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Marta Johnson

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
My ancestors were early Dutch settlers, immigrants from Sweden, England, Germany, Scotland... They were developers, wooden shoe makers, proto social workers, mahogany merchants, Revolutionary War Patriots (and probable Loyalists), Confederate soldiers & Yanks whose wealth came from making ammunition. They were generations of slave-holders of enslaved African-Americans in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, & Tennessee, and probable slave-holders who made a living on sugar plantations in Barbados.
Marta N. Johnson
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (2000s - unknown)], [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2010s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Biographical Highlights

  • 1982: Born in the USA.
  • 2000 - 2004: Attended liberal arts college. Studied Chinese, Theater, and Opera Production.
  • Nov 2005: Met future-spouse on the campus of the university in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Apr 2008: Birth of son in hospital.
  • Jul 2009: Married to spouse by Frau Gesine Jürges at the Standesamt am Kloster in Ribnitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
  • Oct 2009: Birth of daughter in hospital.
  • Feb 2012: Birth of son at home.
  • Apr 2015: Birth of son at home.

Genealogical Interests

The maternal grandfather's genealogy is presently the focus of a dedicated cousin. My maternal grandmother's genealogy is being championed by my mother. My paternal grandmother comes from several large southern families whose genealogies are well documented. My current pursuit has been to research and document my paternal grandfather's side, an extended family of Swedish-Americans and their descendants.

In Dec 2005 and Aug 2014, I made visits to the towns of Vänga and Örsås, the home parishes of Hugo's parents Claus and Hilda Johnson, respectively. The current owners of an ancestral home in Vänga, called Enebacken, warmly welcomed me and my family and let us camp on the property for a couple of nights. I've shared photos and maps from that visit on Enebacken's page.

Great-grandmother Hilda kept a collection of old family photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, postcards, books, and other sentimental personal items. This, along with some items from Hilda's niece Esther Holmquist, was inherited by daughter Hildur. Hildur assembled some cherished mementos into scrapbooks. When Hildur died in 1994, Hildur's beloved niece Sarajane Johnson became responsible for much of the collection.

On a visit in Nov 2015, Sarajane gave me generous access to this collection. I scanned a large percentage of the items. Many letters and postcards are yet untranslated from their original Swedish. Processing, translating, and properly sharing this digital collection is one of my current ongoing projects.

In the same month, I visited the Swenson Center in Rock Island, Illinois and viewed their microfilm records of Bethel Lutheran Church in Braddock, PA. This was an important cultural center for the Swedish community in the first half of the 20th century. The Swenson Center also houses the microfilm archives of the Svenska Veckobladet, which was a Swedish language weekly newspaper published out of McKeesport, PA, and the go-to publication for sharing important news in the Swedish-speaking community around Pittsburgh.

Outside of WikiTree, I contribute to these other related sites:, FindAGrave,, FamilySearch

I have a paid subscription to, Sweden's ArkivDigital, and to the archives of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I am glad to assist you by looking things up in these sources.

There are a couple WikiTree Space pages that I manage:

Braddock's Bethel Lutheran Church
The croft of Enebacken in Vänga, Sweden
Holmgren Family History, written by my great-aunt and her cousins.


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Hi Marta,

Welcome to the Germany Project. Please read the Germany project page add GERMANY to your list of followed tags, and can you please send me a private message with your email address so i can add you to our Google Group. The group is where our project communicates.

Thanks for joining, I look forward to working with you.

Kylie Haese ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Marta, are you related to the Watsons? They are my cousin Gail's family, have you met?
posted by Heather Husted
Marta and Charles are 6th cousins

Marta Johnson and Charles Onstott are both descendants of Isham Nettles.

posted by Charles Onstott
Source-a-Thon is a joint effort to reduce the amount of unsourced profiles on WikiTree.

The event will be held 8 AM (ET) September 28 - 8 AM (ET) October 1. (That would be 15.00 in Finland and 14.00 in the other Scandinavian countries.)

If you would like to help us, please answer this G2G thread Have you registered for the source-a-thon yet? indicating you would like to join Spic-n-Span Scandinavians. More information on Spic-n-Span Scandinavians - Source-a-Thon

posted by Maggie Andersson
Hi Marta, saw your note on Alexander Lindsay who died in Empress of Ireland. You cited his parents by profile number, only there are tons of Lindsay's to look through to find them. Can you put the link to them on Alexander's profile please? Then I can link him up. Thanks.
posted by Danielle Liard
Hello Merta,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

posted by Keith Hathaway
You're very welcome! You were very helpful to me and I felt that you deserved recognition for it. If you would like to help locate Jöns' descendants, that would be great. Thanks again! :)
posted by E. Gatlin
Hi, I am Dorothy, a WikiTree mentor!! Are you enjoying your time on WikiTree so far?

Now that you have had a little time to try our site, there are a few more features you may find useful:

For instance, ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards; including some tips on writing biographies

Also a friendly reminder about adding sources and references to your profile. Sources are critically important for genealogy and you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from. This page describes different kinds of sources:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Marta and welcome to Wikitree. I live not so far from Örsås in Västra Götaland.
So glad you Volunteered!

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree! Thank you for volunteering.

Have fun and ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist.

If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.

See you in the branches!

Laura, WikiGreeter

posted by Laura (Marland) Harlow
Hi Marta,

Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here.


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