Name and location of repository
Level of description
Henry and Inez Johnson Papers
- 1924-1995 (Accumulation)
4.40 linear feet (8 boxes)
Name of creator
Henry M. Johnson was born to Ole and Beret Johnson on October 5, 1903, on a farm near Baltic, South Dakota. He was baptized at the Old Nidaros Lutheran Church where he was a member. He enjoyed hunting and fishing all of his life. On March 14, 1931 Henry married Inez Ericksonat East Nidaros Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed on the farm of Henry' parents until they retired and moved into the town of Baltic in 1987. Henry and Inez had four children. Odel, Ivan, Dean, and Jerome. Henry died June 4, 1993, at the Dell Rapids Community Hospital.
Name of creator
Inez O. Erickson Johnson was born to Martin and Julia Erickson on October 31, 1911 in Lake County, South Dakota. At the age of eight she moved with her parents to a farm near Baltic, South Dakota. She attended rural school and Baltic Grade School. She was baptized at St. Peter Lutheran Church and confirmed at East Nidaros Lutheran Church. On March 14, 1931 Inez married Henry Johnson at East Nidaros Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed on the farm of Henry' parents until they retired and moved into the town of Baltic in 1987. Henry and Inez had four children. Odel, Ivan, Dean, and Jerome. Inez became a resident of Terrace Manor Nursing Home in Dell Rapids on April 28, 1995 and died May 19, 1995 at Dell Rapids Community Hospital.
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Scope and content
Composed of 71 journals kept by Henry and Inez Johnson that document rural life near Baltic, S.D.
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Conditions governing access
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Conditions governing reproduction
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