John Winand JOHNEN of 311 Queen street died at 12:50 a.m. July 5, 1947, in
the Washington hospital following a lingering illness.
A son of Joseph and Anna BECKER JOHNEN, he was born January 20, 1865, in
Eupen, Germany. Before coming to this country, he worked in Verviers,
Belgium for 14 years as a baker, after which he made 21 trips across the
Atlantic ocean as a cook. Upon his arrival in the United States, he located
for a short time in Philadelphia, coming to this area in 1895. He and
Josephine GORGELS were married August 21, 1895, in the Holy Trinity church,
by the Rev. Ambrose F. BRUDER.
Mr. JOHNEN served in the German army for three years and is a member of the
La Solidarite Association of McDonald.
Surviving besides his wife, are three sons, Joseph J. and Louis J. JOHNEN,
both of McDonald, and Leopold J. JOHNEN of Flushing, Ohio, and three
daughters, Mrs. Paul WAUTHIER and Mrs. Henry KRENN, both of McDonald, and
Mrs. Bernard CYPHERS of Neville Island, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur GERMAIN of
Leige, Belgium. There are 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A
daughter Elida died in 1918.
Funeral services were held July 7 in the Pettit Funeral home in charge of
the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
(Source: July 11, 1947 Obits. McDonald PA Record)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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