Arthur Johnson, who is successfully engaged in the hardware and implement business in Ceresco, was born in Lancaster
county, Nebraska, on the 5th of November, 1882. His father, Carl Johnson, was born in Sweden on the 10th of July,
1847, and grew to manhood in his native land. He worked as a farm hand there for some time but in 1868 came to
the United States and, making his way to the middle west, first settled near Cambridge, Illinois. After remaining
there for seven years he removed to Lancaster county, Nebraska, and purchased eighty acres of railroad land. In
1892 he came to Saunders county and settled on a farm in Richland precinct, three miles east of Ceresco. He believes
in the position of the republican party on great national issues but at local elections he votes for the best man
irrespective of his party affiliation. His religious faith is that of the Swedish Mission church. He was married
in 1876 to Miss Anna Carlson and they have become the parents of eight children, five of whom have passed away,
those living being: Carl, at home; Emil, residing two miles east of Ceresco, who married Miss Ellen Erickson and
has three daughters, Angeline, Lorette and Vivian; and Arthur
The last named attended the public schools until he was about seventeen years of age and then went to work upon
a farm, so continuing for thirteen years, or until 1912. In the meantime he carefully saved his money and, deciding
that a commercial career would be more congenial than a life devoted to farming, he purchased a hardware store
in Ceresco, which be is still conducting. He has added a line of farm implements and, as he carries a varied stock
of excellent quality and as his prices are reasonable, he has already gained a gratifying patronage.
Mr. Johnson was married on the 23d of July, 1918. to Miss Emily Wadberg, a daughter of Olaf and Galla (Truid) Wadberg,
natives of Sweden. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have a son, Emery.
Mr. Johnson is a republican and holds membership in the Swedish Lutheran, church. He has gained a gratifying measure
of success for one of his years, and his business ability and enterprise insure his continued prosperity.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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