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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    A Hundred Days! a Hundred Days! a Hundred Days! Shimps Light Infantry! Volunteers Wanted for the One Hundred Days' Service

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. All those who wish to comply with the request of Governor Yates are asked to report at my office in the Court House Square.

    J. PFLAUM.

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. All those who wish to comply with the request of ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    Volunteers, Take Notice!

    Adjutant General Fuller has authorized me to organize a company of volunteers for the one hundred days' service. I therefore request all those who would like to join my company to report at the Provost Marshal, 132 South Clark Street.

    A. Bruning,

    Recruiting Officer.

    Adjutant General Fuller has authorized me to organize a company of volunteers for the one hundred days' service. I therefore request all those who would like to join my company ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    The One Hundred Days' Volunteers

    Lieutenant Colonel Shimp is helping Captain W. B. Lawson of Bloomington organize a company. The latter has already enrolled forty-five men. Captain Pflaum has enlisted seventy-nine men; Captain Lochbieler, seventy-seven; and Mr. Stromberg, and Mr. Cronside, sixty-eight each. Captain Ries' company is under full muster and has already taken the oath of allegiance.

    Lieutenant Colonel Shimp is helping Captain W. B. Lawson of Bloomington organize a company. The latter has already enrolled forty-five men. Captain Pflaum has enlisted seventy-nine men; Captain Lochbieler, seventy-seven; ...

    German
    III D, I G, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    German Volunteers Requested

    Anyone who wishes to join the Mr. Peter Shimp's company for the purpose of serving the country for one hundred days is asked to report at headquarters, which are located over the saloon of Dick and Werner, 120 Randolph Street.

    C. Hausmann,

    Acting Adjutant.

    Anyone who wishes to join the Mr. Peter Shimp's company for the purpose of serving the country for one hundred days is asked to report at headquarters, which are located ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    Notice to Volunteers!

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the hundred days' service. All those who wish to comply with the request of Governor Yates are asked to report at the Recruiting Office, 15 North Wells Street, in Stromberg and Anderson's Bookstore.

    S. Cronside.

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the hundred days' service. All those who wish to comply with the request of Governor ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    One Hundred and One Members of the Arbeiterverein Protest against Sending Delegates to the Cleveland Convention

    The meeting of the Chicago Arbeiterverein held on the seventeenth of May, 1864 was attended by only a relatively small number of members. By a vote of thirty-seven to thirty-five (the organization has a membership of more than a thousand), it was decided to send delegates to the convention which is to meet at Cleveland, Ohio, on May 29, 30, and 31 for the purpose of nominating a liberal candidate for the Presidency of the United States. The following men were chosen to represent the Chicago Arbeiterverein: Doctor C. Schmidt, Mr. Theodore Hilscher, and Mr. W. H. Haase.

    However, since this resolution, which was adopted by only one (sic) vote in a meeting attended by only a small part of the membership, is presented to 2the public as the will of the majority of all our members and as an action approved by a real majority of the Verein, we, the undersigned members of the Chicago Arbeiterverein, deem it to be our patriotic duty to declare that we, as liberal Republicans and unconditional Union men, strongly disapprove of appointing delegates to attend the Cleveland Convention; that we consider the entire movement, which was started by so-called liberals, to hold a separate convention as dangerous and detrimental to the cause of the Union; that we will give all our support to the nominee of the Baltimore Convention, whether he be Lincoln, or Freemont, or Butler, or any other able man who is worthy of the nomination; that we will not approve of or support any movement, no matter who starts it or in whose favor it is conducted, if it splits the Union party, and thus weakens that party and furthers the cause of the Secession party.

    Chicago, May 19, 1864.

    C. Mechelke,

    F. Koepke,

    C. Krueger,

    [and ninety-eight others]

    The meeting of the Chicago Arbeiterverein held on the seventeenth of May, 1864 was attended by only a relatively small number of members. By a vote of thirty-seven to thirty-five ...

    German
    III B 1, III B 2, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    Volunteers Wanted! Turners Take Notice!

    The undersigned turners have been authorized to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. Every patriot who has the welfare of our country at heart is requested to join and thus help complete the contingent.

    August Ries, Joseph Schulte

    Recruiting Officers.

    Our offices are on Randolph Street across from the Court House, and in the new Turnhalle.

