||65||Grave|
|Emelie Alvhilda Susag||b. September 28, 1905 - d. November 15, 1996||91||Grave||m. January 1, 1935||Arthur Hough||b. March 25, 1897 - d. April 3, 1960||63||Grave|
|Ragna Sophie Susag||b. December 14, 1907 - d. June 9, 2005||97||Grave||m. June 3, 1944||Frederick "Fred" Gorman||b. August 18, 1897 - d. July 26, 1988||90||Grave|
Anton moved to New Norway, Alberta, Canada, east of Edmonton. Grandmother Andreanna Jonsen went with them to Canada. She lived to be quite old, over ninety and is buried at New Norway. Anton died and is buried there, too. His wife later remarried. There were no children.
Edvard stayed in Norway. His son, Sigvart, came to North Dakota in 1909 and lived near Rutland. He and his wife, Mabel, have two children, Lloyd and Grace.
John had a farm south of Tioga in Williams County. He was married but, had no children. They lived near Stanley, ND in later years and presumably died there.
David married Julianna Michaelsdatter in 1891. She was born near Lavanger not far from Steinkjer. She had two sisters, Bergitte Vaerdal and Karen Vaerdal who stayed in Norway and one brother who is deceased. Julianna was the only one of her family to come to America. She came to the Rutland-Abercrombe area about 1890 and married David Susag. They had known one another in Norway. David and Julianna had eight children.
|Sig and Mabel Susag's Children |
|Grace Margaret Susag ||b. January 11, 1917 - d. April 3, 2013||86||Grave||m. January 13, 1954||James Harry Pfau||b. April 23, 1919 - d. September 8, 2000||81||Grave|
|Lloyd George Susag||b. April 14, 1919 - d. July 15, 2013||94||Grave||m. September 16, 1945||Beulah Evelyn Donaldson||b. June 24, 1923 - d. November 5, 1982||59||Grave|
|m. February 18, 1991||Thala June Aleshire|
|Olga & Ole Oksnes's Children |
|Edel Gerd Susæg||b. October 22, 1920 - d. March 12, 2003||82||.||Georg Tvedt||b. June 4, 1915 - d. January 31, 1988||73|
|Kare Susæg||b. March 14, 1924 - d. November 24, 1997||73|
|Joachim & Petra Susaeg's Children|
|Per Susæg||d. before 2002||Lillemor|
|Edvard Susæg||b. 1921||May Britt|
|Trygve Susæg||b. December 15, 1923 - d. 1990||67||Lene|
|Emma & Erik Algot Ollonquist's Children|
|Vivi Ollonquist||b. April 22, 1917||Sven Westin|
|Henry Edvard Ollonquist||b. November 7, 1924|
|Asta Ollonquist||Elof Samuelson|
|Brit Ester Ollonquist||b. November 30, 1931 - d. 1987||56||Arve Indal||b. 1930 - d. 1965||35|
|Alfhild & Nils Karlsen's Children|
|Alf Karlsen||b. December 27, 1929||Randi Sather||b. November 10, 1928|
The following information was taken from a letter from Sigvart Susag to Nina (Johnson) Trostad
A copy of the letter is below as well as a letter from Sigurd Susag to his sister Alfrida.
Kristin Peterson has added text in parentheses and photos to enhance the document. A chart of Sivert and Andreanna Jonsen's children, as well as a chart of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, has been added. The information regarding birth and death records have been taken from Ancestry.com, FindaGrave.com, and genealogical documents from June Susag.
Letter from Sigvart Susag to Nina Johnson Trostad dated October 10, 1971
Written in Norwegian. Ove Bastiansen brought the translated version to Pearl & Phil Carlson's home during a visit in September 2019. Ove is the great-grandson of Margit Gunderson. Margit is the youngest half-sister of Oline, Helmer & Johnnie Johnson.
Nina is Walt Johnson's sister. Sigvart is the son of Edvard Susæg. Edvard is David Susag's brother. David is Nina & Walt's Grandfather. Sigvart is Nina & Walt's second cousin.
Please excuse me for not having answered your letter sooner. I will try to answer your questions regarding your mother's, and which includes my family on my father's side, as far as I can, which isn't very far.
My and your mothers' grandparents (Sivert and Andreanna Jonsen), lived on a small place (husmann's plass) on the Susag farm in Sparbu "herred" (tsp) near Steinkjer in "Norde Trondheim Frylke". Sivert Jonsen and wife Andreanna born Nibe. They had four sons: Antonius (Anton Sivertson), Edvard Susæg (my father), Johannes (John Sivertson), and David Susag (your grandfather). Two of them took the name Susag and the other used the name, Sivertson. I think there was a girl also who died quite young, but I never heard any details.
Sometime after Anton homesteaded in Sargent County, ND, he brought his parents (Sivert and Andreanna Jonsen) over from Norway. I don't know the exact time but it must have been about 1890. After I came to this country I saw a letter my father (Edvard Susæg) had written to his parents shortly before they left Norway. In it, he said that I was a little fellow and I will be 84 this week.
Grandfather (Sivert Jonsen) died at Rutland and was buried in a cemetery two miles east of town. I had a marker placed on his grave with the date of birth and death, but I can't remember now what the dates are.
Anton moved to Canada in the Spring of 1910. He left grandmother (Andreanna Jonsen) with me for the summer and came here in the fall. He bought a farm near a small town named New Norway which is east of Edmonton. I don't know what year grandmother died or how old she was, but it must have been quite a bit over 90. Anton's wife (Ellen Sivertsen) had relatives near Cayuga and I heard from them that he had died and that his widow had remarried. They were not of the letter-writing kind, so I had no direct contact with them. They had no children.
Uncle John had a farm south of Tioga in Willams County, on what is know as Hoglund Flats. I visited with them one fall. I threshed north of Tioga. They had no children and heard later that they had moved to Stanley. That's all I know about him, but they are very likely both of them dead by now.
I forgot to mention that my grandfather (Sivert Jonsen) died before I came to this country in 1909. All I can tell you about your grandmother (Julianna Susag) is that she told me that she was born near Levanger which isn't very far from Steinkjer. She didn't mention anything about her family that I can remember.
I am sorry that the information I am able to give you is pretty sketchy, but is the best I can do.
If and when you come this way again it would be very nice if you could stop in and visit a while. Deline is moving to Fargo this week to stay over winter with an elderly lady, which, is all for the good.
|Sivert & Andreanna Jonsen's Great-Grandchildren|