Biographical Sketch of

John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson, a native of Norway, was raised on his fatherís farm, receiving a common school education. When eighteen years of age he was employed in teaching school which profession he followed two years. In 1847 he came to the United States. After landing in New York, he went to Milwaukee and to Dane County Wisconsin where he remained until 1855 when he came to Mower County and settled in section 31 in Clayton Township, where he remained until 1867 when he removed to section 2 in Adams Township, where he still lives.

Mr. Johnson was married February 17, 1866 to Miss Celia Gulickson [Gullickson] She was born in Norway and came to the United States with her parents in 1857. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have had ten children, five of whom are living; Bertha, Oida, Nettie, Martin, and Lena. Mr. Johnson is one of the prosperous farmers of the township. He farm contains 187 acres, 100 of which are under a good state of cultivation. He is engaged in grain and stock raising. Mr. Johnson takes an active interest in township affairs, has been chairman of the board of supervisors and is at present time township treasurer.


History of Mower County 1884 Pg.328

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 10 2007