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JOHNS, Moses K.

    Johnstown Tribune, 25 Jan 1915, Page 16, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Johnstown Tribune, Monday Evening Edition, January 25, 1915, Page 16

Relative of Schantz Dies
M. K. Johns, Hillsboro, Great-Grandson of Father Shantz. Was the Father of 12

Moses K. Johns, representative of one of the oldest families in Somerset County, a great-grandson of Joseph Shantz, the founder of Johnstown and father of Miss Nellie Johns, the young lady who unveiled the monument of Father Shantz in Central Park this city some time ago died at 2 o'clock this afternoon at his home in Hillsboro, near Hooversville. Mr. Johns had been ill for several months having had a serious attack of sickness last summer but he recovered and was able to be about. He took his bed again last Saturday. Mr. Johns was a lumber dealer and is widely known throughout Somerset County.

He would have been 63 years old had he lived until next July. Besides his widow, Mr. Johns is survived by 12 children as follows: O. A., Joseph, Harvey, Edward, and Nellie, all of Hillsboro; Mrs. Leslie Holsopple, of near Hooversville; Mrs. Naomi Baer, of Cairnbrook; Mrs. Bert Riley, of Brookville; Mrs. Elias Wingard, Seanor; Mrs. John Henderson, of Seanor; Mrs. Elsie Penrod, of Johnstown; and Mrs. Alvin Foust, of Rummell. He has one brother, Sem K. Johns, of near Davidsville and three sisters; Mrs. Henry Rish, of Davidsville, Mrs. Aaron Swank, of Davidsville, and Mrs. Harry Custer, Johnstown.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Berkey Church and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the home at 9 o'clock.

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