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David Emanuel Wahlberg
David Emanuel Wahlberg portrait
Sex: Male
Birth: September 9, 1882 (1882-09-09) (134 years ago)
Ytterlännäs, Sweden
Death: March 7, 1949 (age 66)
67 years ago
Fagersta, Sweden
Father: Per Olof Bernhard Wahlberg (1852-1927)
Mother: Johanna Winblad (1859-1916)
Siblings: Anton Bernhard Wahlberg (1878-1957)
Ester Elisabeth Wahlberg (1880-1942)
Gertrud Maria Wahlberg (1884-1957)
Karl Gunnar Wahlberg (1886-1980)
Sigrid Johanna Wahlberg (1887-1980)
Bertha Kristina Wahlberg (1888-1969)
Per Gustaf Wahlberg (1891-1949)
Margit Wahlberg (1900-1984)
Spouse/Partner: Bertha Debora Wahlberg (1900-1989)
Marriage: October 16, 1939 (age 57)
77 years ago
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Wahlberg grave in 2009

David Emanuel Wahlberg (1882-1949)

ParentsEdit

BirthEdit

He was born on September 9, 1882 in Ytterlännäs, Sweden.

SiblingsEdit

Education and careerEdit

He went to Chicago in 1901 to study at the University of Chicago, Master of Arts in 1904, then Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1905 after which he returned to Sweden and worked as a language teacher and journalist until 1916. He was a very well known sports journalist during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.

1912 OlympicsEdit

The fifth Olympiad: the official report of the Olympic games of Stockholm, 1912: "At a meeting held on the 16 October 1911, the Swedish Olympic Committee decided to appoint a special Press Committee. Colonel Baron S. D. A. Hermelin was chosen President, and 10 other members were also elected; 5 from the Swedish Association of Journalists, and 5 representatives of the sporting press of Stockholm. The Press-Committee considered it necessary to appoint a salaried official for the period 20 June to 20 July 1912, andecommended that Dr. D. Wahlberg, of the Stockholms Dagblad, should fill the post. The Swedish Olympic Committee approved of r the proposal, and Dr. Wahlberg was elected a member of the Press Committee, and at once began to take part in its labors, especially by assisting the chairman in the very extensive correspondences sent abroad. Dr. Wahlberg began his work as Press-Commissioner on the 17 June 1912, while the bureau at the stadium was opened on the 20 June, a few days before the Games began, and from that date until 17 July, Dr. Wahlberg was engaged at this office almost day and night. Two special assistants were placed at Dr. Wahlberg's disposal; in addition to which, the club-attendant of the Swedish Association of Journalists was also sent to help at the office, where his experience in attending to the wants of journalists was of great service."[1]

MinisterEdit

It has been said that when his mother was dying she made him promise to become a minister and so, in 1917, he was ordained and worked in Sundsvall. In 1923 he became the Swedish pastor and Seamen's pastor in Buenos Aires. September 15, 1927, his wife Jenny Katarina (f. Wågberg) died there and on February 28, 1929 he left Argentina with his four children and went back to Sweden where he eventually married the housekeeper, Bertha Debora Engström. He worked for a few different congregations until 1936 when they moved to Långsele and that became his permanent congregation.

First marriageEdit

He married Jenny Katarina Wågberg (1887-1927) on August 3, 1909. Born January 14, 1887 in Själevad and she died on September 15, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was the daughter of Johan Wågberg (1855-?) and Katarina Olofsdotter (1853-?). Johan was a steam boat captain.

ChildrenEdit

Second marriageEdit

On October 16, 1939 he married Bertha Debora Engström (1900-1989). She had been his housekeeper.

DeathEdit

He died on March 7, 1949 in Långsele, Sweden.

Obituary Edit

Translated from Swedish to English: "David Wahlberg dead. Minister of Långsele, David E. Wahlberg has died at 68 years old. Born in Ytterlännäs, Ångermanland, he was a student in Härnösand in 1901. He then studied at Augustana College and the University of Chicago, receiving a Master of Arts degree he returned to Sweden and worked as a secondary school teacher in Stockholm and Norrland before he became publisher. After having started in 1910 the Swedish News Agency, which later was in TT, he was an employee of Stockholms Dagblad and made himself a world-known name as one of the reporters at the 1912 Summer Olympics. The following year he became editor-in-chief for Dan Åkerhielm at the Gefle-Posten and worked there until until 1916, when he received a divinity degree in Härnösand. He was ordained in Långsele and served there, and later as the assistant minister in Sundsvall to 1923, when he became a maritime priest and pastor at a Swedish church in Buenos Aires. After his wife's death he moved with his children back to Sweden in 1929. He then served first in the Diocese of Västerås, and later as assistant pastor in Hammerdal and Storsjö congregations in Jämtland to 1936, when he became vicar of Långsele. There he was in full operation until his death. He preached on the Sunday before his death. With his beautiful voice he was an excellent speaker and liturgist. At solemn occasions, he gladly spoke in verse. He was also a lecturer, and gave courses in English and through the years kept a warm interest in sports. ... Mourning are his wife, Bertha Engström, and four children, daughters Bridget Bonk, Stockholm, and Ingrid, a nurse in Lapland, sons Ingemar, newly appointed secretary general of the Promotion of Cycling and Svante, operating officer at Utansjö, Norrland and grandchildren. ..."

Memories about David Emanuel WahlbergEdit

  • Jenny Lena Ingemarsdotter Wahlberg (1941- ) wrote on August 29, 2009: "He actually went to Chicago in 1901 to study at the University of Chicago, Master of Arts in 1904, then Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1905 after which he returned to Sweden and worked as a language teacher and journalist until 1916. He was a very well known sports journalist during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. It has been said that when his mother was dying she made him promise to become a minister and so, in 1917, he was ordained and worked in Sundsvall. In 1923 he became the Swedish pastor and Seamen's pastor in Buenos Aires. September 15, 1927, his wife Jenny Katarina (f. Wågberg) died there and on February 28, 1929 he left Argentina with his four children and went back to Sweden where he eventually married the housekeeper, Bertha Debora (f. Engström). He worked for a few different congregations until 1936 when they moved to Långsele and that became his permanent congregation and where he died in 1949."

TimelineEdit

RelationshipsEdit

Relationships: David Emanuel Wahlberg (1882-1949) is the first cousin two times removed from Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). He is the grandfather of Jenny Lena Ingemarsdotter Wahlberg (1941- ) of Toronto.

See alsoEdit

ArchiveEdit

The Swedish archive has him in the 1910 Sweden Census and has his birth registration.

External linksEdit


ReferencesEdit

AncestorsEdit

Johanna Winblad (1859-1916)'s ancestors in three generations
David Emanuel Wahlberg (1882-1949) Father:
Per Olof Bernhard Wahlberg (1852-1927)
Paternal Grandfather:
Per Larsson Wahlberg (1823-1858)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Lars Andersson (1796-?) of Färila
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Catharina Henriksdotter (1790-?) of Voxna
Paternal Grandmother:
Elisabet Grund (1819-1860)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Olof Pehrsson Grund (1787-1864)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Marget Johnsdotter (1786-1852) of Los
Mother:
Johanna Winblad (1859-1916)
Maternal Grandfather:
Anton Julius Winblad I (1828-1901)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Lars Magnus Wingblad (1794-?)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Brita Christina Ökneberg (1793-?)
Maternal Grandmother:
Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Israel Israelsson Näslund III (1796-1858)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Johanna Gustafva Ruuth (1800-1860)

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