Biography of N. C. Johnson
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

N. C. Johnson, son of Chauncey Johnson, one of the old pioneers of this county, was born in Lorain county, Ohio, June 28th, 1842. When a child he removed with his parents to Knox county, Ohio, residing there until 1854. The family then removed to Hastings, taking also a claim in Marshan township. August 12th, 1862, Mr. Johnson enlisted in Company F, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, and served until mustered out at Port Snelling in September, 1865. Returning to Hastings, he gave his attention to the grocery tirade, and afterward to various other pursuits. He was the first fireman on the Hastings and Dakota division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway. He is now with the firm of Johnson and Greiner, well known hardware dealers. Married in November, 1867, to Julia A. Thomas of Indiana. Merlin is their only child.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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