Karl Johnson

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Carl Johnson
Born 1881
Died 1914 (aged 32–33)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Karl Ludvig Johnson was born 5 Oct 1881 Rytterne, Vastmanlands, Sweden


Karl Albert Johansson married Anna Maria Nilsdotter.


  • Jennie Eugenie Johnson (1885-)


Karl married 1st to Miss Anderson in Minnesota, they had a daughter Esther, who was raised by Jennie Eugenie.
Karl married 2nd to Anna Selma Charlotte Jackson (about 1905)


  • Esther Johnson (b. 1903, USA)
  • A child who was born about 1905 and only lived for a short time.
  • Louis Walfred Johnson (b. 12 Oct 1907 Frank, Alberta)

Census Records

1911 Hillcrest, age 30, born Sweden, immigrated 1906, occupation: doing odd jobs

Immigration to Canada

Karl along with sister and parents immigrated to the United States in 1888. (family source)
Karl and second wife, Anna, immigrated to Canada about 1906.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Karl is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave. Gravestone inscription: In loving memory of / my husband / Carl Johnson / 1881-1914

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Anna moved in with the Erik Hugglund and Fred Lund familes after the explosion. She had no money until the compensation came through.
Anna, widow, married Benjamin Dors and along with son Louis immigrated to Idaho about 1916. She died 5 Sep 1956 at Clearwater, Idaho. Louis married Blanche Rogman 1936, in Idaho. He died 1994.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Official List the name is spelled Carl Johnson, birth information Karl Ludvig Johnson.

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