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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 13, 1868
    Report of Secretary of Aid Society for German Immigrants October 4, 1867 to January 8, 1868

    Receipts

    Cash in treasury on October 4, 1867...................... $ 700.94

    Proceeds of fair............................................. 3730.94

    Dues........................................................... 436.75

    Proceeds from sale of piano............................... 340.00

    Repayment of loans......................................... 48.10

    Proceeds of ball and raffle................................. 329.07

    Proceeds from sale of articles not sold at fair........... 73.28

    Proceeds from sale of pictures............................. 85.00

    Refund on rent paid.......................................... 20.00

    Donations...................................................... 13.75

    Total receipts................................................. $5188.63

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    Disbursements

    Cook County bonds ............................................... $2782.50

    Piano ............................................................... 300.00

    Salary of agent .................................................... 210.00

    Rent for agent's office ........................................... 58.00

    Office furniture ................................................... 38.55

    Commission for collections ...................................... 44.45

    Labor ............................................................... 3.00

    Miscellaneous items ............................................... 31.60

    Loans and aid to needy ........................................... 346.82

    Cash in treasury ................................................... 149.38

    Mistake in accounting in connection with fair ................. 14,65

    Total disbursements ............................................... $5188.63

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    Assets of Aid Society

    Cook County bonds........................ $3000.00

    Cash...........................................1210.18

    Insured loans...................................145.00

    Max Koerner,

    Secretary.

    January 8th, 1868.

    The above report agrees with my records.

    Charles Rietz, Treasurer.

    Receipts Cash in treasury on October 4, 1867...................... $ 700.94 Proceeds of fair............................................. 3730.94 Dues........................................................... 436.75 Proceeds from sale of piano............................... 340.00 Repayment of loans......................................... 48.10 Proceeds of ball and ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 21, 1868
    Meeting of Saloonkeepers

    The meeting which the saloonkeepers held yesterday for the purpose of adopting a constitution and electing officers was well attended. The committee, which had been appointed to draft a constitution, submitted one. After each paragraph had been read and accepted, the entire constitution was unanimously adopted. Then, election of officers was the order of the day, with the following result:

    President: C. Lammersdorff.

    Vice-President: C. Nagel.

    Recording Secretary: C. Sievers.

    Corresponding Secretary: C. Hulke.

    Cashier: G. Oertel.

    Treasurer: J. Huhn.

    Trustees: V. Knobloch, B. Armbruster, F. Rettig.

    Aid Committee: W. Jung, Franz Koerner, H. Mehring, J. Nipsel, L. F. Metz.

    The meeting which the saloonkeepers held yesterday for the purpose of adopting a constitution and electing officers was well attended. The committee, which had been appointed to draft a constitution, ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 10, 1868
    Recognition of a Successful Career

    Last night many of the friends of John G. Gindele, former chairman of the Board of Public Works, met in the hall of the Concordia Maennerchor, on Randolph Street, to give recognition, by word and act, to the long and faithful service which he rendered to the public of the city of Chicago.

    If any official of our city deserves the gratitude of his fellow citizens, it is Mr. Gindele. Numerous magnificient buildings, which will be the pride of Chicago for centuries to come, were erected under the direct supervision of Mr. Gindele, and many of them according to plans which he drew up personally. The lake tunnel would still exist only on paper, if he had not used his engineering knowledge and experience, and, not least, his influence to see the project through. It was he who recommended the use of great iron conduits which served their purpose well, both as water and land shafts; and it was he also who carefully superintended and 2personally directed the construction of the tunnel.

    Mr. Gindele himself made the plans for the Washington Street tunnel and supervised the construction of its first units. Before a decade has passed, communication between the various parts of the city will be made chiefly by tunnels, the practicability of which has been proved by the Washington Street tunnel, which was designed by, and partly built under the supervision of, John G. Gindele.

    Another Public project for which he made the plans, and which will exercise a great influence upon the commerce of Chicago for years to come, is the deepening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which will give us a direct waterway for shipping via the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The reconstruction and enlargement of the building housing the city 3waterworks, the splendid water tower, and a host of smaller structures that were made necessary by the marvelous growth of Chicago, also testify to the skill of John G. Gindele, and to his untiring zeal for the welfare of the citizens of the metropolis of the West.

