Green County

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, August 2, 1894
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer
Surname: Jacobson
Died-At her home in what is known as the Norwegian Settlement, Saturday, July 28, 1894, Mrs. Gilbert JACOBSON, aged 69 years, 4 months and 11 days.  Deceased came to this country with her husband from Norway in 1850, and settled on a farm in the town of Albany, where they have since resided.  Eight children were born to them, five of whom survive their parents.  Mr. Jacobson died about two years ago.  Being an invalid the greater part of her life, Mrs. Jacobson made few acquaintances outside of her family and immediate neighborhood, but by those who knew her she was both loved and respected, and her presence will be sadly missed.  She was an earnest member of the Norwegian Lutheran church and died in the full faith of meeting her Savior and receiving the reward which he has promised to the faithful.

Monroe Times
publication date:  21 Jan 1989
Contributed by Cathy Kubly

Obit of Ernest J. JOHNSON [excerpts]
Ernest J. JOHNSON, 88, Monroe [WI], formerly of Argyle, died Thurs 19 Jan 1989...[in Monroe]...born 22 March 1900 in Argyle Twp to Edward & Clara (EVERSON) JOHNSON...married Viola HANSON Dec 1925...second marriage...10 Aug
1963 to Cora Walford SCHINDLER in Darlington...self-employed paint contractor...lived in Argyle most of his life...member of Yellowstone Lutheran Church...survived by his wife Cora; three sons, Bob JOHNSON, Rockford, Richard JOHNSON, Middleton, and Kenneth JOHNSON, Mukwonago; a stepson, Delbert SCHINDLER, Monroe; three daughters, Mrs Moritz (Betty) KRUGJOHANN, Rockford, Ruth KLASSY, and Mrs Robert (Joyce) ALDERMAN, both of New Glarus; two stepdaughters, Mrs Frank (LaVera) HALL, Brodhead, and Mrs Robert (Arlyne) FOLTZ, Winnebago IL; one sister, Mrs Louis (Edna) ZIMMERMAN, Argyle; and numerous grandchildren & stepgrandchildren...preceded in death by two sisters, Masey OLSON and Eva WATKINS, and one brother, Jesse JOHNSON. Funeral ...Mon [23 Jan 1989] at Yellowstone Lutheran Church.  The Rev Tom W. EVANS will officiate.  Burial is in the adjoining cemetery...

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, June 2, 1892
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer
Surnames: Johnson, Bagley
Janes S. JOHNSON was born in the year 1827, in Chautauqua co., New York.  She was married to E. Bagley in 1858 and moved to Albany, Green Co., Wisconsin where they have since resided.  On Monday night, May 23, she passed to the higher life.  Her husband and only son survive her, and sincerely mourn a faithful wife and loving mother and the cause of practical piety and rational religion has lost a true friend and supporter.  Through all her long and painful illness she was always thoughtful of the comfort of others and was always surrounded by that angel hand for whom she had been a willing medium for many years, and who gave her many bright visions of the new home into which she was slowly drifting.  Dear friend, may the peacefulness of your passing from earth’s conditions help us to more fully realize the beautiful truth.  NOTE:  A poem follows which is not reproduced here.

Albany, Green County Vindicator
pub. Thursday, July 11, 1901
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Edward JONES
Surnames: Jones, Williams, Bubb, Purintun
Edward Jones was born in Montgomeryshire, North Wales, Jan. 5, 1815, and was married to Jane Williams Sept. 5, 1853.  In June 1855, together with his wife, he left his native land and came to America.  He settled in the town of Albany, Wis., where he resided up to the time of his death, which occurred at the family home at noon on Saturday July 6, 1901, aged 80 years, 6 months and 1 day.  Deceased was the father of five children, four sons and one daughter.  The eldest son, Edward, died about nineteen years ago.  The daughter, Anna is the wife of Seymour Purintun; Oliver is married to Laura Bubb.  David and George are living with their mother on the old homestead.  Funeral services were held at the family residence on Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm conducted by Elder E.P. Graves.  The remains were taken to the Albany cemetery for interment, followed by a large number of friends who sympathize with the bereaved family in this their hour of mourning.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Feb. 16, 1899
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Jones-In Albany, Wisc., Feb. 10, 1899, little Harry Jones, son of Elmer and Maggie Jones, aged 7 months and 19 days.  Funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Allen Creek Church from Matt. 18:10  Elder E.P. Graves  Followed by:
One day a little sunbeam came into our lives (our little child).  It grew and grew, brighter, fairer, until it cast a gentle light and warmth on all around, (the light and warmth of purest, holiest love) but all too soon came the blighting frost of life, it touched our little sunbeam and lo, the little light shone dimmer, it flickered, wavered, and then went out (sweetly he fell asleep).  But as we know that He who makes the sunbeams for some grand purpose of His own, we know our little one has not lived in vain; and when the sun of life has set we know and trust that He who holds our lives within His hands will give to us once more our little sunbeam to shine on us and bless us with eternal love.  E.J.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, September 22, 1898
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Surnames: Jones, Simmons, Meredith
Killed in Stone Quarry
John Jones, generally known as Little Johnny Jones was killed in Jas. Bartlett's stone quarry at Attica last Saturday afternoon by a quantity of earth and stone falling upon him. He had been dead for some time when found, and from the nature of his injuries is thought that death was instantaneous. Deceased was a mild mannered young man, well liked by all who knew him. He was 39 years old and unmarried. He came here from England some fourteen years ago and had no relatives here except the Meredith boys and Mrs. John Simmons, who were cousins to him. E.P. Atherton, J.P., was called to hold an inquest, and a jury consisting of E.Q. Knapp, Bert Stein well, Lewis Cantle, Hans Lund, W.C. Ramsey and Ernest Gill rendered the following verdict: that John Jones came to his death in an accidental manner by the bank of the stone quarry situated on the farm of Joseph Bartlett in the town of Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin, caving in on him this 17th day of Sept., A.D. 1898

