Johann H. G. and Sophia Henrietta (Schmidt) Janssen

Henry Ludwig Janssen was born August 28, 1886 in Nemaha County, Nebraska (1942 registration in Modesto California)

John Peter Rudolph Janssen was born at Leroy, Colorado January 20, 1893. (1917 registration in Upland, Franklin County, Nebraska)

Johann proved up  a quarter in 33, 6N 50W in 1896.

Pelter Janssen had cash-claimed a quarter in Sedgwick County in 1886, and  Anton Janssen cash-claimed a quarter in 3N 48W in 1890 (about twenty miles away, and Frederich Peter Janssen proved up one in 2N49W (Washington County( in 1892.

In 1900 Franklin County, Nebraska, "Henry Johnsen" born Dec 1862 in Germany, married 17 years to Sophia Feb 1862 Germany.  They have Martin June 1883 New Jersey, Henry August 1885 Nebraska, Emma Nov 1887 Nebraska, Leana Jan 1890 Colorado, Rudolph Jan 1892 Colorado, Henrietta Dec 1893 Colorado, and Otto May 1898 Nebraska.

In 1910 Franklin County, Sophia is 49, divorced, with Henry 23 married to Johanna 2, with Henrietta 15 and Otto 19

In Buffalo County, Nebraska in 1920, Sophia H. is 59, widowed, with Henrietta M. 25 - a college student - and Otto G. 19.

She's probably the Sophia Janssen that FindAGrave 48158424 has buried in Saint Helena, Napa County, California.  California death records have Sophia, age 67, dying May 15, 1928  (same cemetery as daughter Engeline)

Henry John Janssen, per FindaGrave 38847856, is buried in Modesto, California -1862-1949.

Rudolph was in Perkins County, Nebraska in 1920, 28, married to Matilda 27, with four-month-old Walter.

"Engelie" F. Mennenga 48233653 - 1891-1945 and George F. Mennenga 1883-1966 are buried in Saint Helena, Napa County California.

The first Otto G. H. Janssen, born May 25, 1898 died August 20, 1900, and is buried in Upland, Nebraska  # 133943367, the second, Otto H. Janssen, born in 1900, died January 16, 1992 in Auburn, Washington. 

1961 Billings, Montana

Otto # 28287374 and Marian L. Janssen 1904-1980 are buried in  Auburn.

1955 Word has been received in Centralia, (Washington) of the death of Mrs. Phoebe Leona Monning, 79, a former Waunch Prairie resident. She passed away Thursday at an Auburn nursing: home. Mrs. Monning was born Oct. 17 1875, in Illinois. She had been a resident of Auburn for 18 months moving there from Renton, where she lived for five years. She went to Renton from Waunch Prairie where she made her home for two years. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marian Janssen, Auburn; a son, Francis L., Port Chicago, Calif., 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Sticklin chapel in Centralia with the Rev. E. W. Rogers of Auburn officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial park

Henrietta Matilda Janssen, born Dec 6 1894 in Colorado, died July 19, 1988 in Mendocino County, California, mother's maiden name Schmidt.

1986 Ukiah, California  "In a one-vehicle accident, Hilda Hoagland, 74, received minor injuries and her 90-year- old passenger Henrietta Janssen received moderate to major injuries Wednesday when their car ran off Highway 101 at Acorn Park in Willits Wednesday afternoon, went down an embankment and overturned. Both women are from Covelo and both were taken to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits. Hoagland was treated and released; Janssen was admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman."

