Obit: Johnson, Adelheid (1846 - 1936)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/28/1936

Johnson, Adelheid (21 Apr. 1846 - 21 May 1936)

Mrs. Adelheid Johnson, ninety year old pioneer of the town of Hull, passed away at the Clark county hospital at Owen Thursday night at ten o’clock where she has been the past year because of failing health. The body was kept at the Lulloff undertaking parlors in Colby until Sunday afternoon when funeral services were held at the Zion Ev. Lutheran church in Colby, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating. Pall bearers were Walter Wiersig, Henry Runzheimer, Wm. Schwantes, Carl Reyer, Otto Heintz and Wm. Graumann. Sunday night the body was shipped to Manistee, Michigan, where burial was made Monday afternoon on the family lot at Oak Grove cemetery in Manistee where the Johnsons lived before coming to the town of Hull in the eighties. The deceased’s daughter in law accompanied the body from Chicago.

The deceased was born in Germany April 21st, 1846, and came to the United States shortly after marrying John Alpers in 1865. Her husband and daughter died after the family came to Milwaukee and on January 5th, 1877, she was married to Captain August Johnson in that city. The family moved to Manistee, Michigan, which was the captain’s home port when not in charge of a lake boat. In the early 80’s they purchased a farm at Cherokee, in the town of Hull, and the family moved here but the captain continued work on the lake during the season. It was not until 1903 when the captain retired that they made their home permanently. The farm is still known as the "Cap. Johnson" place and is owned by Ed. Fricke.

After the captain’s death in 1915 the deceased visited friends in various places and in 1920 returned to the town of Hull since which time she made her home with the Henry Rein family at Cherokee, until ill health made it necessary for her to go to the hospital. Her death writes a final chapter in the family as the deceased survived all the members of her family, which included a daughter who died in infancy, and a son, Albert, a prominent lumberman, who died in 1922. She has no living relatives. Her daughter-in-law married again and is Mrs. Martin Brockman of Chicago.



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