Obit: Swieso, John Sr. (1851 - 1918)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 04/18/1918

Swieso, John Sr. (5 SEP 1851 - 13 APR 1918)

John Sweiso Sr. Dies Suddenly

The news of the death of John Sweiso Saturday came as a shock to everyone. When this paper last came to you the deceased was upon the streets greeting his friends. Today all that was mortal of our townsman is at resting our silent city. He seemed in usual good health Friday and Friday evening, and was stricken Saturday morning, living but a few minutes, passing away at 7 a.m. April 13th, 1918.

John Fred Sweiso was born Sept. 5th, 1851 in Mecklenburg, Germany. He came to America in the summer of 1858 with his parents and settled on a farm near Columbus, Wis. his father dying when he was sixteen years of age.

He was married at the Lutheran Evan Church at Columbus to Miss Frederica Baker on Sept. 19th, 1870. To this union thirteen children were born, four preceding their father in death. Mr. Sweiso and family moved to Loyal 16 years ago settling on a farm north of town where they lived until six years ago, when they moved into this village to take life a little easier.

The deceased was a kind husband and father and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need.

He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife the following children, Mrs. H.G. Seipp and Mrs. Wm. Sanderson of Columbus, Wis., Mrs. Clarence Cole, Marshal, Wis., Mrs. C.G. Jensen, Pecatonica, Ill., Mrs. F.F. Schultz, Hobart, John, Walter and Mrs. James White of Loyal, four sisters Mrs. E.S. Hunt, Richmond, Mich., Mrs. Henry Zarrs, Los Angeles. Cal., Mrs. John Thiede, Watertown, Neb., and Mrs. Earnest Hanneman, Amherst, Neb., besides eighteen grand-children.

The funeral services were held at the Methodists Church at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E.E. Strevey officiating. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.

The sympathy of many friends is extended to the members of this family in their bereavement.



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