Eric Johnson was born in Sweden, November 3, 1844. He emigrated to America, settling in Chicago, where with his wife he was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by M.H. Forscutt.
His wife and four children, two sons and two daughters preceded him in death. He moved to Lamoni some ten years ago, where he has resided since, the last three years as an inmate of Saints' Home, where he died September 12, in his 83rd year.
The only surviving relative present was Mrs. Grace Johnson, a daughter-in-law, of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were held at the Home, sermon by G.R. Wells, assisted by J.M. Stubbart. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.*
MOTHER: Bertha Holovesn
FATHER: Janos Johnson
WIFE: Maria C. Hallin
m. 30 Oct 1871 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois
*1. Obituary source: The Lamoni Chronicle, published in Lamoni, Iowa on Thursday, September 22nd, 1927, pg. 4
2. Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Name: Eric Johnson [Erick Johnson]
Birth Date: Nov 1844
Birth Place: Gottenberg, Sweden
Death Date: Sep 1927
Burial Place: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery
Source: RLDS Deceased Files/ Saints' Herald Obituaries, 21 September 1927, p. 1118/ Lamoni, Iowa, RLDS Branch Records/ Early Reorganization Minutes, 1872-1905, Book D
Notes: Eric Johnson immigrated to Chicago, Cook, Illinois, where he was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 6 January 1881 by M. H. Forscutt. He moved to Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, in 1917 and spent the last three years of his life at the Saints' Home. He attended the Lamoni, Iowa Branch.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
3. Iowa, U.S., State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: Eric Johnson
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birth Place: Sweden
Residence Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence Place: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, USA
Marital status: Widowed
Father: Janos Johnson
Father Birth Place: Sweden
Mother: Bertha Holovesn
Mother Birth Place: Sweden
Parents' Marriage Place: Sweden
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Eric Johnson 80
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Iowa, U.S., State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
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