Saturday, October 31, 2015

Photo Number 2058

This is a photo from the antique shop in Crookston Minnesota.
Older Couple Crookston Ant
1887 –1937  Their Golden Anniversary
Benson at Crookston Minnesota was the photographer.
Older Couple Crookston Ant back Johnsons
Mr & Mrs Hans Johnson   Hans 1860-5/28/40
Christine Steen 1856 – 4/9/40  I believe this should be Stone not Steen
Above in pencil someone wrote Mr and Mrs -----  Johnson
Golden Wedding
I featured their family photo a few days ago.
Hans Johnson Family Crookston Antiques Number 2056
Thanks for stopping by.
These photos went Full Circle 150 on August 29, 2016


  1. I found a relative of Hans and Christine through their son John Alfred. John Alfred was married to Emelia Monson (1893-1984) they had a son named Edsel Alexander Johnson (1928-1989) he married Iris Stine and they had at least two sons Donavon Roy (1955-2014) and Edsel. I have found an address for Edsel and we will see what happens next.

  2. Ste(e)n means stone in the Nordic languages, so Stone is likely a translated name.

    The family is on ancestry (search for "christine steen").

  3. Interesting to see the two photos matched up! Hope you hear back from the younger Edsel! It's time for another Full Circle.

  4. I hope for a Full Circle - and actually was hoping for a tie-in to the Far Side family (then the Full Circle would save postage too!)

  5. Small world. Hans Johnson/Johanson is my great grandmother Albertina Hoglund (Johnson) brother. Hans Johnson and Christine Stone (Steen) had six children. Hans was born in Transtrand Sweden May 10, 1860 by Swedish records. Hand written on information from the Hoglund family show he was born on May 13, 1860. I found Swedish records and family records sometimes don't match. Also there are name changes. Swedish records show Hanson as Hans and Christines children's surname. It can be a little confusing to trace family.
    Thank you Connie for finding these photos. You have put faces to my ancestors.

  6. You are welcome Robert, I am getting this photo ready to mail to you.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie