Johanna Christina Palsson or Pahlson, 18451929 (aged 83 years)

Name
Johanna Christina Palsson or Pahlson
Given names
Johanna Christina
Surname
Palsson or Pahlson
Birth August 8, 1845 25 38
MarriageJim JenssonView this family

Death of a fatherPahl Jonsson
November 24, 1865 (aged 20 years)

Birth of a daughterTekla Cornelia Jonson
March 2, 1870 (aged 24 years)
Note: Letter written by Gordon Whiting. It is not dated, but probably written in the 1980s. It is entitl…
Birth of a daughterTekla Cornelia Jonson
March 2, 1870 (aged 24 years)
Note: Letter written by Gordon Whiting. It is not dated, but probably written in the 1980s. It is entitl…
Birth of a daughterHilma Josefina Jonson
April 15, 1871 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a daughterHilma Josefina Jonson
April 15, 1871 (aged 25 years)
LDS baptism May 1871 (aged 25 years)

Birth of a daughterAlma Elvira Jonson
November 25, 1872 (aged 27 years)
Note:      Letter written by Gordon Whiting, not dated, but  probably written in the 1980s. It is entitled…
Birth of a daughterAlma Elvira Jonson
November 25, 1872 (aged 27 years)
Note:      Letter written by Gordon Whiting, not dated, but  probably written in the 1980s. It is entitled…
MarriagePhineas Wolcott CookView this family
September 13, 1878 (aged 33 years)
Note: "The family agreed to sponsor Johanna Polson as a plural wife, and sent money so she could immi…
LDS endowment September 13, 1878 (aged 33 years)

LDS spouse sealingPhineas Wolcott CookView this family
September 13, 1878 (aged 33 years)

LDS temple: Endowment House

Birth of a sonCarl Cook
September 25, 1879 (aged 34 years)
Marriage of a parentPhineas Wolcott CookJohana Ulrika LundgrenView this family
July 8, 1880 (aged 34 years)
Note: IGI International Genealogical Index
Birth of a sonMoses Cook
November 20, 1880 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a sonKib Phineas Cook
July 4, 1882 (aged 36 years)
Death of a motherJohana Ulrika Lundgren
November 9, 1883 (aged 38 years)
Note: Records of Carl Cook.
Birth of a sonJay Emerson Cook
August 18, 1884 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a sonOmer Cook
August 18, 1884 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a sonParley Abraham Cook
March 23, 1886 (aged 40 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge W. ShurtliffAlma Elvira JonsonView this family
July 3, 1888 (aged 42 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge W. ShurtliffAlma Elvira JonsonView this family
July 3, 1888 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a sonAdelbert L. Kinfort Cook
July 20, 1889 (aged 43 years)
Note: Obituary printed in the Star Valley, Wyoming obituaries: "Delbert L. Cook died 15 October 1960 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born 20 July 1889 at Logan, Utah. He was taken to Afton, Wyoming after his birth until his marriage to Mildred Zumbrunnin in Kemmerer, Wyoming." ("Wyoming, Star Valley Independent Obituaries, 1901-2015," database with images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WJ-Y1NM : accessed 13 July 2019), Delbert R Cook, ; citing Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, Star Valley Historical Society, Afton; FHL microfilm 101,903,571.)
Birth of a daughterIdalia Johanna Cook
September 4, 1889 (aged 44 years)
Marriage of a childThomas or William SpencerHilma Josefina JonsonView this family
about 1893 (aged 47 years)

Marriage of a childThomas or William SpencerHilma Josefina JonsonView this family
about 1893 (aged 47 years)

Death of a husbandPhineas Wolcott Cook
July 24, 1900 (aged 54 years)
Burial of a husbandPhineas Wolcott Cook
July 27, 1900 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childCarl CookElla CallView this family
September 10, 1902 (aged 57 years)

Marriage of a childKib Phineas CookRose Adeline DimickView this family
June 17, 1903 (aged 57 years)

