ANOTHER KIRON PIONEER PASSES -- Andrew Gust
Johnson -- Kiron News clipping
A. G. Johnson late of Woodbury passed away 25 April 1919.
A. G. Johnson was born in the community of Vestervik, Sweden, 16 November 1848 , at the age of 21 he emigrated to America with his parents. In July 1869 the family, consisting of father, mother and his two brothers, Charles J. and Axel Johnson, came to Kiron. On March the 19th he was united in marriage to Josephina Nelson of Kiron, to which union five children were born, 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son died in infancy. In the spring of 1897, the family moved to Woodbury County settling near the town of Bronson where they have resided ever since.
Mr. Johnson was taken suddenly ill on Sunday evening, April 20th with indigestion from which he suffered severely and although all that loving care and kind hands could do was done, he gradually grew weaker, passing away Friday morning, 25 April 1919.
There remains to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband, indulgent father, and an esteemed citizen: the widow, son Robert, Mrs. Ethel Foster and her family, Miss Myrtle and Jeanett Johnson, one brother Charles J. Johnson, Four nephews, Harry Johnson and family. Conrad E. Johnson and family, A. W. Johnson and family, Arthur Johnson and family, all of Bronson, Iowa, two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Mauritz and Clara Rosemeier, and their families, one brother and sister-in-law, C. M. Anderson.
Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased conducted by Rev. Shed of Bronson. The remains were taken to the Graceland Cemetery at Sioux City and laid to rest until the resurrection day.
A large number of friends and relatives conducted the remains to their last sad rites.