Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

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Ron S. Johnson
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 22 Sep 2019 | Created 11 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 19 Sep 2019
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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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"If it ain't got good sources, it's not genealogy ... it's just story-tellin'!"... and you can quote me on that.
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On 19 Sep 2019 at 08:55 GMT Charlie Vines wrote:

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.

On 15 Sep 2019 at 01:29 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

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

On 19 Jun 2019 at 15:10 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

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

On 6 Jun 2019 at 01:14 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

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

On 18 Apr 2019 at 02:18 GMT Alex Stronach wrote:

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

On 12 Apr 2019 at 11:35 GMT Ulrich Seeckt wrote:

Hi Ron,

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



On 14 Feb 2019 at 22:26 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:

Thanks for cleaning up some of my entries. I'm still learning!


On 31 Oct 2018 at 16:30 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:

Thank you for cleaning up and adding to Harriett Ashkettle's profile. She is my second great grandmother and I remember living relatives who knew her. This side of my family had some violent and interesting pasts. I am working to gather materials to place into the profiles.

On 4 Sep 2018 at 23:58 GMT Nancy Thomas wrote:

Thank you for the wonderful comments you made about my work on Thomas Sanders! I really appreciate the feedback from someone so experienced. Makes all those days hunched over the microfilm reader worth it!

Nancy Thomas

On 15 Aug 2018 at 19:09 GMT Dave Sickmeier wrote:


I was able to reference in my files where data was collected from the Lutheran Church, Maeystown, Illinois from Elaine York, Genealogist, Salt Lake, Utah. This was on my Great Grandmother which included Carl listed as Father.


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