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Johnson-Swain, Hans 1858-1924


Posted By: Mary Eldridge (email)
Date: 10/28/2017 at 15:09:26

Source: Waukon Democrat newspaper 30 Apr 1924.
Pioneer Resident Called to Rest. The death of Hans Johnson-Swain occurred at his home near Elon last week, after an illness of nearly two years. He was born in this country Dec. 6, 1858 and was 66 years of age. His marriage to Mrs. Olina Colbornson occurred about 45 years ago. With the exception of one summer when he was employed on a farm near Luverne, Minn., his life was spent in Paint Creek Township. He was a man of strict integrity and uprightness and was universally respected.

He is survived by his widow and nine children, namely, Mrs. W. H. Barnes of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Carl Colbornson of Lansing; Ole of Bottineau, N. D.; Stanley of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. E. G,. Leyse of Paint Creek township; Mrs. C. R. Dwyer and Mrs. Fred Eldridge of Waterloo; Oscar Johnson of Elon; and Bernard of Rossville. The first four mentioned were stepchildren, but he was a kind father to them and treated them with the same devotion as his own. One son, John Johnson, passed away on March 29, 1919 in Montana.

He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ole Rema, John and Miss Carrie Johnson of Elon, and Mrs. Ben Peterson and Olaf Johnson of Rossville. One sister, Mrs. Mary Ellefson of South Dakota and Ole Johnson-Swain of Elon, have preceded him in death. Twenty-three grandchildren and three great grandchildren also revere his memory.

Funeral services were held at the East Paint Creek church Monday conducted by Rev. Lea. Six nephews of deceased, John and Leonard Rema, Oscar, Julius and Hjalmer Swain and Alfred Peterson acted as pall bearers.


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