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  • Chicago Tribune -- October 28, 1876
    South Side Scandinavians

    The Scandinavian Republicans of the South Side held a meeting in Meissner's Hall, last evening. There were four companies of Minute-Men, numbering about three-hundred fifty, present, and in addition two-hundred Swedes not in uniform. Mr. Andrew Sundberg presided, and campaign songs in Swedish were sung by a quartette, and speeches were made by Charles E. Sundell, D. F. Peterson, P. L. Hawkinson, the Hon. William Aldrich, John H. Clough, and others. The enthusiasm was great, and another company of Minute-Men was organized.

    The Scandinavian Republicans of the South Side held a meeting in Meissner's Hall, last evening. There were four companies of Minute-Men, numbering about three-hundred fifty, present, and in addition two-hundred ...

    Swedish
    I F 2
  • Chicago Tribune -- October 30, 1879
    The Scandinavians

    A meeting was held in Justice Matson's office by several Scandinavian-American citizens for the purpose of considering the action taken by the Scandinavian press in striking the Republican nominees for Superior Court Clerk, Surveyor, and one Commissioner from the ticket and placing the Democratic nominees in in their place.

    After considerable discussion, it was decided to call a ratification mass-meeting Friday night at old Aurora Hall, on Milwaukee Avenue, near Ohio Street, for the purpose of ratifying the entire ticket nominated by the Republican Convention. Speeches were made by Messrs. I.K. Boyesen, R.C. Matson, S.T.Gunderson, Ammund Miller, Henry L. Bertz, Peter M. Balken, and others. The publisher of the Scandinaven, Mr. John Anderson, who was present, was called upon to explain the position the press had taken. He justified is on the ground of the neglect with which the Scandinavain-American citizens had been treated by the Republican Party.

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    While the sense of the meeting was, that the statement that the Scandinavians had been slighted was true, it was nevertheless decided that dissension at the present time was not justifiable, and that the Scandinavians should be called upon to ratify the Republican ticket as nominated in the last convention.

    A meeting was held in Justice Matson's office by several Scandinavian-American citizens for the purpose of considering the action taken by the Scandinavian press in striking the Republican nominees for ...

    Swedish
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  • Die Fackel -- May 20, 1883
    [Scandinavian Socialists Hold Mass Meeting]

    The Mass Meeting was held by the Scandinavian Socialists at 742 West North Avenue, at which Peter Peterson was chairman and comrades Schilling, Parsons and a Danish party comrade who were speakers.

    The following resolutions were accepted: In consideration that the terrible murderer called the English Government, is or will ask the extradition of two freedom loving persons, whose only crime is the accomplishment of the emancipation of the Irish people against the oppression and despotism and considering that it would be committing treason against the Declaration of Independence to extradite Walsh and Sheridan for the British Government --it was resolved that we will oppose and fight this extradition with all means at our disposal. We call, therefore, on our good citizens to give us their support to save this country from such shame.

    The Mass Meeting was held by the Scandinavian Socialists at 742 West North Avenue, at which Peter Peterson was chairman and comrades Schilling, Parsons and a Danish party comrade who ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 04, 1885
    Swedish-American-Republican Central Club.

    The Swedish-American-Republican Central Club met last Tuesday at Uhlich Hall. The minutes were read and approved. Bylaws, written both in Swedish and in English were approved. The following officers were elected: C.J. Sundell, chairman; F.A. Lindstrand, First-vice chairman; S.A. Oline, Second-vice chairman; A. Chytraus, secretary; U. Widestrand, treasurer.

    The Swedish-American-Republican Central Club met last Tuesday at Uhlich Hall. The minutes were read and approved. Bylaws, written both in Swedish and in English were approved. The following officers were ...

    Swedish
    I F 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 06, 1890
    Swedish Political Meetings

    The 23rd Ward Swedish-American Republican Club will meet Friday next week at 8 o'cl. P. M. at Hart's Hall corner of Townsend and Locust Streets. A varied program of song, music and speeches will be presented. The main attraction will be an address by Mr. P. A. Sundelius on "Legislation and our State Government." The club is making extensive preparations for the naturalization of a large number of our countrymen for the early part of March. All these, who wish to have information and help in the matter of naturalization, are requested to visit the club's headquarters at 137 E. Chicago Avenue.

    The Swedish-American Democratic Club of Chicago will hold a mass meeting at the Svea Hall, Tuesday evening, February 11th., at 8 o'clock. The question "Is protectionism a benefit?" will be discussed. The club is anxious to have as many Swedish Republicans as possible attend this mass meeting, in order that the question can be discussed from all angles.

    The 23rd Ward Swedish-American Republican Club will meet Friday next week at 8 o'cl. P. M. at Hart's Hall corner of Townsend and Locust Streets. A varied program of song, ...

    Swedish
    I F 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 26, 1891
    New Swedish Organization.

