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JOHNSON, Andrew

JOHNSON, THOMPSON

Posted By: Karyn Volunteer
Date: 4/21/2017 at 18:51:27

THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD
August 7, 1908

"ONE OF FREMONT's FIRST SETTLERS HAS ENTERED THE GREAT UNKNOWN".

The death of Andrew Johnson at his home one miles south of Anderson removes one of the very early settlers of Fremont county as he came here about 1855, and after working on farms in the vicinity of Sidney for a few years he went west and in 1864 was at Virginia City, Montana, but remained there only a short time when he returned to Iowa and on February 1, 1868 was united in marriage to Elizabeth Thompson and by this marriage five children were born to them.

Deceased was a native of Gothamburg, Sweden, he dating his birth back to December 10, 1833. When 13 years of age he came to America and began the struggle of life without means but by hard work and close application to duty and strict accounting of affairs, he succeeded in gaining a considerable amount of land and other property which gave him a sufficient abundance of this world's goods. As an honest and truthful man his reputation was good.

For several years his health has been very poor from the effects of a stroke of paralysis and doubtless his demise was the result of the disease.

He died Aug. 5, 1908 and his funeral was held yesterday at 4 o'clock p.m. from the Methodist church in this city, the sermon being preached by the pastor. Rev. W. H. Shipman, who spoke from the 6th chapter of Galations and 9th verse. The church choir sang a few appropriate hymns. The pallbearers were; Charles Martin, W. F. Otte, Wm. Egloff, W. B. Miller, Frank Martin and Charles Otte. Interment in the Sidney cemetery.

Submitted by Danette Hein-Snider


 

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