Identifier

MA 32

Dates

1924-1995

Extent

4.40 linear feet (8 boxes)

Abstract

Henry and Inez Johnson lived and farmed on the farm of Henry' parents until they retired and moved into the town of Baltic in 1987. The collection is composed of 71 journals kept by Henry and Inez Johnson that document rural life near Baltic, S.D.

Historical Note

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.

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 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 died June 4, 1993, at the Dell Rapids Community Hospital. 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.

Henry and Inez had four children. Odel, Ivan, Dean, and Jerome.

Content Notes

The collection is composed of 71 journals kept by Henry and Inez Johnson that document rural life near Baltic, S.D.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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Language

English

Publisher

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Rights

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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