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This is a marriage certificate from Atwater, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, for August Johnson and Ellen Erickson, in 1897.  These people ended up in Harding county.  The certificate is in the possession of Susan Sylke, who is not a relative, but she'd like to find descendants of these people who would like to have this wonderful piece of their family history.  Contact Susan directly at susansylke(at)

More information on this couple:

1910 census Harding county, Ralph, District 34:

August aged 39 m 12 years b Sweden

Ellen aged 30 had 6 children 5 alive Minnesota

Lenord aged 11 born in Minnesota

Theodore aged 03 b Minnesota

Carl aged 5 b Minnesota

Hazel aged 04 b Minnesota

Erik aged 02 b Minnesota

Father Carl Johnson was in the household aged 72 his wife Sarah (from census died between 1885 bef 1895

1920 census Census Harding county, Fillmore

August Johnson aged 49

Ellen aged 40

Herbert aged 20

Theodore aged 17

Carl aged 15

Hazel aged 13

Erik aged 11

Arnold aged 09

Edna aged 06

Ethel aged 06

Ellen aged 05



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