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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- August 08, 1867
    To the Germans of Chicago!

    In the meeting which the Chicago Turngemeinde held last evening, Mr. Friedrich Hartmann presented a letter of recommendation and a testimony by Dr. F. Weitze, vice-chairman of the Aid Society For German Immigrants. Dr. Weitze states that Mr. Hartmann is twenty years old, that he came to America eight months ago, and that he is suffering from chronic heart disease and bleeding of the lungs, resulting from an accident which occurred while he was employed drilling a well. Dr. Weitze appeals to the public to aid the young man, and so the Chicago Turngemeinde voted to give him twenty-five dollars, and to publish his request for help.

    We ask all charitably inclined Germans of Chicago to assist in supporting Mr. Hartmann, because we are firmly convinced that he is in dire need and is worthy of our benevolence. We sincerely hope that this appeal will not be in vain.

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    Our manager, Mr. Joseph Huhn will gladly receive any donations at the Turnhalle, which is located on North Clark Street.

    Let us give in the name of the Chicago Turngemeinde.

    Arthur Erbe, First Speaker,

    Julius Voigt, Secretary.

    In the meeting which the Chicago Turngemeinde held last evening, Mr. Friedrich Hartmann presented a letter of recommendation and a testimony by Dr. F. Weitze, vice-chairman of the Aid Society ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- August 13, 1867
    Report on Second Anti-Temperance Meeting of Delegates of German Societies by H. von Langen (Secretary)

    The following Societies were represented by delegates: Chicago Arbeiterverein: J. Bartell, J. Gruenhut, Mr. Hack, Mr. Kunze, L. Sievers.

    Socialer Arbeiterverein: J. Berndt, J. Lobstein, Christ Hardoe, Eduard Herbertz, Christ Schroeder.

    Chicago Turngemeinde: A. Erbe, J. Standau, P. Hand.

    Aurora Turnverein: A. Sohn, J. Michael, H. von Langen.

    Union Turnverein: F. Hoecken, L. Oberndorf, G. Schoefer.

    Turnverein Vorwaerts: Wilhelm Gottfried, F. Knepper, L. Flint.

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    Brewers' Association: H. B. Miller, G. Schmidt, C. Seipp.

    Germania Saengerbund: E. Dietzsch, T. J. Bluthardt, J. Claussenius.

    Mr. Bartell who was appointed chairman opened the meeting.

    The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.

    The committee appointed to find a suitable hall reported that Crosby's Hall was available for any evening of this and next week for $150.

    P. Hand moved that this hall be chosen for the mass meeting. The report amended by Mr. Hand's proposal was adopted.

    J. Standau moved that the meeting be held next Saturday evening, August 17; this motion was adopted.

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    Mr. Standau and Mr. Hertwig presented two resolutions to the committee on resolutions. The committee was instructed to confer with the chairman and the speakers to determine the contents and wording of suitable resolutions.

    C. Dietzsch, and H. B. Miller were added to the membership of the committee on resolutions.

    The speaker's committee reported that it had invited Mr. Raster, Mr. Juessen, Mr. Arnold, and Mr. Siebold to address the meeting and that these gentlemen had accepted the invitation. The report was adopted.

    Dr. Schmidt happened to be present and was unanimously elected to act as chairman at the mass meeting.

    The committee on organization proposed the following men as vice-chairman: Caspar Butz, Hans Balatka, Johann George Gindele.....[The names of thirty-three 4additional men are listed--all of them prominent in German social, business, and professional life.]

    On the recommendation of P. Hand, J. Standau and H. von Langen were chosen to act as secretaries.

    A. Erbe moved that a committee of three be elected to engage the services of a band. The motion was adopted and the following were chosen: C. Seipp, F. J. Bluthardt, and E. Dietzsch.

    The delegates also resolved to ask the co-operation of the choruses of the Chicago Arbeiterverein and the Chicago Turngemeinde.

    The committee on organization was instructed to advertise the meeting in the newspapers and by posters.

    After Mr. J. Hertwig's action in publishing an invitation to the meeting in this newspaper had been approved, adjournment was noted.

