Edward John Johnson, b: 03 Sept 1886 in Castalia Township, Charles Mix, SD, d: 11 July 1930, buried: Trefoldighed Cemetery, Charles Mix County, SD, Find A Grave Memorial# 69832520. Married on 04 May 1910 to Edna Mary Buchtel, daughter of Albert Orlando Buchtel and Laura Anderson. She was b: 22 Apr 1891 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 13 July 1982 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: 16 July 1982 in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, (AKA Trefoldighed Cemetery), Charles Mix Co., SD. Find A Grave Memorial# 69832505
Edward and Edna had 4 children:
1. Clifford Orlando Johnson, b: 02 Jan 1912, d: 22 Apr 1975
2. Edward Melvin Johnson, b: 17 Mar 1916, in Charles Mix Co., SD d: 18 Jan 1938 in Auburn, Placer, CA as the result of a car accident. He is buried in West Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Charles Mix Co., SD, Find A Grave Memorial# 69832535. While he apparently used his middle name in life, his headstone reads E. Melvin Johnson.
3. Marjorie Elaine Johnson, b: 25 Jun 1919, d: 14 May 1994
4. Freda Hope Johnson died at birth.