MA 18


1910, 1918


0.42 linear feet (1 document case)


Donald D. Johnson was a resident of Brookings, S.D. in 1992. Composed of a narrative relating the experience of Swedish immigrant, John P. Johnson during 1871-1879 and the publication The Quill published by the student of Marion High School, Marion, South Dakota.

Historical Note

John P. (Johan Peter) Johnson was born July 5, 1854 in Snostorp, Sweden and died January 27, 1934 in Sioux Falls. He married on March 25, 1879.

Donald Dale Johnson was born Feb. 4, 1925 to Adolph and Martha Johnson. He lived in Brookings and was unmarried.

Content Notes

Composed of a short narrative composed around 1918 and relates the experience of John P. Johnson, a Swedish immigrant and grandfather of the donor, between 1871 and 1879. This narrative was translated by Alma N. Lundin and read around 1918 at the Benton Lutheran Church in South Dakota. This narrative is a photocopy; the original was not included with the donation.

Also included is a publication called The Quill published by the students of Marion High School, Marion, South Dakota. A note is included with this publication indicating that it was published by Donald D. Johnson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson of Hartford, South Dakota. It is assumed that Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson are the parents of Donald D. Johnson.

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