    As stated before, the gathering at Concordia Hall was attended by a great many of Mr. Gindele's friends; among them were the members of the board of Public Works and of Concordia Maennerchor. Mr. J. K. Thompson, chairman of the Board of Public Works, addressed him as follows:

    "Dear Mr. Gindele! You have been invited to meet some of your friends who desire to again voice their recognition and appreciation of the many services which you have rendered to your fellow citizens during your able administration of a public office, as well as in your private life. I have been chosen to present this token of appreciation and esteem (two 4thousand five hundred dollars' worth of bonds) to you, whom we all know to be, and respect as, a good friend and an able and conscientious public official. Please accept this token in the same spirit in which we tender it, and be assured that we shall always deem it an honor to be counted among your friends. We wish you continued success during the remaining days of your life.

    Ex-Governor Hoffman, president of Concordia Maennerchor, then addressed Mr. Gindele as follows:

    "Permit me to thank you, Mr. Gindele, and to shake your hand, in the name of the Germans of Chicago, for bringing honor upon the German name by your splendid work as an officer of the city and by your kindness to many unfortunates. We are proud, very prous, of you, and we want you and all citizens of Chicago to know it."

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    Mr. Gindele was deeply touched and responded thus:

    "Misfortune at home makes it impossible for me adequately to express my feelings at the moment. I was very much surprised this morning when your committee invited me to appear here this evening. I am especially pleased to see so many members of the Board of Public Works with whom I had the pleasure of working for a number of years. They were always friendly and always willing to co-operate in promoting the welfare of their fellow citizens of Chicago. Friends, you have gathered here to do me honor. I assure you that I know of no reason why you should do so. I was elected by the people, and the people expected me to do my full duty. I did the work involved in my responsible office as well as I could; if I have thereby merited the recognition of my fellow citizens--well, that is all that is necessary, and I am perfectly satisfied. I shall never forget this moment. I shall always remember it with a heart filled with gratitude. I thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me and for the tangible 6evidence of your esteem."

    Last night many of the friends of John G. Gindele, former chairman of the Board of Public Works, met in the hall of the Concordia Maennerchor, on Randolph Street, to ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 28, 1868
    Third Ward Grant Club

    A number of citizens of the Third Ward organized a Grant Club last evening.

    The following officers were elected:

    President: Charles Wicker

    Vice President: G. H. Ham

    Secretary-Treasurer: Joseph Pollack.

    Executive Committee: Joseph Doktor, George Einbecker, Frederick Schneider, Charles Stoll, Albert Reines, Joseph Pollack, Patrick Wagner....

    Mr. E. S. Solomon, Mr. H. M. Sheppard, and Mr. Lyle King gave addresses.

    A number of citizens of the Third Ward organized a Grant Club last evening. The following officers were elected: President: Charles Wicker Vice President: G. H. Ham Secretary-Treasurer: Joseph Pollack. ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 28, 1868
    Seventh Ward Grant Club

    In a well-attended meeting of Republicans, held last night at Hammell's Hall, a Grant Club was organized. The following officers were elected:

    President: J. B. Ballantyne,

    Vice-presidents: John McClemand, Francis Pasdelopf, C. F. Tegtmeyer, John DeGroot, C. P. Feeney, and Alderman Max Schuler.

    Secretary: R. P. Kennedy.

    Treasurer: Charles Lodding.

    Mr. Feeney, Mr. Pasdelopf, and Mr. Schuler were elected to serve as a committee on resolutions for the purpose of setting forth the purposes of the Club. They will report at the next meeting.

    The Club will convene every Tuesday and Saturday evening until election.

    In a well-attended meeting of Republicans, held last night at Hammell's Hall, a Grant Club was organized. The following officers were elected: President: J. B. Ballantyne, Vice-presidents: John McClemand, Francis ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 28, 1868
    Democratic County Convention

    Yesterday the following were elected delegates to the Democratic county convention, which will meet tomorrow in the office of the county recorder:

    First Ward

    Judge Fuller, Philipp Conley, Ira Foote. [Translator's note: The names of four more men are listed.]

    Second Ward

    Joseph Schlossmann, Fritz Buchspies, Samuel Fleischmann. [Translator's note: The names of five more men are listed.]

    Third Ward

    H. A. Kohn, Peter Hies, H. G. Mueller. [Translator's note: The names of five 2more men are listed.]

    Fourth Ward

    Francis G. Sherman, George W. Morris, A. P. Sharp.

    Fifth Ward

    Henry Scheffler, James Ives, James Mulloy. [Translator's note: The names of six more men are listed.]

    Sixth Ward

    No report.

    Seventh Ward

    G. Schaaf, John Reiser, Edward Powell. [Translator's note: The names of seven 3more men are listed.]

    Eighth Ward

    No report.

    Ninth Ward

    C. F. Colby, John W. Connett, Hugh Maher, S. F. Runyon.

    Tenth Ward

    Joseph Haas, A. H. Buck, Dr. Georg P. Frust. [Translator's note: The names of three more men are listed.]

