Sunday, November 15, 2015

John Martin Johnson 1848-1910

The great and merciful master has again visited us and taken from our midst our dear father.

John Martin Johnson  was born in Kungshacka, Sweden, Sept. 8th, 1848, and died at Porcupine, Montana, May 21st, 1910, aged 61 years, 8 months, and 13 days. His remains were taken back to our old home at Swedeborg, Mo., where they were laid to est in St. John's cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bell at the Swedish Lutheran church at Swedeborg, of which he had long been a member. He had been a resident of Missouri for over twenty years, but on account of failing health, came here in April last, to see if he could regain his health by a change of climate, but to no avail. He passed away quietly to his long rest, where he shall suffer no more. His family watched faithfully by his bedside until the end came, which was no surprise to us, as we could see him gradually growing weaker from day to day.

He leaves a wife, one son, and one daughter residing at Porcupine, Mont., besides one brother and four sisters residing in Sweden, and quite a number of friends to mourn his loss. It was hard to part with him, but it was the Lord's will and we must all submit to that, for he doeth all things well.

- An Only Daughter
Pulaski County Democrat

24 June, 1909

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