Ron Johnson
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Ron Johnson

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Ron S. Johnson
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Oct 2020
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Ron Johnson has German Roots.
Proud of my German roots!
This profile is part of the Monroe County, Illinois One Place Study.


Hello, everybody. Spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ is my passion, and genealogy is my primary hobby.

I began working on my family's history in the early 1990's. Back then, all of my research was done at the library from books, microfilm, and mail. And, it was all on paper. I didn't even own a computer! In some ways, I kinda miss those early days.

Anyway, I eventually bought a computer, then at some point in the late 90's I stumbled onto Wow!!! so much stuff there!!! Through their message boards I discovered several second & third cousins, and that helped immensely.

In 2004, I married a woman from Monroe County, Illinois, a small, rural farming village just across the Mississippi River from my home in St. Louis Missouri. The more I got to know her extended family and the people from that area, I quickly became fascinated with the seemingly infinite number of family connections, by blood and/or marriage, between virtually everyone in and near that area. I began compiling a genealogy of that area, and now have several thousand records of all sorts. Mostly obituaries, my favorite source material, but also scads of other stuff as well.

I'm most thankful that my wife shares my passion with me, and also tolerates my obsession with genealogy. Not all wives could, or would.

Besides the gospel, my wife, and genealogy, all of which I love, I also enjoy reading and the outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing. Who can beat those things???


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Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Ron reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Ron reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Ron,

I got an e-mail notification from Wiki Tree that you added a Jacob Noll. 1860-1938. Where can I find his family tree? Thanks, Margaret M. Noll (

posted by Margaret Noll
here is his profile (still under construction, so to speak)

If you have ancestry, the page I have there, with more sources, is

posted by Ron Johnson
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Ron reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (November), thank you!  *Could you do us a favor though, and go here to sign up officially at  And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks.  Got a question, see this page as well:  

Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinator

posted by Dorothy Barry
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Ron sourced the most profiles in the Nov 2nd, 2019 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

Congrats Ron! you scored the highest with 15 profiles sourced!

posted by Alex Stronach
Ron, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ron,

I have modified Bolin's profile as well as his wifes. I also added children that were listed on the 1850 census according to your direction. Each profile has the link for the transcription and the transcription is linked to each profile.

Don't know if you know it, but it is possible that each of the family, except Prudence, Sarah, and possible Levina (depending on when she was born) were citizens of the Republic of Texas if they were her before 29 Dec 1845 when the Republic became a state.

posted by Charlie Vines
Ron, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Great bio, by the way!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ron,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Connectors Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

Thank you! Michelle~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Ron,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello Ron,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker to track a change during a recent Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in the Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

Alex - Sourcerer Sprint Co-facilitator

PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile

posted by Alex Stronach
Hi Ron,

please don't touch the suffixes for the Arndt family. The are essential for finding the person in the Arndt tree.



posted by Ulrich Seeckt