He was born on 14 January 1820 (10; 4 (44 in 1864)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4). He was born to Joseph J Johnson and Milla Perrin (10).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (4).
He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 4). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 4, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private, in company F (1, 8, 9).
He married Rachel A Hymes (10). They had at least these children (10):
On 7 March 1882, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).
In 1890, he was living in Elbinsville, Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5). His left leg had been affected (5).
On 6 May 1893, his widow, Rachel A Johnson, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 7).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John J Johnson)
2 message on PABEDFOR-L list, from David and Carol Eddleman, 7 November 2002, transcribing lists of buried soldiers from the Bedford Inquirer, 22 May 1908 (John Johnson--identity probable, because only this John Johnson was drafted)
3 company F, register of men discharged (John H Jhonson)
4 company F, second descriptive roll, #45 (John J Johnson)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Mann Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 74, page 1 (John Johnson)
6 pension index, by name (John J Johnson)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John J Johnson)
8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John J Jhonson)
9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John J Johnson)
10 Find a grave, memorial 129704433, created by Bronwyn, added 12 May 2014, accessed 1 July 2014 (with a photo of the headstone, which refers to his service in the 91st) (John J Johnson)