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John Barney
Born 27 October 1883
John Barney, a retired farmer living in Monticello, passed away at the McDonald hospital Friday morning at 2:45. He has been a patient in the hospital for eleven weeks. Funeral services were held at the Goettsch funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Andrew Mast, Evangelical and Reformed minister, officiated. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.
The birth of Barney occurred in Norway Oct. 27, 1883. He came to the United States in 1900 and settled at Monticello. He was married to Elizabeth Ambuehl and to this union were born seven children, all of whom, together with their mother, survived, as follows: Andrew Barney, machinist's mate first class, and Harry G. Barney, United States navy; Mrs. Harry Nagel and Mrs. Margaret Redford, St. Louis, MO.; Mrs. Paul Dietiker, Bernard; Mrs. Elmer Larson, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Viola Kobler, Peoria, Ill.
Barney was married a second time to Mrs. Louisa Saugie, who survives him. They lived on a farm in the Temple Hill region until five years ago, when they moved to Monticello and built a brick home on West First street. The pallbearers at the funeral included Paul Petersen, John Husmann, Fred Bartels, Mike Evers, Ray and Herbert Koppess.

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