Marriage of a childJay Emerson CookElla BellView this family
February 20, 1906 (aged 60 years)
Note: Divorce 1910
Marriage of a childMoses CookWilhelmina Stina LindbergView this family
February 25, 1907 (aged 61 years)
Marriage of a childParley Abraham CookMary Ann DimickView this family
December 7, 1907 (aged 62 years)
Note: Parley A. Cook married Mary Ann Dimmick on 7 December 1907 at Bear Lake, Idaho ("Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWDY-5Y5 : 9 March 2018), Parley Cook and Mary Ann Dimmick, 07 Dec 1907; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,450,967.)
Marriage of a childLeslie CoveyIdalia Johanna CookView this family
November 15, 1909 (aged 64 years)
Note: Marriage Record[S:Titl] Idalia , Miss Cook in the Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011[S:Text] Details For Marriage ID#181396 Groom Last Name: COVEY Groom First Name: Leslie (23) Groom Residence: Afton, Uinta, Wyoming Bride Last Name: COOK Bride First Name: Idalia, Miss (20) Bride Residence: Afton, Uinta, Wyoming Place: Evanston Date: 15 Nov 1909 County of Record: UintaS tate: Wyoming Volume: 30 Page: 447 Notes: For more information, see FHL microfilm # 0973809
Death February 13, 1929 (aged 83 years)
Burial February 17, 1929 (4 days after death)
Unique identifier
4FA3EA08BDD64A62B46DDE09491A499C73B1

