Biography of Dr. J. D. Johnson
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J. D. JOHNSON, M. D., was born in Greene County, Penn., December 20, 1850. His parents, Nicholas and Susan J. (Frost) Johnson, were respectively natives of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and of Irish and English ancestry. His grandfather Johnson was a soldier in the war of 1812, and a pioneer in Greene County. His father was a leading merchant at what was called "Johnson's Cross Roads," and where he died in 1852, at the age of thirty seven years. He was twice married; by his first wife he had three children, and by his last five. Of the latter family, Dr. Johnson is the fourth child. He was reared in his native place, and at the age of nineteen entered upon a course in Waynesburg College, Pennsylvania. After graduating in the scientific course, in 1871, he went to Winterset, Iowa, where he spent some time teaching and farming. September 12, 18i3,he was married to Miss Naomia Bell, a daughter of James and Caroline (Rose) Bell, formerly residents of Hancock County, Ohio, and also early settlers of Madison County, Iowa, but now residents of Mount Blanchard, Ohio. Soon after marriage, Dr. Johnson returned to Ohio, and located at Mount Blanch ard, where he took up the study of medicine under Dr. J. A. Grove, with whom he prosecuted his studies until 1876. He took a course of lectures in. the Cincinnati Eclectic Medical College, and graduated in January, 1876. He immediately located at Kirby, Ohio, where he enjoyed a large and successful practice until 1881 he removed to Wharton, where he still resides in the successful practice of his pro Lession. Mrs. Johnson is the eldest of eight children. She was born November 26, 1853. Dr. Johnson and wife have had four children, viz.: Nellie J., born February 16, 1875; Hettie C., born January 17, 1877; Joseph B., born February 16, 1879; and James H., born July 5, 1881. Dr. Johnson is a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the Northwestern Eclectic Medical Association. In politics, he is a Democrat.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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