Bio: Johnson, James Cole "Coley" & Alice De Gap

Transcriber: Janet


Surnames: Bruto, Cole, De Gap, Harris, Johnson, Root, Willard


----Sources: Family Photo Album, Postcard from the Steve Roberts Collection,



Johnson, James Cole 1878-1960
Married: 13-Jun-1897
Johnson, Alice 1874-1959




Postcard: Sent by Mabel to Mrs. J. C. Johnson, Humbird


James Cole Johnson was born 5 Apr 1877 in Hixon Twp., Clark Co., WI, the youngest son of Lydia Alzada Willard (11 Oct 1837, Allegany, NY-24 May 1907, Humbird, WI) and James Wilson Johnson (5 Jun 1832, Erie, PA-15 Jul 1908, Humbird, WI) who were married 28 May 1854 in Greenfield, Erie, PA.


WWI Draft Registration

James Cole Johnson, b. Humbird, Clark, WI 5 Apr 1877

Occupation: Railroad Section Operator, Eau Claire, WI

Discription: tall, slender build, blue eyes & brown hair.

No physical deformities


Children of Lydia Alzada Willard (1837-1907) and James Wilson Johnson (1832-1908)

Augustus Johnson 1858– ; Eugene Johnson 1860–; Augustine Johnson 1864 WI–; Ada A. Johnson 1866, WI–11 Jan 1898, WI; George W. Johnson 25 Apr 1867–11 Sep 1932; William Thomas Johnson 3 Jul 1870, Humbird, WI–26 Nov 1901 Alma, WI; Henry L. Johnson, Mar 1872, Hixton, WI– ; James Cole Johnson 5 Apr 1877, Humbird, WI–25 Jul 1963.


1900 Federal Census ED 22 Mentor & Hewett towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Sheet Letter B, Sheet #7

Name Coley Johnson, 23 yr. old white married male
Years Married 3, 1897
Birth Date Apr 1877, Wisconsin
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1897
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania, Mother's Birthplace New York

Coley Johnson's Spouses and Children
Wife: Alice Johnson, 27 yr. old female (1873), b. WI
Son: Edwin Johnson, 0, WI


BioM: De Lapp, Alice (13 Jun 1897)


Groom: Coley Johnson
Father's Name J. W. Johnson
Mother's Name Elizedor Willard
Bride: Alice De Gap
Bride's Father: Ephram De Lapp
Brides's Mother: Susan Harris
Marriage: 13 Jun 1897 in Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


1870 Federal Census, New York Chemung Elmira, ward 6

Wm H Harris Male 52 1818 New York White 53
Anna Harris Female 51 1819 New York White 53
Susan A Harris Female 27 1843 New York White 53
Maria Harris Female 23 1847 Pennsylvania White 53
Arthur Harris Male 19 1851 New York White 53
Minnie Harris Female 17 1853 New York White 53
Edgar McKinney Male 13 1857 Pennsylvania White 53
Gabriel S McKinney Male 42 1828 New York White 53


1880 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Jackson, Alma ED 74


Amargo Harris Male 60 1820 Vermont, United States Married Farmer White Self Vermont, United States Vermont, United States 0 D 275 1
Ursula (Cady) Harris Female 52 1828 New York, United States Married Keeping House White Wife --- --- 1 D 275 1
Joseph J Harris Male 29 1851 New York, United States Single Laborer White Son Vermont, United States New York, United States 2 D 275 1
Susan Harris Female 11 1869 Wisconsin, United States Single At Home White Daughter Vermont, United States New York, United States 3 D


*Susan Harris Married Henry William Kruger (1865–1937) 23 Feb 1888.  Her daughter, Alice was born 1873.




Bio: Johnson, Elwin Nilson (13 Apr 1900)

Name Elwin Nilson Johnson
Sex Male
Birth Date 13 Apr 1900
Birthplace Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States
Father's Name James Cole Johnson
Father's Sex Male
Mother's Name Alice De Gap
Mother's Sex Female



Obit: De Lap/De Lapp (2 Jul 1833-1900)


Groom: Ephraim J. De Lap, M, 66y 6m 29d
Born in Green, Brown Co., N.Y.
Death Date 1900
Death Place Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin
Marital Status Married
Occupation Farmer
Race white
Residence at time of death: New Lisbon, WI
Birth Date 02 Jul 1833
Birth Year (Estimated) 1834 in Green, Brown Co., N.Y.
Burial: New Lisbon
Spouse's Name Susie A. Harris



Obit: Mrs. Susie DeLapp (Mar 1843-Nov 1900)


Mrs. Susie DeLapp
Birth: unknown
Death: Nov 1900
Burial: East Lawn Cemetery, Augusta, Eau Claire County, WI
Plot block #1 lot 26, grave 6



BioM: Northrup, Susie A. (20 Sep 1894)


Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930

Groom: Ephraim De Lap, White American Male born in North Bainsbridge, N.Y.
Father's Name Hiram De Lap
Mother's Name Caroline Root
Bride: Susie A. Northrup, White Female born in Elmira, N.Y.
Father's Name Wm. S. Harris
Mother's Name Annie G. Burto / Bunts
Marriage Date 20 Sep 1894 in  Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


BioM: Harris, Mary N. (29 May 1896)


Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930

Groom: Abram Vandyke (Catherine Cole's Son), white American Male born in Balls Town NY
Father's Name Lawrence Vandyke, male
Mother's Name Catherine Cole (1786-?), female
Bride: Mary N. Harris white female born in Lake Side, Pennsylvania
Spouse's Father's Name William Harris, male
Spouse's Mother's Name Anna G. Bunts
Marriage Date 29 May 1896
Marriage Place New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States



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