    The following Societies were represented by delegates: Chicago Arbeiterverein: J. Bartell, J. Gruenhut, Mr. Hack, Mr. Kunze, L. Sievers. Socialer Arbeiterverein: J. Berndt, J. Lobstein, Christ Hardoe, Eduard Herbertz, Christ ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 19, 1867
    Ladies' Auxiliary of Aid Society for German Immigrants to Give a Popular Fair

    After Mrs. Johann Metzke had opened the meeting, Mrs. Rosa Nemett was elected secretary of the arrangements committee, to take the place of Mrs. Rosalie Nelke who could not be present. The Eisendrath Company was appointed to the committee, to represent the grocers, since Mr. H. Schoellkopf could not serve.

    It was decided that the young ladies who wish to take part in the dances and tableau will meet Wednesday, September 25, at eight P. M., in Uhlich's Hall, to rehearse under the supervision of Mr. Marwedel. Receipt of the following donations was acknowledged:

    Matthiessen and Hegler $25.00
    Chicago Helvetiaverein 20.00
    Miss Mary Fliegler 4.75
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    Miss Buetter $10.00
    Miss L. Rullmann 5.15
    Miss Schloetzer 10.00

    The secretary announced that both the Germania Maennerchor and the Concordia Maennerchor have declared themselves willing to give concerts on several evenings during the fair.

    It was decided to have the next meeting on Friday, September 27, at 3 P. M. at Uhlich's Hall.

    Jno. Metzke, President

    Rosalie Nelke, Secretary.

    After Mrs. Johann Metzke had opened the meeting, Mrs. Rosa Nemett was elected secretary of the arrangements committee, to take the place of Mrs. Rosalie Nelke who could not be ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- October 11, 1867
    Aurora Turnverein Lays Cornerstone of New Turnhalle

    The Aurora Turnvergin laid the cornerstone yesterday for its new Turnhalle which is being erected at Second Street and Milwaukee Avenue. At ten o'clock, members of the Verein, together with representatives from the West Side Arbeiterverein, gathered at the Court House, where the Chicago Turngemeinde, the Union Turnverein, and delegates from the Schuetzenverein and the Concordia Maennerchor had already assembled. At half past ten, this large throng marched to the scene of the festivities, led by the marshals of the day. The speakers, Mr. E. Juessen and General H. Davis, and several members of the City Council and the press followed in carriages.

    The program was opened by a prologue written by Mr. von Langen, and rendered by Miss Virginia von Horn. Turner von Langen then introduced 2the first speaker, Mr. E. Juessen. He addressed the assembly in German and said in part:

    "I feel at home wherever turners erect a temple, for I know that they dedicate and devote their churches only to the cause of freedom and progress. Every new Turnhalle that we build, every new temple that we complete in which the portrait of vigorous old Jahn [founder of the turner movement] is the only revered image, is a barrier against narrow-minded ideas, and a fortress of progress. Turners are welcomed by all but bigots and fanatics. The German turners did their duty in the War of the Rebellion: They did not hesitate to rally around the flag of freedom. They bravely faced the enemy in hard battle and fought for the great ideal which they advocated so enthusiastically. They gladly risked their lives, and that is why every patriot respects the white jacket today. [Translator's note: The turners wore white jackets.]

    "Why are Americans, why are the officials of this city participating in this 3celebration? Because every liberal-minded American is convinced that the spirit which your organizations have shown throughout the length and breadth of the land is in agreement with the fundamental principles of the Constitution of the United States; because they know that Jahn's students never ally themselves with slavery and darkness, but are devotees of freedom and light. Progressive men look forward to your energetic assistance in the future, for the battle is not yet ended. We are still fighting for liberty, equality, and justice. The scene of the contest has merely shifted from the battlefield to the political arena, and words have taken the place of cannon, sword, and musket as means of warfare. And in this new war our American friends are depending on us turners who were their best and ablest comrades-in-arms.