    A Swedish "naturalization club" has been organized in the tenth ward. Its executive committee is composed of John Thoren, John Anderson and Adolf Lundgren.

    A Swedish "naturalization club" has been organized in the tenth ward. Its executive committee is composed of John Thoren, John Anderson and Adolf Lundgren.

    Swedish
    I F 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 22, 1891
    [Elect Nelson and Boldenweck!]

    Our countryman, Gustavus L. Nelson has been nominated Republican candidate for member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners for the elections to be held next month.

    To aid in the election of Mr. Nelson and William Boldenweck, who is the Republican nominee for the office of Sanitary Trustee of the Drainage District, a meeting was called last Friday evening by the Linnaeus Club. The meeting was well attended and offered many points of great interest; among other things a lecture and a demonstration of the new voting law. The lecturer was Hon. Samuel E. Erickson, member of the Illinois State Legislature.

    It was pointed out that there are more than 25,000 naturalized Swedish voters in Chicago. For this reason, with all other reasons discounted, the Swedish people of Chicago should have a right to demand representation in the County's affairs. The chairman of the Club, W.S. Hussander, appealed to those present to cast their votes for Nelson, who enjoys a fine reputation and who will be a credit to the Swedish people. He also spoke with great warmth for the candidacy of Boldenweck, who has proved his ability and worthiness while holding the position of chief official of the Town of Lake View, prior to its incorporation with the City of Chicago.

    Cont.

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    In this connection we do well in mentioning that another countryman of ours is also running for office of Board member of Cook County Commissioners. His name is Peter W. Nilsson and he has been nominated by the Peoples Trade and Labor Party.

    Our countryman, Gustavus L. Nelson has been nominated Republican candidate for member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners for the elections to be held next month. To aid in ...

    Swedish
    I F 1, I F 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- September 28, 1892
    New Swedish Political Club

    The twenty-third Ward Swedish American Republican Club has been incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois. Its first regular members' meeting was held last Tuesday at Nelson's Hall, at which the following officers were elected: P. A. Sandelius, president; W. A. Johnson, 1st vice-pres.; Victor Monson, 2nd vice-pres.; John A. Lynn, treasurer; Frank J. Chaiser, recording secy.; Gustave Claussen, corr. secy. and A. W. Winberg, marshall. By-laws were drafted and adopted.

    The twenty-third Ward Swedish American Republican Club has been incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois. Its first regular members' meeting was held last Tuesday at Nelson's Hall, ...

    Swedish
    I F 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 19, 1892
    Swedish Republican Mass Meeting.

    The mass meeting held last Thursday evening in Armory Hall, Battery D, was the largest and most successful meeting ever held by Swedish people in Chicago. More than 3000 people were present at this meeting, which was opened by Edward Westman, chairman of the Cook County Swedish-American Central Committee. In his opening address he pointed out that there are more than 12,000 legal voters among the Swedes in Chicago alone, and perhaps as many in the surrounding communities. He further stated that 14 new Swedish Republican Clubs had been organized in Chicago during the last few months in view of the pending general elections. The main speaker of the evening was Rev. Dr. C.A. Swensson from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. At first he spoke English, and later Swedish. He proved to be an orator of the first order and held his audience spell-bound from the beginning to the end. Clearly and in an interesting manner Rev. Swensson explained in details the principles of the Republican party in contrast to those of the Democratic party in the presidential campaign now being waged. But not only in national politics should the Swedes be Republicans, but also in state and local politics, where they have much to gain if they act in unison. Under a local Democratic regime the Swedes had been ignored and neglected! He concluded by reminding those present of the registrations to be held next Tuesday. Only those who register can vote.

    The mass meeting held last Thursday evening in Armory Hall, Battery D, was the largest and most successful meeting ever held by Swedish people in Chicago. More than 3000 people ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 13, 1901
    John Ericsson Day

    p.6.............The Swedish-American Republican League of Illinois has completed plans for their yearly meeting with a banquet on John Ericsson Day, on March ninth, in Galesburg. In various states there are similar organizations. It is possible that this might be a warming strengthening tie of brotherhood through these organizations. We take the liberty of suggesting that this can be better brought about if the state societies - would send notices of the various yearly meetings and festivals throughout the organization. The members would in this way have the opportunity of cultivating friendships, which would not only be for the sake of recreation.

    Whenever it can be arranged that our countrymen in various states need support from one another it would be well to know where this can be found. We have yet a month until the Ericcson-banquet in Galesburg. So if the appointed committees for the societies in other states should consider sending representatives there they can, at all events count on a cordial welcome. On another page in this newspaper 2is another dealing with the Executive Committee which is meeting here to make arrangements for the yearly meeting. We need at this time only add that the friends in Galesburg have promised to do all in their power for their guests.

    p.6.............The Swedish-American Republican League of Illinois has completed plans for their yearly meeting with a banquet on John Ericsson Day, on March ninth, in Galesburg. In various states there are ...

    Swedish
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