Martin Bartlett Johnson

Martin Bartlett Johnson

Birth
Death 23 May 1919 (aged 81)
Burial Brownsdale, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11819224 · View Source
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HISTORY OF MOWER COUNTY 1911
Martin B. Johnson, a respected and substantial resident of Grand Meadow was born in Chittenden county, Vermont, October 28, 1,837, son of William and Mary (Keefe) Johnson, natives respectively of England and Wales.
Martin came to Mower county with his parents and brother, John L. in 1855, and settled in Brownsdale.
August 19, 1862, he enlisted in the Union army, and served in Company C, Ninth Volunteer Infantry, became corporal and was bass drummer for the regiment, serving until the close of the war, when he was discharged at St. Paul, in August, 1865.
He then returned to Mower county and took up land in Udolpho township, where he engaged in farming for five years. Then he removed to Brownsdale. Soon afterward he was appointed deputy sheriff, and served for fourteen consecutive years under R.O. Hall, H.B. Cory, Allan Mollison and Nicholas Nicholsen. He also engaged in the land and collection business with E.J. Stimson for fifteen years at about the same time.
In March, 1908, he moved to Grand Meadow. Mr. Johnson was married September 19, 1861, to Mary A. Hines, of Red Rock township, who died April 3, 1909, leaving two children: Albert, of Grand Meadow, and May, who keeps house for her father.
Mr. Johnson is a Republican in politics and a member of the G. A. R. post. He served continuously as marshal of Brownsdale from 1875 to 1908, with the exception of five years. He is now justice of the peace. For five years he served in the lower house of the Minnesota legislature in an appointive position. He has also served in many other positions of public and private trust and honor.


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  • Created by: K.P.
  • Added: 25 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11819224
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Bartlett Johnson (28 Oct 1837–23 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11819224, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K.P. (contributor 46787693) .