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Collection Swedish Old Settlers' Association of Knox County, Illinois records
Collection Number I/O:35
Dates of Creation 1894-1943
Extent of Description .5 linear feet, 1 box
Language English
Creator Swedish Old Settlers' Association of Knox County, Illinois
Search Terms Swedish Settlers Association of Knox County, Illinois Galesburg, Ill.)
Knox County (Ill.)
Administrative or Biographical History The association was organized on 2 July, 1894 in Galesburg, Illinois, as a social organization for early Swedish settlers in the area.
Scope & Content The collection includes membership records with detailed information about members place and date of birth in Sweden, year of emigration and death dates. The book of minutes includes the constitution of the organization, minutes from annual meetings, clippings from the annual gatherings, and correspondence for the period 1894 - 1942. Included are also loose-leaf clippings from area newspapers about annual gatherings and picnics.