ERIC JOHNSON, sixth in the line of children of Swan and Kjerstin Johnson, was born in Wiby, Sweden, January 24, 1868. The following May the family immigrated to America where they located at Chicago, living there two years. They moved to Bement, Illinois, tarrying there for eight years, and then moved to Nebraska, locating on a farm near Genoa, in Platte County, for one and one-half years, later moving to their own farm west of Genoa.
Here Eric grew to manhood, later entering the general merchandise business in Genoa, Nebraska, where shortly after his elder brother, Peter, joined him in the establishing of The Johnson Brothers general store which he operated for thirty years.
On January 1, 1908, he united in marriage with Dora M. Johnson, of Genoa, Nebraska. To them were born three children — two daughters, Frances and Carol, and one son, Richard Eric.
In June, 1928, they moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he engaged in the grocery business until his death which came on September 8, 1930. He is buried in a new cemetery in Eugene, Oregon.
Eric was a true Christian, an indulgent father, a good citizen, and was loved by all who knew him.
Frances married Carl Knowles. They have Carol Ann (by a former marriage), Katherine, and a son — Charles, I believe — about 5 years old. They live at Eugene, Oregon, now where Carl is employed. Frances has been a devoted member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Carol is Mrs. Sam Hutchings, and resides at 3717 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming. She had two adopted children David and Jane. Her husband, Sam, is very successful architect: and they have a fine home there.
Richard Eric lives in Eugene, is connected with the Johnson Furniture Company of which Edwin is the proprietor. He is also married and has a family.