American Manufactured Furniture, with Rockford furniture companies listed

Source: American Manufactured Furniture, 1988.

Union Furniture Co., ad – July 1926

Source: Rockford Furniture Herald, July 1926

Union Furniture Company, P A Peterson, president; C A Newman, vice-president; W L Anderson sec and treas;  1221 18th Ave.         Source:  McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

 

 

“Furniture Mart to Draw Thirty Rockford Firms” – 1926

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Source:  Rockford Morning Star June 13, 1926

 

Union Furniture Company – March 1926

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Source: The Rockford Furniture Herald March 1926

Union Furniture Co., P A Peterson president; C A Newman, vice-president; W L Anderson sec and treas; 1221 18th Ave.   Source:  McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926

Union Furniture Co. – Golden Anniversary

Union Furniture Co.

Source:  Rockford Furniture Herald December 1925

Union Furniture Co., P A Peterson, president; C A Newman v-pres; W L Anderson, sec and treas; 1221 18th Ave.  Source:  1925 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory

 

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