"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Johnson, Martin a well known resident of Rhinelander, where he is now living retired, after a long and honorable industrial career, was born in Denmark, June 16, 1867, son of John and Mary Johnson. Both his parents died in their native land. There Martin attended public school and subsequently learned the trade of stationary engineer, which he followed in Denmark until 1888. In that year he emigrated to the United States, locating in Marshfield, Wood County, Wis., where he attended English school and followed his trade till 1907. He then came to Rhinelander, obtaining the position of chief engineer at the Rhinelander Paper Mills, a position which he held until May 1, 1922, since which time he has lived retired. While in Marshfield he served for a while as alderman from the Fourth Ward, a fact which shows that he had a wide acquaintance and he achieved considerable popularity, and he has since made many friends in Rhinelander. Mr. JOHNSON was married in Marshfield, Dec. 7, 1893, to Emma KROGH, who was a loving and faithful wife to him for 29 years, passing away Jan. 24, 1923. They had been the parents of four children: Weldemar H., who for seven years was connected with the Merchants State Bank of Rhinelander; and since June, 1923, has been assistant cashier in the Oneida National Bank; Sophus N., a machinist in the employ of the Rhinelander Paper Co.; Alice, who is keeping house for her father; and Albert, also residing at home. Mr. JOHNSON is an interested member of several fraternal societies, including the Masons, the Fraternal Reserve Association; the Modern Samaritans, the United Order of Foresters, the Elks and the Modern Brotherhood of America.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 307-308, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.

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