    Eleventh Ward

    George Hochmeier, D. D. Klein, Jacob Clein. [Translator's note: The names of 4three more men are listed.]

    Twelfth Ward

    No report.

    Thirteenth Ward

    Theodore Weiler, Clement Gies, Peter Brachtendorf. [Translator's note: The names of four more men are listed.]

    Fourteenth Ward

    F. A. Winkelmann, H. F. Wehrfeiler, W. Marringer. [Translator's note: The names of five more men are listed.]

    Fifteenth Ward

    A. S. Weckler, Joseph Kraemer, M. S. Stenger, G. Rammelmeyer. [Translator's 5note: The names of seven more men are listed.]

    Sixteenth Ward

    J. Rosenthal, G. Deutcher, M. S. Webber, J. A. Weinberg. [Translator's note: The names of seven more men are listed.]

    Yesterday the following were elected delegates to the Democratic county convention, which will meet tomorrow in the office of the county recorder: First Ward Judge Fuller, Philipp Conley, Ira Foote. ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 28, 1868
    Second Ward Grant Club

    Many Republican citizens of the Second Ward met in Saint George's Hall, 226 South Clark Street, on Saturday evening.

    Mr. August Kopsel acted as chairman, and explained the purpose of the meeting to the assembly, namely, to organize a Grant Club.

    It was decided that A. Neuhaus, Philipp Becker, Joseph Keller, C. N. Hawley, and William F. Naulty should serve as a committee on permanent organization and report at this session.

    While the committee was deliberating, Captain N. T. Gassette and Alderman DeWolf addressed the meeting, emphasizing the necessity of organizing in every ward, to win the coming election.

    Thereupon the committee returned and reported the following as officers of the club:

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    President, A. Kopsel; vice-presidents, C. W. Hawley, Joseph Kellogg, Calvin DeWolf, C. Herrick, and George Lafflin; secretary, Henry Speer; treasurer, Philipp Becker; executive committee, G. Carter, C. B. Farwell, C. W. Schell, Joseph Butler, Hugh Reed, John Schroeder, Dr. David Dodge, Arthur Dixon, August Neuhaus, Dr. D. C. Blake, Jacob Koch, Dr. Leslie, and Charles Gay.

    The report of the committee was adopted unanimously.

    Mr. John Lyle King, Mr. A. C. Hesing, Mr. E. S. Solomon, and Mr. C. W. Hawley made eloquent speeches in behalf of the candidacy of General Grant for the presidency of the United States.

    Adjournment followed.

    Many Republican citizens of the Second Ward met in Saint George's Hall, 226 South Clark Street, on Saturday evening. Mr. August Kopsel acted as chairman, and explained the purpose of ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- April 01, 1868
    Republican City Convention

    The City Central Committee passed the following resolutions at a meeting held yesterday:

    The Republican city convention will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 2 P.M., in the office of the court recorder.

    The primary election will be held in the various wards on Tuesday, April 7, at the locations listed below. The polls will be open from 4 to 7 P.M.

    The following men will serve at the primaries as inspectors at the designated polls:

    First Ward

    J. C. Knickerbocker, J. Pflaum, P. Regitz.

    Polling Place: Sheriff's office in the court house.

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    Second Ward

    W. T. Hancock, Christian Schell, J. Butler.

    Polling Place: Corner of Van Buren and State Streets.

    Third Ward

    Philipp Wadworth, Louis Wahl, Peter Wolf.

    Polling Place: Corner 12th and State Streets.

    Fourth Ward

    J. H. Becker, Jacob Richmann, George Darling.

    Polling Place: Corner of 22nd and State Streets.

    Fifth Ward

    P. C. Rosinot, James Finuneau, William Hawser.

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    Polling Place: Landeck's saloon, 425 Archer Avenue.

    Sixth Ward

    P. G. Gill, Henry Niemeyer, A. Uher.

    Polling Place: Corner Canal and Maxwell Streets.

    Seventh Ward

    August Bruening, J. J. Gillepsie, P. C. Fanney.

    Polling Place: Christ Fenn's saloon, Corner 12th and Union Streets.

    Eighth Ward

    M. L. Frisbie, Isaac Wentworth, Louis Ebersold.

    Polling Place: Southwest corner of Centre Avenue and 12th Street.

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    Ninth Ward

    Sam McColter, George W. French, E. A. Wilkins.

    Polling Place: Lake Street Engine House.

    Tenth Ward

    O. J. Lowe, J. R. Hayden, Joseph Wilde.

    Polling Place: Engine House, corner Washington and Clinton Streets.

