Tampico Tornado, Thursday, February 1, 1912
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P. K. JOHNSON PASSES AWAY
Peter K. Johnson, one of the old citizens of this community died quite suddenly Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock at his home in the southern part of town following a stroke of paralysis which occurred about 11:30 o'clock while he was in the barn hitching up his team. He noticed his hand became numb and remarked to August Janke that he thought he had a stroke. Mr. Janke advised him to go to the house and he managed to get to the porch where he received assistance from members of the household and was put to bed shortly after which he lost consciousness and passed away in the evening.
The funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. H. A. Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Whittington cemetery southeast of here.
Peter Klonenberg Johnson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, sixty-two years ago, Oct. 9, 1911 and came to this country about forty-three years ago, settling first at Sheffield and later moving to Fairfield township south of Tampico residing on the old home place for many years.
Thirty-four years ago Jan. 22, he was married to Mary Howlett at New Bedford and the couple established their home in Fairfield township where they raised their family and lived for years as highly respected citizens. Two years ago they retired from the active duties of farm life and moved to Tampico which has been his home til the time of his death. Mr. Johnson was a good, honest, straight man, square in all his dealings with his fellow men and leaves a record of a good citizen, spendid neighbor and kind father. He was a member of the Tampico Methodist church and was regular in attendance both at church and Sunday school, taking an active interest in the work and living and believing the great truths there taught.
Three sons and two daughters, Ralph at home, Henry on the old farm and Earl of Deer Grove, Misses Lillian and Myrtle both at home and the wife are the surviving members of his family. Two children, a son and a daughter are dead. One brother, Christian D. Johnson of Fairfield and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Jensen of Kansas with two half brothers, James of Iowa and John H. of Fairfield are the surviving relatives. Two half brothers, Rasmus and George and half sister Mary are dead.
Funeral of Peter K. Johnson
The funeral services of the late Peter K. Johnson were held last week Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. H. A. Snyder, officiating. Mesdames F. A. Brewer and Snyder rendered appropriate songs. There was a profusion of floral tributes and the church was filled with the relatives and friends of the deceased. Six nephews: Wayne, Theo, and Fred Johnson, Herman Thompson, Art Howlett and Frank Heintzleman acted as pall bearers. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: James Johnson of Iowa, Mrs. Dorothy Jensen and daughter of Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Emory of Prophetstown, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Howlett of Portland. Interment was in Whittington cemetery.