Edward B. Johnson

Edward B. Johnson, one of the wide-awake and well-to-do members of the farming community of Shuman Township, in Sargent County, has gained an estate covering four hundred and eighty acres of land, by persistent industry and strict attention to business. He has been a resident of Dakota nearly twenty years, and has become thoroughly identified with its history, and in all matters pertaining to the up-building of his township and county is always ready to aid by his support and good influence. For the past fifteen years he liar made his home in section 10 of Shuman Township, and his farm is one of the well-improved tracts of land in that locality.

Our subject was born its Norway, December 13, 1834. He was but two and a half years of age when the family came to America, in 1857, and settled in Crawford County, Wisconsin, where our subject was reared to manhood. He attended the common schools, and resided there until the spring of 1880, when he went to Dakota, and settled in Richland County. He resided there five years, and then moved his family to their present home in Sargent County, having taken the land as a homestead in 1883. He has added valuable improvements to the place, and is now the owner of four hundred and eighty acres of land, and engages in general farming, meeting with success.

Our subject was married in Crawford County, Wisconsin, June 25, 1879, to Miss Christina Torgerson, who was born in Crawford County, Wisconsin, September 14, 1859. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are the parents of four children, as follows: Edward, Emma J., Albert, and Palmer. Mr. Johnson is active in all local affairs, and has served as county commissioner for Sargent County for several terms, and is the present chairman of the board, and has been township assessor of Shuman Township for several successive years, and also a member of the school board for several years. He is one who justly deserves his prominent place among the people of Sargent Count.

Source: Compendium and History of North Dakota 1900 Page 201

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