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JOHNSON, Peitje 1850-1931

JOHNSON

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/8/2011 at 10:29:51

Mrs. John Johnson, Old Resident, Died Monday

Mrs. John Johnson, one of the pioneer settlers of Grundy county, died at her home in Holland early Monday morning, October 12, 1931. Death was due to heart failure.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Germany and would have been 82 years old had she lived until the coming April. She emigrated to America more than sixty years ago, making her home for several years at Freeport, Ill., where she was married in 1869 to John Johnson.

After remaining at Freeport for a year or two, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson crossed the prairies in 1871 to Grundy county, Iowa, settling on a farm near Wellsburg. Here they experienced and endured the privations and hardships common to the pioneers of the early days of this county. Later they lived on a farm northeast of Lincoln Center for 17 years, removing to Holland twenty-six years ago. Mr. Johnson passed away at his home in Holland in 1912.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were the parents of nine children, four of whom preceded the mother in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Fannie Miller, living east of Stout; John Johnson, New Hartford; Henry, living south of Aplington; Mrs. Carl Willert, Forest City, Iowa, and Albert of Holland.

Funeral services were held at the Colfax township Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon, following a short service at the house at one o'clock. Rev. K. J. Stratemeier of Grundy Center officiated at the last rites.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 October 1931, pg 9

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Obituary of Mrs. John Janssen
(by Rev. K. J. Stratemeier)

Mrs. Peitje Janssen, nee Janssen, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, October 12, 1931, at the home of her son Albert at Holland. Her strength slowly succumbed under a frequently recurring ailment, yet her end came quite unexpectedly.

She was born April 25, 1850, at Campen, Eastfriesland, Germany. In January, 1869, she was wedded at Freeport, Ill., to Jan Janssen. They moved to Iowa and settled in Grundy county and lived for many years near Lincoln Center, and in the later years on a farm adjoining Holland.

Five children remain to mourn her departure: Mrs. Fannie Mueller of Stout, Jan Janssen of New Hartford, Hinderk of Aplington, Mrs. Carl Willart of Forest City, and Albert of Holland; also a sister, Mrs. Rene Rust of Aplington, 30 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1912. She attained unto the age of 81 years, 5 months and 16 days.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 14, in charge of Rev. K. J. Stratemeier, who preached in the German and English languages on Rev. 7,14 and I Thess. 4:13-14, respectively. The services were held in the Holland Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a member, and interment was made at the Colfax township cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 October 1931, pg 12


 

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