    The undersigned turners have been authorized to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. Every patriot who has the welfare of our country at heart is requested ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- May 26, 1864
    Volunteers Wanted!

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. All who wish to comply with the request of Governor Yates are asked to report at the Recruiting Office, 139 Randolph Street, across from the Court House.

    Lochbieler,

    Recruiting Officer.

    The undersigned has been authorized by Adjutant General Fuller to organize an independent company for the one hundred days' service. All who wish to comply with the request of Governor ...

    German
    III D, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- June 01, 1864
    Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation Lays Cornerstone of New Building

    In a solemn ceremonial service, the Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran congregation (German) laid the cornerstone of its new house of worship yesterday afternoon at four o'clock. The new church is under construction at the corner of Franklin and Superior Streets. Although weather conditions were very unfavorable, about four hundred persons gathered to witness the rites, at which Reverend Henry Wunder officiated.

    After a band had rendered an appropriate prelude, the congregation sang the hymn "Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, The King of Creation". Thereupon, the Reverend Richmann, of Shaumburg, delivered an address in German on a topic in keeping with the occasion. Reverend Beier, pastor of the Lutheran Church on the West Side, spoke in English, substituting for an Anglo-American clergyman who had accepted an invitation to address the congregation but who was unable to appear. After another hymn had been 2sung by the congregation, Reverend Wunder laid the documents that were to be placed in the cornerstone in a glass box, which was then laid in a copper box. The documents referred to were:

    1. The Book of Concord, which contains the confessional writings of the orthodox Evangelical Lutheran Church;

    2. A copy of the hymnal used by the congregation;

    3. A copy of the constitution of Saint Paul's, signed by the officers, of the members of the building committee, and the voting members of the congregation;

    4. A description of the ceremony attending the occasion;

    5. The name of the architect and the contractor erecting the building.

    6. A copy of all the newspapers published in Chicago.

    Reverend Wunder then placed the copper box in the space reserved for it; the keystone was dropped, and the service was concluded with the singing of another hymn. The edifice, according to the plans drawn by the well-known 3architect, Otto Matz, will be 55 feet wide and 100 feet long, and will be built in the Roman style. The basement will be 18 feet high, and will be arranged for school rooms. The upper part of the structure will be of brick construction. There will be one facade on Superior Street and another on Franklin Street. The door and window frames will be of cut stone. The tower will be on the Franklin Street side and will be 150 feet high, measured from the level of the sidewalk. There will be three entrances on the Franklin Street side. The windows will be of stained glass.

    [Translator's note: The Reverend Henry Wunder was born on March 12, 1830, at Muggendorf, Bavaria, Germany, the youngest of the nine children of Conrad and Barbara Mueller Wunder. When Henry was eleven years old, his father died. He attended the village school at Muggendorf until 1844, when he entered the institute of Reverend Loehe of Neudettelsau, Bavaria, with the intention of devoting himself to Lutheran mission work in America. He graduated from Loehe's institute in 1846, and was sent to America. He sailed from Bremen on the 4"Caroline," and landed in New York after a trip of sixty three days. He immediately set out for the little known Seminary of the Lutheran Church, which, at that time was located in Altenburg, Missouri. He was graduated in 1849, and on December 16 of that year he was ordained by the Reverend C. F. W. Walther. His first charge was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, which he served until 1851, when he accepted a call to become the pastor of the First Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chicago, which had been founded by the Reverend Selle. He began his work with this congregation on September 18, 1851. At that time, Saint Paul's house of worship was on Indiana Street, between Wells and Franklin Streets, where it had been built in 1849. The congregation grew rapidly under the leadership of the Reverend Wunder, and in 1864 a larger church was built, which served only until 1871 when it was destroyed by the Chicago Fire. Wunder and all but three of his flock lost everything they owned. They were not discouraged, however, and immediately built another structure, an exact replica of the one that was destroyed. Reverend Wunder continued to 5serve Saint Paul's until his death in 1915, having served in the ministry for a little more than 64 years and at Saint Paul's for more than 62 years. He also made extended mission journeys to neighboring states and established congregations in La Porte, Indiana; Saint Joseph, Michigan; Aurora, Joliet, Champaign, and Rock Island, Illinois.]

    In a solemn ceremonial service, the Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran congregation (German) laid the cornerstone of its new house of worship yesterday afternoon at four o'clock. The new church is ...

    German
    III C, IV