Elkhart County, IN Obituaries: J Surnames

Elkhart County, IN Obituaries: J Surnames


Called by death
Mr. Guy Johnson stricken down without warning.
Stricken on the Street
Passing of another of Elkhart County's pioneers at 80 years of age.
From Friday's daily.

Guy C. Johnson, one of the prominent citizens of this County and a pioneer, died suddenly of apoplexy about 130 o'clock this afternoon at his home, 415 South Main Street. Mr. Johnson would have been 80 years old my I of next May. He was apparently it is good health as a man of
advanced age could be. He had complained lately of being feeble but attended to all business matters as usual.

Vandals broke into the granary of the old home farm, a mile and a half north of the city last night and Mr. Johnson drove out this morning to investigate an ascertain how much of the wheat had been stolen. He returned a shortly after the noon hour and then went out on the street. He returned home at 130 o'clock and the stricken down as he entered the front gate. He staggered into the house and was met at the door by a servant, Alie Yohn. Mr. Johnson said, "I am very sick," and the young woman tried to assist him to college. He fell, however, before he reached it.

Dr. Short was hastily summoned. Mr. Johnson was still conscious and recognized in the doctor. He complained of severe pains in his head and died in a few minutes.

A son, Homer Johnson, and a daughter, Mrs. Kitt McKean, survive. Another daughter, Mrs. J. M. Brumbaugh, died several months ago, but left two daughters, Francis and Kathleen. Col. R. M. Johnson, who died but a short time ago, was a brother, and Charles Kingsley, a brother-in-law, died suddenly a heart trouble at the home of Jacob Bressler on Franklin Street but a few weeks ago. The latter's a widow, Mrs. Charles Kingsley, a sister of the deceased, survive him.

Guy C. Johnson was born in Vermont in 1822. During 1836, the parents of Mr. Johnson moved into Osolo Township and settled on the old home farm, a mile and a half north of the city. Mr. Johnson back the family consisting of his wife and six children and household goods into one
wagon and with the yoke of oxen brought them overland from Toledo. A log cabin was built in the frontier life began. In 1853 he went with other gold seekers to California but returned to the farm. He moved to the city 14 years ago and has since resided in Elkhart. His wife died
in 1895 and he has since shared his home with his son-in-law, Justice John M. Brumbaugh. He was comfortably well-off.

The funeral arrangements have not been made.


Mortuary record
Death of Mrs. Olive Kingsley.

Mrs. Olive Kingsley died at 12 o’clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.. E.. Schutt of No. 406 Michigan Street, never having rallied from a stroke of apoplexy with which he was prostrated on Monday evening. She became partially paralyzed immediately after the stroke, and was in semiconscious condition until the end, being unable to talk but seeming to recognize members of the family from time to time, as manifested by pressure of the hand.

Her death marks the taking away of one more of the pioneers of Northern Elkhart County. She was born in Chittenden County, Vermont, on September 9, 1831, her parents being Salmon and Minerva (Powell) Johnson, who, when she was a very small child, left their New England home for one in the West, and finally settled in Oslo Township, three miles north of the city, on what has since been known as Johnson Street. She is the last of a family of six children, her three sisters dying and early age of her brothers, Col. R. M. Johnson and Guy C. Johnson having passed away quite recently, Col. Johnson in November of 1901 and G. C. Johnson on Jan. 17, 1902. Mrs. Kingsley lived in the greater portion of her life in Oslo Township, but a few years before the death of her husband, Charles Kingsley, on Jan. 2, 1902, had resided with him on May Street, two miles west of Adamsville. Since that time she had resided in the city.

Of a quiet and retiring disposition in which the domestic virtues predominated, Mrs. Kingsley was still known by a large circle of acquaintances and was greatly loved and respected by all because of her gentleness and ready sympathy in time of trial or affliction. She had remained remarkably active and cheerful until the final illness over Tucker, and had visited about freely and frequently among relatives and close friends in and out of the city, and had been a regular attendance of the services at the Congregational Church, of which she was a member.

On Jan. 6, 1853, Mrs. Kingsley was married at Niles to the husband who preceded her in death seven years. Two children were born to them, one of whom, right Kingsley, died a few years ago, leaving aside, Chester, and the other being Mrs. Schutt, and was home she died.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 PM Sunday and will be conducted by Rev. A. U. Ogilvie of the Congregational Church. Burial will be in the cemetery at Adamsville either side of her husband and son.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion of United States Headquarters of the Commandery of the State of Indiana 64 When building Indianapolis, Dec. 5, 1901

Companions John W. Headington, Orval T. Chamberlain, Robert S. Chamberlain And James D. Braden, the committee appointed to prepare a testimonial to the memory of Col. Ruel And. Jason, 100th Indiana Volunteers, Insignia No. 5192, have submitted the following.

