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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 08, 1870
    German Patriotic Aid Association

    A contribution of $2,304.45 was received yesterday from the Musicians' Union. This sum was enclosed in the following letter:

    Chicago, September 3, 1870

    Mr. Henry Greenbaum, Treasurer of German Patriotic Aid Association:

    I have the pleasure of submitting the following report on the picnic which the Musicians Union held August 21, 1870, for the benefit of wounded German soldiers, and the widows and orphans of soldiers who gave their lives for Germany. I submit the report in the name of the Arrangement Committee,

    Respectfully,

    Christian Trautmann.

    2

    Tickets (.25 each) ................................. $2,063.75

    Proceeds from rental of bars........................ $535.00

    Total ................................................. $2,598.75

    Disbursements

    Miscellaneous ......................................... $294.30

    Net proceeds........................................ $2,304.45

    The following contributions were collected by the Reverend Henry Wunder:

    A. Ullrich ............................................... $20.00

    G. Schlender ............................................. 1.00

    [Translator's note: The above amounts represent the largest and the smallest 3donations. Twenty donors are listed. The total amount contributed was $113.50.]

    A contribution of $2,304.45 was received yesterday from the Musicians' Union. This sum was enclosed in the following letter: Chicago, September 3, 1870 Mr. Henry Greenbaum, Treasurer of German Patriotic ...

    German
    II D 10, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 12, 1870
    German Patriotic Aid Association Second list of Contributions

    Chicago Musicians' Union $ 2,304.45
    Germania Maennerchor 400.00
    F. Utteg 1.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the two largest and the smallest contributions. The alphabetically arranged list contains the names of 110 donors. The German Patriotic Aid Association of Chicago was a branch of the National German Patriotic Aid Association of the United States and received donations from other parts of the State of Illinois. This explains the following items.]

    From other places in Illinois:

    2
    From Quincy, by Mr. Wilhelm Steinwedel $1,500.00
    From Lake View, by Mr. Jacob Schiesswohl 16.50
    From the German Patriotic Aid Association of Galesburg $144.25
    German Patriotic Aid Association of Peoria, by A. S. Matthies 750.00
    From East Wheeling, by Mr. F. C. Mergier 13.50
    From Bowmanville, by Vollmer and Conrad 40.00
    Total $6,799.85
    Previously acknowledged $3,065.30
    Grand Total $9,865.15

    The above list contains all contributions which were in possession of the treasurer by three o'clock, Saturday afternoon, September 10, 1870.

    All who made donations prior to that day and do not find their names in the above list are kindly requested to notify the undersigned immediately.

    The proceeds of the Fair are not included in this report and will be published on a later date.

    3

    The men who subscribed sums at the mass meeting which was held at the Turnhalle on July 17, and have not yet forwarded their donations, are kindly asked to send or bring them to the undersigned, at Ulich's Block, Room 20, Chicago, September 10, 1870.

    Fritz Annecke,

    Secretary of Executive Board.

    <table> <tr> <td>Chicago Musicians' Union</td> <td>$ 2,304.45</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Germania Maennerchor</td> <td>400.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>F. Utteg</td> <td>1.00</td> </tr> </table> [Translator's note: Above are the two largest and the smallest contributions. ...

    German
    III H, III B 2, II D 10, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 19, 1870
    German Patriotic Aid Association Third list of Contributions City of Chicago

    Arion Gesangverein and Turnverein Vorwaerts--proceeds of concert $220.20
    Wilhelm Pickert 2.00
    Chicago Terra Cotta Company 15.00
    Employees of The Western Banknote and Lithographic Company, 118.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the names of four contributors. The last two were translated to show that non-Germans also participated. Thirty-eight donors are listed. Their gifts totalled $765.45.]

    Outside of Chicago:

    Dixon German Patriotic Aid Association by Emil Weber $200.00
    From Blue Island, by C. Lichtemeyer 157.10
    2
    From Holland, by Simon Schmid 75.10
    Total $1,197.65
    Previously acknowledged $9,865.15
    Grand total $11,062.80
    Sent to Berlin $10,000.00
    Balance $1,062.80

    Chicago, September 17,1870.

    Fritz Anneke,

    Secretary of Executive Board

    <table> <tr> <td>Arion Gesangverein and Turnverein Vorwaerts--proceeds of concert</td> <td>$220.20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wilhelm Pickert</td> <td>2.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Chicago Terra Cotta Company</td> <td>15.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Employees of The Western Banknote and ...

