Friday, November 22, 2019

1884+ Scrapbook of the Johonnett Sisters of Palmyra, Maine

1884+ scrapbook with mementos of the children of Horace Gould Johonnett and Sarah (Lord) Johonnett.  I believe the scrapbook was the work mainly of their youngest child, Mabel F. Johonnett, with help from older sister Ellen J. Johonnett, "Ellie".

The scrapbook was made from a late 1870s publication of the Maine Board of Agriculture, measuring approximately 9" by 6", with 384 pages.

Inside Front Cover

Mabel wrote an intriguing address in the book: Box 2, Madawaska, Pa.  There's a Madawaska Marsh and a Madawaska Road in Palmyra, which presumably further pinpoint where the Johonnett family lived.  See the map at the end of this post.

The children of Herman Gould Johonnett and Sarah (Lord) Johonnett:

Nearly every page of the book has pasted items, such as rewards of merit, trading cards, calling cards, newspaper clippings, etc.  Some of the items appear to predate the construction of the scrapbook.

 The scrapbook contains personal items such as:

If you have information to share on the Johonnett, Lord, Brown, Pollard, Smart, Mahoney, Homstead, or Parkhurst, and/or Pollard families of Palmyra, Maine, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


  1. Love the entries. I grew up in the Johonnett homestead as we were the first non Johonnett family to own the farm. I had access to so much Chas H Johonnett books, library as a child. All intact, like a time capsule. We bought the farm from Aubrey Johonnett in 1962.
    Sadly, my father cleaned out most items. Heirlooms lost

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment! Glad you happened upon this.