Obit: Johnson, William H. (1860 - 1928)

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Surnames: JOHNSON POLASKI HARTWIG LENZ

----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/09/1928

Johnson, William H. (5 FEB 1860 - 30 JAN 1928)

William H. Johnson, whose death was mentioned in last week's Press, was born in London, England, Feb. 5, 1860, and died in Chicago Jan. 30, 1928, aged nearly 68 years.

Mr. Johnson came to this country about 45 years ago and settled at La Salle, Ill. On Nov. 24, 1891, he was married at la Salle to Mrs. Frances Polaski. The came to Clark County, Wis. about 35 years ago and purchased a farm south of Neillsville. Mr. Johnson was a butcher by trade and worked in Neillsville much of the time, also helping to carry on the farm. In later years his health failed and he had to retire from active work and spent much of his time in Chicago with his children, dying at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Lenz. Besides his daughter he leaves one son, W. B. Johnson, and two step-children, Joseph Hartwig Johnson and Lena Hartwig. He also leaves 11 grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was very skillful at his trade, honest and industrious and a man of most excellent principles in every way.

The funeral was held at Lowe's Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, Rev. H. Brandt officiating.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Lena Hartwig, Mr. and Mrs. Lenz and three children, Mrs. Janz and son and Mrs. Klingbar, all of Chicago.

 

 


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