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Transcribed biography of Victor Setterdahl

VICTOR SETTERDAHL, who was for many years pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church in Andover, was born in Oppby, Sweden, Jan. 20, 1844. His parents, M. Anderson and his wife Catharina Larson, were farmers. At twenty years of age, Mr. Setterdahl emigrated and lived for a year in Andover, then entered Augustana College and Theological Seminary at Paxton, studying there 1865-68 and 1870-73 and was graduated as a candidate for the ministry the year last named. After his ordination the same year he served as pastor of the Swedish Lutheran churches in Rock Island, Orion, Lockport and Joliet, before accepting a like charge in Andover. His longest terms of service have been at Orion, for ten years, and at Andover, for over seventeen years. In the year 1905 Rev. Setterdahl resigned the Andover pastorate to assume charge of the church at Chesterton, Indiana.

May 5, 1874, Rev. Setterdahl was married to Miss Albertma Larson, of Swedona, Ill., a daughter of Gustaf and Catharina Larson, born March 16, 1853. They have a family of five children: Victor E., born May 30, 1875, married to Miss Edith Hanaway of Meadville, Pa , Etta C., born Oct. 2, 1877; Fred N., born Dec. 7, 1884; Violet E., born May 8, 1887, and Naomi C. A., born Aug. 5, 1889.

Rev. Setterdahl, during his long service as a minister of the Gospel in the Augustana Synod, has been elected to various offices of honor and trust in the church.

Source: Olson, Ernst Wilhelm, Martin J. Engberg, Anders Schön. 1908. History of the Swedes of Illinois. Volume II. Chicago, Illinois: The Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company. 1617 p.
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