Obit: Johnson, Gust (1865 - 1936)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Johnson, Josefson, Rosolack, Weilder

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 28 Nov. 1936

Johnson, Gust (1865 - 22 Nov. 1936)

Gust Johnson, who lived alone at his home in this village, was found lying unconscious near his woodshed last Friday morning. A. C. Rosolack, when delivering milk, saw Mr. Johnson lying beside a wheelbarrow, where he had fallen after dusk Thursday afternoon, when stricken. Mr. Johnson was wheeling wood from a pile in the yard into the shed and no doubt the extra exertion made to complete the task brought on the attack. He was taken into the house and cared for, and once partially regained his faculties. Death ensured about two o’clock Sunday morning.

Burial services were held at the Reformed Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. V. D Weilder preaching the sermon. Quite a number of friends attended the service. Interment was in Mentor Cemetery.

Very little is known about Mr. Johnson’s family history. He was born in Norway in 1865 (the son of Johan U. Johnson & Tilda Carlson), and when a boy was confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran Faith. He and a brother came to America when young men (immigrated in 1884), settling in North Dakota. The brother remained in that state, married and died many years ago, leaving two sons. These nephews, if living, are the only relatives in this country, and their place of residence is unknown. There are some relatives in Norway.

Mr. Johnson went west and was in Seattle for some time. Twenty-five years ago he came to Humbird and bought the grist mill, which he operated for a short time. Later he brought a farm at Price, married (Hilda M Josefson, the daughter of Victor Josefson & Emma Maria Johnson) and started farming. Both ventures were unsuccessful. Divorce followed and he returned to Humbird to live.

Mr. Johnson was industrious and frugal, and lived as a respected citizen of our community.

Gust Johnson
Birth 1865, Norway
Death: 22 Nov 1936 (aged 70–71), Humbird, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial: Mentor Cemetery, Humbird, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA; Block 18 Lot 181

1930 Federal Census, Mentor, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Sheet Letter: A; Sheet Number: 8

Gust Johnson, divorced white male, not a naturalized citizen
Birth Year (Estimated 1865)
Immigration Year: 1884
Parent's Birthplace: Norway

BioM: Josefson, Hilda M. (1907)


Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911

Groom:Gust Johnson, male, (estimated age 42)
Marriage:  28 Feb 1907 in Price, Wisconsin, United States
Father: Johan U Johnson
Mother: Tilda Carlson
Bride: Hilda M Josefson, female
Father: Victor Josefson
Mother: Emma Maria Johnson



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