|The hatch to the tomb of Litander's grave.|
Litander was born and raised in Huhta, in what is today a part of the town Humppila. His family name was Runqvist, until he changed it during his school years in Turku. Before he came to Seili, he worked as a rural policechief in Ikaalinen, and as a forrest adjuster. He retired in 1769 and moved to Rymättylä, not too far from Seili. He died there at the age of 68 in 1772.
J. Vallankoski, "Seilin hospitaalin esimiehen Erik litanderin (1704 - 72) omaelämäkerta", Genos Suomen Sukututkimusseuran aikakauskirja, http://www.genealogia.fi/genos/32/32_35.htm, haettu 16.8.2013.