Henrietta Matilda Janssen WILLITS, CALIFORNIA Services were held Thursday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Covelo for Henrietta Matilda Janssen, 93, who died Tuesday, July 19, 1988 in Covelo. Inurnment was private, under the direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary. Janssen was born in Logan County, Colo., Dec. 6, 1894. She had lived in Covelo for the past two years, coming to this community from Modesto. She was a registered nurse at Scenic General Hospital during her adult life. She was also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include a brother, Otto Janssen of Auburn, Wash.; six nieces: Hilda Hoagland of Covelo, Bertha Fritz of Minden, Neb., Ruth Von Dohlen of San Jose, Glenda pwef of Loma Linda, Lucille Oer hilen and Eldaa Williams of Sonora; three nephews: Dick Janssen of Auburn, Wash., Ron Oerhilen of Modesto, and Bob Janssen of Ohio. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Seventh-day Adventist School in Covelo.

Emma H. Lieske -# 130510313 (stone has Nov 3, 1888-Nov 22, 1987) and Ferdinand W. Lieske 1887-1967 are buried in Upland, Nebraska.

Henry Ludwig Janssen, born August 28, 1886 in Nebraska, died July 19, 1947 in Stanislaus County, California, mother's maiden name Schmidt.

The Modesto Bee
Saturday, July 19, 1947

H. L. Janssen, Jr., 60, Carpenter, Succumbs

Henry Ludwig Janssen, Jr. 60, a Modesto carpenter for seven years, died this morning after an extended illness.
He was a native of Nebraska and a member of the First Lutheran Church.
Janssen was the husband of Mrs. Johanna Janssen; father of Mrs. Pearl Williams of Modesto, Ernest Janssen of Springfield, Ore., Mrs. Esther Frerichs of Bloomington, Neb., son of Henry L. Janssen, Sr., of Modesto; brother of Henrietta Janssen of Greeley, Colo., Mrs. Emma Leiske of Upland, Neb., Otto Janssen of Auburn, Wash., nephew of Ralph and Miss Lena Janssen of Modesto. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Salas Brothers-Moore Funeral Chapel.
The Modesto Bee
Feb. 12, 1963

Johanna Janssen
Funeral services for Johanna Mary Janssen will be held Friday at 11 AM in the Grace Lutheran Church, 617 West Orangeburg Avenue, Modesto.

The 76 year old former Modesto resident died Saturday in Franklin, Neb. She had lived in Modesto during the 1940's. Her husband, Henry Janssen, died here in 1947.

The Rev. Arthur Brohm, Jr., will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Salas Brothers-Moore Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

1938 Greeley Colorado JANNSEN George John Janssen of 426 12th St. Son of Mr. and Mrs.  Martin Janssen of Greeley. Brother, Clarence Janssen of LaSalle,. Mrs. Edith Rumsey of Briggsdale, Miss Ruth Janssen of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Mabel Adolph, Raymond, Lucille,. Anita, and Henry Janssen all of Greeley. Arrangements later.

1950 Greeley, Colorado   Thanks to Michael E. Crew

October 1957 Greeley "Henry was born September 2, 1928 to Martin and Sadie Janssen in Ault, CO. Martin grew up in the Greeley, CO area, attending schools there, and at the age of 17, joined the Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor.

He met his wife, Marie Lampe, on a blind date, introduced by Marie's friend Betty Strausheim. They married on October 28, 1951.

After their first son, Brian, was born, Henry went to Chicago to attend diesel mechanics school. After he finished his schooling, he was hired by International Harvest Company in Commerce City, CO. He was employed there until his death on October 26th, 1957. "

Raymond Lawrence Janssen was born in 1922. While working in Stockton, CA, he came back to Colorado for his mother's funeral in December 1971. As a favor to his employers, he drove to Denver to check out a construction job. On his way home, he was killed in a car accident northbound on Interstate 25 200 yards from the Erie exit on the way back from checking out the job. He died instantly at approximately 4:40pm MST.

Pearl Norris, Raymond's first wife, were married Dec. 13, 1944 in Seattle. Raymond was stationed for 41 months in the Navy overseas, but had recently returned to the states, and was now stationed in Seattle.
In an article dated Dec 9, 1941, that said Raymond was working at Pearl Harbor, for about a year, as a Sea Bee, also worked as mechanic on shore.


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