John Johnston (1836-1904)

John Johnston, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

He was born at his parents' farm at Auchnagatt in Aberdeenshire. Having received a good education at the University of Aberdeen, in 1856 he was invited out to Milwaukee by his first cousin, Alexander Mitchell, who would become Wisconsin's wealthiest man. Johnston served as Vice-President of the Wisconsin Marine & Fire Insurance Company under Mitchell. He paid for the construction of the first emergency hospital at Milwaukee. He was married twice and had three children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 30/01/2020 and last updated on 30/01/2020.