Verlinda Johnson



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Verlinda  Johnson  





photo found in scrapbook belonging to Grace Shepard
Born: March 1826  Newport, Vermillion co., IN


Married: 31 Oct 1850  Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL    
Died: 30 Nov 1891 Springfield, Clark, OH Death of Mrs. W. H. Houck
--She died after an illness of seven months.  -  Deceased was born in Newport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson.  She leaves a husband and five grown children; William, of Lake Side, La.; John of this city; Mrs. Rev. Singley, wife of the Lutheran minister of Bellefontaine; Mrs James Douglas, of Columbus and Laura Houch who lives at home.

Springfield Republic Times,. Dec 1, 1891


John Johnson


Elizabeth unknown


William H. Houck


1. Emma Houck  b. 1854  OH

2. Laura B. Houck  b. 1856 OH

3.Lavinia, Houck  b. 1858 OH

4. William F. Houck  b. 1860 OH

5. John H. Houck  b. 1863 OH


In 1850 Virlinda, aged 24, is living with her widowed mother in Rushvile, Schuyler Co., IL.  William Houck is listed as a "brickmaker" living with Virlinda's brother, Charles Johnson, in the next household.


A photo of "Aunt Linda Houck" was found in a photo album belonging to Grace Shepard, granddaughter of Eliza Johnson Shepard.    On back of photo is written Aunti Hoak Springfied Ohio 312 S. Lime Stone St.  The biography on the husband of Linda Houck, William H. Houck, states that his wife's parents were John Johnson and Elizabeth.   See biography on page of William H. Houck.


Compiled from the Schuyler Citizen & Rushville Times newspapers
From 1857 - 1881
November 26, 1880
Mrs. Malinda Houck of Springfield, Ohio, was visiting her brother, Mr. George Johnson.