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  • Skandinaven -- June 07, 1889
    Attention! Fifteenth Wisconsin Rally to the Colors

    The remaining battalion of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteers will hold a reunion at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the Grand Encampment of the G. A. R., on August, 1889.

    All comrades of the old Scandinaven Regiment are ordered to attend. Arrangements will be made for headquarters during our stay.

    Our membership is decreasing and we are getting older. This opportunity will be the best that we shall have in years--and to many of us it will be the last.

    A number of our old brigade comrades have signed expressing their intention to be present.

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    The above notice brings to us the thought that time flies, and that this is a grand opportunity to meet our old friends of the Wisconsin Regiment again.

    A great many of the comrades live in Chicago; we should turn out 100% strong. Chicago comrades of the Scandinaven Regiment, let us show Wisconsin that we are alive.

    The remaining battalion of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteers will hold a reunion at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the Grand Encampment of the G. A. R., on August, 1889. ...

    Norwegian
    III D, III B 4
  • Skandinaven -- February 02, 1896
    Compliments from the Sage (Editorial)

    Ignatius Donnelly informed the delegates to the Farmers' Alliance Convention that if his paper could be brought out in a Norwegian and Swedish issue, the populists would surely carry the election next fall. A dozen Scandinavian populist editors in Minnesota, more or less, will appreciate this delicate compliment to their ability and influence. Their journals, of which there are at least six professing the creed in full, were in the field long before the first issue of Donnelly's paper appeared. But the sage evidently considers their work as being of no significance whatever. This matter is a family affair, however, and it may be left to Mr. Donnelly and his Scandinavian brethren of the quill to be settled among themselves as best they can.

    Whether the Scandinavians will appreciate the compliment paid to them by Mr. Donnelly in his statement, is somewhat doubtful. The essence of his assertion 2was that they are not populists because he cannot reach them; that they would join the populists in great numbers if he could talk to them through the Scandinavian issues of his paper. The sage has been somewhat quiet of late. It is, therefore, all the more refreshing to learn that his proverbial modesty has lost none of its old time charm. But his fatherly concern for the Scandinavians is likely to remain unappreciated. To be classed as voting cattle is not to their liking, nor do they relish Mr. Donnelly's assumption concerning their intelligence and votes. If he doubts this statement, he would better put the matter to an actual test by publishing Norwegian and Swedish issues of his paper.

    Ignatius Donnelly informed the delegates to the Farmers' Alliance Convention that if his paper could be brought out in a Norwegian and Swedish issue, the populists would surely carry the ...

    Norwegian
    III B 4, II B 2 d 1, I F 1, I C
  • Skandinaven -- June 28, 1899
    The Norwegian Central Association

    At the convention called by the [Norwegian Central] Association, twenty-four organizations were represented. The meeting was better than several other meetings that were held in the past year. The following people represented the different groups:

    The Tabitha Hospital Society, Dr. Carl Sandberg; Scandia Lodge No. 271, K. L. H., Mrs. Mary Monson; Ladies' Society Thora, Mrs. Bonsnes; Ladies' Society Mindet, Mrs. Lindberg; North Star Lodge No. 137, I. O. M. A., F. Nielsen; Nordmandenes [Norsemen's] Singing Society, Chas. Bergersen; Bjorgvin Singing Society, Julius Jaeger; the Norwegian Turner Society, Fred Keane; the Norwegian Sick Benefit Society Nordlyset, O. Holmont; the Norwegian Club, L. Hawkins; Leif Ericsson Monument Association, C. C. Christensen; Leif Ericsson Lodge No. 9, R. H. K., Edward M. Iverson; Society Nordlaendingen [North Landers], L. C. Olsen; Temperance Society Harmony, Hans Johnson; Society Sleipner, John W. Wold; the Scandinavian-American Prohibition Club, Carl Drolsum; Bethania Church, Anund A. Malum; 2Court Normania Lodge No. 174, I. O. F.; the Norwegian Quartet Club, B. Osland; the Norwegian Sharpshooters, Lars Johansen; Jordenskjold Lodge No. 15, R. H. K. Reverend Alfred Johnson and E. A. O. Haarvig came as representatives of the Savior's Lutheran Church.

    Dr. Sandberg, who was chairman of the Seventeenth of May committee, called the meeting to order. Elections were held and Dr. Carl Sandberg was elected chairman, and B. Osland was chosen as secretary. The chairman asked the delegates to give a report on whether or not their respective organizations would cooperate with the Central Association. The majority reported that their organizations were in accord with this important step. A resolutions committee was set up and began its functions at once. Another committee was appointed to work on drawing up a constitution and bylaws.

    One of the delegates made a motion that any Norwegian organization that had a few Danes or Swedes in their membership could become part of the Association.

