Clara Youngberg music, undated
Clara Youngberg music
undated, circa 1868-1870
Youngberg, Clara Kristina Hammarquist, 1845-1910
Choral music--19th century.
First Lutheran Church (Rockford, Ill.)
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Clara Kristina Hammarquist was born in Sweden in 1845. She immigrated to the United States in 1868 and was active in the choir at First Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois. Collection contains one handwritten songbook of hymns with both music and text used in First Lutheran Church circa 1868-1870.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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:84 Clara Youngberg music, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Gift of Esther Youngberg of St. Paul, Minnesota to Lutheran Church of America Archives. Transferred from LCA Archives to Swenson Center in 1983.
- Swenson Center holds microfilm of records from First Lutheran Church (Rockford, Ill.), 1854-1948 (SSIRC-79:4-5).
- Swenson Center library collection holds “Seventy-fifth anniversary of the First Lutheran Church, Rockford, Illinois, 1854-1929”
Name changed from “Clara Kristina Hammarquist Youngberg papers” in 2019.
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1983. Collection processed by Swenson Center staff in 2008. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2019.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Clara Kristina Hammarquist (Clara Christina Hammerquist) was born in Mönsterås, Klamar län, Sweden on 1 February 1845. She married Nels T. Youngberg (Nils Truedson Ljungberg), born in Finja, Kristianstad län, Sweden on 18 April 1841. Both immigrated to the United States in 1868. They were married 15 July 1869. They were active in the choir at First Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois. She died on 4 August 1910.
Scope and Content:
Collection contains one handwritten songbook of hymns with both music and text.
Music follows solfeggio, or solfège, notation. Instead of notes, letters are used to represent the solfège scale (do re mi fa sol la ti). The markings above the notes show the duration, rhythm, and articulation of the notes.
Songs include: Ur Svenska Messan, Guds Lof, Vid Dagenslut, Polens Frihetslön, Hymnn till Konungen, Svenska Folksången, Stjernsången, Missions Hymn, Fädermeslandet, Om Våren, Björneborgarens Marsh, Adventsång, Klara Stjerna, Hosianna, Sången, Kapellet, Påskhymn.
Inside cover of book: “This book was made by Clara Kristina Hammarquist for the use of a choir in First Church, Rockford, Illinois, presumably between 1865-1870 and while Rev. G. Peters was the pastor. She married Youngberg. Both were active in training singers in the Church. Their daughter, Esther, lives in St. Paul (1964).”