Buena Vista County, IA
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The Swedish Evangelical Free Church
  Albert City, Buena Vista County, Iowa


The early history and organization of the Swedish Free church has been unattainable, but it is quite probable that the society was formed some time during the early '80s.


The society now owns a church building, a parsonage, and seven lots.  There is an enrollment of seventy-eight members, led by the pastor, Rev. Albert W. Carlson.  Carl Erickson is president of the church, F. O. Hagstrom, secretary, and Peter Nordine, cashier; Elmer Wahlsted, Albert Wahlsted, A. M. Danielson, August Anderson, and F. O. Hagstrom constitute the board of trustees.


The Sunday school has a membership of fifty-six under fifteen years of age, the total enrollment being seventy-five.  Carl Erickson is superintendent, Nellie Erickson, secretary and Henning Carlson, cashier.


The officers of the Young People's Society are:  President. Rev. A. W. Carlson; secretary, Jessie Lindberg; treasurer, Erick Pederson.


Mrs. August Anderson is president of the Ladies Aid Society and Mary Johnson is secretary and treasurer.



Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole.  "Albert City."  Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa.  Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 117.