Stark County, Ohio
John W. Johnson
John W. Johnson was born in Jefferson County, Ohio in the year of 1820 but later came to Stark County, thence to Wayne County, Ohio where he resided until he attained his manhood.
By his first marriage to Christina B. France he was the father of twelve children, she died in 1871 in Indiana. Six of the twelve survive him.
In 1871 he married Catherine Smith of Stark County, Ohio who together, with one son of this union survive him.
In 1853 the subject moved from Wayne County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana, where he has continusly resided on his farm until his death.
Thus has another old pioneer been summoned from his labors.
In politics he was a democrat of the strongest type. His religon as he remarked to us a few days before his death while in the field at work, was to do right, pay your debts and be honest towards your fellow man, to which principles be strickly adhered and practiced, as all who knew him will attest.
John W. Johnson died suddenly at his home in Peabody, Indiana Sunday evening July 11,1894.
[Columbia City Post and Mail, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, c. July 1894 - Sub by Tom Johnson, gg-grandson who is looking for parents names of John W. Johnson, if anyone has information contact me at Tomrj99@aol.com]
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