Last change January 9, 2020

Family with parents
father
18201865
Birth: July 19, 1820Vittenberghus, Hyby, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: November 24, 1865
mother
18071883
Birth: March 13, 1807Vor Frue Sogn, København, København, Denmark
Death: November 9, 1883Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Marriage
Marriage: May 12, 1845Malmö Sankt Petri, Malmöhus, Sweden
Divorce
Divorce:
3 months
herself
18451929
Birth: August 8, 1845 25 38Malmo, Malmohus, Sweden
Death: February 13, 1929Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
Mother’s family with Phineas Wolcott Cook
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
mother
18071883
Birth: March 13, 1807Vor Frue Sogn, København, København, Denmark
Death: November 9, 1883Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Marriage
Marriage: July 8, 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Family with Phineas Wolcott Cook
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
herself
18451929
Birth: August 8, 1845 25 38Malmo, Malmohus, Sweden
Death: February 13, 1929Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
Marriage
Marriage: September 13, 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
-9 years
daughter
18701873
Birth: March 2, 1870Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: February 26, 1873Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
14 months
daughter
18711894
Birth: April 15, 1871Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: March 25, 1894Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States
20 months
daughter
18721918
Birth: November 25, 1872Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: April 10, 1918
7 years
son
18791970
Birth: September 25, 1879 60 34Swan Creek, Rich, Utah, USA
Death: December 24, 1970Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
14 months
son
18801970
Birth: November 20, 1880 61 35Swan Creek, Rich, Utah, USA
Death: February 17, 1970
20 months
son
18821934
Birth: July 4, 1882 62 36Swan Creek, Rich, Utah, USA
Death: October 12, 1934
2 years
son
18841949
Birth: August 18, 1884 64 39Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Death: May 24, 1949Tigard, Washington, Oregon, United States
0 months
son
18841885
Birth: August 18, 1884 64 39Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Death: February 11, 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
19 months
son
18861960
Birth: March 23, 1886 66 40Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Death: May 19, 1960San Bernardino, California, United States
3 years
son
18891960
Birth: July 20, 1889Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States
Death: October 15, 1960Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
2 months
daughter
18891985
Birth: September 4, 1889 70 44Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Death: June 3, 1985Los Angeles, California, United States
Family with Jim Jensson
husband
herself
18451929
Birth: August 8, 1845 25 38Malmo, Malmohus, Sweden
Death: February 13, 1929Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
Marriage
Marriage: Sweden
daughter
18701873
Birth: March 2, 1870Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: February 26, 1873Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
3 years
daughter
18721918
Birth: November 25, 1872Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: April 10, 1918
-20 months
daughter
18711894
Birth: April 15, 1871Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus, Sweden
Death: March 25, 1894Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States
Phineas Wolcott Cook + Ann Eliza Howland
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
partner’s partner
18231896
Birth: June 18, 1823 29 32Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, USA
Death: May 17, 1896Garden City, Rich, Utah, USA
Marriage
Marriage: January 1, 1840Ross, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
12 months
step-daughter
18411847
Birth: January 7, 1841 21 17Richland, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Death: November 23, 1847Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
21 months
step-son
18421844
Birth: October 5, 1842 23 19Ross, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Death: September 14, 1844Ross, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
2 years
step-daughter
18441933
Birth: October 28, 1844 25 21Richland, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Death: October 31, 1933Sun River, Cascade, Montana, USA
2 years
step-daughter
18461847
Birth: October 9, 1846 27 23Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
Death: May 12, 1847Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
17 months
step-daughter
18481867
Birth: March 9, 1848 28 24Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
Death: September 26, 1867Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
23 months
step-son
18501876
Birth: January 28, 1850 30 26Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: October 5, 1876St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
2 years
step-daughter
18521914
Birth: January 19, 1852 32 28Manti, Sanpete, Utah, USA
Death: April 18, 1914
2 years
step-son
18541854
Birth: January 23, 1854 34 30Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: October 27, 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
20 months
step-daughter
18551857
Birth: September 29, 1855 36 32Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: February 3, 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
0 months
step-son
18551933
Birth: September 29, 1855 36 32Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: June 7, 1933Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
2 years
step-daughter
18571857
Birth: December 31, 1857 38 34Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: December 31, 1857Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
14 months
step-son
18591933
Birth: February 28, 1859 39 35Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: March 29, 1933Woodruff, Rich, Utah, USA
2 years
step-daughter
18611861
Birth: April 24, 1861 41 37Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: April 24, 1861Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
13 months
step-son
18621933
Birth: May 19, 1862 42 38Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: October 31, 1933Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
22 months
step-daughter
18641864
Birth: March 10, 1864 44 40Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: March 10, 1864Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
2 years
step-son
18661918
Birth: May 6, 1866 46 42Swan Creek, Rich, Utah, USA
Death: December 26, 1918
Phineas Wolcott Cook + Amanda Polly Savage
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
partner’s partner
18361915
Birth: August 23, 1836 24 21Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death: July 15, 1915Garden City, Rich, Utah, USA
Marriage
Marriage: December 18, 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
4 years
step-son
18581924
Birth: January 13, 1858 38 21Goshen, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: February 27, 1924Garden City, Rich, Utah, USA
6 years
step-daughter
18631863
Birth: November 12, 1863 44 27Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: December 13, 1863
0 months
step-daughter
18631945
Birth: November 12, 1863 44 27Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: May 29, 1945Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
3 years
step-son
18661866
Birth: May 4, 1866 46 29Swan Creek, Rich, Utah, USA
Death: August 31, 1866
Phineas Wolcott Cook + Catherine McCleve
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
partner’s partner
18361869
Birth: September 17, 1836 29 21Belfast, Down, Ireland
Death: December 19, 1869Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, USA
Marriage
Marriage: December 18, 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Divorce
Divorce:
16 months
step-son
18551931
Birth: April 21, 1855 35 18Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: February 25, 1931Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Phineas Wolcott Cook + Johana Ulrika Lundgren
husband
18191900
Birth: August 28, 1819 32 33Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: July 24, 1900Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
mother
18071883
Birth: March 13, 1807Vor Frue Sogn, København, København, Denmark
Death: November 9, 1883Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Marriage
Marriage: July 8, 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Marriage

"The family agreed to sponsor Johanna Polson as a plural wife, and sent money so she could immigrate. She arrived at Swan Creek July 22, 1878.    "Phineas and his youngest wife were forced to live in Logan for a while to avoid arrest for polygamy. They did temple work there, and family members traveled to Logan from Garden City to participate. Much of the temple work of this family was done during that time.    "At age 69 Phineas was arrested and sent to prison for having more than one wife. He was released before his year was up because of advanced age. (Journal History to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FHL Index film, C­ 1,233,511, 1888: Dec. 1 p. 4.)  

