L. H. Johnson owns and cultivates a farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 20, Drummer township. The land is rich and arable and the care and labor which he bestows upon the fields results in securing large crops, for which he finds a ready sale on the market. He has always been a resident of Illinois and possesses the alert, enterprising spirit dominant in the middle west.
He was born in Fulton county, this state, May 4, 1859, his parents being E. B. and Phoebe (Lacy) Johnson, the latter a daughter of John Lacy, of Fulton county. While spending his boyhood days under the parental roof, L. H. Johnson attended the public schools and mastered the elementary branches of learning. He was a student in both Fulton and McLean counties, accompanying his parents on their removal to the latter when ten years of age. The work of the farm early became familiar to him and he continued a resident of McLean county until the year 1895, when he came to Ford county and purchased his present farm, comprising one hundred and sixty acres of rich and arable land in Drummer township. His farm has been developed in keeping with the most progressive ideas of modern agriculture and he annually gathers rich crops.
Mr. Johnson was married in McLean county on the 26th of January, 1888, to Miss Jennie Davis, of Le Roy, Illinois, a daughter of George and Mariah Elizabeth (Benedict) Davis. Her father died in February, 1891, and her mother passed away in 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have two sons, Ray and Earl, who are now attending school. In his political views Mr. Johnson is an earnest democrat and his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Christian church. Since starting out in life on his own account he has worked on persistently, year after year, and his diligence and perseverance constitute the basis of his present prosperity.

Extracted 17 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, author E. A. Gardner, Volume 2, pages 797-798.

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