Col. Ruel Emma. Johnson was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, June 5, 1836, and died at Goshen, Indiana, Nov. 12, 1901. At an early age he came to Indiana and settled in Elkhart County. He graduated from University of Michigan in 1858. He studied law with Judge Robert Lowery Malo Fort Wayne, Indiana, and at once commenced the practice of his profession at Goshen. He was affluent speaker, and being well versed in the law he soon stood in the front rank at the bar. When the flag of his country was fired upon the patriotic spirit within him was aroused in all of his energies were exerted on the side of the government. While he was not affiliated with a political party in power at the time of the outbreak of the rebellion, he had no sympathy whenever with those in rebellion and he was willing, if necessary, to sacrifice his life in defense of the flag. In August, 1862, he recruited a company and was elected its captain, which, on the organization of the 100th regiment Indiana volunteers became company D. of that regiment. On the 18th of August, 1863, he was promoted to major, on the ninth of January, 1864 to Lt. Col. And on the second of May, 1865, was commissioned Col. Of the regiment.

Col. Johnson was a model soldier and efficient officer. With his regiment he participated in all the great battles of the Southwest, including the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, the march to see, and to the Carolinas as a part of the 15th Army Corps.

Col. Johnson entered the Army from a sense of duty and not for pleasure, and he was always write to perform any service assigned to him, without regard to what hardships or dangers involved. At the battle Atlanta on the 22nd of July, 1864, he was captured by the enemy and taken prisoner. While on his way to prison he made his escape but was recaptured the 40 reached our lines, taken to Macon and thence to Charleston where, after a short service in the rebel prison, he was exchanged. At the close of the war Col. Johnson returned Elkhart County, Indiana, and for the law partnership with Capt. A. S. Blake. In 1878 he went abroad and spent three years in Germany to learn the language. In 1888 he went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to serve as clerk of the Supreme Court and clerk of U.S. District Court, having received his appointment from the Chief Justice of that territory. He resigned in his clerkship at Santa Fe after a short service and open the law office at Las Vegas, New Mexico and engaged the practice and mining until 1890 when he returned to Elkhart County, when he continued to reside in practice law until the time of his death.

Col. Johnson was elected a member of the military Order on the Loyal Legion in the Ohio Commandry, Feb. 10, 1886, and was transferred to Indiana Commandry Dec. 8, 1894. He was married Feb. 26, 1891, to Miss Jeanetta Gortner, who survives, to mourn with us, his departure. His remains were tenderly born to their last resting place in all Ridge Cemetery, near the city of Goshen, by his comrades and companions, on the 16th of November, 1901.

In his death this Commandry has lost one of its most highly esteemed companions and estate animation a loyal, patriotic citizen.

We bid are companions farewell, but it is for a day. His place in the calm is a little in advance of ours, and when the weary march with us is ended, we, with him, shall be addressed.

Respectfully submitted,

John W. Headington
Orval T. Chamberlain
Robert S. Chamberlain
James D. Braden

submitted by Ken Sajdak ksajdak@execpc.com


Robert G. Johnson, 73, 26372 C.R. 52, Nappanee, died at 9 am Wednesday (1991) in Rosewood Terrace Nursing Home, Elkhart, following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1918 in Genoa, Ill. and resided in the Nappanee area most of his lifetime. On Oct. 14, 1914 in Goshen, he married Joy Pippen. Surviving are Mrs. Johnson, a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Barbara) Braniff, Nappanee, 3 sons, Larry, LaPorte, In., and Fred and Jeff, both of Nappanee, 4 grandsons, a great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Geyer, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Phillips, and a brother, Richard. He was a retired contractor and a WW II Air Corp. Veteran. He was a member of Experimental Aircraft Association, Antique Airplane Association and a former member of Nappanee American Legion. Graveside services were today in South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.

Donated by Lori Kime l0r1k@earthlink.net


Old Resident is Dead - Mrs. Anna Juday, aged 92, died at her home in Jackson township, 2 miles southeast of New Paris last night at 11 o'clock of old age. She was born in Pennsylvania July 15, 1815. She leaves two sons, Franklin Juday, who resides on the farm with her, and Henry Juday living near Syracuse. Her husband, David Juday died over 30 years ago. Funeral will be held at the UB church at Solomons Creek, Monday at 11 o'clock.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com

Juday - (7/20/25)

Margaret E. Juday, aged 77, widow of Henry Juday, of New Paris, who died seven years ago, passed away at 3:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Meyers, 708 S. 11th St., as the result of complications. Surviving are her daughter, 5 sons, Harry, Harley, Charles and Jesse Juday of Goshen and David Juday of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Alva Billman, of New Paris; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral at the home Wednesday, Burial in Baintertown cemetery.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com


[Column titled Necrology, no date, from Goshen, includes next 2 entries]
Mrs. Margaret Juday, 77, widow of Henry Juday, died at 3:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Myers, 708 S. 11th St. of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her daughter, 5 sons, Harry Harley, Charles and Jesse of Goshen, and David of Elkhart, one sister, Mrs. Alva Billman of New Paris and 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Juday formerly lived in New Paris, coming to Goshen about seven weeks ago. Burial in Baintertown.

Donated by Terri Clemens oldstuff33@hotmail.com

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