Randolph newspaper; Randolph, Kansas; copy very dark and parts are missing
John Samuelson died Saturday evening, November 15 ---at the home of his son Adolph, on the farm north of town, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 4 days.
John Samuelson was born July 11, 1839, at Ingeryd, Jonkopings, Ian, Sweden.He came to America October 12, 1867, and to Randolph, Kansas in 1870.He was married July 14, 1870, to Albertina Josefina Larson.They settled on a homestead about five miles northwest of Randolph, where they established a home, enduring the privations of the pioneers of the prairies and enjoyed the blessings which come to those who toil for the building up of a home and the good of the community.Mr. Samuelson was a fine man in every way.He had been a member of the Swedish Mission church at Randolph since its organization in 1885.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuelson.Of these three are dead.Mrs. Samuelson died about seven years ago.
He leaves to mourn nine children, Albert of Cleburne, Ludvik and August of Calumet, Oklahoma, Mrs. Otto Swanson of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. John Peterson of Randolph, and Adolph, Oscar, Rudolph, and Emil of Randolph; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Anna Samuelson, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday.A short service at the home of Adolph Samuelson followed by sevices at the Rose Hill church, conducted by Rev. Simon Carlson, assisted by Res. A. W. Samuelson.The choir at the church assisted with the singing.By request of the deceased six of his sons acted as pall bearers.Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery beside the grave of his wife.