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Transcribed biography of S. R. Johnson

S. R. JOHNSON was born in Otsego County, N. Y., March 27, 1829. He is the third of the seven children of Stanton and Ada (Sweet) Johnson, both of Otsego County and of English descent. S. R. Johnson, at the age of seventeen, came with his parents to Kalamazoo, Mich., and in 1846 he settled in Washington Township, Porter County, Ind., where he rented a farm and lived eight years. Here, on September 27, 1846, he was married to Julia A. Bundy, of Elkhart County, Ind. This union was blessed with four children - Mrs. Ada M. Stoner, of this county; Mrs. Alice Wells, of Chicago; Marian R. (deceased); and Marvin P.(deceased). In 1854, he moved to Morgan Prairie, where, two years later, he purchased a farm, afterward increased to 200 acres. In 1863, his father came to this county, where he lived until his death, in 1867. Mrs. Johnson is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson is an Odd fellow and in politics a Republican. He held the office of Trustee in Morgan Township five years, and has also been Assessor.

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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