Erik W. Welander funeral program and publication, 1948 & 1962
Erik W. Welander funeral program and publication
Welander, Erik W., 1889-1962
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Collection includes a funeral service program for Erik Waldemar Welander (1889-1962). Also includes a copy of the American-Swedish Monthly Swedish Pioneer Centennial issue for June 1948 as Welander was the treasurer of Tri-City Committee of Swedish Pioneer Centennial Association.
RIGHTS AND ACCESS
Conditions Governing Access:
Collection is open for research.
Reproduction and Use:
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Swenson Center and the copyright holder.
[item identification], in SAC P:53 Erik W. Welander funeral program and publication, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Bill Adams (grandson of Erik Welander) of Rock Island in 1982.
American-Swedish Monthly Swedish Pioneer Centennial issue for June 1948 also available in the Center’s library collection.
MSS P:308 Allan Kastrup collection contains information and photographs of the Swedish Pioneer Centennial.
Name changed from Erik Welander papers in 2018.
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1982. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2018.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Erik Waldemar Welander was born in Skärblacka, Kullerstads socken, Östergötland, Sweden on 28 May 1889 to Erick and Gerda Welander. He was the oldest of twelve brothers and one sister. He came to the United States at the age of 16 on 5 July 1905 and settled in Moline, Illinois. At 21, he married Selma Johnson on 24 November 1910 in pilot Mound, Iowa. They had two children: Evelyn and Eric. They joined First Mission Covenant Church of Moline, Illinois on 7 December 1919. He served as treasurer and trustee of the church, recorder for Western Mutual Insurance Company and Rock Island County Supervisor. He was active as a horticulturist and one of the founders of Tri-City Dahlia Society (1941-1942). He served as treasurer of Tri-City Committee of Swedish Pioneer Centennial Association, 1946-1948. He died 5 January 1962.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of a typed funeral service program/outline for Erik W. Welander on 8 January 1962 and a copy of the American-Swedish Monthly Swedish Pioneer Centennial issue for June 1948. Welander is pictured on page 77.