|JONAS JOHNSON, carpenter and joiner, McFarland; was born in Norway in August, 1825; he emigrated to Wisconsin in 1855, stopped six months at Milwaukee, whence he came to Stoughton, Dane Co., and thence to McFarland, where he has since lived. Mr. Johnson was the first blacksmith at McFarland, which he continued, in connection with the other business, till 1860; then began carpentering and building, which he now follows.
He was married in Norway, about 1845, to Bertha Everson, who died in Dane Co. Wis. in 1855, leaving one daughter, Mary, who is now deceased; his second marriage was in 1857, to Christina Johnson, a native of Norway, who came to Wisconsin that year.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1205-06