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    This motion was carried. Just before the meeting was adjourned, a motion was made and passed, that a separate law committee be set up, to be appointed by the chairman. Dr. Sandberg appointed the following: C. C. Christensen, chairman, Carl Drolsum, Louis Hawlins, Lars Johansen, John T. Johnson, Julius Jaeger, F. Kean, Mrs. Lindberg, Anton Mehlum, and Fred Nielsen. It now looks as though a strong Association has been formed.

    At the convention called by the [Norwegian Central] Association, twenty-four organizations were represented. The meeting was better than several other meetings that were held in the past year. The following ...

    Norwegian
    III B 4, II B 1 a, II B 3, II D 10, III B 2, II D 3, II D 1, I B 1, III C, IV
  • Skandinaven -- August 10, 1900
    Norwegian Old Settlers Association Preliminary Meeting Held

    At the invitation of the president of the Norwegian Old Settlers' Association some of the members of the Society, together with a number of Civil War veterans, held a meeting at Scandia Hall last Thursday evening. Mr. Peter M. Balken, the president, opened the meeting and Mr. J. B. Nordham was elected secretary.

    The president informed those present of the reason for calling the meeting. The Scandinavian veterans of the Civil War are to hold their convention in Chicago during the period from August 27, to September 3. The Norwegian Old Settlers' Association intends to receive the veterans in a suitable and dignified manner. The present meeting was called to prepare for such a suitable reception.

    Mr. C. R. Matson informed the meeting that Mr. C. A. Strand had offered the 2use of Scandia Hall as headquarters for the veterans and suggested that today's meeting select a reception committee. Mr. Ole Hegg agreed that the Scandinavian veterans ought to be kept together as much as possible during their stay in Chicago. Mr. Nels Arnesen read a communication from Lieutenant Ellend Erickson, secretary of the Fifteenth Wisconsin Veterans, inquiring whether there be easy access to some hotel or lodging house for the old soldiers in the proximity of Scandia Hall. Mr. Arnesen had replied to the letter, but thought it wise to read the letter to the meeting. Mr. John Anderson thought that as much as possible should be done to entertain the old veterans who were visiting Chicago. He suggested tours through the parks, or trips by steamer out to the crib. Mr. Sporland recommended that another meeting be held at an early date to give more people a chance to be present. Captain Williams of the Fifteenth Wisconsin agreed that a committee ought to be chosen at once, and Colonel C. R. Matson moved that the president appoint a committee on arrangements to consist of eleven men, with authority to collect funds as needed, and otherwise take charge of all matters pertaining to reception, entertainment, etc.

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    The motion was adopted unanimously, and the following committee was appointed: Messrs. C. R. Matson, Nels Arnesen, Ole Hegg, S. T. Gunderson, Captain William Johnson, Dr. N. T. Quales, A. P. Johnson, Isaac Rasmussen, John Anderson, Peter M. Balken, and J. B. Nordham. The Committee will hold its first meeting on Saturday evening at Scandia Hall.

    At the invitation of the president of the Norwegian Old Settlers' Association some of the members of the Society, together with a number of Civil War veterans, held a meeting ...

    Norwegian
    III D, III B 2, III B 4, IV
  • Skandinaven -- August 26, 1900
    Welcome Veterans (Editorial)

    This week Chicago has the honor of being host to the Grand Army of the Republic, which is holding its thirty-fourth national convention here. The city has decorated itself as well as possible to honor its guests, and all classes of the population will offer a hearty welcome to the old warriors.

    The ranks of the old veterans are thinning year after year. Once the Grand Army of the Republic could count 400,000 names in its lists. Now these lists do not hold more than 288,000 names. A large number of these will not attend the convention, many for the reason that they are unable to stand the rigors of travel. And among those who are coming, there are thousands bending toward the grave, and who will not answer to the next roll call.

    Among the old warriors there is a little group in which the Norwegians are 2taking special interest. This group comprises the survivors of the Fifteenth Wisconsin Regiment and other Norwegian veterans. The Fifteenth Wisconsin has its reunion on this occasion. This gathering is of special significance since it probably will be the last to be held concurrently with a national convention of the veterans.

    The Norwegians are considering the old Norwegian warriors with thoughts of respect and love. These old men risked their lives for the unity of our country and for the cause of liberty; their heroism and courage shed glamour upon the Norwegian name, and they showed that the Norwegians in America do not take a back seat for anybody in the matter of attachment to their country.

    Let us honor our old warriors! Let us welcome them among us!

    This week Chicago has the honor of being host to the Grand Army of the Republic, which is holding its thirty-fourth national convention here. The city has decorated itself as ...

