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Johnson Family Records (DeKalb County)


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Collection Overview

Title: Johnson Family Records (DeKalb County), 1917-1969

ID: RHC/RC/231

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 02/00/1994. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American Farm Bureau Federation, Barbed Wire, DeKalb County (Ill), Farm life, General Electric Company, Johnson Family, DeKalb County, Maps, World War II

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

At present the collection contains information relating to Revere E. Johnson’s careers in farming (1917 - 1945), and at the General Electric Plant in DeKalb (1946-1964), Johnson family materials and photographs, documentation relating to World War II rationing, maps, and DeKalb County history articles.

Collection Historical Note

Revere Elmer Johnson was born in 1898, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Johnson.  He also had a brother Carl Martin and a sister Helen M. Johnson.  On February 24, 1926 Revere married Zaida Christine Munson, and they had one daughter Corinne Elizabeth.  In 1917 Revere had taken an agricultural course at Madison, Wisconsin and apparently hired out for several years, until he joined his father on a farm C.M. purchased in 1926.  In December of 1946 he started working at the General Electric plant in DeKalb. Over the years he held a number of jobs including machine operator, stock keeper, dispatcher, process planner, foreman (Stator Making, second shift, beginning March 1, 1954), and by December 1961 he was a plant guard.  After his retirement from GE on June 1,1963, he enjoyed gardening.  He died in 1966, and Zaida in 1970.  They are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, IL.

Subject/Index Terms

American Farm Bureau Federation
Barbed Wire
DeKalb County (Ill)
Farm life
General Electric Company
Johnson Family, DeKalb County
World War II

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addition in May 2005.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Corinne Johnson

Acquisition Method: Corinne Johnson donated the Johnson Family Records to the Regional History Center in February 1994.

Box and Folder Listing

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Addendum 1
Box 3
Folder 1: Marriage Certificate for Fred Johnson and Tillie Lofgren, 1897
Folder 2: Baptism for Revere Johnson, 1898
Folder 3: Delayed Record of Birth for Revere Johnson, 1962
Folder 4: Photographs, no date
Folder 5: Receipts, 1919-1926
Folder 6: School Dictionary, no date
Folder 7: "Beechman's Help to Scholars", no date
Folder 8: Report Card for Revere Johnson, 1907-1914
Folder 9: Diploma, 1909, 1914
Folder 10: Philodendron Bloom, 1964
Folder 11: Retirment, 1963
Folder 12: Correspondence Between Corrine and Revere Johnson, 1949, 1965, no date
Folder 13: Postcard to Corinne Johnson, 2000
Folder 14: "Take a Look at Life in a Field of Corn" Corinne Johnson Scrapbook of Field Work, Summer 1952
Folder 15: DeKalb Ag Hybrid Corn Catalog, 1941, no date
Box 4
Folder 1: Camping Vacation, 1959
Folder 2: Chinese Seminar, 1986
Folder 3: European Seminar: Ashridge, 1956
Folder 4: European Seminar: Baggage Declaration, 1956
Folder 5: European Seminar: Bulletins, 1956
Folder 6: European Seminar: Class Roster, 1956
Folder 7: European Seminar: Correspondence, 1956
Folder 8: European Seminar: Itinerary, 1956
Folder 9: European Seminar: Journal, 1956
Folder 10: European Seminar: News Items, 1956
Folder 11: European Seminar: Photographs (12), 1956
Folder 12: European Seminar: Tickets, 1956
Folder 13: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Church Bulletins, 1966
Folder 14: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Correspondence, 1966
Folder 15: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Memorials, 1966
Folder 16: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Newspaper Articles, 1966
Folder 17: Funeral for Revere Johnson: Services, 1966

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