The Union Creek Journal

A Chronicle of Survival

Character Biographies

The Johnson Family

David Johnson: main character and author of the first-person journal entries

Miriam Johnson: wife of David Johnson and mother of D.J. Johnson

D.J. Johnson: son of David & Miriam Johnson; approximately age 14 at the time of the crash

Levi Johnson: oldest brother of David Johnson and father of Carrie and Dannie Johnson; divorced prior to the crash

Carrie Johnson: older daughter of Levi Johnson; approximately age 14 at the time of the crash; niece of David Johnson

Dannie Johnson: younger daughter of Levi Johnson; approximately age 12 at the time of the crash; niece of David Johnson

Joseph Johnson: middle brother of David Johnson; married to Heather

Heather Johnson: wife of Joseph Johnson

Sam Johnson: youngest brother of David Johnson; single, unmarried

Terry Johnson: uncle of David Johnson; married to Laura

Laura Johnson: wife of Terry Johnson; physician assistant and Johnson-family medic

Floyd Johnson: father of David Johnson; married to Karen

Karen Johnson: mother of David Johnson

Anders Anderson: father-in-law of David Johnson; father of Miriam Johnson; husband of Rachel

Rachel Anderson: mother-in-law of David Johnson; mother of Miriam Johnson; wife of Anders

Steve Johnson: son of Terry; father of three teenage daughters

Rhona Johnson: wife of Steve; mother of three teenage daughters

Mike Moreno: son-in-law of Terry; married to Jenny; father of two sons and one daughter ages ten, eight and six

Jenny Johnson-Moreno: daughter of Terry; married to Mike; mother of two sons and one daughter ages ten, eight and six

The Gunter Family

Jacob Gunter: Jamie’s son; born in March of 2015

Jake Gunter: Gunter family patriarch; bad blood with David that goes back to their teenage years

Jamie Gunter: older Gunter girl; approximately 17 at the time of the crash

Janelle Gunter: younger Gunter girl; approximately 15 at the time of the crash

Karla Gunter: Jake’s wife; a midwife before the crash

The Olsen Family

Iktomi Olsen: called Tomi (toh-mee) Pete & Theresa’s youngest child (daughter), about age 12 at the time of the crash

Maka Olsen: (pronounced mah-kah) Pete & Theresa’s younger son (fourth oldest child)

Mini Olsen: (pronounced mee-nee) Pete & Theresa’s middle daughter (third oldest child)

Peta Olsen: (pronounced pay-tah) Pete & Theresa’s oldest daughter (second oldest child)

Pete Olsen: friend of David’s from high school; half Lakota Sioux

Tate Olsen: (pronounced tah-tay) Pete & Theresa’s elder son (oldest child), about 25 at the time of the crash

Theresa Olsen: wife of Pete, PhD in anthropology

The Hernandez Gang

Ariela Guttierez: “niece” of Fernando Hernandez; former Marine

Daniel Hernandez: younger son of Marta; brother of Ricky

Fernando Hernandez: El Patron; drug lord prior to the crash; head of the gang; “uncle” to Ariela

Marta Hernandez: sister of Fernando Hernandez; mother of Ricky and Daniel

Ricky Hernandez: elder son of Marta; brother of Daniel; “boyfriend” of Jamie Gunter

Made in China

Chairman Tsing: leader of the Chinese government with designs on reestablishing the Chinese empire and being crowned emperor

General Wei: leader of the U.N. nation-building force of which Lin Xu Guan is a part

Lin Xu Guan: PLA soldier who came to the U.S. as a part of the U.N. nation-building force

Others

Manuel “Manny” Colon: Army Ranger linguist and interrogator of Puerto Rican descent

Johnathan “Gunny” Hood: Owner and “mayor” of the Freeman Militia Center

Melody Larsen: young woman rescued by the Johnsons; parents and brother murdered by Hernandez gang members

Rick Milton: middle-age man, left by his wife and kids, becomes a looter

Pitcher: Army Ranger raised in the Okefenokee Swamp

Brett Tanner: Second-in-command at the Freeman Militia Center

Mandy Williams: neighbor of Mike and Jenny near Lincoln; wife of Will

Will Williams: neighbor of Mike and Jenny near Lincoln; husband of Mandy

6 thoughts on “Character Biographies

  1. Helpful, but I think you’re missing some characters. Where’s Rick, the opportunistic looter?

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