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At 09:51 PM 2/27/2006 -0600, Jon Byerly wrote:
> Not a problem. I'll send all the images you want.
> Wow !! I'm impressed. Axel Jacobson is all over the web.
>You have several sites and there are many,
>one including pictures, besides yours.
> You may have run across me on any one of many genealogical
>forums/sites. I've been doing research for
>almost 6 years now. I don't recall our paths ever having crossed before.
> : ) Jon
Kindly tell me where is the page and the picture of Axel Jacobson besides
mine. I am happy
if somebody else is working on this.
Here is what I just wrote based upon the information you have provided.
Please tell me what you think.
"Jacob Johnson appears on the 1870 Census in Jefferson County, Iowa, looks
like Penn Township, page 40, line 40, age 60 as a R.R. Laborer. The
railroad was being constructed through there at this time. There are 12
Swedes on this page. The top name is R.R. Contractor and members of his
family. What is surprising is that his son, Axel Jacobson, is not in this
group or anywhere to be found. Perhaps Axel was a in Chicago at this time
and Jabob had gone to Jefferson County to join the other Swedes there and
later Axel came to join him, rather than the other way around."
So, as you can see, now I have a new theory, which is that although Axel
came to America first, he stopped in Chicago. Jacob went to Fairfield, Iowa
to join the growing Swedish community there and to work on the railroad and
then Axel came later and joined him.
This still leaves the mystery of where Jacob was during the 1880 US census
and the 1885 Iowa State Census. Since Jacob died in 1886 his name should
appear somewhere. (I previously believed that Jacob died in 1873, but that
is apparently wrong.)
Also, I am trying to find out if Jacob remarried and had more children.
Thank you again,
Jacob Axel Johnson (1810-1886)
I am searching for census information on Jacob Axel Johnson who was born in
Sweden on August 1, 1810 and died in Iowa in 1886. I cannot find him or any
member of his family anywhere in the 1880 census, and I have searched as
thoroughly as I can.
The wife of Jacob Axel Johansson died at sea in 1869 on the way to America
was thrown overboard (buried at sea). Their son, Axel Jacobson, had
preceded them to America and they were going to join him. The son, Axel,
had paid for their trip.
Axel bought what became the family farm two miles south of Orient, Adair
County, Iowa in 1880, I believe. Previously he had lived with his wife,
Carrie Cassel, in Four Corners, Jefferson County, Iowa, near Fairfield.
(They Did Not Live in
Minnesota !! I write that because there is a nearly identical family with
the same names in Minnesota at that time and researchers often assume that
they are the same people. I have established conclusively that they are not
the same people.)
Prior to marrying Carrie Cassel, Axel Jacobson had lived for five years in
Chicago, according to one researcher.
Last week, I received information which indicates that after his wife died
in 1869, Jacob Axel Johnson may have remarried. Jacob Axel Johnson or
Johansson was buried in Orient Cemetery in Orient, Adair County, Iowa.
However, all of the other members of the Jacobson Family going down to my
mother, Helen Marjorie Jacobson, are buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in
Spaulding Township, Union County, near Creston, Iowa. Also, a researcher
reports that Jacob Axel Johnson seems to have been buried with a wife and
two children. Since his first wife was definitely buried at sea this, if
correct, means that he remarried.
Please note variations on the spelling of him name. In Sweden, he spelled
his name Johansson, but in America he spelled it Johnson or Jonsson. His
middle name was Axel but sometimes it was spelled Azel. His first name was
Jacob but some times it is spelled Jakob.
His son, Axel Jacobson, was in the real estate business and bought and sold
houses in Creston up until his death in 1937. They lived at 510 West
Montgomery Street in Creston. That house was demolished recently.
Although I could not find Axel Jacobson or any member of his family in the
1880 US Census, I did find them all in the 1885 Iowa State Census, except for
Jacob. However, I can no longer find that Census on line. Can anybody
please tell me where it is?
Could somebody please look for Jacob Axel Johnson in any census, State or
Federal, from 1870 to 1885? I have not found him anywhere. I especially
want to know if he had a second wife or children, which would indicate that
I have living cousins.
Everything I already know about this subject is on my websites at
Thank you in advance,