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Gazette; May 2, 1989
Early-morning house fire claims Newhall woman, 89
Blanche Mae Erland

Blanche Erland, 89, died after a fire at her house early Monday morning. According to Newhall Fire Chief Terry Burlow, neighbors saw flames and smoke at the frame house ... dialed 911. Newhall firefighters arrived at 1:10 a.m. .... Burlow said his department ...discovered Erland unconscious on the kitchen floor. She was taken to Virginia Gay Hospital at Vinton where she was pronouced dead.

Services for Blanche Erland are scheduled Wednesday. Philips of Keystone is in charge of arrangements

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Waterloo Daily Courier; Oct 7, 1945 - Oct 9, 1945
New Hampton man crushed to Death under 1-Ton Rock
Charles E. Erland

Charles E. Erland, 58, operator of a farm seven miles northwest of here, was accidentally crushed to death at his farm Saturday when a rock, weighing about one ton fell on him.

Members of the family said he was preparing to bury the rock in a field when it toppled over on him. Dr. Paul E Garner, Chickasaw county coroner said there would be no inguest. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.

Funeral Services for Charles E. Erland, 58, who was accidentally crushed to death by a huge rock Saturday at his farm home seven miles northwest of here, were Tuesday; born Mar. 3, 1887, at Newhall, son of Sig and Sarah (Olson) Erland; in 1912 he married Verda Mae Baker; ten years ago he purchased a farm near here and moved there; leaves widow, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Gundacker; also four brothers and one sister.
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Cedar Rapids Gazette; Wed, Jan 10, 1945
Newhall farmer Found Dead of Heart Attack
Chester Erland

Chester Erland, 55, who operated the William Kunstorf farm, a mile northeast of Newhall, was found dead in the farmyard of his home Tuesday afternoon. He had left the house about 10:30 am and when he did not return for lunch his son, Carol went to search for him. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born June 24, 1889 in Eldorado township, Benton county, he was married on Feb 11, 1913, to Nelda Bobzein, who survives. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Segnor Erland. Other survivers are a sister Mrs. Matilda Nichols of Portland, Oregon; five brothers, Charles of New Hampton, Clarence of Vinton, Elmer and Otto both of Cedar Rapids and Porter of Newhall Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm, at St John's lutherian church, Newhall, by the Rev O. T. Schneider. Burial will be in St John's cemetery.

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Vinton; Tues, 10-23, 1951
Clarence Erland Funeral Thursday
Clarence Erland

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Clarence Erland, 59, of Vinton, who died yesterday morning on his way to the Vinton hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 at the Erland home and at two o'clock in the Presbyterian church at Newhall of which he was a member. Rev Caleb L. Pancoast of Newhall will officiate.

Erland was born in the Newhall community on Sept 14, 1892., a son of Signor and Sarah Erland.

Surviving are his widow, three children, DeMont Erland of Van Horne; Mrs. Robert DeKlotz of Shellsburg and Stanley Erland at home. Two grandsons, two brothers, Otto and Elmer Erland of Cedar Rapids and a sister Mrs. Tillie Nichols of Portland, Ore.

The body is at the Ayres funeral home in Keystone and will be removed to the Erland home Wednesday afternoon.
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Gazette; May 6, 1955
Elmer Erland
Elmer Erland

Elmer Erland, formerly of 1714 Johnson Ave NW, and lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids and vicinity before moving to Tucson, Ariz., in the fall of 1954, died there at 2:10 p.m. Thrusday following a long illness. He was born July 24, 1895, near Newhall. Mr Erland was a paint contractor...

Surviving are one brother, Otto Erland of Cedar Rapids, and a sister, Mrs. Tillie Nichols of Portland, OR. Mr. Erland was a member of the VFW.

Services will be held in the Turner chapel at a time to be announced later. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial cemetery.

{Submitter comment: Elmer was a WW1 vet. Enlisted 22 Jul 1918, Vinton. Discharged 22 Apr 1919, Camp Dodge.}

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Gazette; April 25, 1939
Oscar Erland Funeral
Oscar Erland

Funeral services for Oscar Erland, who died Monday, will be held in the Rohn Chapel at 2 PM Wednesday conducted by the Rev Elton D. Wells. Burial will be in Linwood cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday evening. In addition to his wife and one son, he is survived by six brothers, Otto and Elmer, both of Cedar Rapids; Porter and Chester, both of Newhall; Charles of New Hampton, Clarence of Van Horne; a sister, Miss Tillie Erland of Portland, Ore; and three grandchildren.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; 4 Dec 1962
Otto Erland
Otto T. Erland

Otto T. Erland, a Cedar Rapids resident most of his life, died Tuesday in a nursing home following a long illness. He was born Nov 6, 1879 at Newhall. There are no immediate survivors. Services, Turner chapel at 3 Thursday by the Rev. J. Richard Wagner of First Congregational church. Burial: Linwood. Friends may call at the chapel.

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Vinton Times; Oct 13, 1950
Porter Erland, 65, Dies at Farm Home
Porter Erland

Newhall, Oct 13 - Funeral arrangements were being planned here today for Porter Erland, 65, who died suddenly last night of a heart attack at his farm home two and a half miles northeast of Newhall.

Mr. Erland was born in May of 1885, a son of Mr and Mrs Signor Erland, on a farm near Newhall, where he lived until he died. He married Blanche Usher of Newhall in 1916. He farmed all his life in this community. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church for the last 15 years.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Marie Scott of Cedar Rapids; a son, Quentin Erland of Newhall; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs Matilda Nichols of Oregon, and three brothers, Otto and Elmer of Cedar Rapids and Clarence of Vinton

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Vinton newspaper; Tues. 4-1-1924
NEWHALL
Sarah Erland

Mrs Sarah Erland died Wednesday evening at her home in Newhall following a stroke of paralysis several days previous. Mrs. Erland had been a resident of Newhall for many years. She leaves seven sons: Oscar, Porter, Clarence, Charles, Chester, Otto and Elmer, and one daughter, Mrs Tillie Nichols, 15 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday morning. Burial in the Lutheran cemetery at Norway.

{Submitter comment: Mrs Sarah (Olson) Erland daughter of Ole Olson and Bertha Danielson. Married Segnor Erland and raised 9 children}
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Benton Co. Times.; Thurs. 3-29- 1900

Segnor Erlynd (Erland)

Monday night, March 26th, occurred the death of Signor Eryland, of consumption, at his home near Newhall.. He leaves a wife and several children

{Submitter comment: Segnor Erland was in the NY 194th Regiment Infantry, Company G. Bought land in Benton Co in 1868. Married Sarah Olson and they had 9 children.}
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