Lucy E. Miller was born 2 December 1888 in Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She died 21 September 1959 in General Hospital, Saginaw, Michigan and was buried in Oakwood Mausoleum, Saginaw, Michigan.


Lucy grew to womanhood in the Merrill area and moved to the Saginaw area in 1927. After August passed away, Lucy bought a restaurant in 1940 on Genessee Avenue in Saginaw, Michigan; she sold it in 1945.  At that time Lucy bought a traveling restaurant and during the next two summers opened it at the Downs Racetrack in Detroit, Michigan.  She sold her traveling restaurant and purchased a restaurant in St. Charles, Michigan and owned it for a few years.  Lucy's last job in the 1950's was a seamstress for the Peoples and Diebel's Stores in Saginaw, Michigan.   Lucy was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, and a former member of St. Andrew Church, also the St. Andrew Altar Society, Third Order of St. Francis, and the League of Catholic Women.

The photo is of left to right: Elizabeth Johnson, Frank Johnson sitting on running board, Agatha Johnson  holding Clare Johnson with August in the background by front tire.


August was a former Road Commissioner of Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, and finisher of many of Saginaw Counties concrete highways.  Gus was born in Blumfield Township and was a son of the late Andrew and Barbara Johnson.  He went with his family to Lafayette Township in 1895 and, on June 26, 1906, he married Miss Lucy Miller of Lakefield Township.  They lived in Lafayette Township until 1924 when they moved to Merrill, coming to Saginaw in 1927.  Gus worked for many highway contractors including Charles G. Milne, Gottschalk and Ederer and C. M. St. John.  Gus was 56 years, 7 months and 20 days old when he passed away.




This is a photo of Lucy and August's daughters, Agatha and Elizabeth Johnson.  The photo was taken around 1909.

Lucy married August W. Johnson 26 June 1906 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan.  August was born 10 September 1880 in Blumfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He is the son of Swedish born Andrew K. Johnson and Barbara Steponeck.   He died 1 March 1937 in Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


The photo is of Gus and Lucy's home while being remodeled around 1912.  August and Lucy according to a platmap of 1914 owned an 80 acre farm in Section 25 of Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.


The people in the photo are from left to right: Agatha Johnson, Chauncey Johnson in the wagon, Elizabeth Johnson while Lucy is standing holding Renis Johnson; August Johnson is standing by his horses.


Lucy and August had the following children:

1.  Agatha Amelia Johnson was born 20 August 1906 and died 13 April 2001.

2.  Elizabeth Vera Johnson was born 19 December 1907 and died 8 March 2002.

3.  Chauncey J.E. Johnson was born 25 December 1909 and died 1 April 1963.

4.  Renis Johnson was born 7 March 1911 and died 16 April 1914.

5.  Francis Bernard Johnson was born 12 June 1919 and died 29 January 2004.

6.  Clare Edward Johnson was born 19 November 1921 and 22 December 1991.

7.  Ernestine L. Johnson was born July 29, 1926 and died November 26, 2017.

8.  Duane Johnson was born 22 August 1928 and died 26 December 1999.






The photo is of Agatha (right) and Elizabeth Miller (left).





This is a photo of Lucy and August's children Chauncey (right) and Renis (left) Johnson.  Renis passed died due to pneumonia at the age of 3 years and 1 month.





The baby photo is of Francis (Frank) Bernard Johnson.





The photo is of Clare (left) and Francis (right) Johnson.  The photo was taken in the year 1922.





The family photo is - front row: August Johnson holding Duane Johnson, Ernestine Johnson, and cousin, Wilma Miller; back row: Clare Johnson (left)and Frank Johnson (right).





This is a photo of Agatha's senior picture, she graduated from High School at the Sacred Heart Academy in Merrill, Michigan.


Agatha Amelia Johnson was born 20 August 1906 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  She died 13 April 2001 in Primrose Tendercare, Flushing, Michigan and was buried 17 April 2001 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Michigan.


Agatha worked for the U.S. Graphite Corporation for many years.  Agatha loved to sew, crochet, and she especially enjoyed quilting with the women of the Lakefield Quilt Club.



Agatha married Julius Frederick Meyers on 20 May 1933.  Jullius was born 21 October 1902 in Saginaw County, Michigan.


Agatha and Julius had the following children:

Delores Jean Meyers

Jelaine Shirley Meyers

Robert Gene Meyers



Agatha also married (2) Kenneth Edward Spaeth on 12 July 1947.  Kenneth was born 14 December 1914 and died 17 October 1990.



This is a Elizabeth's senior picture, she graduated from Merrill Sacred Heart Academy in Merrill, Michigan.


Elizabeth Vera Johnson was born 19 December 1907 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  She died 8 March 2002 in Luther Manor, Saginaw, Michigan was buried 11 March 2002 in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Elizabeth was a music teacher in Detroit, Michigan for over 50 years.  She taught many well-to-do people's children;  some of those children went on to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Elizabeth also co-owned a restaurant.  She enjoyed spending time and caring for her family.


Elizabeth married Joseph Leonard on 16 January 1937 in Detroit, Michigan.  Joseph died 19 September 1959.





This is a photo of Chauncey Johnson's senior picture; he graduated from the Merrill Sacred Heart Academy in Merrill, Michigan.


Chauncey J.E. Johnson "Bud" was born 25 December 1909 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He died 11 April 1963 in Napa, California and was buried 15 April 1963.


