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Title: H. J. Johnson Land and Cattle Company

Dates: 1899-1967

Collection Number: 10082

Quantity: 22.5 feet

Abstract: Records include journals, ledgers, contracts, deeds, abstracts, correspondence, and photographs relating to the land and cattle operation in Dickey County.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the H. J. Johnson Land and Cattle Company Records from Mrs. George Humphreys in 1959 and 1960. Additional materials were donated by Dr. Earl Hagen on September 25, 1992.

Copyrights:  Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researcher should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17 U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

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:  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:
  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection name, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer
: Photo Collection 00048 Mrs. George Humphreys: images separated from H. J. Johnson Land and Cattle Company Records MSS#10082. Photographs of Johnson Land Company operations and farming, and automobiles including a Franklin.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

H. J. Johnson was born August 23, 1873 in Laaland, a small island off the coast of Denmark. He came to this country with his grandparents and other relatives at the age of 13. He worked on the Hans Low farm and attended school in Hudson Township. In the summers he worked on the farm and winters he attended business college at Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Later he worked in a store at Beardsley, Minnesota.
On June 10, 1908 he married Grace Richards and they had two daughters, Janet (Mrs. George Humphreys) and Jean who died in infancy.
Mr. Johnson started in the land business at Oakes at the age of 25 and continued in that business for 57 years. He died August 29, 1956 in Oakes, ND.
Grace Ethel Johnson was born October 2, 1879 in Arlington, Iowa. She was the youngest of eight children. Mrs. Johnson died July 2, 1949.

Sources:
The Oakes Times, July 7, 1949
The Oakes Times, September 6, 1956

Inventory of Bound Volumes

 1.  Journal, January, 1902 to March, 1907
 2.  Journal, March, 1907 to March, 1910
 3.  Journal, January, 1910 to January, 1914
 4.  Journal, February, 1914 to February, 1918
 5.  Journal, March, 1918 to November, 1921
 6.  Journal, November, 1921 to July , 1926
 7.  Journal, July, 1926 to October, 1931
 8.  Journal, October, 1931 to May, 1935
 9.  Journal, January, 1939 to January, 1942
10. Journal, February, 1942 to January, 1945
11. Journal, February, 1945 to October, 1947
12. Journal, October, 1947 to March, 1949
13. Journal, March, 1949 to December, 1951
14. Ledger, December, 1899 to January, 1902
15. Ledger, January, 1902 to December, 1905
16. Ledger, January, 1906 to December, 1909
17. Ledger, January, 1910 to January, 1913
18. Ledger, February, 1913 t o December, 1916
19. Ledger, January, 1917 to December, 1919
20. Ledger, December, 1920 to June, 1921
21. Ledger, July, 1921 to December, 1924
22. Ledger, January, 1925 to December, 1928
23. Ledger, January, 1929 to December, 1932
24. Ledger, January, 1933 to December, 1934
25. Ledger, January, 1935 to December, 1937
26 Ledger, January, 1940 to December, 1942
27 Ledger, January, 1943 to December, 1945
28. Ledger, January to December, 1946
29. Ledger, January to December, 1947
30. Ledger, January, 1948 to December, 1949
31. Ledger, January, 1950 to December, 1951
32. Ledger, January to December, 1952
33. Financial Statement Book, January, 1910 to June, 1936
34. Land Sales Record, ca. 1910
35. Ledger, Johnson &Teal Farm Partnership, December 1916 to February, 1923

RECORDS OF THE OAKES HARNESS CO.
 1.  Journal, December 1915 to December 1917
 2.  Ledger, May 1907 to January 1910
 3.  Ledger, January, 1910 to April, 1915
 4.  Ledger, April, 1915 to July, 1917

Collection includes 12.5 ft. of correspondence regarding the sale of land, farm contracts, and unidentified photographs date from 1900-1950s.

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