Estwing Manufacturing Co. – 1945, history


Source:  Rockford Morning Star 6/19/1945

Oscar W. Linder

Oscar W. Linder

1602 5th Avenue

Died 04/17/1952 at Swedish American Hospital after a brief illness

Born 12/06/1881 in Smoland, Sweden

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Linder

Immigrated from Sweden; lived 43 years in Rockford

Married the former Anna Johnson in Sweden in 1900

Julian-Poorman Funeral Home, services at Zion Lutheran Church, burial in Scandinavian Cemetery


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 04/19/1952

Nya Severige

Swedish newspaper, called in English, the “The New Sweden” page 32

has been establish in Rockford several months, and already acquired a large circulation

published every Wednesday at 111 S Third St,, East Rockford by Schalin & Beckman

Mr Schalin occupies the editorial chair and occupied a similar position in Sweden

former Editor in Chief of The Swedish American in Chicago before the great conflagration

liberal Republican in nature, the paper is devoted principally to interests of Swedes in the area

also does printing jobs in Swedish and or in English


Source: Holland’s Rockford City Directory for 1872-3, Western Publishing Co.

Linn, Mrs. Hannah H.

94, 134 N. London Ave., died Thurs., Aug. 2, 1984 in her home after a long illness

born July 29, 1890 in Westergotland, Sweden, d/o Mr/Mrs Claus John Anderson

Married Carl B Linn in Rockford Aug. 20, 1910, he died April 10, 1957. Lived in Rockford 83 years.

Fred C. Olson F H, First Evangelical Free Church, burial in Scandinavian Cemetery

survivors incl one son, Burdette W. Linn, 2 daughters Mrs. Armour (Ruth) Andrews and Mrs. Jayne Setterstrom

Source: Rockford Morning Star Aug. 8, 1984