MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 405
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 7, 2007
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN
June 24, 1894 (hand written)
DANIEL B. JOHNSON died yesterday morning, at 7 o’clock, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thos. B. Paige, in Sweetland township, with whom he had been living for the past year and a half.
He was born at Deering, New Hampshire, June 25, 1812, and hence only lacked one day of being 82 years old.
He was united in marriage with Lydia F. Miller, of Pittsfield, N.H., and of this union seven children were born, two of whom are deceased. The surviving are Mrs. Abigail M. Fry, of Greenville, Clay county, Ia., Mrs. L. Maria Deane, pastor of Friends’ church at New Providence, Ia., Miss Phebe E. Johnson, Dr. L.D. Johnson and Mrs. R.L. Paige, of this city.
Mrs. Johnson died Feb. 25, 1876. On the first day of April, 1854, Mr. Johnson arrived in Muscatine with his family from their New Hampshire home, and immediately settled upon a piece of land which he had previously purchased in Sweetland township. Here he resided until the infirmities of age compelled him to retire from active life.
He was a life-long member of the Friends church. He was a devoted, consistent Christian, living an humble, sincere life, walking with God.
He never possessed a strong, vigorous body, but was industrious and benevolent. His home was in order. After returning home from the city one week ago last Saturday and being yet in usual health, he remarked that he believed everything concerning his business was attended to and that nothing was left undone that should have been done. He had finished his course. Sunday night, June 17th, he was taken sick, and Sunday morning, June 24th, passed away so easily and peacefully that those who were watching at his bedside scarcely knew when he breathed his last.
The funeral services will occur at the Bloomington church to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 3 o’clock.
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