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Peter, ALONE, emigrates to Norway, Michigan by way of Hull, England on 21 March 1882 on the ship "Romeo" he is number 15939. His wife Augusta and her son Karl Erik moved from Lågnäs, Grangärde (W) to Göteborg on 25 June 1882 (AI: 20A p167, Grangärde, Lågnäs). His wife Augusta and her son Karl Erik emigrated 7 July 1882 from Göteborg to Norway, Michigan, USA (They traveled on the ship "Romeo" to Hull 7/7/1882 Number 19000). Peter, his wife Augusta, and their two sons Carl Erik and Per August returned to Grangärde (W) kn 1886. They move from Lågnäs, Grangärde (W) to Göteborg on 10 Ajpril 1887 (AI: 20A p167, Grangärde). They emigrate again on 22 April 1887 from Göteborg to Norway, MIchigan, USA. (They travel on ship "Juno" to Hull, England 22/4/1887 Number 9931).
Peter was a miner at the Aragon mine in Norway, MIchigan.
Petere became a naturalized citizen of the USA on April 6, 1892 at the Dickinson County Court House, Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Peter, Augusta and children lived at 526 Section Street in Norway, Michigan.
Excerpt for the(75th Anniversary, 1958 - Evangelical Covenant Church, Norway, Michigan
"For some reason, twelve years after the first organization of the church they met again, this time in 1894 for the purpose of reorganizing the congregation. This time thirteen people became charter members of the church. They are, Peter Johnson, chairman, Charles Almquist, secretary, Charles Thorpe, treasurer; A P Asp, deacon, E E Hendrickson, deacon, Mrs Ida Asp, Martin Bjorkman, August Gustafson, Emma Gustafson, Mina Gustafson, Anna Gustafson, J P Stenberg, and Ulrica Johnson.
At the next business session of the church in December the following new members were welcomed into the congregation, Mr Joh E Anderson, Mrs Charles Almquist, Mrs Charles Thorpe, and Mrs Peter Johnson.
The first Sunday School sessions were held in the Turnblom home on Main (Nelson) Street, beginning in 1894. Many of the church services were still held in the homes of members of the congregation, until the Norwegian Luthera church became available for their use on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
When the group finally realized the urgent need for a church home, efforts were first made to purchase the Norwegian Lutheran Church. When these efforts failed they immediately set upon the task of securing a building site. The site was donated by the mining company. The cost of the original building was approximately $1200.00. More than half of this sum was raised within a few weeks, again revealing the real interest in the work. The original structure erected in 1898 is still a part of the present building used by the congregation (SE corner of Brown & 8th Ave). Remodeling projects carried on at various times has resulted in the present structure."
Obituary in Daily News, Iron Mountain, Michigan, May 31, 1927
"OLD RESIDENT OF NORWAY IS DEAD, HERE SINCE 1882.
Peter Johnson Passes Away Following Lingering Illness.
Peter Johnson, aged 71 years and a resident of Norway for the past 45 years, died at 7:15 o'clock yesterday morning, following a lingering illness. Mr. Johnson was one of the leading pioneer residents of the community, having during most of his residence here been actively associated with the mining activities of the city and district.
Besides his widow he is survived by five sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. Carl Nelson of Detroit and Miss Alma of Norway, Carl E, Frad A, and David of Detroit, August P of Hankinson, N.D., and Victor H of Hibbing, Minn. Two sisters, Mrs Sarah Turnblom and Mrs. C. Peterson, reside in Norway. All of the relatives, living outside the community have arrived here.
Mr Johnson was born April 20, 1956 At Grangärde, Sweden. He arrived in the United States March 21, 1882 and came to Norway April 12, of the same year. He was for many years connected with the mining industry by the first exploration companies in the community, later being employed by the Oliver Iron Mining company at its Aragon property. He retired several years ago.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home, with interment in Norway cemetery. The Rev. Gustafson will officiate."