Sunday, January 31, 2010

Olaf Johnson

I have been looking for my gt gt grandfather Olaf Johnson obit for years. Last week I phoned the Plano Community Library in Plano, Il, and talked to Ms. Valentine in the genealogy dept. She was such an angel she found the obit in the Kendall County News, 5/12/1915. Needless, to say I was thrilled.






Olaf Johnson Obit

Johnson, Olaf (1818-1915)

JOHNSON, ELY, LENHART, STRYKER

Kendall County News, May 12, 1915
Kendall County, Illinois

Aged Father Dies,

Olaf Johnson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, October 18, 1818. He has been bedfast for the past twenty months. He died May 5, 1915 from the effects of a stroke at the age of 96 years, 6 months, and 17 days.

He came to America in the year 1853 with is wife and six children.

He lived in Stark county, Illinois twelve years, in this time three more children were added to their union.

In 1865 he moved with hid family to Wright County, Iowa, His wife died April 1st, 1906, since then he has lived with his son Charles near Plano.

His remains were shipped to Webster City, Iowa, for burial beside his wife.

Seven children are left to mourn his loss, four sons and three daughters, two daughters having preceded him before.

The remaining ones are Mrs. George Ely, John P. of Webster City, Iowa; Mrs. John Stryker, James J.,and Fred A. of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Mrs. John Lenhart of Eufaula, Oklahoma and Charles A. of Plano, Illinois.

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We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our father.

Charles A. Johnson and family.




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