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Transcribed biography of S. D. Johnson

S. D. JOHNSON was born at Perry, N. Y., May 13, 1829. He was fourth of a family of six children born to Moses and Eunice (Lyman) Johnson, who were natives of Connecticut, where they were married, and in an early day moved to Perry, N. Y., and in 1837 moved to Oakland County, Mich., where the remained until death. S. D. Johnson remained at home until after his father's death, and in 1849, went to California, engaging in mining some time, returning to Michigan, and in 1852 went on the Michigan Central Railroad as brakeman, and after one year was promoted to baggage master, continuing that five years; he then was promoted to conductor, which position he filled nineteen years. He was married, at Detroit, Mich., May 8, 1859, to Mary M. Cooper. In1850, Mr. Johnson moved to Porter County, Ind., and purchased and moved on the farm on which he now lives. He is one of the most energetic men of the township, and is respected by all with whom he is acquainted. He has a family of six children - Jessie E., Grace C., James H., Myra K., Hattie B. and Stephen D.

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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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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