|born on||26 September 1774|
|Place||Leominster, Massachusetts, 42n32, 71w46|
|Timezone||LMT m71w46 (is local mean time)|
American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as 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) and the inspiration for many museums and historical sites such as the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, Ohio, and the Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center in Ashland County, Ohio. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, a minor league baseball team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Chapman spent his final years, is named in his honor.
Different dates are listed for his death. Harper's New Monthly Magazine of November 1871 was apparently incorrect in saying that he died in mid 1847, though this is taken by many as the primary source of information about John Chapman. Multiple Indiana newspapers reported his death date as 18 March 1845. The Goshen Democrat published a death notice for him in its 27 March 1845, edition, citing the day of death as March 18 of that year.
Starkman quotes his birth certificate in 
Birth time unknown. Penfield specuated for 19.30 LMT. Starkman rectified to 20.01.50 LMT Asc 27Tau45'
- Vocation : Food and Beverage : Marketing/ Producer
- Vocation : Religion : Missionary
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure