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Looking for Johnson Rule of South Dakota

Question by kbush30

I have limited information on my great-grandfather, Johnson Rule. He moved to South Dakota via New Jersey and Quebec, Canada. He was married to Elizabeth Cox.

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on 2013-11-27 13:30:50

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by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:15:36

There cannot be to many Johnson Rule and you give no dates of birth or marriage so is this him?

outh Dakota, Find A Grave Index, 1830-2012

Johnson Rule

Birth: Nov. 1851, England
Death: 1920
South Dakota, USA

Father from ground reading, not in SD deaths on Ancestry per original memorial creator Ellen Bishop.
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Incorrect birth year possibly on monument. 1900 US federal census listed Johnson Rule's birthdate as November 1853. Husband of Elizabeth (Cox) Rule. Johnson & Elizabeth were the parents of Emma Jane (~1874-?), William Johnson (1876-1906), Martin Lewis (~1879-?), a daughter born in 18 Oct 1881 in New Jersey, Alvriz (1884-1957), John H. (1887-1949) and Nellie E (1893-?). Johnson immigrated to America in April 1879. Elizabeth, Emma, William and Martin followed in October 1879. In 1880 they are living in New Jersey; Johnson is an iron miner. In 1891, Johnson, Elizabeth, Emma, William, Alvriz and John are living in Quebec; Johnson is employed as a miner. Martin and the daughter are not mentioned - have they passed away? In 1900, Johnson, Elizabeth, Alvriz, John and Nellie are living in Pennington County, South Dakota; Johnson is employed as a miner. The 1900 census lend credence to the hypothesis that Martin and the daughter born in 1881 have passed away. In 1910, Johnson is a widower living with his children John and Nellie in Deadwood, South Dakota; Johnson is a janitor for the post office and John is a fireman for the locomotive. Elizabeth passed away in 1910 and is buried in the Keystone Cemetery in Keystone, South Dakota. Johnson passes away at about the age of 67 and is buried in Keystone Cemetery also. LFC, 11 Jan 2013.

Family links:
Spouse:
Elizabeth Rule (1856 - 1910)

Children:
Alvriz Normal Rule (1884 - 1957)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Father
Johnson Rule
1851-1920
Yet-Spirit immortal-the tomb cannot bind thee.

Burial:
Keystone Cemetery
Keystone
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

Picture of headstone:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=62015935&PIpi=45474170

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:20:31

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Johnson Rule
Age: 47
Birth Date: Nov 1853
Birthplace: England ****
Home in 1900: Crop Mine, Pennington, South Dakota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1879
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Rule
Marriage Year: 1872
Years Married: 28
Father's Birthplace: England ***
Mother's Birthplace: England ***

Johnson Rule 47
Elizabeth Rule 80 (this is not correct but I cannot read alteration)b England
Abair Rule 17 b New Jersey
John Rule 13 b Canada [someone as altered this to Connecticut]
Nellie Rule 7 b Massachusetts

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:24:27

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Johnson Rule
[Johnson Ruls]
Age in 1910: 56
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: England
Home in 1910: Deadwood Ward 4, Lawrence, South Dakota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1883 ***
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed *
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England

Johnson Rule 56
John H Ruls 23
Nellie E Ruls 17

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:32:03

Pass list as him arriving alone.

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Johnson Rule
Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1879
Birth Date: abt 1853
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Place of Origin: England
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: City of New York

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:38:11

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Johnson Rule
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: England
Home in 1880: Randolph, Morris, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth J. Rule
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Iron Miner

Johnson Rule 26
Elizabeth J. Rule 29
Emma J. Rule 6
William J. Rule 3
Martin L. Rule 1

States whole family born England

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:42:58

1891 Census of Canada
Name: Johnson Rule
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 37
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Religion: Methodist
French Canadian: No
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Rule
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Province: Quebec
District Number: 190
District: Stanstead
Subdistrict: Magog Village

Johnson Rule 37 All b England except *
Elizabeth Rule 40
Emma Rule 17
Willie Rule 15
Alvriz Rule 7 b United States *
John Rule 5 b Quebec *

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:48:52

"South Dakota, State Census, 1905"
Name: Johnson Rule
Age: 52
Birth Year (Estimated): 1853
Gender: Male
Race (Original): W
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Years in State: 9
Arrival Year in State (Estimated): 1896
Event Place: South Dakota, United States
Years in United States: 28
Arrival Year in the United States (Estimated): 1877
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
GS Film number: 2281869
Digital Folder Number: 4245267
Image Number: 260
Card Number: 945

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:50:57

"New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
Name: Unknown Rule
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1881
Birthplace: Randolph, Morris, New Jersey
Father's Name: Johnson Rule
Father's Birthplace: Eng.
Father's Age: 27y
Mother's Name: Cock ****
Mother's Birthplace: Eng.
Mother's Age: 31y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05085-7
System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
GS Film number: 494194
Reference ID:

by noggin on 2013-11-28 07:56:36

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Johnson Rule
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1873
Registration District: Williton
Inferred County: Somerset
Volume Number: 5c
Page Number: 554a
Records on Page:
Spouse's Name
Elizabeth J Cox Elizabeth J Cox

by noggin on 2013-11-28 08:08:46

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Johnson Rule
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1852
Registration District: Launceston
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c
Page: 353

by noggin on 2013-11-28 08:51:35

1861 England Census
Name: Johnson Rule
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Johnson Rule
Mother's Name: Philippa Rule
Gender: Male
Where born: Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Menheniot
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Registration District: Liskeard
Sub-registration District: Liskeard
ED, institution, or vessel: 1

Johnson Rule 42
Philippa Rule 39
Elizabeth Rule 18
Nanny Rule 15
Mary Rule 12
Johnson Rule 8
James Rule 2
Thomas Rule 7


1871 England Census
Name: Johnson Rule
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relation: Son
Mother's Name: Phillips Rule
Gender: Male
Where born: Stoke Chrishland, Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: Old Cleeve
Ecclesiastical parish: Leighland
Town: Brendon Hill
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration District: Williton
Sub-registration District: Williton
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Household Schedule Number: 201

Phillips Rule 49 widowed
Johnson Rule 17
James Rule 11
William Rule 7
Mary Rule 69 mother in law

by noggin on 2013-11-28 08:55:32

From the above census, Johnson and Elizabeth married in the District of Williton

Town: Brendon Hill
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration District: Williton

look on this site, there are Johnson Rule(s) going back to 1629

http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/person-search/

by noggin on 2013-11-28 09:19:12

I have look for Elizabeth in the 1871 census and for her birth/baptism/marriage on parish records. There are a number of Elizabeths born around the right time in Somerset. She may not have been in Somerset made the assumption she was because she married there.

The only way to go back on her family is to get the marriage cert which should give her father's name &occuptation

by kbush30 on 2013-11-28 15:03:27

Many thanks! Some of the information I have found, but you gave me some additional information I did not have. I have information on Elizabeth and have even been in communication with a 3rd cousin in England. If you are in the Rule line and would like information on Elizabeth, I would be happy to share.

Again, many thanks.

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