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Grace Emma Burkhiser

Female 1913 - 2009


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  • Name  Grace Emma Burkhiser  [1
    Born  30 Jan 1913  south of Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa State Census  1915  Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Card Number: 245, female, white, single, could not read, could not write, number of years in Iowa: 2, Grace Burkhiser, age 2, Des Moines County, post office address: Middletown, Augusta Township, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: Charles Neely
    Census  1920  Augusta Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Grace Burkhiser, daughter, female, white, age 6, single, attended school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Augusta Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Grace E. Burkhiser, daughter, female, white, age 11, single, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 6th grade, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Albert C. Burkhiser, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 37, name of mother: Rosa Dewalt, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 33, place of marriage of parents: Iowa
    Census  1930  Augusta, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Grace E. Burkhiser, daughter, female, white, age 17, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Jul 1967  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  16 Mar 2009  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died  16 Oct 2009  Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  17 Oct 2009  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Grace Emma Johnson, age 96, of Mediapolis, Iowa, died Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis.

      She was born near Danville, Iowa, in Des Moines County to Albert and Rosa DeWalt Burkhiser on January 30, 1913.

      She married Howard R. Johnson on January 2, 1937. They lived in the Mediapolis area most of their married life except for 5 years in West Burlington. He died on October 13, 1975, in West Burlington.

      She was a housewife and also worked at the Mediapolis Community School Cafeteria as a cook for nine years and at IRC/TRW in West Burlington for almost 10 years retiring in 1975.

      She was a member of the Mediapolis First United Presbyterian Church and the Afternoon Circle, a member of the Yellow Springs Garden Club, a RSVP volunteer at Bethesda Care Center in Mediapolis and a former member of the Nellie Walker Kings Daughters Circle. She liked to crochet, sew, and do crafts.

      She is survived by three sons, Larry & Rosie Johnson of Sperry, Warren & Martha Johnson of Mediapolis, and Kenneth & Judy Johnson of Danville; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Henrietta Johnson of Burnside, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; a son, Donald; a sister, Flossie Lair; and a brother, Everett Burkhiser.

      Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2009, at the Kossuth Cemetery with Reverend Brad Hansen officiating.

      A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the First United Presbyterian Church, the Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service, and the Elderly Bus in memory of Howard and Grace Johnson.
    U.S. Public Records Index 
    • Name: Grace E. Johnson; Street address: 305 North Orchard Street; City: Mediapolis; County: Des Moines; State: Iowa; Zip Code: 52637; Phone Number: 319-394-3414; Record Number: 67554611
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Grace E. Johnson; born: 30 January 1913; died: 16 October 2009 (V); last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 482-38-8394; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  19 Oct 2009  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I1013  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Albert C. Burkhiser,   b. 27 Jun 1887, Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1967, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosa Agnes Dewalt,   b. Feb 1891, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1964, near Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Family ID  F531  Group Sheet

    Family  Howard Raymond Johnson,   b. 11 Jan 1908, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1975, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1937  Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 13
    Children 
    >1. Larry H. Johnson
    >2. Donald L. "Don" Johnson,   b. 18 Aug 1939, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1990, Carthage Memorial Hospital, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Warren Wayne Johnson
    >4. Kenneth Dwain Johnson
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F525  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Grace Emma (Burkhiser) Johnson
    The Obituary of Grace Emma (Burkhiser) Johnson
    Grace Burkhiser was the daughter of Albert C. Burkhiser (1887-1967) and Rosa A. Dewalt (1891-1964). Born south of Danville, Iowa, on January 30, 1913, she married Howard Raymond Johnson (1908-1975) January 2, 1937, in Gladstone, Illinois. Grace was one of three children in her birth family. Her sister was Flossie Alice Lair (1911-2005), and brother was Everett Vincent Burkhiser (1919-2009). Grace died October 16, 2009, in Mediapolis, Iowa, and was buried at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis October 19.

  • Sources 
    1. [S571] Allen, Lorma Leota (Brumm).

    2. [S587] Johnson, Grace Emma (Burkhiser) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7B, October 17, 2009; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Middletown, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1915_139

    5. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Augusta Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 1; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 205; enumeration date: January 12, 13, and 14, 1920

    6. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Augusta Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1691

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Augusta Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-1, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 3A, page number: 116; enumeration date: April 5, 1930

    8. [S590] Burkhiser, Albert C. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 14, July 27, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S975] Burkhiser, Everett Vincent - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, March 18; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker).

    12. [S107] Johnson, Henrietta (Thomson) - Email.

    13. [S586] Johnson, Howard Raymond - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, October 14, 1975; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).