Note

SWEDISH RECORDS      Letter written by Gordon Whiting, not dated, but  probably written in the 1980s. It is entitled: SWEDISH RECORDS LOCATED FOR ANNA CHRISTINA PALSSON'S DAUGHTERS.  Part of it pertains to these three girls:      "The Swedish birth records for Tekla Cornelia, Hilma Josefina, and Alma Elvira have been located.  They were the first three daughters of Anna Christina Palsson,... wife of Phineas Wolcott Cook who married him September 13, 1878.  All three of the girls were born well before this in Caroli Parish, Malmo Sweden.  The birthdates for the three girls are:          Tekla Cornelia, 2 March 1870          Hilma Josefina, 15 April 1871          Alma Elvira, 25 Nov 1872       "Johanna Christina's occupation is given as "Maid."  No information about the father of the children is supplied in these records.      "The spelling of the girl's names given above is the spelling given in the parish register and on her parish Clerical Census.  Alma Elvira's name later came to be written by some as Alice Alvira; but her mother and the Swedish authorities always wrote it as indicated.      "Johanna Christian's surname is given in these records not as "Palsson" but as" Palsdotter."  The Swedes in Malmo in the 1870s still held to the practice of altering surnames with each generation by using the father's first name to create the surname for the child and completing that surname with either "son" or " dotter."      "I have copies of the registers showing the births of these three girls. All of them list Johanna Christina as unmarried. We do not like to think that these children were born without the benefit of marriage, but in Scandinavia that is quite common and has been for many years.  It was probably accepted  by that culture." End of quote. We have found it was common for a married woman to use he maiden surname throughout her life.

Note from Marva Greene, August 2008 "I have tried to update this file from the Newfamilysearch. I have often found christening dates and places which I assume have come from extraction and should be accurate. Most of the family group sheets from which I had taken temple ordinances did not have the name of the temple. Often this has been in Newfamilysearch and I have been able to add this information. This information should be accurate since Newfamilysearch includes temple records. "I have also added other records including whole families that I did not have, but I have not tried to check them for accuracy. The source is given as Newfamilysearch and it may be necessary to check for accuracy in the future. As I was doing this I also tried to correct some mistakes in Newfamilysearch. Sometimes I have just chosen my preference of more than one possible date, etc. One thing to remember when one uses Newfamilysearch is that this includes temple records. When a child is sealed to parents who are not the natural parents, such as the mother and her first husband, newfamilysearch is likely to list that child as part of that father's family. "One more thing I have usually done is to give the women the name I believe they went by, namely _____dotter instead of ____son. And I have listed Johanna Christina as Pålsdotter instead of Poulsson, the way she has been listed in some family records. And I have kept my numbering system, without which I would be lost with all these similar names. "I hope this record will be useful to members of the family." Marva Greene

