11 Aug 1916 Holt Weekly News
Obituary of Mrs. Lewis Johnson
Anna Johnson was born Jan. 3,
1850, in Sweden, and was married
in her native country in the spring
of 1881 to Lewis J. Johnson. The
next year Mr. Johnson emigrated to
America, Mrs. Johnson remaining in
Sweden for nine years after her
husbands[sic] departure. Their first
home in this country was at Lock-
port, Ill., where they lived until
five years ago, when they moved to this
Death came to the family Tuesday
night July 25th when the wife and
mother departed this life after about
a year of sickness.
Four children were born to this
union, one a son who died in Ill.
at the age of 13 years and was
buried there, another son lives in
Joliet, Ill., one daughter Mrs. Aug-
usta Swanson lives near Newfolden
and the younger daughter Miss So-
phia lives at home with her father
and aged grandmother.
The funeral was held Friday after-
noon at the Ringbo church, Rev.
Breederson officiating, and interment
was made in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Johnson was universally lov-
ed and respected for her womanly
qualities and will not only be missed
by relatives but by a large circle of
The News joins the many friends
in extending heartfelt sympathy to
the bereaved family.