Chauncey married Julie Ann Makl on 23 March 1935.  Julie was born 3 May 1910 in Sharon, Pennsylvania.  She died 15 December 2002 in Napa, California.


Chauncey and Julie had the following children:

Penelope Ann Johnson

Julie Johnson


Chauncey Johnson was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Infantry. He served under General Pitch in the European Theatre.  He was in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.  He was wounded and spent much time in the Hospital recovering. Chauncey served in the army since 1930, and a reserve officer since 1934. He served several years with the CCC and had been in the regular army since 1940.  As regimental adjutant of the 14th cavalry and the 14th armored regiment, and operations officer in the desert maneuver area, he was service in Kansas, Louisiana, on the Arizona-Mexican border and the California Mojave desert.  He was a graduate of the army's command and general staff school, and an alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy at Merrill, Michigan. Col. Johnson wore four battle stars for service in Africa, Italy and France, and a bronze arrowhead for participation in the invasion of France.  With a French tank unit he was the first Amrican to enter most of the liberated cities of the Rhone Valley from Avignon north to Langres, and for his services was named honorary life member of the 1st French armored division.  After the war, he went to California and studied to become a Veterinarian Doctor.  He became Dr. Chauncey J.E. Johnson and he practiced for a number of years in California.  He retired in 1962.




Francis Bernard Johnson was born 12 June 1919 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  He died 29 January 2004 in Hastings, Michigan and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery.


Francis married Nellie Francis Holder.  Nellie was born 6 October 1922.


Francis and Nellie had the following children:

Suzanne N. Johnson

Marilyn Joan Johnson

Carol Ann Johnson

Francis Bernard Jr. Johnson


Francis also married Segundina T. Mariano - Bautista "Dina" on 13 October 1982 in Oak Park, Detroit, Michigan.  Dina was born 20 April 1953 in Burrough of Bobon First Camiling, Tarlas.


This is a photo of Frank Johnson and his one seater airplane.  Frank designed and built the airplane.


-Saginaw Soldier Gets Chance To Do Aircraft Research Work

This is the story of a dream starting to come true.  The dreamer is Pvt. Francis B. Johnson, son of Mrs. Lucy Johnson, 1803 North Barnard, Saginaw, Michigan.  His dream was that in the army he might get a chance to do research and experimental work on a "flying wing" idea he sprouted almost five years ago and on which he had done what work his school work allowed.  How the young soldier-he was graduated from St. Andrew's High School in 1938, attended the University of Detroit for two years, meantime qualifying as a private pilot through a CPT program at Pontiac muncipal airport-is stationed at the army airforce material center at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, detailed "to design new accessories and flight-test new equipment", assigned to the field's experiemental aircraft laboratory. 
Johnson was inducted into the army July 2, 1942, received his basic training at Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he was the third of 75,000 men classified to be rated "Group 1 specialist, airplane pilot".  In September he was sent to Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio. Meantime his brother, Captain Chauncey E. J. Johnson, of the 14th Armored Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas, a former member of The Saginaw News reportorial staff, had written Lt. General H.H. Arnold, Army Airforce Commander, about Brother Francis "flying wing".  In October young Johnson was ordered to Wright Field for an interview, with his present "dream" assignment resulting.  Another Johnson brother in the service is Corp. Technician Clair E. Johnson, with 800th Signal Service Regiment, Camp Crowder, Missouri.





Clare Edward Johnson was born 19 November 1921.  He died 22 December 1991 in Riverside, California and was buried 28 December 1991.


Clare married Geraldine Dunfy.  They had the following children:

Kathleen Ceil Johnson

Timothy Johnson

Terrence Johnson

Lynn Johnson

Donna Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Daniel Johnson

This is a First Communion photo of Ernestine Johnson





Ernestine L. Johnson was born on July 29, 1926 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan and moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 1927 with her family.  Ernestine graduated from St. Andrew's High School in 1944 and was married to Francis F. Krawczyk on August 3, 1946 at St. Andrew Catholic Church by the late Rev. Fr. Timothy Kraboth in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Ernestine passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.





Francis and Ernestine had the following children:


1.  Judy Krawczyk

2.  Mary Krawczyk

3.  Joseph William Krawczyk was born June 2, 1953 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  He died September 12, 1972 in Mercy Hospital, Bay City, Michigan and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Joseph was a lifelong resident of Saginaw.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a former boyscout.  He had attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary in Wisconsin.  Joseph graduated from SS. Peter and Paul's Area High School in 1971.  Joseph, also, had been employed as a Carpenter L.T.D. for Brown Inc., Bay Valley.


4.  Rita Krawczyk








Ernestine was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  She was an active member of the St. Thomas Aquinas community, serving as the secretary of the Ladies Altar Society for three years, sang in the choir for many years, served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a greeter at the 8:30 a.m. mass on Sundays. She also was a member of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan choir for several years.  Ernestine was also active in community activities, served as the president of the local chapter of the National Association of Physically Handicapped, was a volunteer at the Temple Theater and at Covenant Medical Center Cooper.  Ernestine retired as an office manager from the Saginaw branch office of Metropolitan Life Insurance.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting and other crafts, often doing them with her children.

The Lucy Miller Johnson information and photo's by daughter, Ernestine Johnson Krawczyk;  grandson Robert Meyers; Ernestine Johnson Krawczyk obituary and researched by Jackie Rohde