The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

Read more about this historic project.

Filter by Date

  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- February 26, 1874
    [Prominent Dane Dies]

    Hofman-Schmidth, who became well known to the Germans during the last election campaign, died in Chicago yesterday morning from a kidney ailment.

    Niels Axel de Hofman-Schmidth belonged to an old noble family which had emigrated a long time ago from Russia to Jutland. He was born in 1935. His father was a preacher at Aarkus. He was sent to the Latin School in Copenhagen and later attended the university there. He was famous for his philological knowledge and was considered an authority in Greek. In 1857 he married a Miss Kemo and became a farmer. He managed the Hanjbergkovagard estate, which, because of financial reverses, he had to give up in 1858. In 1861 he joined the army; he took part in the war of 1864 against Germany.

    In the interval he wrote for the Copenhagen newspapers Fadrelandet Denmark and Dagbladet. Later he became editor of the paper Pjerrot, and a writer for the Svarmere.

    2

    The year 1866 brought him to America. The first three years he remained in New York. In 1869 he came to Chicago as editor of Fremad. The 1871 fire drove him back to the East, but he soon returned. When the Great Movement started, he sided with the Liberals and founded the Frikeden, a good paper, much read by the Scandinavians.

    Hofman-Schmidth never was able to realize his desire to have his wife and three children join him here. The club Dania, of which he was a member, will take care of his funeral. He was an epicurean--this was his only defect.

    The funeral will take place today. May he rest in peace.

    Hofman-Schmidth, who became well known to the Germans during the last election campaign, died in Chicago yesterday morning from a kidney ailment. Niels Axel de Hofman-Schmidth belonged to an old ...

    Danish
    IV, II B 2 d 1
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- October 05, 1874
    Hejmdal [The New Weekly Paper]

    Last Thursday, Hejmdal, this new Danish-Norwegian weekly newspaper, appeared for the first time. This paper stands for liberal principles, and in regard to the enjoyment of life represents the point of view of all foreign-born. The paper is opposed to all narrow-minded coercion and in the impending election campaign sides with the opposition.

    Hejmdal contains worthwhile reading material. The paper also keeps a correspondent in Norway and in Denmark. The publishers of this paper, Riechel and Salmonsen, are independent people and will know how to keep their independence. The paper will also accept advertisements.

    Last Thursday, Hejmdal, this new Danish-Norwegian weekly newspaper, appeared for the first time. This paper stands for liberal principles, and in regard to the enjoyment of life represents the point ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1, II B 2 d 1
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- October 05, 1874
    Hejmdal [The New Weekly Paper]

    Last Thursday, Hejmdal, this new Danish-Norwegian weekly newspaper, appeared for the first time. This paper stands for liberal principles, and in regard to the enjoyment of life represents the point of view of all foreign-born. The paper is opposed to all narrow-minded coercion and in the impending election campaign sides with the opposition.

    Hejmdal contains worthwhile reading material. The paper also keeps a correspondent in Norway and in Denmark. The publishers of this paper, Riechel and Salmonsen, are independent people and will know how to keep their independence. The paper will also accept advertisements.

    Last Thursday, Hejmdal, this new Danish-Norwegian weekly newspaper, appeared for the first time. This paper stands for liberal principles, and in regard to the enjoyment of life represents the point ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1, II B 2 d 1
  • Hejmdal -- November 28, 1874
    [Editor of Church Paper Resigns

    The Danish editor of Kirkelig - Samler has resigned, and has also resigned as chairman of the Missions Board. Pastor J. A. Heiber took the chairmanship. Pastor N. Thomson and R. Andersen assumed the editorship.

    The Danish editor of Kirkelig - Samler has resigned, and has also resigned as chairman of the Missions Board. Pastor J. A. Heiber took the chairmanship. Pastor N. Thomson and ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1, III C
  • Hejmdal -- November 28, 1874
    [Editor of Church Paper Resigns

    The Danish editor of Kirkelig - Samler has resigned, and has also resigned as chairman of the Missions Board. Pastor J. A. Heiber took the chairmanship. Pastor N. Thomson and R. Andersen assumed the editorship.