Note from Marva Greene September 2005 "I have done my best to enter into PAF an accurate record of my grandfather, Carl Cook's genealogy of his mother, Johanna Christina Poulsson. It appears that he collected the genealogy done not only by him but also by other family members. This also includes work done by researchers hired by his daughters and some of his grandchildren. I believe it includes all of the work done by the family to date. "Perhaps some explanation would be helpful: "Accuracy: "I believe this work is quite accurate. The records and some letters I have indicate that at one time Grandpa sent some information to the Genealogical Society and they sent it back saying that the work had already been submitted by another person, but that the two records did not agree. A Swedish genealogist had researched each record. Grandpa followed the advice of the genealogical society and sent both records to a third researcher recommended by them. He asked this third researcher to discover if this was one family or two very similar families. And if it was one family which information was correct. The information that came back to him said that in the case of every discrepancy, his record was correct and the other was wrong. I feel that this indicates that the work was well done. "However, there are two mistakes made by his researcher, Ella Hecksher. Both because of the similarity of names. Ingrid Jönsdotter is listed as the second wife of both Olaus Lundgren (JCP6) and Olof Pehr Lundberg. (JCP12h). I have tried to explain the situation as I see it in the notes of both families. "The other mistake is between Karna Persdotter and Karna Mattsdotter. Who did Pehr Sörensson marry? Ella Hechscher sent two records for Pehr Sörensson one married to Karna Persdotter the other married to Karna Mattsdotter. Both wifes are listed as the first wife and they have the same birth information, the same marriage information, and the same children. I located the marriage record and corrected this information. "Notes and Sources: "I have tried to include all the information I have that I thought might be helpful in doing further research. Most of the sheets that Grandpa made had no sources or simply the name of the Swedish researcher. Where I had the record he received from Sweden I tried to quote the information in the source notes. Sometimes I gave my translation of the Swedish. "Names of people: "Spelling in Sweden was not standardized until fairly recently. People spelled the way things sounded. Also, our American typewriters, and until recently, even our computers could not type the three extra vowels of the Swedish language. Consequently many of the names have more than one spelling in the records. In most cases I have chosen to use the spelling found in the earliest Swedish record. Usually this is a christening or birth record. "One exception to this is in the spelling of Johanna's own name. Her christening record does not list a surname for her, but her father is listed as Pål, which would make her surname Pålsdotter. That is the spelling used in other records I have. However, I have used the spelling that is used in the Phineas Wolcott Cook book, since I assume that most of the family will recognize her by that name. "Names of places: "In so far as I could I have listed place names in the following order: Farm (gård), or village (by), Parish ( kommun), County (län), Country. (A gård is a farm in the country and a house in the city.) When the information I have does not follow this format I usually put in what I have and gave an explanation in the source notes. "Most parishes include several villages or farms. However, the cities include several parishes. In the case of cities I have listed the city and then the parish without a comma in hopes of making it easier for those of us who are unfamiliar with Swedish geography to keep track of these places. Therefore, Malmö Sankt Petri, Malmöhus, Sweden is Malmö city, Saint Peter Parish, in Malmöhus county in the cournty of Sweden.. "I have also tried to keep the spelling of place names the same in all of the records. For instance, the name Gödelöv has many possible spellings (o/ö, d/dd, f/v). I felt it would be less confusing to spell them all the same. I have used the spellings found in the postal directory, Svensk Ortförtekning, of 1974 and the geographical encyclopedia, Svenska Orter published in 1932. In the source notes I have kept the spelling as it is in the record. "Where the name is not found in these books but I believe it to be a phonetic spelling of a place that is found. I gave the explanation in the source notes... "Custom I.D. Numbers: "The Scandinavian patronymic system has advantages in genealogy, but it makes it very difficult to keep track of who is who. I have given each person a custom ID #. This has made it very easy for me to know exactly whom I am dealing with. I tried to follow the system used by the Phineas Wolcott Cook family organization. Each person on the direct line has the number he or she would have on a pedigree chart if Johanna Christina Poulson were number one on the chart. Other people are numbered according to their relationship to these direct ancestors. In these numbers a hyphen (-) indicates a different generation. Usually this is a later generation but sometimes it is an earlier one. I also used letters (h, w, m, f) to designate people who were not descendants of these ancestors. In each case JCP or JP precedes the number. Where the number was too long to fit in the space allowed, I put a plus (+) at the end and put the complete number in the space for physical description. Therefore #JCP38-2w-f is Alle Michelsson. JCP 38 is Håkan Nilsson, number 38 on Johanna's pedigree chart. JCP 38-2 is his second son, Nils Håkansson, JCP 38-2w is Nil's first wife, Kirstina Allesdotter. And JCP38-2w-f is Kirstina's father Alle Michelsson. Nil's second wife is JCP38-2w2, Ingar Mattesdotter. And their son Håkan is JCP38-2-5. (Nil's fifth child) "Ordinance work: "I have checked for incomplete ordinances and have tried to do everything that was not done earlier. There are some sealings that must wait until people have passed their 110th birthday. Because I am aware that sometimes children were listed as stillborn when they lived a short time I was bothered by the fact that they were not sealed to their parents. When I decided to have them all sealed I felt comfortable. One child in this record was listed as stillborn but the birth was 3 weeks before the burial. "Also, at the recommendation of the temple secretary and according to the new policy, I have had the women sealed to all of their husbands and the children sealed to their natural parents unless there is reason not to do this.

