JOHN A. JOHNSON


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

JOHN A. JOHNSON; the subject of this sketch was born in Norway, April 15, 1833; came to America in 1844, and to La Grange, Walworth Co., Wis., in July of same year; lived there until 1851, then came to Pleasant Springs and engaged in farming, which he continued until elected County Clerk in 1869; has been engaged in the agricultural implement business since 1867, being a member of the well known firm of FULLER & JOHNSON; was member of the Assembly in 1857, and of the Senate in 1873 and 1874. Married in Milwaukee, October, 1861, K. N. M. KILDAHL; they have five children - Frederick A., Hobart S., Ida A., Ingolf M. and Carl A. Mr. JOHNSON is Director and President of the Hekla Insurance Co., Trustee of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, and was part owner of the Scandinavian, published in Chicago.


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