Biographical Sketch of John Johnson

John Johnson, farming and stock; P. O. Humbolt; the subject of this sketch was born in County Fermana, Ireland, 1838; he married Miss Martha E. Smith Jan. 22, 1868; she was born in North Okaw Tp., Coles Co., Ill., April 3, 1843; they have four children, viz., William, Allie, John and Walter. He lived in Ireland until 1850, when, with his parents, he earned to the United States and settled in Moultrie Co., Ill., where they engaged in farming; he lived there until 1868, though, with his brothers, he helped carry on a farm in North Okaw Tp. since 1856; in 1868, he moved to the same, and in 1877 he came to his present place. He is no office-seeker, and has held no office except connected with the schools; he is in partnership with his brothers, William, James and Frederick; they own 1441 acres in this county, and are the largest stock raisers in this part of the county. His parents, John and Ann Bell Johnson, were natives of Fermana Co., Ireland, where they were married; in 1850, they came to the United States.

MLA Source Citation:

Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. Web. 29 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2011

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