    "You, my friends, have another task. I need only mention it to bring the gleam of battle to your eyes. It is the fight against the bigotry of 4some would-be Americans. An attempt is being made to legislate you into heaven, to prescribe to you not only what you are to drink in order to quench your thirst, but also the only way you are to be translated from this role of tears to heavenly bliss. As a rule, these morbid spells end in revivals and camp meetings, and have but one result--the price for church pews rises. But this time the agitation is more widespread, for even the superintendent of public instruction has proposed strict religious regulations for our public schools. We know from experience what a terrible condition results from combining church and state, and we shall never tolerate even the slightest attempt to abolish or restrict the complete separation of 'the things that are God's and the things that are Caesar's'.

    "I would like to make a practical application of an oft-discussed principle to the temperance issue. Do not vote for any candidate, no matter what his political faith may be, unless he positively and unreservedly declares that he will oppose with every legal means at his disposal the enactment of all 5temperance and Sunday laws. It is desirable that we co-operate with the liberal American element in order to attain our objective. In this way, we can fight bigotry effectively and assert our German national view of life. We count on you turners to form the advance guard in this battle for unrestricted personal liberty, for you have made yourselves the champions of true progress...." [Translator's note: The concluding paragraph of this address is irrelevant. The same is true of the speech made by Mr. Davis, who was not a German.]

    The Aurora Turnvergin laid the cornerstone yesterday for its new Turnhalle which is being erected at Second Street and Milwaukee Avenue. At ten o'clock, members of the Verein, together with ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- October 22, 1867
    The Popular Fair Opening Address by Dr. Fessel

    The Popular Fair for the benefit of German immigrants was opened last night at Ulrich's Hall. It was well attended and the visitors evidently took great interest in this worthy undertaking. Both rooms of the Hall in which the Fair is being held have been appropriately and beautifully decorated. The walls of the north room of the hall which contains the sales booths are adorned with pretty garlands; in the center of the room there is a magnificent pyramid of flowers, and on the speakers' platform there is a very good portrait of Count Bismarck, painted by our artist, Mr. Highwood. The south room is arranged for-concerts, and also serves as a barroom. In the center of this room there is a temple made of flowers, where the Goddess of Liberty (in miniature) holds sway. The walls of this hall have also been decorated with wreaths, and at the end of the room, visible to all who enter, is a banner inscribed "In Unity There is Strength".

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    Dr. Fessel, director of the Aid Society for German Immigrants opened the Fair. In his address he said that the large Chicago German attendance at this Fair is commendable. He thanked all visitors, the Concordia Maennerchor, and the Germania Maennerchor. He expressed his gratitude to all the ladies for their interest and participation in this benevolent enterprise. He also expressed gratitude to Mr. Knobelsdorff, who conceived the idea of holding the Fair, for his tireless efforts to make the affair a success. Thereupon Mr. E. Juessen delivered the principal address as follows:

    "It is a noble, exalted purpose that brings us together here today. In no other way could we achieve greater honor than by aiding poor lonely German immigrants. We support the picnics given by turners and choruses and we attend their concerts and entertainments, because these men serve to prevent puritanism and temperance from gaining control of our political parties.

    "However, we are not assembled for political purposes this evening. Moreover, 3we are actuated by sympathy, deep and sincere sympathy, toward poor German immigrants who are being cheated by land pirates and confidence men in America, and whose German uprightness is no match for Yankee 'smartness'. This Society was established to protect German immigrants in this allegedly Christian country where they are not supposed to enjoy themselves on Sunday, although they are forced to toil like slaves on the other six days of the week.

    "In conclusion I wish to thank the German ladies and girls for the great sacrifices which they have made in the interest of this Fair. When the wounded returned from the fields of battle, it was the German ladies and girls who cared for the brave soldiers, and when our immigrants were in need of assistance, these good Samaritans again exerted their magic and influence by persuading German men to donate liberally, and the fruit of their labor is before our eyes."

    The Concordia Maennerchor then delighted the audience with well-rendered vocal selections, the most enjoyable of which were: "Saengergruss," "A Prayer At Sea," and "March Serenade". Mrs. Auguste Herrenkind sang an aria from "Freischuetz," 4and her melodious, well-trained voice enchanted the audience. We look forward to great things from her. The duet from "Don Pasquale" rendered by Bischof and J. Nielsen, was greatly appreciated and won much applause.

    A great variety of valuable articles is on display in both rooms of the hall, and the ladies and girls are showing great zeal and ability in disposing of them at a good profit.

