HIRAM JOHNSON


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1004

HIRAM JOHNSON, Secretary of the Madison Manufacturing Company; was born in Lancaster, Erie Co., N.Y., in 1823; is the son of Henry and Violata PECKHAM JOHNSON; his father was a prominent farmer and Republican member of the New York Legislature; Hiram was educated in the public schools of New York and Wisconsin; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1844, and settled at Kenosha (Southport); he farmed a few years, and then engaged in teaching in public schools of Kenosha and Milwaukee, and afterward several years in mercantile pursuit. He was married in October 1857, to Miss Maria S. BRIGGS, of Prattsburg, Steuben Co., N.Y.; they have two daughters - Julia M., member of the Senior class of the Wisconsin State University, and Grace E., attending public school. Mrs. JOHNSON was a successful teacher in her native State, and in Kenosha, Wis., and for six years was Matron of the Ladies' Hall, State University. Mr. J. located in Madison, in April 1864, and has been Secretary of Madison Manufacturing Company for eight years; he is Secretary of Dane County Bible Society; has no taste for civil position, but has held several local offices. The entire family are members of the Congregational Church. He is a capable and conscientious man.


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