Photo 31-JAN-17


Old Johnsville Store operated in my day by the Doberstiens (spelling?). Located in the NE corner of the junctions of MN Hwy 65 & MN Hwy 242 (Central Ave. & Main St./125th Ave) This building was moved across MN Hwy. 65 from the NE to the NW corner to make way for the new north-bound lanes when the Hwy. 65 was widened to 4 lanes in the early 1960's. The Doberstiens built a new store on the west side of Hwy. 65. The old store became Bronson-Erickson Real Estate office with part of the building being rented out to other small businesses. The building was demolished for new business devolopment in the 1980's as I recall.

Mrs. Ellen Doberstein lived here. She ran the store down on the corner. I recently found the following, “Doberstein, Ellen Age 106 of Chisago City, formerly of Johnsville, MN, passed away peacefully on her birthday November 23, 2009”. I saw her almost daily, from the time I was 4 years old until I left for college.

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