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Johnny Appleseed Day

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Date When Celebrated : March 11th and/or September 26th. Why two dates?......read on

Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.

A Little About the Legend:

  • John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774.
  • He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
  • During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
  • John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels.
  • According to legend, Johny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
  • It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the "winter plague". The actual date of his death has been disputed.

There is a lot of "legend" in stories written about Johny Appleseed. By it's definition, over the years, legends grow bigger than life. It also appears that there is some link between Johny Appleseed and very early Arbor Day celebrations.

Celebrate today with an apple rich menu. Include fresh apples for snacks, and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert. And, make plans to plant an apple tree.


Origin of "Johnny Appleseed Day":

There is plenty of documentation to support claims for Johnny Appleseed Day on March 11th and on September 26th. We found no one who claims to have created this special day.

So, here's the skinny on the two dates:

  • John Chapman was born on September 26, 1774. This date is undisputed.
  • It is believed he died on March 11, 1845. However, his date was not formally recorded and the date of death is disputed.

Here is how we come out on the debate: This day should be celebrated on the day of his birth. His birth date is undisputed. His birthday coincides with the season of the apple harvest. A birth is a more positive day than a death.  We think Johnny would agree.


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