8. His given name was John Chapman and he lived a subsistence life, disclaiming extravagance. As he wandered through the Midwest, he helped to establish fruit tree nurseries. By what nickname do we know him? Johnny ______________?
From Quiz American Pie for Kids
Although born in Massachusetts, John Chapman spent much time wandering through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. In addition to adapting a subsistence life style, he was an itinerant preacher. Along the way he helped local people to establish nurseries that included apple trees. When he died, the local paper printed this obit:
"In Fort Wayne, on Tuesday, 18th, inst John Chapman, commonly known by the name of Johnny Appleseed, about 70 years of age. Many of our citizens will remember this eccentric individual, as he sauntered through town eating his dry rust and cold meat, and freely conversing on the mysteries of his religious faith. He was a devoted follower of Emanuel Swedenborg, and notwithstanding his apparent poverty, was reputed to be in good circumstances."