    German
    III H, III B 2, II D 10, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 21, 1870
    German Patriotic Ladies' Aid Society Cash Contributions

    Collected by Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Schmidt

    Beck and Wirth........................................... $70.00

    H. G. Hamann............................................. 1.00

    [Translator's note: Listed above are the largest and the smallest contributions. The paragraph lists twenty-nine donors whose gifts amounted to $328.35.]

    Collected by Mrs. S. Engert

    F. Fuehring................................................. $ 5.00

    M. Buchner................................................. 10.00

    P. Lehmann................................................. 5.00

    S. Engert.................................................... 5.00

    Dr. Wild..................................................... 5.00

    2

    F. Madle...................................$25.00

    William Pope.............................. 5.00

    Total........................................$60.00

    Collected by Mrs. F. Frese

    F. Benzinger.................................$5.00

    H. Heyden..................................... .25

    [Translator's note: Listed above are the largest and the smallest contributions in this paragraph which records the names of forty donors whose gifts amounted to $60.70.]

    Collected by Mrs. P. Kaas

    P. Wagner.................................$10.00

    Mrs. Lamperts............................... 5.00

    Christ Sohle................................. 1.00

    3

    M. Streit............................................. $ 1.00

    Theodore Fox......................................... 1.00

    P. Ziehe............................................... 1.00

    Total................................................ $19.00

    Collected by Mrs. Heuerman

    Adam Fuehrer.......................................$ 5.00

    Mrs. Schlau......................................... .25

    [Translator's note: Largest and smallest contributions are listed. Eighteen donors gave $25.35.]

    Collected by Miss Richberg

    P. Sellan............................................$75.00

    J. Lichtenstein...................................... . 50

    4

    [Translator's note: Seventy-nine contributors donated $778. Above are smallest and largest contributions.]

    Collected by Mrs. Kahl

    Dr. Johann Landgraf............................$25.00

    P.Hoffmann...................................... 1.00

    [Translators note: Listed above are largest and smallest contributions. Thirty donors gave $366. Grand total, $1,637.30.]

    Collected by Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Schmidt Beck and Wirth........................................... $70.00 H. G. Hamann............................................. 1.00 [Translator's note: Listed above are the largest and the smallest contributions. The paragraph lists twenty-nine ...

    German
    II D 10, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 27, 1870
    German Patriotic Ladies' Aid Society Final Report on Fair

    The Society held a well-attended meeting yesterday, for the purpose of hearing the treasurer's final report on the Fair.

    Receipts

    Cash collected................................. $6,125.93

    Admissions to Fair, first evening............ 1,257.50

    Receipts........................................ 1,511.64

    Admissions, second evening................. 470.40

    Receipts........................................ 1,937.88

    Admissions, third evening.................... 400.00

    Receipts........................................ 1,767.80

    2

    Admissions, fourth evening.........................................$278.75

    Receipts..............................................................1,964.65

    Admissions, fifth evening.............................................477.00

    Receipts..............................................................2, 917.17

    Proceeds from sale of goods not sold at Fair.......................981.24

    Total.................................................................$20,109.36

    Disbursements

    Rental of hall...........................................................$400.00

    Service, light, and tables..............................................180.00

    Decorations..............................................................400.00

    Music......................................................................410.00

    Food and refreshments.................................................500.00

    Miscellaneous............................................................809.35

    Total..................................................................$2,759.35

    3

    Sent to Berlin.............................................................. $10,000.00

    Delivered to treasurer.................................................... 7,350.00

    Net Proceeds.............................................................. $17,350.00

    H. Claussenius, Treasurer.

    This report was adopted, and a revision committee was appointed. The members of this committee are: Mrs. Engert, Miss Knoop, Miss Aschendorr, Mr. Eschenburg, and Mr. F. Sonntag.

    Adjournment followed.

    The Society held a well-attended meeting yesterday, for the purpose of hearing the treasurer's final report on the Fair. Receipts Cash collected................................. $6,125.93 Admissions to Fair, first evening............ 1,257.50 Receipts........................................

    German
    II D 10, III H, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 27, 1870
    Methodist Episcopal Committee's Report on Franco-Prussian War.

    Whereas, Our beloved former fatherland has been signally victorious in a war which was forced upon her, and

    Whereas, We take great interest in our former fatherland, despite the fact that we are American citizens, and

    Whereas, This is a conflict of justice against injustice, and a conflict of national self-development against despotic tutelage, be it therefore

    Resolved, That we heartily deplore the horrible carnage, and herewith express our sincere sympathy for the plight of the wounded soldiers, the widows, and the orphans of the fallen warriors. Be it further

    Resolved, That we hail with great joy the rise of Germany from internal 2dissension to unity, from national degradation to national independence, and that we see in this gigantic struggle God's hand which makes the rage of men subservient to His purposes and is bent upon leading Germany to political and religious freedom. Be it further

    Resolved, That, although we desire that this War end soon, we are firmly convinced that it should not be terminated until certain guaranties of a permanent peace have been given. Be it further

    Resolved, That we endeavor to collect money in our congregations and send it to our missionaries in Germany for distribution among the wounded soldiers and the widows and orphans. Be it further

    Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the English and German newspapers of this city.

