Bio: Johnson, Carl G. (1914)
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Surnames: Johnson. Swan, Mallgren 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 745 

Carl G. Johnson, (commercial photographer and engraver of Eau Claire, was born in Sweden, May 6, 1873, the son of Peter and Mary Johnson, who came to the United States with their family in 1883 and located in Wisconsin, where the father secured employment as teamster for the Eau Claire Lumber Company, a position he held until his death in 1890, at the age of forty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were the parents of two children Carl G. and Selma, the wife of Frank Swan. 

Carl G. Grew to manhood in Eau Claire and was educated in the public schools. His first employment was with the Eau Claire Book & Stationery Company, with whom he was connected for twelve years, and while there took up the art of wood engraving, later adding halftone and copper plate work. He was for years employed as engraver in the Leader office and in 1908 established his present business of photo engraving and commercial photography, and is one of the best known men in his line in northwestern Wisconsin. 

On June 16, 1898, Mr. Johnson married Miss Esther, daughter of John Mallgren, of St. Peter, Minn., and they have two children Marion and Doris.  

 

 


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