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Mary Josephine Johnson was born 12 Apr 1867 in Granon, Vasterbotten, Sweden, she died 05 May 1937 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, and was buried 08 May 1937 (Find A Grave Memorial# 69832495).  On 11 Apr 1886 at Platte, Charles Mix, SD, she married Peter Gustave Erickson.  He was born 13 Mar 1862 in Skedevi,,Sweden, and died 01 Jan 1947 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD (Find A Grave Memorial# 69832496).  His parents were Eric Gustaf Andersson  (Find A Grave Memorial# 98173384) and Anna Catharina Persdotter (Find A Grave Memorial# 98173439).  Peter & Mary Erickson are buried in Trefoldighed/West Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Charles Mix Co., SD.

Peter and Mary had 13 children:

1.  Zelma Erickson, b: Abt. 1887 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: Abt. 1887 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD

2.  Arthur Erickson, b: May 1887 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 16 Aug 1889 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD.

3.  Nannie Melinda Erickson, b: 23 Feb 1890, d: 29 Jun 1982.

4.  Cecelia Matilda Erickson, b: 06 Feb 1892, d: 07 Oct 1977.

5.  Palmer Emmanuel Erickson was born 01 Jan 1894 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 29 Aug 1969 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: 01 Sept 1969 in Platte City Cemetery, Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  On 28 Sept 1927, he married Elsie Hildebrand.  Elsie was b: 19 Nov 1895 in Coon Rapids, Carroll, IA, d: 13 Oct 1971 in Rapid City, Pennington, SD, bur: 16 Oct 1971 in Platte City Cemetery, Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  Elsie was the daughter of Herman August Hildebrand and Sophia Hackmeister.

6.  Elsie Erickson, b: abt 1896 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: Abt. 1896 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD

7.  Joseph Erickson, b: 30 Mar 1897 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 12 Mar 1901 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  Find A Grave Memorial# 70230642

8.  Otto Edwin Erickson, b: 15 Nov 1899, d: 21 Dec 1956

9.  Alvin Jonas Erickson was born 19 Oct 1901 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, and died: 08 Aug 1946 in the State Sanatorium, Custer, Custer, SD. He was buried 11 Aug 1946 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD. On 26 Nov 1929, at Lake Andes, Charles Mix, SD,, he married Leona Elizabeth Ninnemann, daughter of Carl Ninnemann and Augusta Uttecht  Leona was b: 07 Nov 1904 in McClean, Pierce, NE, d: 13 Mar 1983 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, and bur: 16 Mar 1983 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD.

10.  Marie Erickson was born 18 Mar 1904 and died 27 Feb 1997 in Charles Mix Co., SD.  She married Oscar Christian Holter.  He was b: 22 Mar 1896 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 01 Oct 1973 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, and is buried in Platte City Cemetery, Platte, Charles Mix, SD.

11.  Lawrence Gustave Erickson, b: 29 Sept 1907, Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 12 July 1986 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: 15 July 1986 in Platte City Cemetery, Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  m: Inez Buchtel, dau. of John Virgil Buchtel and Elsie Hildebrand.

12.  Ralph Erickson, b: 27 Jun 1909 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 09 Jun 1971 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: 22 Jun 1971 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD., m: 21 Sept 1932 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD to Mildred Kuiper, daughter of Frank Evart & Margaret  (Juergans, or Guergans) Kuipers  She was b: 30 Jan 1912 in Danforth, Iroquois, IL, d: 11 Sept 1994 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: 14 Sept 1994 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD.  (note, Mildred and her siblings dropped the S from their surname).

13   Leroy Lester Erickson, b: 13 Jan 1913 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, d: 23 Mar 1913 in Platte, Charles Mix, SD, bur: Platte, Charles Mix, SD.