    Norwegian
    III D, III B 4, I G
  • Skandinaven -- July 06, 1910
    Scandinavian Socialist League

    The National Congress of the Scandinavian Socialist League was recently held in the Danish Brotherhood Hall [now the Workers' Lyceum], 2733 Hirsch Street. Delegates from every state in the Union were present. Mr. N. F. Holm called the meeting to order; the secretary then read the proposed agenda for the approval of the delegates. Mr. A. W. Malmquist, of Chicago, was elected chairman of the Congress.

    Newspapers represented included Svenska Socialisten (The Swedish Socialist), official organ of the Scandinavian Socialists, represented by the editor, J. A. Halden; Gaa Paa (Forward), Minneapolis; and Revnen [The Gap], Chicago.

    The Congress lasted three days, during which time much business was transacted. Twelve Chicago branches were represented: among them the well-known and militant Karl Marx Club, represented by A. W. Malmquist and Thorwald Jensen; and the Scandinavian Socialist Agitation and Propaganda Committee, composed of 2N. F. Holm, Steffen J. Christensen and Joel Christensen. As will be remembered, Joel Christensen served five years in Fort Leavenworth because of "militancy," but he and Dr. Carl Sandberg were framed at the trial. That, however, is past history.

    The National Congress of the Scandinavian Socialist League was recently held in the Danish Brotherhood Hall [now the Workers' Lyceum], 2733 Hirsch Street. Delegates from every state in the Union ...

    Norwegian
    I E, III B 4, I E, I E
  • Scandia -- July 16, 1910
    [Leave for Convention]

    p.4.col.3.... The Chicago delegation to the convention of the United Scandinavian Singers League, left for Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday via the Illinois Central Railroad.

    Enthusiasm for the trip was far below that of two years ago when the singers met at Minneapolis, Minn. for one of the most enjoyable conventions in the history of the League. The lack of enthusiasm is largely due to the ruling by the Sious Falls committee prohibiting the appearance of individual Chicago choirs in solo numbers for they must sing as a joint chorus. For this reason many of those who never miss a convention decided not to take the trip.

    Nordmandenes, Bjorgvin, Glee Klubben and Kvartet Klubben each sent two or more representatives including Emil Bjorn, director, and Hanry Anderson, soloist.

    A motion to hold conventions every fourth year instead of every two years will 2be offered by Nordmandenes delegation at the business session of the League. The Glee Club will also make a motion to change the name of the League to the "Norwegian Singers League" instead of the"Danish-Norwegian" as the League consists of thirty-three Norwegian choruses and one Danish group.

    p.4.col.3.... The Chicago delegation to the convention of the United Scandinavian Singers League, left for Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday via the Illinois Central Railroad. Enthusiasm for the trip was ...

    Norwegian
    II B 1 a, III B 4, IV
  • Scandia -- April 08, 1911
    Singers' Convention

    p.8...................The Norwegian Singers' League, of which all Norwegian male choruses are members, are to hold a convention at Thief Riven Falls, Minn., June 23-25. Our local choruses are putting in a great deal of hard work preparing for this meeting which will draw between three-hundred and four-hundred singers. Selections by Ressiger, Grieg and Paulus are being rehearsed and the well known Rolf Hammer has been engaged as soloist in the ensemble numbers.

    p.8...................The Norwegian Singers' League, of which all Norwegian male choruses are members, are to hold a convention at Thief Riven Falls, Minn., June 23-25. Our local choruses are putting in ...

    Norwegian
    II B 1 a, III B 4, IV
  • Scandia -- August 24, 1912
    [Dovre Klub to Meet]

    The Dovre Klub (The Norwegian American Republican Club) is awaking to action for the coming political campaign. Louis B. Bergersen, and B. O. Borgesen, president and secretary respectively, are calling a meeting to start activities. The notice read in part: Dovre Klub will meet at Cedric Hall, Kedzie and Logan Blvd., on Thursday Aug. 29th, at 8 P.M. Come and help draft our declaration that all may see where we stand in the coming election. Come and bring prospective members.

    The Dovre Klub (The Norwegian American Republican Club) is awaking to action for the coming political campaign. Louis B. Bergersen, and B. O. Borgesen, president and secretary respectively, are calling ...

    Norwegian
    I F 2, III B 4, I F 1
  • Skandinaven -- September 08, 1912
    The Luther League

    The Luther League of Illinois held its eighteenth convention last Friday in the Bethel Lutheran Church, Humboldt Boulevard and Dickens Avenue.

    The usual committees were elected.

    J. Axel Nielsen was elected president; Miss Minnie Stohr, executive secretary; Harry Hansen, treasurer. All of them are from the Chicago district.

    The Luther League of Illinois held its eighteenth convention last Friday in the Bethel Lutheran Church, Humboldt Boulevard and Dickens Avenue. The usual committees were elected. J. Axel Nielsen was ...

    Norwegian
    III B 4, III C