Biography of Lewis Johnson
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LEWIS JOHNSON, a successful farmer of Green Grove Township, has been a resident of Clark County, Wisconsin, since 1881. He is a native of Norway, born April 26, 1849, and is a son of John Olsen, a native of the same country. The paternal household was composed of the parents and three children: Mary, Ole and Lewis, the subject of this notice. The latter was reared among the pine clad hills of his native land, residing there until he was twenty years of age. Believing that America offered many advantages to the ambitious young man that the older countries did not afford, he determined to emigrate to the United States, and seek his fortune in a strange land. Accordingly he set sail, and after landing on these shores, he settled in the State of New York; he remained there but a little time, however, removing to Fillmore County, Minnesota, where he worked on a farm for two years; at the end of this period be went to Sparta, Wisconsin, and was employed in a brewery, and on a farm. Later on he began working in the pineries along Black River, and followed this occupation for eighteen consecutive winters. In 1881 he settled on his present farm, which consists of eighty acres of choice land, twenty of which are in a high state of cultivation. He has erected neat and comfortable huildings, has purchased in any of the modern fanning implements, and is quite abreast of the times in his occupation. In considering the fact that he began life as a poor boy, with no capital excepting that with which nature had endowed him, he is to be congratulated upon the snccess with which he has met.

In politics Mr. Johnson is connected with the Republican party, but is not actively engaged in its movements, fulfilling his duties as a good citizen He was reared to the faith of the Lutheran Church, and although he is not connected with any religious denoinination, he believes in their establishment and maintenance, and gives liberally to their sup. port.

In October, 1880, Mr. Johnson was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Scott, of Clark County, Wisconsin. She was born in Neillsville, Wisconsin, and is a daughter of Robert Scott, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. John son have had born to them seven children: Katie, Eugene, Lottie, Robert, Wilbur, Edna and Lewis, all of whom are living at the present time.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.