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John S. Johnson

John S. JOHNSON,  was born Sept. 8th, 1847, in Jefferson county 
Illinois and died at his home in Shiloh township January 19th, 1899, 
after an illness of two weeks of pneumonia. 

He was married to Miss Sarah E. Warren, daughter of David H. Warren, 
Oct. 9th, 1878, who died June 5th, 1883. To them two children were 
born Gertrude and Charley, the latter died in infancy. His second 
marriage was to Miss Alice L. M. Hershey, daughter of Daniel Hershey, 
to this union four children have been born, Thomas, Inez, Hazel and 
Lily, who with their mother survive to mourn their loss. 

Johnny, as he was familiarly called, was converted when a young man 
17 or 18 years of age and joined the Methodist Church. 

His funeral was conducted at Pleasant Grove Church at 10 o'clock 
Jan. 21, 1899 by his pastor, the writer, and his body interred in 
Old Union Cemetery. J. C. Kinison 

January 23, 1899 Mt. Vernon Daily Register 
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 

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