Marva Greene. November 17, 2005 "I have just updated this record. There was a question as to whom Pehr Sörensson married. I have located the marriage record and the record of the children's births. This shows that he does belong to our family. "Consequently I have connected him and his children to the family with the appropriate notes. That means that this record is now more complete than the one I completed 10 weeks ago."

Marva Greene, 13 April 2004. "My Grandfather, Carl Cook and others worked on the genealogical records of his mother for over 30 years. I have records he compiled in the 1930's and some he must have done in the 1960's. He was evidently the family genealogist and collected and compiled the records done by other members of his family. Most of this research, at least in the early years, seems to have been done in Sweden by professional genealogists. "In more recent years some of his children and grandchildren have continued the work. Through the kindness of my cousins I believe I now have all or almost all of the records that have been collected. I have been endeavoring to enter all of this information into a computer base. I have now finished the families of our direct ancestors to the best of my ability and have double checked most of the work. My next goal will be to add the information for collateral families that we have collected. "The records Grandpa received from Sweden seem to be mainly of two types. There are many thin sheets of printed forms on which the researcher has typed the information. No sources are given, but the sheets are designated with a Tab. number. (Tab. II:5a, etc.) These sheets contain information on family groups. There are also several larger forms (about 20"x22") on heavy paper. These are pedigree charts. "In doing this work I have used the records Grandpa compiled from these sheets. Often I have several family group records of the same family. I have tried to use the one that seems to be the most recent. It is usually also the most complete. Some of these family groups are what I call "temple sheets". They have most of the information neatly typed and many of the temple ordinance dates stamped. They also have an extension added to the sheet that lists the names of the persons who were proxy for the family sealings. Marva L. Greene 21 May 2004

Marva Greene, 11 June 2005 "I have now completed double checking the records and adding all of the collateral families. In rechecking the work I depended more on the original sheets Grandpa received from Sweden. I have tried to quote in the source notes what the sheets say. I have found a few temple ordinances that were not yet completed and have taken care of that work. MLG.

NAME This name has been spelled many ways: PALSDOTTER, PALSSON, PAULSON, POLSON, PÅHLSON, etc. I believe that the correct spelling and the way she was known in Sweden was PÅLSDOTTER. Records done in Sweden list her name as PÅLSDOTTER. The Phineas Wolcott Cook Family records list it as POULSON. I believe the spelling PÅLSSON is more nearly correct. I believe that in America it was listed either PALSON or POULSON. I will use POULSON because I believe it is the way most of the family will recognize it.

LDS Baptism She was originally baptized in Sweden.The TIB gives the date of May 1871, but the Afton Ward record shows 4 May 1872. Also 3 Oct 1968 TIB. Carl Cook's group sheet also lists a baptism in Aug 1878. Since at that time people were sometimes rebaptized, all of these dates could be correct.

BIRTH All our records have listed her birth as 8 Aug 1845. The record from Heckscher lists this as her christening day. Both days could be correct. I have a note without a source that says she was christened at home. If she was not a strong child it may very well be that she was christened immediately at home.

