JOHN ROBERTSON, photographer and proprietor of "Robertson's Art Gallery," is a native of Stirling, Scotland, born in 1824; he came to America in the spring of 1852, stopping in Canada a few months; he came on to Wisconsin and settled in Beloit the next fall. He was there engaged in the jewelry business, which he had learned in Scotland, till Septmeber, 1854, then removed to Lancaster, Grant Co., and carried on the same business there till October, 1858, since which time he has been in business in Platteville. He learned photography soon after coming to Platteville, and has been engaged in the business ever since, and also owns a jewelry store, carried on by his two sons, Robert B. and David B. He was married in Scotland to Miss Mary Black, who died in the spring of 1860, leaving four children - Robert B., Jane W. and David B., who are still living, and an infant who died a few months after its mother. He was married the second time in Platteville, Nov. 20, 1862, to Alice G. Armstrong, by whom he has had six children - John, Willie, Arthur, Mary (deceased), Allie and Pearl Athol.
This biography generously submitted by Roxanne Munns.