ARNOLD JOHNSON, farmer, sections 33 and 28, Sheridan Township, is a son of Kurnel and gertrude Johnson, natives of Germany, and was born in that country Aug. 14, 1827. At the age of 25 years he left his native land and came to America. He came directly to the Western country, and, after spending a short time in Wisconsin, settled in Muskegon, where he lived most of the time until 1861. He then came to Newaygo County and purchased 80 acres of wild land in Sheridan Township, where he now resides, and has about 50 acres under cultivation.
Mr. Johnson was married in Milwaukee, Sept. 26, 1861 to Josephine Gross, who was born in Paris, France, Sept. 27, 1844. They have had nine children, seven of whom are living: Christian E. Adelia G., Arnold J., Philip S., John J., Herman S. and Henry W. Jennie E. died when 19 years of age, and Gertrude died at the age of eight months. Mr. Johnson is a Republican, and himself and wife are members of the Catholic Church.