Luther League

Thirty-fifth annual convention of Rockford Dist. Luther League will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  Two day convention opens today. The Rev. Wilton E. Bergstrand of Minneapolis, exec. director of Augustana Luther

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/16/1944

“Finds Youth Conservative; Luther League Picks New Officers” Stuart Melquist of First Church – pres., Armer Ahlstand of Emmanuel Church – v-p

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/17/1944

Peterson, August P.

funeral services were held yesterday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A resident of Rockford since 1869, industrial leader since 1879. He died Tuesday in his home; burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/12/1940

Organized and developed half a dozen of city’s furniture factories served in city council and county board

Source: Rockford Register Republic 1/11/1940

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1987 – “Installation celebration marks a new…”


Source: Rockford Register Star  10-25-1987

Peterson & Johnson – 1926


Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

Peterson & Johnson, Edward A Peterson, Gilbert A Johnson, owners; architects, 406 Swedish-American Bank Building, 501 – 503 7th St.  Source: McCoy”s Rockford City Directory for 1926

Manufacturer’s National Bank building became Rockford City Hall

Swedish-American Bank Building became American Bank Building, became AmCore Bank Building, became BMO Harris Bank Building became owned by the Rockford Board of Education.

Security National Bank was at 1102 Broadway St.  In 2016 Crusader Clinic is in that address.

Reliance Building, 424 – 428  7th St.



Rockford Area Arts Council – 2016, Artscene


Source: The Rock River Times, Oct. 5 – 11, 2016



“Zion No. 2 Tops Lutheran League” – 1949, Softball


Source:  The Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, July 19, 1949

Richard E. Snygg – 2016 obituary


Source: Rockford Register Star 9-21-2016

John August Rosander – 2016, obituary


Source: Rockford Register Star 9-11-2916