John O. Leraas John O. Leraas  ‎(I0151)‎
Given Names: John O.
Surname: Leraas

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 29 November 1887
Death: 29 September 1934 ‎(Age 46)‎ Leraas home, Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Personal Facts and Details
Birthon the home farm
29 November 1887
CensusCensus Place: Lien, Grant, Minnesota; Roll: T623 765; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 51
12 June 1900 ‎(Age 12)‎ Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Lien township, MN
USA

CensusLien, Grant; Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 107-164.
26 June 1905 ‎(Age 17)‎ Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Lien township, MN
USA

Military ServiceServed overseas in Army during World War I
between 25 May 1918 and 10 March 1919 ‎(Age 30)‎
CensusCensus Place: Lien, Grant, Minnesota; Roll: T625_826; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 49; Image: 943.
8 January 1920 ‎(Age 32)‎ Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Lien township, MN
USA

Marriage Ruth Florence Thompson - 20 December 1926 ‎(Age 39)‎ Elbow Lake, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Elbow Lake, MN
USA

CensusCensus Place: Lien, Grant, Minnesota; Roll: 1088; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 260.0
1930 ‎(Age 42)‎ Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Lien township, MN
USA

Deathdespondent that his wife had died 10 days before
29 September 1934 ‎(Age 46)‎ Leraas home, Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Lien township, MN
USA

Cause of death: Hanged himself in his barn
Burial Immanuel Lutheran Church; Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
Address:

Barrett, MN
USA

LERAAS marker at ImmanuelLERAAS marker at Immanuel



John O. Leraas markerJohn O. Leraas marker


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Parents Family  (F1434)
Olav Johannes Johanneson "Ole" Leraas
1844 - 1928
Martha Larsdatter Stamnes
1844 - 1930
Anton M. Leraas
1889 - 1953
Louis Andrew Leraas
1874 -
Julia Severina Leraas
1879 - 1970
Martin Alfred Leraas
1883 - 1946
Lena Leraas
1885 - 1937
John O. Leraas
1887 - 1934
John M. "Johnny" Leraas
1873 -
Annie Leraas
1877 -
Emma Leraas
1878 -
Betsy Haugen
1896 -

Immediate Family  (F1139)
Ruth Florence Thompson
1906 - 1934
Orvin Marceleous Leraas
1927 - 1991
Howard Joseph Leraas
1930 - 1993
Private
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Notes

Shared Note
Was at Camp Lewis, Washington, Camp Kearney, California, and Camp Mills, N.Y., before going overseas. He saw 21 days of active service at the front and was wounded. Veterans at Barrett also said he was gassed. He was discharged at Camp Grant, March 10, 1919.


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Sources

Source
Grant County Historical Society Archive
Citation Details:  S.B. 668; Page 51; Leraas-Thompson

Source
Grant County Herald
Citation Details:  Obituary

Source
Grave Marker

Source
World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Publication: Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration
Citation Details:  Roll: 1675468

Source
Grant County Herald
Citation Details:  Ole J. Leraas Obituary

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Ole & Martha's 50th: Lena, Julia, Ole, Anton, Martha, Martin, JohnnyOle & Martha's 50th: Lena, Julia, Ole, Anton, Martha, Martin, Johnny  ‎(M30)‎

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John O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson Wedding 3John O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson Wedding 3  ‎(M417)‎

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John O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson Wedding 2John O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson Wedding 2  ‎(M416)‎

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John O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson WeddingJohn O. Leraas and Ruth F. Thompson Wedding  ‎(M415)‎

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Matsonia, Ship Johny Leraas came home from WWI on.Matsonia, Ship Johny Leraas came home from WWI on.  ‎(M414)‎

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John O. Leraas, day he left for World War IJohn O. Leraas, day he left for World War I  ‎(M413)‎

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John O. Leraas WWI UniformJohn O. Leraas WWI Uniform  ‎(M412)‎

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Benny Leraas Wedding originalBenny Leraas Wedding original  ‎(M391)‎

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Ole Leraas family June 21, 1905Ole Leraas family June 21, 1905  ‎(M28)‎

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John O. Leraas markerJohn O. Leraas marker  ‎(M405)‎

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LERAAS marker at ImmanuelLERAAS marker at Immanuel  ‎(M404)‎
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Family with Parents
Father
Olav Johannes Johanneson "Ole" Leraas ‎(I0103)‎
Birth 7 December 1844 Bergen, Norway
Death 31 December 1928 ‎(Age 84)‎ Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
-3 months
Mother
 
Martha Larsdatter Stamnes ‎(I0120)‎
Birth 30 August 1844 Stamnes, Brukvik parish, Hordaland county, Norway
Death 12 January 1930 ‎(Age 85)‎ Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota

Marriage: 19 September 1870 -- Heldon Church, Minnesota
19 years
#1
Brother
Anton M. Leraas ‎(I0009)‎
Birth 21 September 1889 Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
Death 4 May 1953 ‎(Age 63)‎
-15 years
#2
Brother
Louis Andrew Leraas ‎(I0121)‎
Birth 29 September 1874 Minnesota
5 years
#3
Sister
Julia Severina Leraas ‎(I0130)‎
Birth 16 November 1879 Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
Death 23 February 1970 ‎(Age 90)‎ Mercy Hospital; Williston, Williams county, North Dakota
4 years
#4
Brother
Martin Alfred Leraas ‎(I0141)‎
Birth 26 July 1883 Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
Death 19 April 1946 ‎(Age 62)‎ Fergus Falls, Otter Tail county, Minnesota
2 years
#5
Sister
Lena Leraas ‎(I0143)‎
Birth 25 July 1885
Death 21 March 1937 ‎(Age 51)‎
2 years
#6
John O. Leraas ‎(I0151)‎
Birth 29 November 1887
Death 29 September 1934 ‎(Age 46)‎ Leraas home, Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
-15 years
#7
Brother
John M. "Johnny" Leraas ‎(I0158)‎
Birth 1873
Death Cormorant Lake
4 years
#8
Sister
Annie Leraas ‎(I0159)‎
Birth 1877
1 year
#9
Sister
Emma Leraas ‎(I0160)‎
Birth 1878
19 years
#10
Sister
Betsy Haugen ‎(I4560)‎
Birth November 1896 Minnesota
Family with Ruth Florence Thompson
John O. Leraas ‎(I0151)‎
Birth 29 November 1887
Death 29 September 1934 ‎(Age 46)‎ Leraas home, Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota
19 years
Wife
 
Ruth Florence Thompson ‎(I0152)‎
Birth 19 August 1906 Stevens county, Minnesota
Death 19 September 1934 ‎(Age 28)‎ Leraas home, Lien township, Grant county, Minnesota

Marriage: 20 December 1926 -- Elbow Lake, Grant county, Minnesota
6 months
#1
Son
Orvin Marceleous Leraas ‎(I0153)‎
Birth 30 June 1927 Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
Death 25 December 1991 ‎(Age 64)‎ Minot, Ward county, North Dakota
3 years
#2
Son
Howard Joseph Leraas ‎(I0155)‎
Birth 10 March 1930 Barrett, Grant county, Minnesota
Death 16 January 1993 ‎(Age 62)‎
#3
Daughter