Johnson, Marie 1825-1899
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/7/2014 at 21:58:19
Death of Mrs. Charles Johnson
Mrs. Charles Johnson passed quietly away on Friday morning, July 21, A. D. 1899, at the Riverside farm one mile west of Le Mars.
Maire Oke was born December 1, A. D., 1825, at Vegna in Sweden. She was united in marriage to Charles Johnson in the year 1846. She with her husband and family came to America in 1850 and they settled in Kane county, Illinois. In 1870 she came with the family to this county. Together they raised six children, five of whom are boys and one girl. One of the boys, Jonathan, and her husband, have preceded her to their heavenly home. Johnathan in the year 1854 and Charles Johnson in 1894.
She was an earnest, devoted Christian, being a member of the First M. E. Church of Le Mars for many years. Mother Johnson became acquainted with the Lord, her Savior, some forty-five years ago. With her patient and entire consecration she led her children to trust in Jesus besides being a spirtual help to all who knew her.
Mrs. Chas. Johnson has been an invalid for more than twenty-three years, most of this time she spent in bed. Her final illness began in October , 1897, from which she never fully recovered. The severe pains of rheumatism, of which she suffered so much, brought on a shock of paralysis. In the winter of 1898 she had a second shock, thereby losing the use of one arm and an eye. The third and final stroke came June 22 of this year.
The immediate members of the family were in constant attendance at her bedside and with loving hands did all they could do to relieve the suffering of their endeared mother.
On Wednesday she took her son, Andrew's hand and said, "God bless you." This was the last recognition she made. The last twenty-four hours before death released her suffering she lay breathing as peaceful as an infant. As she drew her last breath at a quartre after six on Friday morning a heavenly smile enlightened her contenance and her children knew their dear mother had gone from them and the angels had taken her spirit to dwell forever with Jesus, her Lord, being 73 years, 7 months, and 1 days old.
O Blessed Hope, though we mourn our mothre it is not as though we had no hope beyond the grave. The same faith that bore her through the trials and hardships of life and gave her an entrance to eternal life is able and just to save all who believe in Jesus. Of late years she made her home with her son, Albert Johnson on the Riverside farm, one mile west of Le Mars, who with his wife have faithfully cared for mother there last two years of her intense suffering. May God reward them as He only can.
The funreral was conducted by Rev. Lace, pastor of the First M. E. Church, Sunday, July 23, in the afternoon on the Riverside farm, the interment taking place at the cemeterry of the First Presbyterian church, which is eight miles west and two milrs north of Le Mars, being placed beside her husband.
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Monday, July 24, 1899
Le Mars, Iowa
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