There were two John Johnsons living in Bear Creek Township during this era:
- John J. Johnson, born 1856--father of the Ella I'm looking for--with wife Reka M.
- John H. Johnson, born 1867--father of the children listed above--with wife Reka.
Just so readers are totally confused, I'm descended from the John J. and Reka M. Johnson. The Reka Johnson, wife of John H. Johnson, is a relative of mine as well. She is a cousin of one of my great-grandmothers.