    The Danish editor of Kirkelig - Samler has resigned, and has also resigned as chairman of the Missions Board. Pastor J. A. Heiber took the chairmanship. Pastor N. Thomson and ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1, III C
  • Hejmdal -- March 06, 1875
    [Hejmdal Converted into Stock Company]

    On March 1 the Hejmdal was converted into a stock company. The new company accepted all the duties and obligations which had burdened the former owner. The reason for this change is that a large capital is required to maintain a paper. It is better to have a stock company which will keep the paper going than to close entirely. Mr. Riechel, proprietor of the printing machinery, was willing to take stock for the value of his equipment.

    The paper is in a good financial position now.

    We thank our customers for their generous support. We wish to announce that Mr. Riechel has resigned as editor, but has promised to help us all he can in his spare time. Mr. M. Salmonsen will be the new editor, and will follow the same policy hitherto observed.

    On March 1 the Hejmdal was converted into a stock company. The new company accepted all the duties and obligations which had burdened the former owner. The reason for this ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1
  • Hejmdal -- March 06, 1875
    [Hejmdal Converted into Stock Company]

    On March 1 the Hejmdal was converted into a stock company. The new company accepted all the duties and obligations which had burdened the former owner. The reason for this change is that a large capital is required to maintain a paper. It is better to have a stock company which will keep the paper going than to close entirely. Mr. Riechel, proprietor of the printing machinery, was willing to take stock for the value of his equipment.

    The paper is in a good financial position now.

    We thank our customers for their generous support. We wish to announce that Mr. Riechel has resigned as editor, but has promised to help us all he can in his spare time. Mr. M. Salmonsen will be the new editor, and will follow the same policy hitherto observed.

    On March 1 the Hejmdal was converted into a stock company. The new company accepted all the duties and obligations which had burdened the former owner. The reason for this ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1
  • Hejmdal -- March 20, 1875
    [Hejmdal Needs Financial Support]

    Hejmdal again calls the attention of its readers to its financial crisis and asks them to assist in the drive to raise the $3,000 necessary for the maintenance of this paper. We already have $2,100, but we need the balance. The price of the stock is $10 per share. The payments are fifty per cent down, twenty-five per cent in three months, and the balance in six months. Give us a helping hand; it means so much to every Dane to have his own paper.

    Enclosed you will find a subscription blank which you are to give to your friends.

    Hejmdal again calls the attention of its readers to its financial crisis and asks them to assist in the drive to raise the $3,000 necessary for the maintenance of this ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1
  • Hejmdal -- March 20, 1875
    [Hejmdal Needs Financial Support]

    Hejmdal again calls the attention of its readers to its financial crisis and asks them to assist in the drive to raise the $3,000 necessary for the maintenance of this paper. We already have $2,100, but we need the balance. The price of the stock is $10 per share. The payments are fifty per cent down, twenty-five per cent in three months, and the balance in six months. Give us a helping hand; it means so much to every Dane to have his own paper.

    Enclosed you will find a subscription blank which you are to give to your friends.

    Hejmdal again calls the attention of its readers to its financial crisis and asks them to assist in the drive to raise the $3,000 necessary for the maintenance of this ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1
  • Hejmdal -- January 01, 1876
    [Scandinaven's Literary and Dramatic Criticism]

    On behalf of the Scandinavian people, I wish to inform you that the editor of Scandinaven, or the reporter who serves as its dramatic and literary critic, makes fools of the public, the actors, and the playwrights. A short time ago there was an announcement regarding A.B.C. Scandinaven made it a farce by saying how deep and clever the author of the A.B.C. was to write such a wonderful book. And before Christmas there was a performance of a play, "Newlywed," by Bjornson. The Scandinaven critic stated that he saw the same play at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, but that there was no comparison; the Chicago amateurs were far above the Royal Theater. Chicago actors played in a much more refined and delicate style, etc.

    That is the kind of criticism Scandinaven dares print, when it is well known that the Chicago actors are only amateurs, trying to bring a little joy to their countrymen in Chicago. That is the thanks Scandinaven is giving them, comparing them with star professional actors!

    On behalf of the Scandinavian people, I wish to inform you that the editor of Scandinaven, or the reporter who serves as its dramatic and literary critic, makes fools of ...

    Danish
    II B 2 d 1, II B 1 c 1