JOHN EASTBURGH, Mount Jewett, is a son of Johnson and Brita (Nelson) Eastburgh, natives of Sweden, was born
in Gefle city, Sweden, September 17, 1852, and received a practical business education in his native country. His
mother died when he was quite young. At twenty one years of age he engaged with a lumber firm as foreman, and was
employed by them for eight years. In June, 1881, he located at Jamestown, N. Y., but in a short time came to Bradford,
Penn., where he engaged as a laborer upon the railroad. From Bradford he went to Hiilsville, Ohio, and finally
returned to Jamestown, engaging with the P. & W. R. R. as a section foreman, in which capacity he came to McKeau
county. In December, 1884, he married Miss Annie C. Johnson, a daughter of Peter and Charlotte Johnson, natives
of Sweden, and they have two children: Jennie Mathilda (born December 17, 1885) and Annie Emelia (born May 6, 1889).
In 1886 Mr. Eastburgh came to Mount Jewett as section foreman, and here he has purchased a piece of land and erected
his residence. Mr. and Mrs. Eastburgh are members of the Congregational Church.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
McKean County, PA Biographies
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