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday December 16, 1897
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Mrs. Lizzie JONES
Surnames: Jones, Francis
Fell asleep at home, in the town of Albany, Dec. 9, 1897, Mrs. Lizzie Jones, aged 33 years, 6 months and 7 days. Her maiden name was Francis. When 18 years of age she was married to Charley Jones. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their loss, also father, mother, sisters and brothers and a large circle of friends. Sister Jones was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Funeral services were held at the Union Church in the town of Albany, Saturday at 1 pm, conducted by the writer, from the text: I am the Resurrection and
  the Life St John 11:25. We trust her sleep will be short. God bless the mourning ones

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Feb. 2, 1899
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Richard JONES
Surnames: Jones, Thorpe
Richard Jones was born in the state of New York Jan. 10, 1834 and rested from his labors in Albany, Wisconsin Jan. 26, 1899 after a week’s illness.  He remained at his work two day’s longer than he should have done, forgetting that 65 years of sunshine and storm were affecting the home of clay.  An only brother came from New York but too late to see him alive.  Mr. Jones came here from Oshkosh about 8 years ago and by industry and economy was able to accumulate a fair share of this world’s goals.  He held the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  He leaves one child, Mrs. Thorpe, his wife having passed over the river some nine years ago.  The funeral was held at his late home Sunday, conducted by Rev. Brenaman and the remains interred in the Albany cemetery.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, May 20, 1897
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

William JONES
Surnames: Jones, Bufton, Peckham, Swancutt, Pryce, Atkinson, Ross
Mr. William Jones died at the home of his brother, John Jones, near Albany, May 12, 1897 aged 42 years, 6 months and 5 days.  He was the son of John and Sarah Jones and was born at their old home in the town of Albany Nov. 6, 1854 and grew to manhood there.  In the spring of 1881 he decided to go to Colorado.  After residing there several years he went to Alaska, where he engaged in mining.  In March, 1896 he was attacked with pneumonia, which terminated in lung trouble, and he was given up to die.  He recovered enough so that he went to California, and received the best medical treatment, but failing to be benefited, went to Arizona where he thought the climate would improve his health.  He seemed to think that he was gaining until about three weeks ago, when he took a fresh cold and got so much worse that he thought if he ever came home he must come soon, and arrived May 11.  Although worn out with a journey of five days and nights he seemed cheerful and talked all day and all night, expressing his happiness to get home.  At 4:00 in the morning he wanted to rest, and fell asleep, never to awake again in this world.  As quietly and peacefully as a child he passed away.  He left two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Thomas Bufton and John Jones of Albany, Edward, who lives in Illinois and Mrs. Nelson Peckham in Oklahoma, besides a large circle of friends and other relatives to mourn their loss.  Those who knew him best loved him for his unselfish nature, always ready to help those who needed it, and appreciated the many acts of kindness extended to himself.  He was one who had friends wherever he was.  The funeral service was held at the church in the English settlement Thursday, May 13, conducted by Rev. C.C.Swartz, who preached from Job 14—14  “all the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change cometh”.  There was a large attendance to pay the last sad tribute of respect to one so loved.  The song service was by Dr. Hitchcock, F.E. Graves and Miss Abbie Davis.  The pall bearers, John Swancutt, George Pryce, E. Jones, Russel Atkinson, John Bufton and Ervin Ross, were cousins or nephews of the deceased.  The remains were laid at rest in the family lot in the cemetery in the English settlement.

Albany, Green County, Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Dec. 13, 1900
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Oregon Farmer Killed by the Cars
William JONES, a farmer and old settler of the town of Oregon, was struck and instantly killed by a freight train about 4:30 pm Saturday while crossing the Northwestern tracks north of the village of Oregon.  Mr. Jones was driving a single horse hitched to a top buggy.  The buggy was struck squarely and the top of the vehicle and the lifeless body of the old man were both fastened upon the cow catcher and remained there until the train had backed into the village of Oregon.  The horse had apparently succeeded in crossing the track, as it was unhurt and ran a mile and a half with the thills before it stopped.  Mr. Jones was 70 years old and a well-known resident of his section.  Deceased was a brother of George Jones of Albany.  The funeral was held at Oregon Tuesday, Elder E.P. Graves of this city officiating, and the remains interred in the Oregon cemetery.  William Jones was born in Llanbister Parish, Radnorshire, South Wales, Aug. 23, 1830.  Died Dec. 8, 1900, aged 70 years, 3 months and 16 days.  He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, besides other relatives, to mourn their loss.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, April 1, 1897
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer
JONES—Fell asleep in Jesus in Albany, Wisc., March 24, 1897, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. W.W. Jones, aged ten months.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder E.P. Graves