Shawano County Journal – 1890
ASA JOHNSON, a young half-breed boarding with a relative in the third ward left his boarding place Sunday morning without taking his coat or vest with him, and has not since returned. He was last seen walking along the riverbank, in the direction of the Wescott Bridge. When he left the house he gave no impression that he was going away for any length of time, and this fact, taken in connection with that of leaving part of his clothing at home, causes his relatives to fear that all is not right. Johnson is a young man about 28 years of age, of good habits, and no reason is known for his abrupt departure.
Thursday, 23 Oct 1890
JOHNSON WAS DROWNED
HIS BODY FOUND IN THE RIVER
The body of ASA JOHNSON, the half-breed who disappeared from his boarding place in this city on Oct. 5th, was found this (Friday) morning in the river just above the railroad bridge, where it had caught on a snag. The discovery was made by John Christ, a teamster for W. V. Hollister & Co. who was engaged in shoving shingle bolts down the boom. On Johnson's person were found his gold watch and chain and a small amount of change. An inquest will be held this morning