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Johnny Appleseed

by in F-J 11/12/2013

Johnny Appleseed

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name: Johnny Appleseed/John Chapman

birth place: Leominster, Massachusetts

birth name: Jonathan Chapman

death place: Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 March 11, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. He was also a missionary for The New Church (Swedenborgian).

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