Burial #4 - Peter & Sophia Johnson
- Peter Johnson - Born: May, 4 1847 - Died: October 17, 1923 (age 76)
- Sophia Johnson - Born: October 1, 1851 - Died: October 5, 1914 (age 63)
Peter and Sophia Johnson were immigrants from Denmark. After living in several mid-western states, they moved their family from Iowa and came to Ellis County in 1886. Peter established a farm in Lookout Township, a few miles south of Hays. He was a prosperous farmer and rancher, and their properties grew to include many sections of land which provided a good living for the Johnson family.
There were ten children who included: George, Lena, Lewis, Lilly, Mary, Peter Jr., Sophia, Sophus, Stena, and William. When the children grew into adulthood, six of them became well known teachers in the surrounding counties. One son, William, started his own ranching operation north of Hays in the Saline River Valley.