    At the entrance of the north room there is a very good piano, donated by Kraushaar and Company. The instrument is to be raffled off. To the right of the entrance there is a well-arranged display of excellent furniture. Mrs. Johanna Lindemann is the supervisor of this department, and she is assisted by the following salesladies: Miss Caroline Schmitz, Miss Julie Gloeckner, Miss Goothe, Miss Marie Wischendorf, and Miss Sophie Kiessling.

    Mrs. J. Metzke, chairman of the Fair, and Mrs. Rosalie Nelke, secretary, and 5Mr. Max Koerner, auctioneer, have their office in the northwest corner. Next to it is the candy department which is supervised by Mrs. Sophie Koerner. Adjoining the candy department is the booth in which ladies' handiwork is shown. Mrs. L. Knobelsdorff, Mrs. Auguste Ahrens, and Miss Marie Woeliffer are the supervisors, while Miss Margaretha Schoetzer and Miss Lena Nemett are the salesladies.

    Proceeding west we come to the well-arranged display of gold and silverware which is under the supervision of Miss Betty Faber. Next to it is the porcelain department where Mrs. Marie Mueller presides, and in the adjacent booth Mrs. Auguste Schmidt is engaged in selling fine perfumes.

    Continuing our journey we find Mrs. Bella Achert selling cigars, Miss Emma Rietz selling ironware, and Mrs. Minna Meininger and Miss Mattel selling shoes.

    The postal division is conducted by Mrs. A. Specht assisted by Miss Anna Achert, Miss Anna Kirchner, Miss Therese Scheider, Miss Lina Mehrle, Miss Louisa Nass, 6and Miss Ulrike Roman. This department apparently does a good business, for very few people leave the room without purchasing a letter.

    To the left of the entrance Miss Helene Mueller is accepting votes for the ladies' popularity contest. Mrs. De La Heye, Mrs. Emma Grotz, Mrs. Emma Schade, Mrs. Lina Niethmann, Mrs. Louise Jacoby, and Mrs. Marie Fluegler are selling tickets for raffles.

    The culinary department, where excellent food and beverages may be had at little cost, is supervised by Mrs. Friedericke Rietz who is ably assisted by Mrs. Carolina Ludwig, Mrs. Auguste Rietz, Mrs. Carl Schmidt, Mrs. Hepp, Miss Lena Rietz, and Miss Krause.

    The entire Fair is well arranged, testifying to the skill of Mr. Charles Rietz, the treasurer of the Society. We expect that our German residents, who are well known for their benevolent spirit, will give this undertaking the support which it justly merits.

    The Popular Fair for the benefit of German immigrants was opened last night at Ulrich's Hall. It was well attended and the visitors evidently took great interest in this worthy ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- August 09, 1870
    Delegates of German Societies of Chicago Hold Meeting

    The second meeting of delegates of German societies met last evening in Germania Hall which is located in Uhlich's Block.

    Mr. Claussenius presided and Mr. C. Wenborne acted as secretary. Unfortunately the attendance at this second meeting was also very sparse. Besides the societies which sent delegates to the first meeting, the Orpheus Chorus and the Order of Red Men were represented in this meeting, the former by Mr. Wilhelm Richter, and the latter by Mr. C. Bierbrauer.

    After the chairman had made a few brief remarks regarding his appeal and the meeting that was held in Farwell Hall, Mr. Degenhardt (sic) pointed out that the purpose of the meeting was perhaps misunderstood by some, that it had been left to the individual organizations to elect committees for the purpose 2of receiving donations, and that, in some instances, ignorance prevailed concerning the intended disposition of the money that is being collected.

