Johannah Larsdotter


Personal and Family Information

Johannah was born on 16 DEC 1854 in Jung, Skaraborg, Vastergotland, Sweden, the daughter of Lars Stokat and Maja Lena Jonasdotter.

She died on 19 MAR 1951 in Osage City, Osage County, Kansas.

Her husband was August Hokansson, who she married on 2 JUL 1887 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Their four known children were Edith Marie (1888-1940), Nina Martina (1890-1980), Edna Julia (1892-1945) and Agnes Helena (1897-1975).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Johannah Larsdotter


Lars Stokat


Anna Andersdotter


Anders Esping




Maja Lena Jonasdotter


Jonas Andersson


Anders Jacobsson


Catherina Andersdotter


Anna Mansdotter



Birth16 DEC 1854
Place: Jung, Skaraborg, Vastergotland, Sweden
Death19 MAR 1951
Place: Osage City, Osage County, Kansas
Death19 MAR 1951
Place: Osage City, Kansas
BurialMAR 1951
Place: Union Cemetery, Osage City, Osage County, Kansas
Place: Union Cemetery Osage


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!Notes: Worked as a maid at several farms in Sweden. Before leaving for the US she was a maid at Stora Noleby in Fyrunga Parish. Came to US in 1884. Name changed to Larson in the US.

!Source: Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991

Name: Johanna Larsdotter

Gender: Kvinna [Female]

Birth Date: 16 dec 1854

Birth Place: Jung, Skaraborg [Västra Götaland]

Departure Date: 18 maj 1886 [18 May 1886]

Departure Place: Fyrunga, Skaraborg [Västra Götaland]

Arrival Place: Amerika [USA]

Occupation or Relation: Piga

Marital Status: Unmarried [Single]

Notes: Travels alone

Original Page: 82

Household Members:


Johanna Larsdotter

!Source: 1930 United States Federal Census [A couple houses down from Agnes Woolery].

enumerated 7 Apr 1930

Name: Johanna L Hokanson

Age: 75

Estimated birth year: abt 1855

Birthplace: Sweden

Relation to head-of-house: Head

Race: White

Home in 1930: Osage City, Osage, Kansas


Hokanson, Johnanna, head, house value $1000, age 75, widow, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated 1880, naturalized, speaks English

!Obituary: Osage City newspaper


Mrs. Johannah Larson Hokanson, born in Vestergotland, Sweden in 1854, passed away Monday, March 19, 1851, being 96 years, 3 months and 3 days at the time of her death. She was Osage City's oldest citizen.


Several years ago Mrs. Hokanson fractured her hip and since then has spent the greater part of the time in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Woolery. She was able to get about the house some by the use of crutches.


She came to this country at the age of 25 years and made her home in Topeka, Kansas, where she met and married August Hokanson, also of Topeka, on July 2, 1887.


To this union four girls were born, Edith, Nina, Edna and Agnes. The Hokanson family lived in Topeka, then moved to Texas for ten years, then back to Topeka, where the husband preceded Mrs. Hokanson in death in1901.


After the death of her husband Mrs. Hokanson and family moved to Osage City where she has resided the last fifty years. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Edith Barnes of Collinsville, Oklahoma and Mrs. Edna Bennett, of O'Neal, Nebraska.; also three sister and two brothers.


She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nina Berry of Emporia and Mrs. Agnes Woolery of Osage City; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Powers, Oregon. She also leaves 26 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.


Down through the years Mrs. Hokanson was a busy woman rearing her family and being a good neighbor and friend. She was a faithful member of the Grace Lutheran Church for 32 years, being received into membership on April 18, 1919. She has been keenly interested in her church even though it has been physically impossible for her to attend divine worship for many years. She loved her Bible and devotional books.


Funeral Services were held from the Grace Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. N. E. Olson conducting the services. A male quartet composed of Rudolph Fager, Albert Lungren, Laurel Fager and Horace Kibbe sang "The City , Four Square" and "Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace". with Don Lofgren at the organ. Burial was made in the Union Cemetery.


Those attending the funeral from out of town were Mrs. Nina Berry, Emporia; Mrs. Preston Hyde and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Berry, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gregg and son, Dodge City; Mrs. James Hotchkiss, Houston, Texas; Dr. H. L. Bennett, Dorothy Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McKamy and daughter, O'Neill, Nebraska. Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence Palmberg, Mrs. Emmett Coppick, Mrs. Albert DeArmond, Mrs. Robert Fisher, Mrs. Leo Hoffman, Charles Barnes III, of Collinsville, Okla. Rev. and Mrs. Tom Robertson, Jasper, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Albin Lundquist, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Andees, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.

Whitehead, Mrs. and W. J. Whitehead and Mr. and Mrs. L. Johnson and daughter, Kansas City.

!Caption: under picture in same paper with above article:

Mrs. Johanna Hokanson

Mrs. Johanna Hokanson, who passes away March 19, was Osage City’s oldest resident and had reached the age of 96 years, 3 months, and 3 days. She had been a resident of Osage City fifty years. Obituary on another page.

!Notes: from Cynthia Goynes

3-28-1951 services cost casket--339.00 tax--4.07 Opening grave 16.00 full cost of $359.07.... Marker for grave was $58.91.....Casket Spray $20.40

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