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Obituary of PETER J. JOHNSON
Death of Peter J. Johnson

Peter J. Johnson, a resident of Garfield for more than twenty years died in a Sterling
hospital yesterday. Mr. Johnson was 65 years and 8 days old at the time of his death. He was
born in Sweden. His wife, Mrs. P. J. Johnson, is the only surviving relative. The funeral will
be held at the family home in Garfield Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be in the
Garfield cemetery.
The Tiller and Toiler
Thursday, April 11, 1929
Peter J. Johnson

Death Claims “Pete” Johnson

For the fourth time in as many weeks, the people of our community have assembled to pay their
respects at the passing of a pioneer and a highly respected citizen. This time it was Peter J.
Johnson. “Pete”, as he was familiarly called by everyone in the community, where he had resided
for so many years, who answered the call Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Sterling hospital, where he recently underwent an operation as a last measure in an effort to save his life. Cancer of the liver was pronounced as being the cause of his death. Mr. Johnson was injured when his car
was struck by a train at a crossing in Kinsley over a year ago and to this accident is attributed the beginning of the ailment that finally terminated in his death.
Peter J. Johnson was born March 25, 1864, in Ostergotland in Kalmar Province, Sweden.
Departed this life April 3rd, 1929, age 65 years and 9 days. At the age of 15 he was confirmed
in the Lutheran church at the place of his birth in Sweden.
When 19 years of age, he in company with his younger sister, came to America, arriving at
Altoona, Ill., and in 1900 he came to Garfield, Kansas. Here in 1909 he was united in marriage
to Otilia Abrahamson, and has continuously resided in this community.
He leaves to mourn for him, his bereaved wife, on brother, Frank Johnson, of Garfield, Kansas,
one sister, Mrs. Hulda Peterson, of Kewanee, Illinois, and one sister, Anna Larson, in Sweden,
besides a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Swedish Lutheran church at
Garfield, of which he was a member, by Dr. Ernest F. Pihlblad, of Lindsborg. Special music was
furnished by the Garfield male quartet and by the Lutheran ladies church choir.
John Larson, Noah Larson, Oscar Dahlquist, A. W. Landstrom, Carl Pearson and P. O. Palmer,
friends of long standing, acted as pall bearers. Interment took place in the Garfield cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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