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Transcribed biography of P. A. Johnson

P. A. JOHNSON was born February 27, 1851, in Sweden. He is the youngest of nine children born to Johnnis and Johannah (Donnoldson) Johnson, both natives of Sweden. Young Johnson lived with his father in Sweden until his seventeenth year, when he emigrated to the United States, locating for a time in Paxton, Ill.; thence went to Water Valley, Miss., for about five years, engaging in work in a sash and blind factory; he then came to Chesterton, and, in March, 1881, bought the stock of dry goods and groceries kept in his building by a Mr. Diddie, and has built up a rapidly increasing trade; he has probably one of the best-selected stocks in the place, with a trade second to none; he is a moderate Republican; he is an enterprising young man, of quite habits and good taste.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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