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28 Nov 1907

Death of a Pioneer

Mrs. John F. Johnson who died at the home of her son, W.H. Johnson, in Ashland, on Tuesday, the 14th of November, was the first white woman to settle on the spot where the city of Appleton is now situated, she and her husband were the first white couple to be married there, and her husband was the first mayor of the city.  An elder sister of the deceased lives in this city—Mrs. Adeline Lang, eighty-three years old, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Goddake.

Mrs. Lang is the last survivor of a family of twelve children.  Owing to her advanced age she was not able to attend the funeral of her sister at Appleton, where the remains were taken for interment.  In honor of the memory of the pioneer, the flag on the city hall at Appleton was raised to half mast on the day of the funeral.