    Eleventh Ward

    Daniel Probsion, Otto Dehling, Henry Swent.

    Polling Place: Corner Carroll and Halsted Streets.

    Twelfth Ward

    J. Schoenewald, Louis Schultz, John Baumgarten.

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    Polling Place: Corner Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues.

    Thirteenth Ward

    Conrad Folz, Peter Mahr, G. D. Beebe.

    Polling Place: Larabee Street Engine House.

    Fourteenth Ward

    Philip Steinmueller, Fred Witte, M. P. Beecher.

    Polling Place: Frillmann's saloon, corner Wells and Division Streets.

    Fifteenth Ward

    Andrew Nelson, George Koerner, J. A. Nelson.

    Polling Place: Turnhalle (Turner Hall).

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    Sixteenth Ward

    Fred Busse, G. F. Ray, V. H. Kemp.

    Polling Place: North Market hall.

    The various wards are entitled to the following number of delegates:

    Ward Delegates
    First 10
    Second 8
    Third 8
    Fourth 10
    Fifth 5
    Sixth 5
    Seventh 7
    Eighth 4
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    Ward Delegates
    Ninth 12
    Tenth 9
    Eleventh 7
    Twelfth 7
    Thirteenth 6
    Fourteenth 7
    Fifteenth 8
    Sixteenth 7

    It was decided that, for the purpose of preventing fraudulent practices at the primary election, all inspectors shall keep a voting book, and record in it the names of all who vote the Republican ticket at each polling place, and shall send the book to the chairman of the City Central Committee on the morning following the primary election.

    Hasbrook Davis, Chairman,

    H. Bodmann, Secretary.

    The City Central Committee passed the following resolutions at a meeting held yesterday: The Republican city convention will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 2 P.M., in the office ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- April 01, 1868
    Republicans of Fourteenth Ward Meet

    A well-attended meeting of the Republicans of the fourteenth ward was held last evening at Hillinger's Saloon, 601 North Wells street. Mr. John Hettinger explained the purpose of the meeting, whereupon Mr. Rudolph Ruhbaum was appointed chairman, and Mr. Martin Horn secretary. On the proposal of Valentin Ruh, a committee of three was appointed to make recommendations for the organization of a permanent Grant Club. The chairman appointed Mr. V. Ruh, Mr. P. Steinmueller, and Mr. T. Reily. This committee made the following recommendations with reference to officers:

    President: V. Ruh.

    Vice-presidents: T. D. Reily, E. Albert, John Mettinger, S. S. Whitney, H. Schlotthauer.

    Secretary: R. Ruhbaum.

    Assistant Secretary: Martin Horn.

    Treasurer: F. Carsons.

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    Executive Committee: P. Steinmueller, A. Hottinger, H. Jahus, A. Funk, T. J. Recse, F. Mitte, M. P. Beecher, J. Taubman, F. Frillmann, C. Poesch, J. Loeber, R. Engel, P. Lenz, H. Kenkel, J. Nibbe.

    The president and secretary were authorized to call meetings as they see fit.

    Mr. Whitney, Mr. Dow, and Mr. Roily addressed the meeting in English, and Mr. Ruhbaum, Mr. Ruh, Mr. Hettinger, Mr. Berger, and others in German. All speakers emphasized the importance of the coming election.

    Mr. Berger and Mr. Reily, who are candidates for alderman, declared that they would acquiesce in the decision of the primary election.

    Adjournment followed.

    A well-attended meeting of the Republicans of the fourteenth ward was held last evening at Hillinger's Saloon, 601 North Wells street. Mr. John Hettinger explained the purpose of the meeting, ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- April 02, 1868
    Thirteenth Ward Grant Club

    The Republican citizens of the Thirteenth Ward met in Folz Hall yesterday and organized a Grant Club.

    The following officers were elected:

    President: C. B. Dyer.

    Vice-Presidents: A. C. Coventry, J. Korth, Charles Charlston.

    Secretary: A. B. Reynolds.

    Treasurer: P. A. Hoyne.

    Executive Committee: H. A. Kaufmann, S. Hawley, G. Oertel,

    J. M. Stark, H. Lamparter, G. Sturz, A. Clarke, E. Shipman.

    Committee on resolutions: C. B. Dyer, A. G. Coventry, S. Hawley.

    S. Hawley, P. A. Hoyne, H. A. Kaufmann, Charles Loeding, J. L. King, 2 General Solomon, and others spoke.

    Adjournment followed.

    The Republican citizens of the Thirteenth Ward met in Folz Hall yesterday and organized a Grant Club. The following officers were elected: President: C. B. Dyer. Vice-Presidents: A. C. Coventry, ...

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