From: "Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert" <>

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Date: Friday, June 08, 2001 12:06 AM

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HULDA ANNA HOFFA was born September 24, l858 in Owen County, Indiana and

passed away at her home on Garfield Table, Nebraska on November 23, l93l

at the age of 73 years, l month, 29 days. She moved with her parents to

Decatur County, Iowa where she was married to THOMAS M. JOHNSON on

October 26, l879 at Leon. To this union five children were born, all of

whom are living.

MR. and MRS. JOHNSON lived in Iowa for five years when they moved to

Lancaster County, Nebraska by wagon. They lived there one year and

decided to come farther west, which they did, locating in Lincoln

County, Nebraska on a homestead in l884. They made the homestead their

permanent home, having resided there since that year.

The country being new, they had few luxuries. Their main broadcasting

system was the coyote bands that sent their music over the air.

Never-the-less, these persevering folk held on and were rewarded by the

dawn of a brighter day.

MRS. JOHNSON joined the Methodist Episcopal Church while in Iowa and has

been a faithful worker since. Hindered by circumstances and ill health,

she had been unable to do as much for the church as she would have liked

to do in the past few years. But she will be missed from its ranks and

held in tender memory by those she has assisted in times of affliction.

Suffering from ill health for the past five or six years, she never

complained and remained at her post even though her health was failing

so fast.

She was stricken suddenly by a stroke Monday morning, about 9 o'clock

and never fully regained consciousness. It seemed nothing could be done

to relieve her suffering until time touched her brow with its finger of

death, which occurred about 2 o'clock in the afternoon of November 23.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, five children: CHARLES

of Stapleton; SAMUEL of Garfield; MRS. NANCY LONG of Kilmer Valley; MRS.

MARTHA JOHNSON of Spencer, Nebraska; and MRS. ADA WOOD of Arizona;

fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two grandchildren

preceded her to the Great Beyond.

Funeral services were held at the Garfield Church last Wednesday

afternoon with Rev. W.H. Merrill of Gandy officiating. The remains were

laid to rest in the Garfield Cemetery, Nebraska.



We want to take this way to thank our many friends and neighbors for the

loving kindness and assistance during the illness and death of Mother,

also for the many beautiful flowers:



MR. and MRS. OLLIE JOHNSON and Family

MR. and MRS. FAY LONG and Family

MR. and MRS. LEM WOOD and Family

MR. and MRS. CHAS. B. JOHNSON and Family


Shared by Tracy Summerville

Nancee's Notes: This was also sent to me by Tracy Summerville. Hulda

Anna Hoffa was a sister to my ggrandmother, Eliza (Hoffa)Price,

Claudson, Phinney.