    He said there were rumors as a result of which some people were under the impression that contributions would be used to purchase warships or to organize and equip a regiment of volunteers, and that such unfounded reports were greatly impairing the work of the various societies. He emphasized the fact that contributions would be used for benevolent purposes. He then proposed that the members present name the men whom their organizations had appointed to serve as delegates. The proposal was adopted unanimously. The following is a list of societies and their representatives: Chicago Turngemeinde: Peter Hand, Arthur Erbe, J. Kaufmann;

    Germania Turnverein: Charles Werkmeister, Wilhelm Potratz, Joseph Miehle;

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    Schleswig-Holsteinischer Verein: Mr. A. Braun, Mr. F. Hinrichs, Mr. P. Sacher, Mr. A. Westphal; Germania Maennerchor: Mr. H. Seiler, Mr. T. Thieme, Mr. P. Heine, Mr. A. Pemiger; Aurora Turnverein: Mr. A. Fuerstenberg, Mr. Charles Peters, Hamburger Club: Mr. S. Sommer, Mr. S. Gumprecht, Mr. A. Frank; Concordia Maennerchor: Mr. E. Schloesser, Mr. P. Schumann, Mr. S. Groscurth; German employees of the Union Hide and Leather Company: Christian Bartmann.

    An American who was present asked permission to speak; it was granted amid great applause. He stated that he could not speak in German and would have to address the assembly in his mother tongue. He declared that he felt called upon to express his sympathy and that of many other Americans; that they had not forgotten that many Germans fought for the cause of the Union in the Civil War, and had rendered very valuable services on the battlefield. He expressed his hope that the German flag would soon be waving from the towers of Paris! He was cheered enthusiastically.

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    On recommendation of Mr. Dietzsch and Mr. Lotz it was decided to again issue an invitation to all German societies and lodges, and thus to leave nothing undone in an attempt to acquire the participations of all Germans, especially the laggards.

    The chairman was authorized to call a special meeting if necessary. A regular meeting will be held next Monday.

    The second meeting of delegates of German societies met last evening in Germania Hall which is located in Uhlich's Block. Mr. Claussenius presided and Mr. C. Wenborne acted as secretary. ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- August 30, 1870
    The Fair Opens Farwell Mall Beautifully Decorated

    [Translator's note: The first seven paragraphs of this article are an appeal to the public to co-operate with the German Patriotic Aid Society by attending and purchasing articles at a fair, held for the benefit of wounded German soldiers of their widows and orphans. This part of the article is irrelevant.]

    The following committees and salesladies have been appointed by the central committee:

    First table

    Finance committee: Miss M. Hinrichs, Mrs. G. Pruessing, Mrs. G. Lippmann.

    Salesladies: Miss. Emeline Kurth, Mrs. B. Leon, Mrs. O. Horwitz, Miss I. Lackner, Miss Clara Hinrichs.

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    Second table

    Finance committee: Mrs. E. Juessen, Mrs. P. Campbell, Mrs. C. Mueller.

    Salesladies: Miss B. Florsheim, Miss E. Juessen, Mrs. B. Mueller, Mrs. N. Greenbaum.

    Third table

    Finance committee: Mrs. J. Polatscheck, Mrs. C. Jordan, Mrs. D. Anderson.

    Salesladies: Miss M. Polatscheck, Miss A. Richberg, Miss. P. Staab, Mrs. O. Clare, Mrs. C. Reed.

    Fourth table

    Finance committee: Miss F. Somme, Miss P. Hepp, Mrs. D. Engel.

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    Salesladies: Miss H. Assendorf, Mrs. W. Molter, Mrs. O. Stolz, Miss M. Oertel.

    Fifth table

    Finance committee: Mrs. C. Goodkind, Mrs. P. Reinhold, Mrs. D. Schmidt, Mrs. E. Wothenow.

    Salesladies: Mrs. G. Hevermann, Miss R. Mertle, Miss F. Melms, Miss C. Hochbaum, Miss A. Mannheimer, Miss H. Shaberg, Mrs. A. Kirchhoff.

    Sixth table

    Finance committee: Miss M. Heinrichs, Mrs. D. Bluthardt, Mrs. A. Magnus.

    Salesladies: Mrs. P. Knadler, Miss H. Meyer, Miss D. Friedberg, Miss M. Telschow.

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    Seventh table

    Finance committee: Mrs. F. Hoffmann, Mrs. O. Goldschmidt, Miss C. Kurz.

    Salesladies: Miss L. Hartmann, Miss H. Kahl, Mrs. P. Baum, Mrs. A. Loeb, Mrs. M. Meyer.

    Eight table

    Finance committee: Miss D. Kirchner, Mrs. J. Bertrand, Miss L. Mehrle.

