Biography - John Johnson

John B. JOHNSON, farmer, P. O. Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, was born in Germany January 1, 1830; son of Bornu JOHNSON, who was a native of Germany, and a farmer by occupation, died in Madison County, Ill., in 1856. His wife, also a native of Germany, who is now a resident of this county, was born in 1799. Of a family of six children, our subject was the third. He received his education in Germany, and emigrated to this country in 1851. He first settled in Madison County, Ill., for a short time; then removed to Macoupin County, Ill., where he remained eight years, after which he removed to Montgomery County and permanently settled on his present place. Mr. JOHNSON has followed the occupation of a farmer all his days, and now owns a fine farm near Mt. Olive. In Macoupin County, Ill., in March, 1857, he married Miss ROSMULLER, born in Germany in 1838, daughter of Fried ROSMULLER. From this union they have had the following children: John, Mary, Margaret, Friede, Ida and Frude. Mr. Johnson is a Republican, and a member of the Lutheran Church.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 191.

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