Person Sheet

Name Ulrich Johanni
Birth 17 Sep 1863, Linden, Brown, Minnesota83
Christen 11 Sep 1864, Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota83
Confirmation 16 May 1880, Rice Lake Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota84
Death 29 Jul 1954, Lewisville, Watowan, Minnesota85
Burial 31 Jul 1954, Riverside Cemetery, Madelia, Watowan, Minnesota
Religion Lutheran
Alias/AKA Ole
Father Johannes Johanni (1832-1911)
Mother Christina Tarnutzer (1823-1916)
No Children
Medical Notes for Ulrich Johanni
His cause of death is listed as coronary occlusion, generalized arteriosclerosis, and malnutrition.
Misc. Notes
The witnesses at his baptism were David Feeder and his wife. [I wonder if they were ancestors of Barb Laingen's husband Larry Feder?]

He was attending school at the time of the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Ulrich was confirmed as Oli Johanni. He was also listed as Ole in the 1865 Minnesota census. He was still living on the family farm at the 1885 Minnesota census. He was living in Madelia in 1916 and 1927. Ole was a witness at the wedding of his nephew John Oliver Halvorson in 1910 at Cady, Wisconsin.

His gravestone (to the right of his mother's) reads:

" Son
Ulrich Johanni
Sept. 17, 1863
July 29, 1954
At Rest"

Madelia Times-Messenger, 6 August 1954, p. 3:



Ulrich Johanni, one of Madelia's oldest and most respected residents, passed away Thursday evening, July 29, 1954, at 7:30 at the George Gronewold home near Lewisville. He had reached the advanced age of 91 years, ten months and 12 days and the end came peacefully as he slept.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Adrien Olson in charge and Mrs. Darol Morris sang two solos.
Casket bearers were Messrs. Chet Bundy, Stanley Sprague, Anton Anderson, Matt Nostdal, John Larson and Orin Slocum, members of the I. O. O. F. Lodge. The remains were laid to rest in Riverside cemetery beside the graves of his parents.
The deceased was born in Linden township, Brown county, Sept. 17, 1863, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Johanni, and they were among the first to establish a home in that county. There the family endured the terrors of Indian uprisings, while the father served two years away from home in the Second Minnesota cavalry. Once the mother and three small children, Ulrich, Anna and Elizabeeth, took refuge in an open well when marauding Sioux Indians, who were on the war path, came and burned down their barn.
Mr. Johanni was baptized and confirmed in the Linden Lutheran church and later became a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Madelia. He also belonged to the I. O. O. F. Lodge.
In 1893, he came to Madelia with his father and mother. Ulrich never married and after the death of his mother in 1916, he lived alone until two and one half years ago when due to ill health and his advanced years, he went to live with his niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Gronewold.
Ulrich, or "Ole" as he was always called, loved Madelia, its churches, its hospital and schools. He was always interested in educationa and any young student, who was working his way through school, could always receive help from him if asked. He was known for his great kindness. "Ole" subscribed for papers and magazines, which he read without glasses up to his last days and he always read every word in the Madelia Times-Messenger. His hearing had become poor as of late years.
Mr. Johanni is survived by ten nieces and nephews. His parents, sisters Elizabeth and Anna Halverson, and half brothers Nicolas and Valentine Schaleben, preceded him in death."
1, 10 (Riverside Cemetery photos)
1865 Minn. census, Brown Co., Linden, p. 2 [LDS FHL microfilm 565714]
1870 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 1, p. 1006
1875 Minnesota census, Brown Co., v. B-2, p. 211 [LDS FHL microfilm 565717]
1880 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 616, p. 44D
1885 Minn. census, Brown Co., p. 481 [LDS FHL microfilm 565735]
1920 U.S. census, Watonwan Co., Minnesota, r. 866, E.D. 217, p. 217B
Last Modified 21 Sep 1999 Created 4 Jul 2001 by EasyTree for Windows

Contents * Index * Surnames * Contact