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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 340


Civil War Flags.jpg George W. JOHNSON, farmer and stock-raiser, living on section 2, Jefferson Township, is a native of Indiana, born in Madison County, February 3, 1842, his father, Lewis JOHNSON, being a native of Highland County, Ohio, and among the early settlers of Madison County, Indiana. George W. JOHNSON was reared on a farm, and educated in the schools of Warren County, Iowa, to which county his parents had moved in 1847. He was united in marriage November 29, 1860, to Miss Eliza J. MAHAN, a daughter of Herran MAHAN. They are the parents of two children - Eugene J. and Minerva. Eugene married Frances CASE and has three children - Roy, Edis and Early. They live in Taylor, Texas. Minerva married Frank LOOMIS, of Jefferson Township, Ringgold County, and has one daughter - Minerva V.

Mr. JOHNSON was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in Company B, of the Fourth Iowa Infantry. He served his country [as a Private] about one year, and participated in the battles of Goldsboro, Columbia and others of minor importance.

He has been a resident of Ringgold County since August, 1865, when he settled on his present farm in Jefferson Township, which contains eighty acres of valuable land. Mr. JOHNSON is a member of the Odd Fellows order, and is one of the respected citizens of his township.

NOTE: George W. JOHNSON enlisted as a Private on October 6, 1864 at the age of 22 years and was assigned to Company B of the 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He was mustered out of service July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

George W. JOHNSON died in 1929. Eliza J. (MAHAN) JOHNSON was born in 1841, and died in 1922. George and Eliza were interred at Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa. (Section B., Lot 14, Graves 6 & 7)

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 340, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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