Biography - Hjalmar Willing

HJALMAR W. WILLING clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal church, was born in Helsingborg, Sweden, March 21, 1871. He came over from Sweden with his parents in 1880 and they settled in Brooklyn, N. Y. He afterwards entered the Swedish Theological Seminary in Evanston in 1901 and was ordained in 1904 as a minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Church. He preached for three years at Joliet, Ill., four years at New Windsor, Ill., and then at Aurora, Ill., before being stationed in Chicago, where he became pastor of the Emanuel Swedish M. E. Church and where he remained four years.
His present charge is at Victoria, Knox county, Ill.

Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, Knox County, pages 30-48.

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