Pecatonica Wetlands

Source: Rockford Register Star, August 16, 2019

Mississippi River Conference

Source: Rock River Times Sept. 5 – 11, 2012 Vol. 19 No. 46

John Erlander

John Erlander

Born near Slattog, Kronobergs Lan, Smaland, Sweden

His last name was Jonsson until they changed it to Erlander

He was a tailor by trade, learned to operate a sewing machine in Chicago

Opened ship on East State Street “Erlander and Johnson”

Erlander’s brother-in-law started Union Furniture Company in 1876; John Erlander was elected President

John Erlander
John Erlander

He served on the Board of Excelsior Furniture Company

He served on the Board of Central Furniture Company

He served on the Board of Rockford Brick Company

Organized Swedish Mutual Fire Insurance Company

Stockholder in Manufacturers National Bank

Erlander Home
Erlander Home

 

Source: www.swedishhistorical.org/johnerlander