Obit: Johnson, Peter (1849 - 1937)

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Surnames: Johnson, Postweiler, Rude, Carlson, Longenecker

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 29 July 1937

Johnson, Peter (1849 - 27 July 1937)

Peter Johnson, a resident of Neillsville for many years, died at 11 p.m., Tuesday at his home, aged 86 years. Mr. Johnson had been sick for the past six years. The funeral probably will be held Friday from the home. A complete obituary will be published next week.

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 5 Aug. 1937

Peter Johnson, for many years prominent in the business and civic affairs of this community, passed away after a lingering illness at his home in this city, on July 27, 1937.

Mr. Johnson was born in Denmark in 1849. He came to America when a young man 19 years of age and lived for a time in the eastern part of the United Sates. He then came to Chicago and was there at the time of the great fire.

Later he came to La Crosse and from there to Black River Falls. In 1876 he came to Neillsville and engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. He took an active party in city affairs and was a member of the council for several years.

Mr. Johnson was a man of good business judgment and an excellent citizen in every way. Some years ago he sold his business and retired to his home on South Grand Ave.

Mr. Johnson was married in 1875 at Black River Falls to Mary Postweiler, who died in 1909. A year later he was united in marriage with Josephine Rude, who survives him.

Two children were born to the first marriage, Anne, Mrs. George Rude of Chicago, and Mrs. Callie Carlson of New York.

Funeral services were held at the home Friday, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.

Both of the daughters were in attendance at the funeral.



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