Larchwood Centennial Biographies:

The J's


JOHNSON, ANDREW G. was born July 18, 1853, in Sweden. Anna Bowers was born May 3, 1853, in Maryland. Andrew and Anna were married October 28, 1875. They were the parents of four children, Ethel, Edmo, Robert and Earl (all deceased). The Johnsons came to Lyon county, Iowa, around 1891. He farmed on what is now the Floyd Hohman farm. They were charter members of the Methodist Church. Andrew died January 24, 1927, and Anna on March 26, 1936.

JOHNSON, JOSEPH E. was born in Lincoln county, SD, on October 28, 1882. He came to Lyon county and on June 20, 1923, married Phoebe Swanson, who was born January 19, 1900. They have three children, Joyce (Whitcher) and Carol (Ball), both of Sioux Falls, SD.; and Calvin, who married Darlene Wettestad, Larchwood. Joe was a cattle feeder in the west end of the county, where his son Calvin now lives. Joe and Phoebe retired to Sioux Falls, SD, in 1948. Joseph died April 7, 1952, and Phoebe died on March 16, 1971.

JOHNSON, ROBERT was born in Canada and married Louisa Blue. Three children were born to this union, Hugh and Merle (both deceased) and Maud of Rio Hondao, Tex. Maud, now 91 years old, is the only living relative. The Johnsons farmed in eastern Iowa before Robert passed away in 1930.