obit Johnnie Janush (JANUS)
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Hallettsville Newspaper Tuesday Oct 1, 1935
Johnnie Janush (Janus)
A sad tragedy occured in the Rabbs switch section Monday morning about 10 o'clock when Johnnie Janush only 18 years and 1 week old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Janush was accidentally shot and killed by his father. Mr. Janush went squirrel hunting and the son was at home when he left, then Johnnie decided to go to the pecan bottom in quest of pecans and crawled up a tree, the father coming back home by there and saw something moving in the tree , seeing only the hand of the boy he thought it was a squirrel and fired a shot, instead of a squirrel, his own son fell to the ground mortally wounded. Johnnie got up and ran over the fence back through the cotton patch towards the house, but fell before reaching home dying shortly thereafter. Johnnie was a fine hardworking lad and has many warm friends in this community all of whom are very much grieved over his tragic and untimely death.
The funeral was held from the family home Tuesday evening with burial in the Vsetin Cemetery where a very large number of sorrowing relatives and friends were present to pay their respects.
The pallbearers were Eman. Vasek, Joe Muenster, Adolph Vavrusa, Alvin Vasek, Frank Filla, and Manual Brown. The flower girls were : Millie Vasek, Josephine Pavel, Lillie Vasek, Annie Vavrusa, Elsie Vasek, Annie Filla, and Hermina Melnar.
He is survived by his heartbroken parents and one sister Mrs. Fred Vasek and many other sorrowing relatives and friends.
We extend sincere sympathy to the grief stricken parents and sister who have suffered the loss of the one that meant so much to their home and lives.
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