    Salesladies: Miss G. Oppenheimer, Miss F. Huschle, Miss M. Hevermann, Miss K. Saum

    Ninth table

    Finance committee: Mrs. C. Vocke, Mrs. O. Thiele, Mrs. F. Frese.

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    Salesladies: Mrs. M. Lichtenhein, Miss A. Unna, Miss L. Manigold, Miss P. Cassel.

    Tenth table

    Finance committee: Mrs. E. Knipke, Miss E. Metzke, Miss L, Juessen.

    Salesladies: Mrs. A. Steiger, Miss E. Suss, Miss C. Hahler, Miss B. Mannheimer, Miss M. Reitler.

    The parade in which the local Italian societies will participate promises to be very impressive.

    Order of the parade

    First division

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    Meeting place: Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue.

    Order

    Police

    National Guard

    Company B. National Guard

    Great Western Light Guard Band

    Marshals and Adjutants

    Chicago Turngemeinde

    Union Turnverein

    Aurora Turnverein

    Vorwaerts Turnverein

    Germaina Turnverein

    Chicago Schuetzenverein

    West Side Schuetzenverein

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    Second division

    Meeting place: Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.

    Order

    Freier Saengerbund

    Germania Maennerchor

    Concordia Maennerchor

    Arion Gesangverein

    Orpheus Gesangverein

    Frohsinn Gesangverein

    Teutonia Gesangverein

    Schleswig-Holstein Verein

    Hamburger Club

    Frohsinn Geselliger Verein

    Berliner Humoristischer Club

    Union Veteranen Unterstuetzungs Verein

    Arbeiter Verein

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    Third division

    Meeting place: Wabash Avenue and Washington Street.

    Order

    Order of Hermannssoehnf

    All Orders of Chaldaeer

    Teutonia Lodge, #96, Harugari

    Harmonia Lodge, #130, Harugari

    Concordia Lodge, #15

    Independent Order of Red Men

    Robert Blum Lodge, #6

    Goethe Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows

    Northwestern Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows

    Knights of Pythias, Humboldt Lodge, #2

    Arbeiter Unterstuetzungs Orden

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    Chicago Arbeiterverein

    German Employees of Union Hide and Leather Company

    German Workmen's Union

    Route

    South on Wabash Avenue to Van Buren Street, west to Desplaines Street, north to Lake Street, east to Wells Street, north to Ohio Street, east to Clark Street, south to Lake Street, east to Wabash Avenue, south to Madison Street, west to Farwell Hall.

    Any other lodges or societies desiring to join in the parade are requested to apply to Mr. Peter Hand, 130 North Clark Street.

    All the societies of the North Side will meet at the North Side Turnhalle on North Clark Street, at 8:15 A. M; the Societies of the Northwest Side will meet At Aurora Turnhalle, on Milwaukee Avenue, and the Societies of the South Side 10at the Vorwaerts Turnhalle, on West Twelfth Street; a band will be ready to lead the societies to their respective meeting places.

    The following men will act as assistant marshals: Alderman Buehler, Gustav Neuhaus, H. Schmehl, F. Schweinfurth, Ernst Sonntag, and M. Gottfried.

    Peter Hand, Marshal.

    [Translator's note: The first seven paragraphs of this article are an appeal to the public to co-operate with the German Patriotic Aid Society by attending and purchasing articles at a ...

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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 05, 1870
    German Patriotic Aid Association First list of contributions

    Henry Greenbaum $250.00
    F. Schnell 2.50

    [Translator's note: The above represents the largest and the smallest of seventy-eight contributions which totaled $3,065.30.]

    The above list is a record of all donations which were received until today, September 3, 1870, by H. Greenbaum, Treasurer.

    Fritz Annecke,

    Secretary.

    <table> <tr> <td>Henry Greenbaum</td> <td>$250.00</td> </tr> <tr> <td>F. Schnell</td> <td>2.50</td> </tr> </table> [Translator's note: The above represents the largest and the smallest of seventy-eight contributions which totaled $3,065.30.] The above ...

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  • 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:

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    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.

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    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. ...

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  • 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
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    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 ...

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