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  • Svenska Tribunen -- November 30, 1881
    Rev. Jacob Bredberg Dead.

    The Rev. Jacob Bredberg, one of America's oldest Swedish clergymen died peacefully in Chicago, Thursday, November 24th. He had been pastor of St. Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church here for many years. The church is also called "Jenny Linds' Church." The first pastor was Gustav Unonius, who founded this the oldest church in Chicago, and Bredberg succeeded him.

    Jacob Bredberg was born in Alingsas, Sweden, May 1, 1808. He was ordained priest in 1832, after completing his studies. He served as pastor for twenty years in his native land. He emigrated to Chicago in 1853 where he was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Pastor Bredberg was clergyman of this church from 1853 to 1863 when he was received into the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America. He was appointed rector of St. Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church in Sedgwick St., remaining there till 1877, when he resigned.

    Pastor Bredberg was very highly educated and translated the ritual of the Protestant Episcopal Church from English into Swedish. He also made translations

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    from the English, French and Bohmish language.

    The hymnals now in use by the Swedish Methodist Church are the work of Bredberg. He married in 1840,Charlotta Caroline Bergstrom. He is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter.

    He has been confined to his bed since 1877, when he had a stroke of paralysis. Death was, therefore, a God send.

    The funeral was held last Saturday. The ritual of the Episcopal Church was used. The Rt. Rev. Doctor W.E.McLaren, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago officiated assisted by several clergymen of the church.

    Pastor Bredberg's successor, the Rev. J. Hedman read one of his original poems. Burial was at Graceland cemetery.

    The Rev. Jacob Bredberg, one of America's oldest Swedish clergymen died peacefully in Chicago, Thursday, November 24th. He had been pastor of St. Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church here for many ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter -- March 16, 1921
    Pastors Hold Meeting

    The Swedish Lutheran Pastors' Association of Chicago, which has about one hundred members, held a meeting last Monday in the Olaus Petri Church. The president, Pastor P. Arthur Johnson, who has just been called to the Trinity Church of Galesburg, Illinois, directed the meeting in a tactful and jovial manner. The members listened with evident interest to a lecture by Pastor C. A. Lindvall on the topic "The Pastor of the Congregation," which provided much food for thought for the men of the cloth. In the audience were several out-of-town pastors. Dr. Gustaf Andreen, pastor of the Olaus Petri Church, and Dr. M. Pankoke addressed the meeting in behalf of the building fund of the Theological Seminary. The goal to be reached is set at $400,000, and the pastors showed their interest in the cause by signing up for $3,000 right then and there. Alumni of Augustana College and Theological Seminary have demonstrated their devotion to their Alma Mater by donating $30,000 to the fund.

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    Pastor Emil Berggren gave a talk in which he discussed the work of Lutheran church publications. Several ladies were present, and at the end of the meeting they served a tasty supper, during which G. Bernhard Anderson, Swedish vice-consul of Chicago, and Countess Wilamowitz gave inspiring talks.

    A friendly and jovial spirit pervaded the entire meeting.

    The Swedish Lutheran Pastors' Association of Chicago, which has about one hundred members, held a meeting last Monday in the Olaus Petri Church. The president, Pastor P. Arthur Johnson, who ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter -- March 01, 1922
    Benefit Program

    A benefit religious program was given last Thursday night in the North Side Mission Church. Representatives of various provinces of the old country took part in the affair. The proceeds were divided between the Oak Forest Mission and North Park College.

    A benefit religious program was given last Thursday night in the North Side Mission Church. Representatives of various provinces of the old country took part in the affair. The proceeds ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter -- March 19, 1924
    North Park College

    Directors of the Greater North Park College Campaign met last Tuesday, and it was announced that Chicago had responded generously to the drive. Altogether, $178,000 has now been collected, and it was decided to continue the campaign for another week. The goal is now two hundred thousand dollars. The money is to go into a building and endowment fund for the school.

    Directors of the Greater North Park College Campaign met last Tuesday, and it was announced that Chicago had responded generously to the drive. Altogether, $178,000 has now been collected, and ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter -- June 25, 1924
    The Mission League's Convention

    The Swedish Mission League of America held its fortieth annual convention in Chicago June 18-22.

    The various reports showed that the organization is enjoying steady progress. Of special interest to Chicagoans was the announcement that during the past year a fund of $350,000 was collected for the continued operation and expansion of North Park College, the League's school in North Park.

    This year, the Mission League observes its fortieth anniversary. These have been active years for the mission friends, and their organization has done much good in various fields. It is represented by a total of 469 preachers, and is engaged in educational work among immigrants and young people, besides operating hospitals, homes for the aged, and children's homes, and publishing newspapers and periodicals.

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    There is friendly co-operation between the American organization and the Mission League in Sweden, and they send delegates to each other's conventions. Two prominent mission leaders from Sweden were present at the Chicago convention.

    The Swedish Mission League of America held its fortieth annual convention in Chicago June 18-22. The various reports showed that the organization is enjoying steady progress. Of special interest to ...

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