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Andrew Johnson

ANDREW JOHNSON, farmer and stock raiser, Cedar Township, is a well-known early settler, having settled in Cherokee County in 1871.  He was born in Onondaga County, New York, March 23, 1834 and is a son of Andrew Johnson, a native of Herkimer County, New York.  His mother was Mary Griffin, also a native of the State of New York.  Andrew grew to manhood surrounded by agricultrual industries, and obtained his education in the common schools of that day.  At the age of twenty one years he went to learn the cabinent-makers and painters trades which avocations he followed several years.  Mr. Johnson was united in the holy bonds of wedlock in Onondaga County, New York, February 19, 1858, to Miss Jane Snyder.  She was born in Schoharie County, New York, and is a daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Funk) Snyder, also natives of Schoharie County.  In 1867 Mr. Johnson was seized with a Western fever and came to Iowa, locating in Boone County, where he lived four years. He then settled on his present land, where he has since resided,engaged in farming and stock raising. He has been successful in his undertakings, and has done his share in assisting the development and growth of the township.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have had born to them two sons:  Martin A., born February 19, 1870 and Eugene, born December 24, 1871.  Mr. Johnson is not bound by any political ties, but casts his vote independently, preferring to be his own judge of the character of the office-holders of the country.  He is a man nearly fifty-five years of age, bears his years lightly, is cordial in disposition, and has the confidence and respect of a wide circle of acquaintances. 


Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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