Bio: Johnson, J. W. (1832)

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Surnames: JOHNSON WILLARD

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1905

Johnson, J. W. (5 JUN 1832)

J. W. Johnson was born in Erie Co. Pa., June 5, 1832; he came to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled at Hixton, removing to Mentor, Clark County in 1885. He was married May 23, 1854, to Miss Lillian Willard of Pennsylvania. He believes the reawakening of Humbird was due principally to the starting of the cheese factory and creamery and development of the dairy resources of this section. As to the future, we will probably not make much headway for a few years, but will continue to gradually improve. Mr. Johnson believes that if the saloons were abolished for good the own would increase rapidly and the people in general be more prosperous. On the credit side are to be fournd the creamery, cheese factory and the new buildings, also the church, which has greatly prospered in the last few years and contributed in no small degree to the betterment of the morals. One of the greatest needs is a marshal to enforce laws and suppress open vice. But on the whole the moral of our village are fully as good as those of other towns similar in size and the business better than is generally found in such villages. Certainly we have improved greatly over what we were five years ago.

 

 


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