    The above resolutions were unanimously adopted at a conference which the 3Methodist Episcopal Church held yesterday morning.

    E. Wundfrlich,

    J. W. Roecker,

    R. Fiegenbaum,

    A. Miller,

    H. Boettcher.

    Whereas, Our beloved former fatherland has been signally victorious in a war which was forced upon her, and Whereas, We take great interest in our former fatherland, despite the fact ...

    German
    III C, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 28, 1870
    German Patriotic Ladies Aid Society Cash Contributions

    Collected by Mrs. Bluthardt

    Employees of Stolz and Wolz............................... $32.00

    H. J. Krage ....................................................... .50

    [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions listed in this paragraph, which records the names of seventy-three donors whose gifts totaled $453.35.]

    Collected by Mrs. H. Claussenius

    J. Y. Scammon............................................ $100.00

    Mr. J. Vogt ................................................ 3.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions listed in this paragraph, which records the names of twenty-six donors whose gifts totaled $430.]

    2

    Collected by Mrs. Metzke

    Bush And Brand............................................... $50.00

    F. Rossmann................................................... 1.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions listed in this paragraph which records the names of twenty-five donors whose gifts totaled $197.]

    Collected by Miss Heinrich

    Robert Loebnitz.............................................. $100.00

    E. Rom......................................................... 1.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions Iisted in this paragraph which records the names of fifteen donors whose gifts totaled $250.]

    Collected by Mrs. E. Baumann

    3

    Wenthe And Messinger..................................................... $20.00

    John C. Dietz.................................................................. 1.00

    [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions listed in this paragraph which records the names of eleven donors whose gifts totaled $95. Total contributions $1,425.35.]

    Collected by Mrs. Bluthardt Employees of Stolz and Wolz............................... $32.00 H. J. Krage ....................................................... .50 [Translator's note: Above are the largest and the smallest contributions listed in this paragraph, which ...

    German
    II D 10, I G
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- October 10, 1870
    Report of Agent of German Society of Chicago, April 1, to October 1, 1870

    Requests for employment 1,273
    Employment secured for 579
    Advice or information given to 1,818
    Aid secured from County Agent or Relief and Aid Society for 43
    Secured free or reduced fares for 38
    Secured medical care for 31
    Located lost baggage for 30
    Located relatives for 8
    Letters received 244
    Letters written 368

    Money recovered from swindlers amounted to $542.45; 146 persons 2received $324 from the support fund of the Society.

    These figures describe as accurately as possible the activity of the Agent of the Society during the past six months.

    The number of those who sought employment is very large in proportion to the number of those for whom employment was secured. This condition is not unusual. It is not due to a lack of effort on the part of the Agent, but partly to the fact that there are certain recurrent periods when labor is plentiful but jobs are scarce, and partly to the fact that most employers do not apply to the German Society when they are in need of workers, while the unemployed all flock to our office; and finally, partly to the fact that applicants for work frequently are not suited to work that is available. In most instances your Agent was able to give advice or imformation that was sought; aid was always rendered, unless too great an expenditure of money was involved, as for instance, when an indigent immigrant family required a 3home, furniture, clothing, food, etc., or when a family that had resided here for some time needed repeated and continuous help, or when free transportation to a far distant destination was asked. The means of the Society are much too limited to meet such demands.

    Free medical aid was rendered whenever it was applied for, or appeared to be necessary. We take pleasure in acknowledging that Dr. E. Best and Dr. R. Seiffert were always willing to serve the needy, gratis, and that their help was generous. However, it was more difficult to secure help, that is, admission to the County Hospital, for those persons who had no home. As everybody knows, the County Hospital is so limited with respect to space, that persons who should be admitted, often are refused. And, to make matters worse, the Board of Supervisors has ruled that nobody may be received for treatment unless he or she has been a resident of Cook County for at least six months. Although this rule is justified, if it is applied to needy sick 4persons who are brought to this city from other parts of the state or country, it cannot be defended, and is everything but humane when applied to indigent immigrants or other persons who take sick in Chicago while they are enroute to some other place. A change of this illiberal policy appears to be just as necessary as an extension of the County Hospital. The Board of Supervisors has voted to add to the capacity of the institution by erecting another building and expects the addition to be ready for occupancy late this year. Several needy immigrants who had been rejected by County Hospital authorities gained admission to Alexian Brothers', Hospital through the mediation of Dr. Seiffert.

