E P Dalander
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 01:14:13
E P Dalander For twelve years Mr Dalander has been proprietor of a drug store in Madrid and is classed among the enterprising and progressive representatives of commercial circles in that town. He is numbered among the native sons of the county, his birth having occurred July 10, 1864. His father, Erick Dalander was a native of Sweden, born in 1814, and was there reared and educated. He came to the new world in 1846, making his way direct to Iowa with his mother and her family. They located on the present town site of Madrid, and were the first people of Swedish birth to establish a home in Boone county. The first deed recorded in this county was given to Mrs Dalander and her sons for the land which they entered form the government at the time of their arrival. Here Erick Dalander aided in developing and improving the farm which is now the town site of Madrid. A few years later he and his brother purchased a saw and grist mill which they located in Madrid and there engaged in the manufacture of lumber and flour, carrying on the business successfully for several years, their enterprise proving one of the importance to the community. In 1866 Erick Dalander withdrew from the mill and established his home on the farm near the town, where he carried on agricultural pursuits for a long period. He was twice married, his first wife leaving one son, John J who is now a farmer of Edwards county, Kansas. His second wife, who bore the name of Eva Swanson was a native of Sweden and in 1846 came to the new world, being then a maiden of ten summers. Since that time she has resided in Boone county upon the farm which she purchased. Mr Dalander reared his family and spent the last years of his life here, passing way at the old home farm in February, 1893. His wife still survives him and now resides in Madrid, making her home with the members of her family.
E P Dalander is one of eight children born of the fatherís second marriage, and the fourth in order of birth. He was reared to manhood upon the old homestead and acquired his primary education in the common schools. This was supplemented however by a course at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and after three years study there he returned to Iowa, spending three years as a salesman in a drug store in Madrid, during which tie he gained a broad and practical knowledge of the business in all its departments. He then purchased an interest in the store, continuing as a partner therein until 1885, when he became sole proprietor and has since conducted the establishment alone. He carries a good stock of drugs and other sundries, paint and wall paper, and has gained a very desirable reputation for the excellence of his goods and his far dealing. He is a practical pharmacist and his knowledge of the business, combined with his earnest desire to please his customers, has won him very desirable success.
Mr Dalander was married in Boone county in September 1892 to Alma Anderson a native of Iowa, born in this county and a daughter of John Anderson, one of the substantial farmers and prominent men of this locality. He is now the president of the Madrid State Bank and a gentleman of marked influence and business ability. He was also one of the early settlers, coming to this county in 1846. Mrs Dalander was reared and educated in this county and by her marriage has become the mother of two children: Martin and Edna.
I his political belief our subject is a Republican but the honors and emoluments of office have no attraction for hi although he is most loyal to the principles in which he believes. He and his wife are members of the Swedish Lutheran church of this place. They have always lived in Boone county and have a very wide acquaintance with which their circle of friends is almost co-extensive. Mr Dalander is genial I manner, a gentleman of unfailing courtesy and his social qualities have rendered him popular throughout the town and county of his residence.
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