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Near Kandiyohi in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carrie Johnson

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. Carrie Johnson Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Carrie (Pehrson) Johnson, the first white person buried in what is now Kandiyohi County, came here with her husband, John, and six month old son in the fall of 1857, from Sweden. She died in April 1858, and was buried near her new house. After her death, her family moved to Chisago Lake. Her unmarked grave was discovered by Nels P. Freeman, in 1909, while plowing. A wedding ring proved her identity.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.

 
Erected by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 4.999′ N, 94° 52.885′ W. Marker is near Kandiyohi, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on 120th Street Southeast (County Road 134) 3.9 miles south of 15th Avenue Northeast (U.S. 12), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 10½ driving miles from Willmar. Marker is in this post office area: Kandiyohi MN 56251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
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By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. Carrie Johnson Marker
as the crow flies. Capitol Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Other Day Camp (approx. 3.2 miles away); Red River Trail (approx. 6.6 miles away); US-Dakota War of 1862 Aftermath (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tromso Norsk Evangeliske Kirken (approx. 7.4 miles away); Diamond Lake Camp (approx. 7.4 miles away); Diamond Lake Community Park (approx. 7.5 miles away); Backlund / Lorentson Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kandiyohi.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Carrie Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. Carrie Johnson Marker
Site where unmarked grave of settler was discovered.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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