Martha Johnson-Wilson obituary
Martha (Holland) Johnson-Wilson was born 1838, March 13, Traanhjem, Norge. She immigrated with her parents to this country with her parents when she was twelve years old, 1850. They settled Racine county, Wis., near Michigan, on a farm. After four years they moved to Winishiek county, Iowa. At the age of 15 she was confirmed by Rev. Stubb, the father of Dr. H.G. Stubb. The church in which she was confirmed was the first Lutheran church built in America. It was a log building, later moved to St. Anthony, Minn. At the age of 17, she went to Fort Snelling, and later to Stillwater, where she was united in marriage to Mr. M. Wilson.
After having lived at several places in Iowa and Minnesota, they moved to Lyle, where Mr. Wilson was in mercantile business in Lyle for many years.
To this union was born Mrs. Annie Irgins, of Valley City, N.D.; Mrs. Jennie Nyhus, Spring Grove, Minn; Andrew Wilson, deceased, Belle, also deceased, Oscar of this place. A little girl, who died in infancy, Theodore E. of Souvis, and Marcus E., of Minneapolis with whom the deceased made her home the last years of her life. Della, who has been staying at the Marcus E. Wilson home in Minneapolis. Mrs. Mable Tollefson, of Minneapolis.
The deceased has been quite well until recently. She died last Friday, the 18th of April, at the age of 81.
The deceased leaves a brother, Mr. O. C. Johnson Holland, of Decorah, Iowa, and Andrew M. Holland, Spring Grove, Minn. Funeral services were held on Monday from Lutheran church, Lyle, and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.