Biography of Edgar R. Johnson
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Edgar R. Johnson was born in Ashland, Green Co., N. Y., Dec. 29, 1832. His father, Jonathan Johnson, was born of Scotch ancestry Dec. 30, 1803, and died April 14, 1876. His mother, Thankful (Wolcott) Johnson, was of German descent, born Aug. 22, 1809, and died March 9, 1871. They removed from New York to Ohio in 1831 and in the spring of 1852 caine to this tp. and located on sec. 17, where they died. At the age of 21 Mr. Johnson, of this, sketch, purchased 80 acres of land on sec. 18, valued at $4,000. He taught school several terms and was married May 21, 1861, to Marion, daughter of Henry Holt, of this tp. He is present Super visor and has been the incumbent of the office 16 years; has served as Town Clerk four xears and School Inspector four years. He is a radical Republican and both himself and his wife are connected with the Disciples Church. P. O., Cascade.

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