BIOGRAPHY The following is taken from a letter written by Eva Covery Madsen, daughter of Idalia Cook Madsen, to Josinette Whiting, daughter of Carl Cook. I understand that Johanna Christina Palsson spent the last years of her life in the home of her daughter Idalia. This gave her opportunity to spend much time with her granddaughter Eva. The letter is dated 15 Nov 1985. This letter is quite long and the parts pertaining to Johanna's mother and her three daughters are recorded in their note sections. This is what she says about Johanna Christina: "Now I'll try to remember all I can about grandmother's daughters. Teckla, I'm quite sure was the eldest and she died in Sweden before grandmother came to this country. The man who grandmother married in Sweden and who was the father of all three girls was Jim Jensen, a blacksmith who made a good living but drank to much. He and grandmother joined the church at the same time in Sweden. (May 1871). He said he thought that if he came to America, to Zion, he would be able to break his drinking habit living around the Saints. "He sold most of what he had to pay his fare on the ship and then said he would work and send money for grandma and her family to come later on. What happened was that he never went as far as Zion. He stayed in the east of the country and plain deserted her. I believe he stayed in Chicago, Ill. (The last letter was from Chicago). "I'm sure you know the story about Phineas sending money for her to come to the U.S.A. But as far as I know, she never heard from Jim Jensen again. "As I say, I have so many questions I would like to ask grandmother. I only wish I had known then what I know now. There is so much she could have told us. "She was very much in love with a young man named Carl who was an engineer on the railroad. He was critically injured in a train wreck and he asked his cousin Jim to take care of her. He was the Jim Jensen that she later married. And this Carl is the one your father was named after. She never forgot him, he was the love of her life. Even in her seventies she spoke of him so fondly."

Ordinances: Her baptism date is given as both May 1971 and Aug. 1878

SOURCES: Records of Carl Cook. Afton, Wymoing Ward Records: GS #F8258. TIB - Endowment and Sealing Records: GS#25165 Pt. 13, pp. 4, 7, 79, 112, 119: Pt. 27 p. 432. Marriage: GS#25165 Pt. 22 p. 7. Diary of Phineas Wolcott Cook and Ann Eliza Howland.

IMMIGRATION Phineas W. Cook Family Record, handwritten by P.W. Cook, Church History Library MS 6974, p. 2: "Johannah Paulson arrived here from Sweden July 22nd, 1878. She was sealed the 13th of Sept. Karl was born the 25th Sept. 1879 at half past 4 o'clock in morning. Johannah was baptized in August 1878 by P. W. Cook."

1900 Census: Johanah Cook, born August 1845 in Sweden, age 54. Her children Kib, born July 1882 in Utah is 17; Parley born 1885 in Utah is 14; "Adalade" was born Sept 1889 in Utah and is 10; Adelbert L. Kingford, grandson was born in Utah July 1889, is age 10. A boarder, Pat Garman, age 21, was born in Utah. (Ed 64, vol 4, Sheet 18, Line 94, Afton, Wyoming)

Note: See ancestors and Descendants of Johanna in Pohlson file.

SALT LAKE CITY "JOHANNA CHRISTINA. POULSON COOK continued to live in Afton, Wyoming. She saw her family grow to maturity. After Idalia was married to Lesley Covey, and they had moved to Salt Lake, Johanna would spend the winters in Salt Lake with them, returning to the beautiful Star Valley in the sunnier time. Later on, she remained with Idalia all the time. (Addendum, by Eva Covey Madsen.<i> The Life and History of Phineas Wolcott Cook,</i>) found at  http://www.cookfamily.org/journal/toc.htm, printed journal p. B-5.).

DEATH "She passed away on February 13, 1929, in Salt Lake City. The Covey's were living at 919 East 3rd South at this time. She was taken to Afton where the funeral was held and she was buried beside Phineas in the Afton City Cemetery. (Addendum, by Eva Covey Madsen.<i> The Life and History of Phineas Wolcott Cook,</i>) found at  http://www.cookfamily.org/journal/toc.htm, printed journal p. B-5.)

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Phinias Wolcott Cook, born 28 August 1819 at Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut and Johanne Christine Poulson, born Malmo Sweden 28 August 1845, Sealed 13 September 1878 by Wilford Woodruff. Witnesses: D. H. Wells, and Patch J. Smith (Endowment House, Sealings of the living, FHL Special Collections film 183,402, Vol. L, p. 7) (Spelling in the original has been preserved)

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