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Johannes Peterson (1825-1912), one of the old and much revered residents of Leonardville passed away at his home in that city Sunday Jun 2, after an illness of about four weeks. Mr. Peterson was born in Filsaryd, Kalmar, Sweden June 19, 1825. In 1846 he was married to Christina Swenson who died in 1898. To this union eleven children were born, of which four have already preceded him in death. He leaves to lament their loss, five-daughters and two sons.

He and his family came to this country in 1868 residing in Altoona IL two years when in 
the spring of 1870 they came to Washington Co KS. Here he homesteaded a farm on which they lived until 1903 when he, together with his daughter Emma who has been a faithful help to him these years, moved to Leonardville where he resided until his death.

Having lived in this part of the country for about 40 years, he gained by his kindly 
disposition, the good will and respect of all who had the happiness of knowing him. His 
kindness manifested itself in his every action and was extended alike to both old and 

The deceased had been a member of the Swedish Lutheran church since 1874.

The funeral was held here Thursday afternoon June 6 conducted by Rev. Norder, when the remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery beside his wife, who had preceded him to Canaan's happy shore.
Transcribed and Contributed by Dan Meckenstock

Last Updated:  Thursday, May 01, 2003 21:25:57

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