Anders "Andrew" Alfred Johnson 1841-1918
JOHNSON, MOSTROM, GIPSON, GIBSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/9/2014 at 22:47:54
A.A. Johnson at Rest
Died Saturday, May 25
Pioneer Settler Called to Reward After Useful Life – Funeral Services Monday
A.A. Johnson, one of Estherville’s pioneer citizens and a man in every sense of the word, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gipson, on south Eighth street last Saturday. He had been ill for the past four months and the end was not unexpected by those who watched over him and ministered to his last sickness. The immediate cause of his death was gangrene. Following the death of his wife last January, he started to fail and, while his decline was gradual, it was sure. His eventful life is closed and he is at rest with the good wife he loved so well.
Mr. Johnson enjoyed the respect of our people to a great degree. He was known in all the years of his residence as a clean man, honest and trustworthy. His genial nature made him a favorite among friends and neighbors. For forty years he called Estherville home, and in his way, did all he could for the upbuilding of the community in which he lived.
Anders Alfred Johnson was born June 14th, 1841, at Otvitaberg, East Goteland, Sweden and grew to young manhood in his native country. He was married to Anna Sophia Mostrom in 1868. Two years following the marriage, the young people came to the United States, settling in Chicago, where they lived for a few months. They then came to Iowa, making their home at Calmar, where they lived until 1878. They then moved to Estherville which was their home until the time of their death. Mrs. Johnson died last January. One son, Albin Gustav Johnson, of Chicago survives the parents. He and his family have been in Estherville the past few weeks, assisting in the care of the father.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church of this city, and his pastor, Rev. J.J. Akre had charge of the funeral services which were held from that church Monday afternoon. Mr. Johnson was a religious man and died strong in the faith of his God. Estherville has lost a splendid citizen and we join the host of friends in extending sincerest sympathy to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1918)
A.A. Johnson Dead
Anders A. Johnson, an old time resident of this county, passed away at the home of his sister on South 8th street last Saturday after an illness extending over a long period. Only a short time ago his wife was laid to rest and he had been on the decline since that time. Mr. Johnston was born in Goteland, Sweden, June 14, 1841. He was united in marriage to Anna Sophia Mostrom in Sweden in 1868. He leaves one son, Albin Gustav Johnson, of Chicago, who has been with his father during his last illness. The funeral services were held from the Norwegian Lutheran church, the Rev. J.J. Akre officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran [Norwegian] cemetery. During his last illness he was at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gibson [Gipson]. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1918)
Death of Alfred Johnson
A Pioneer of Emmet Co.
Passed Away at Home of Sister in Estherville Saturday, May 25th
Came to Emmet County in 1878
After an illness of four months Alfred A. Johnson died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gibson [Gipson], in this city Saturday, May 25, of gangrene, having taken ill soon after the death of his beloved wife in January.
Deceased was one of the early settlers of Emmet county, having come here to make his home in 1878, just eight years after he came to the United States.
Funeral was held from the Norwegian Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. J.J. Akre, his pastor.
Mr. Johnson was born in Otvitaberg East Goteland, Sweden, June 14, 1841, and hence at the time of his death was 76 years, 11 months and 11 days of age.
In 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Sophia Mostrom in Sweden. In 1870 he came to the United States and eight year later moved to Emmet county and settled on a farm near Estherville where he lived until a few years ago when he retired and came to Estherville.
One son, Albin Gustav Johnson of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Gibson, of this city, survive him. He was a member of the Lutheran church.
When taken sick he was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Gibson, on South Eighth street, where his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Johnson, nursed him night and day until death relieved him of his suffering. He was an honest man in all his dealings. He was patient in his suffering and trusted in God. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1918)
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