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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 24, 1899 Edition
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Miss Hannah Johnson was born in Brown County, Ohio, December 26th, 1829, and died at Williamsport, Ind., August 14, 1899, aged 69 years, 7 months, 16 days. She came with her parents to Williamsport in 1835 and this has been her home since that time. In 1855 she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and has remained a faithful member during all these years. She was a great reader of history and general literature and few people were better informed on a great variety of subjects than she. But her great comfort in reading was from the bible, which she kept near at hand and constantly read. She had great love for music of the solid sort and had considerable cultivated musical ability. Her great delight, however, was with the brush, and many homes are made cheerful by the presence on the walls of pictures from her hand. She was always poor in health, but with indomitable will and perseverance she overcame to a great extent the difficulties attending ill health and had much of comfort out of life. During a number of years preceding the last year she lived with her niece, Mrs. Annie McAlilly Dwinell at Elmwood, Ill., whose husband was pastor of the Methodist Church. There she grew into the affection of a large circle of friends. In her early home there was a large family, but there only survive her now a brother, Mr. Henry C. Johnson of Williamsport and a sister, Mrs. Mary McAlilly of Valparaiso, to cherish with other more distant relatives and friends, her memory. She was one of the good women of earth and she has entered into the presence of her Heavely Father to never go out any more. Those left behind need not mourn for her, for their loss is her great and eternal gain. "Blessed are the dead who die in the lord." The funeral was at the home of her brother, Henry C. Johnson, Wednesday afternoon conducted by Revs. H. N. Ogden and L. C. Bentley. Interment was made in Hillside, beside a nephew who preceded her only a few months ago. The pallbearers were: Messrs. P. W. Lewis, R. W. Claypool, Samuel Bittinger, Philip Gemmer, William Robb and J. Gregory.

Date: 8/24/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003654
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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