    <table> <tr> <td>Requests for employment</td> <td>1,273</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Employment secured for</td> <td>579</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Advice or information given to</td> <td>1,818</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Aid secured from County Agent or Relief and ...

    German
    III B 2, II D 10, II D 8, II D 3, II A 1
  • United Hebrew Relief Association -- [Unknown date]
    (No headline)

    Annual Report of the Financial Secretary

    I. Relief Fund

    A. R-e-c-e-i-p-t-s

    To Collection of Members Sinai Congregation $2,085.00
    K. A. M. 1,110.00
    K. B. Sch. 677.00
    Zion Congregation 419.00
    North Side Collection 119.75
    Ch. K. U. Ch. 35.00
    By Committee at Large 227.00
    Yearly Contribution, Hillel Lodge 150.00
    Ch. K.U.Ch. 60.00
    Ramah Lodge 114.00
    K. A. M. 100.00
    K. B. Sch. 78.00
    2
    Zion Congregation 419.00
    North Side 119.75
    Ch. K.U. Ch. 35.00
    By Committee at Large 227.00
    Yearly Contribution, Hillel Lodge 150.00
    Ch. K.U. Ch. 60.00
    Ramah Lodge 114.00
    K.A.M. 100.00
    K.B. Sch. 78.00
    Sinai Congregation 300.00
    Maurice Mayer Lodge 38.00
    Maurice Mayer Sist. of Peace 40.00
    Maurice Mayer Young Ladies, H.B.S. 42.00
    Zion Congregation 1868, 1869 140.00
    Zion Congregation Heb. Ben S. 100.00
    Zion Congregation Ladies H.B.S. 50.00
    Zion Congregation Hand-in-Hand Society 21.50
    United Hebrew Relief Association Relief S. No. 2, for 1871 67.00
    3
    Donations by Individuals $ 279.83
    Funeral Proceeds of Sunday Soc. 72.42
    Proceeds of Ball, Sisters of Peace 190.90
    Amounts appropriated and reconsidered 147.00
    Amounts refunded 65.00
    Proceeds of Picnic, I. O. B. B. 126.10
    Additional Proceeds of Picnic, '69 19.00
    $6594.50

    B. D-i-s-b-u-r-s-e-m-e-n-t-s

    Amount due Treasurer, as per last report 60.00
    Orders drawn 5983.00
    Balance in Hands of Treasurer 550.06
    $6593.06

    II. Reserve Fund

    A. R-e-c e i p t s

    To amount collected from Hospital Members $1,725.00
    To amount collected from Pay Patients 932.00
    4
    Donations by Individuals $ 49.65
    Donations, Heath and Milligan 100.00
    Donations, Ladies Sewing Society 50.00
    Donations, Yearly Subscription to Hospital Building 135.00
    Proceeds of Picnic 881.95
    Taxes Refunded by Common Council 71.21
    Life-Membership of Leopold Mayer 100.00
    Life-Membership of Mrs. L. Mayer 100.00
    Interest from Sinking Fund 39.05
    $4,283.86
    Amount due Treasurer (Overdrawn) 1,435.66
    5,719.52

    B. D-i-s-b-u-r-s-e-m-e-n-t-s

    Amount due Treasurer, as per last Report 274.10
    Amount transferred to Sinking Fund 308.00
    Orders Drawn 5,137.42
    $5,719.52
    5

    III. Sinking Fund

    A. R-e-c-e-i-p-t-s

    To Amount transferred from Reserve Fund $ 308.00
    Note of Sinai Congregation collected 100.00
    Legacy by J. Greenebaum, Sr. 200.00
    Legacy by L. Rindskopf, Milwaukee 100.00
    Interest on Money Loaned 31.05
    $ 739.05

    B. I-n-v-e-s-t-m-e-n-t-s

    Secured Note bearing 10 per cent Interest 700.00
    Amount Transferred to Reserve Fund 30.05
    $ 730.05

    All of which is respectfully submitted.

    L.Wampold,

    Financial Secretary, U.H.R.A.

    Chicago, Oct. 30th, 1870.

    Annual Report of the Financial Secretary I. Relief Fund A. R-e-c-e-i-p-t-s <table> <tr> <td>To Collection of Members Sinai Congregation</td> <td>$2,085.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>K. A. M.</td> <td>1,110.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>K. B. ...

    Jewish
    II D 1