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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 ...

    Swedish
    IV, II A 3 b, I A 2 c
  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 13, 1890
    [A Splendid Concert]

    Mendelssohn Concert Company gave a concert last Tuesday evening in the Methodist Church, at the corner of Clark and Washington Streets.

    Three of our Swedish people were among the assisting artists, one of them, Mr. John Ortengren, being the main attraction of the evening. His solos were "Still Is The Night" and "Per Svinaherde". The other two were Mr. and Miss Shogren, who were liberally applauded.

    Mendelssohn Concert Company gave a concert last Tuesday evening in the Methodist Church, at the corner of Clark and Washington Streets. Three of our Swedish people were among the assisting ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 b, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- August 21, 1890
    [Christine Nilsson Sued]

    Mlle. Christine Nilsson, the world-famous Swedish opera diva, is being sued in the Circuit Court for non-payment of taxes on property owned by her at the southeast corner of Calumet Avenue and 52nd Street. Mlle. Nilsson insists that all the regularly assessed taxes have been paid by her and has petitioned to have the levy declared illegal.

    Since her marriage, Mlle. Nilsson's name in private life is Countess de Casa Miranda.

    Mlle. Christine Nilsson, the world-famous Swedish opera diva, is being sued in the Circuit Court for non-payment of taxes on property owned by her at the southeast corner of Calumet ...

    Swedish
    IV, II A 3 b
  • Skandinaven -- December 06, 1890
    The Swedish Music Hall

    The Swedish Music Hall opened Saturday at 456 Thirty-first Street. There are one thousand seats. It is run on the European style, with tables and chairs where refreshment are served.

    The cost of the place is $60,000.

    The Swedish Music Hall opened Saturday at 456 Thirty-first Street. There are one thousand seats. It is run on the European style, with tables and chairs where refreshment are served. ...

    Swedish
    II A 2, II A 3 b
  • Chicago Tribune -- May 27, 1892
    (No headline)

    The United Scandinavian Singers of Chicago gave their annual concert at Central Music Hall last night. The Swedish and Danish Consuls attended, and the auditorium was thronged by the leading residents of the Scandinavian nationality.

    The thirteen numbers on the program those especially attractive were "March Triumphale", a piano solo by Prof. Aug. Hyllested; Hor oss Svea" (Hear us in Sweden), by the United Scandinavian Singers of Chicago; "Solveigs Song" soprano solo by Mrs. A. S. Behrems; and "Held dig Mit Norge", by the Scandinavian Singers of Chicago.

    The United Scandinavian Singers of Chicago gave their annual concert at Central Music Hall last night. The Swedish and Danish Consuls attended, and the auditorium was thronged by the leading ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 b
  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 13, 1901
    Piano Recital

    p.11.....................Our countryman and popular music instructor, Professor A. Alfred Holmes invited an appreciative audience to Kimball Hall last Monday night to a piano concert by one of his most talented pupils, Miss Cora C. Deere.

    We have praised Miss Deere's piano abilities before, but her renditions, this time made her still more worthy of recognition. Among the many piano numbers performed for the interested lissteners were two numbers which were especially well played. F. Chopin, Nocturn in C-Sharp Minor; Opus 27, Number 1; and Polonaise in A-Flat, Opus 53. The compositions demand rare pianistic ability. Mr. W. W. Carnes gave passages from Dicken's "Nickolas Nickleby."

    Professor Holmes has invited music lovers to various concerts, but this was without question one of the best. It was truly a pleasure to be present.

    p.11.....................Our countryman and popular music instructor, Professor A. Alfred Holmes invited an appreciative audience to Kimball Hall last Monday night to a piano concert by one of his most talented ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 b, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 10, 1901
    A New Song by J. R. Hald

    p.6.... "Det Gamla Brefvet" ("The Old Letter") is the title of a new song with piano accompaniment, which is published by J.R.Hald, 1408 Auditorium Tower, Chicago. The words are printed in both English and Norwegian. Mr. Hald has also composed and published the tone creations "Tone Memories from Sweden" and "Norway's Home Echoes," two numbers characteristic of both countries.

    All of these compositions may be obtained from Mr. Hald himself.

    p.6.... "Det Gamla Brefvet" ("The Old Letter") is the title of a new song with piano accompaniment, which is published by J.R.Hald, 1408 Auditorium Tower, Chicago. The words are printed ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 b
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 24, 1901
    Concert and Ball

    p.11.....A pretentious concert and ball will be given by the Swedish Glee Club at their Club-House 470 LaSalle Avenue next Saturday evening. The club will present the beautiful songs "Hytten or Lukket" by Kjernlf (Norwegian), "Scmmar aftonen" (Summer's Eve) by Abt, "Freeman's Epistel, 64" by Bellman and "Kornmodsg Lansen" by Lange-Muller. Then Miss Mathilda L. Rose will give two piano soles. Miss Ida L. Linn, the singer, who appears in "Seeback" will contribute to the program. The latter singer and Mr. Wm. Dahlen will also sing L'Addio's duet, "Niccolai."

    p.11.....A pretentious concert and ball will be given by the Swedish Glee Club at their Club-House 470 LaSalle Avenue next Saturday evening. The club will present the beautiful songs "Hytten ...

    Swedish
    II B 1 a, II A 3 b, II B 1 c 2
  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 29, 1901
    Music Study

    p.6...........Another important matter. Thousands study music. May our music-schools see to it that all these music-students may learn at least something of "humaniora." What is sadder than to meet a person who believes himself to be cultured and polite only because he or she possesses a certain readiness in song or music? The schools of our day have a great responsibility in this respect. The music-students should even study literature, history, a bit of psychology. Dr. Bartholomew's text book "Mental Science for music-students," is excellent for this purpose. May it be introduced and diligently used at least at all our Swedish-American institutions of learning.

    p.6...........Another important matter. Thousands study music. May our music-schools see to it that all these music-students may learn at least something of "humaniora." What is sadder than to meet a ...

    Swedish
    I A 3, II A 3 b
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 08, 1903
    Swedish Singing Club in America

    This singing club is expected to return to Chicago from Sweden according to information received by Olaf Nelson.

    Solomon Smith, the great basso from Ystad, Sweden, will accompany the group to Chicago. It is certain that all lovers of song will enjoy his singing tremendously, and will take advantage of the opportunity to hear this great singer, who is scheduled to sing in Chicago on July 9. He will tour the Northwest, and will sing in Minneapolis on July 19. The Western Swedish Singing Club is giving a festival there on that date.

    This singing club is expected to return to Chicago from Sweden according to information received by Olaf Nelson. Solomon Smith, the great basso from Ystad, Sweden, will accompany the group ...

    Swedish
    II B 1 a, II A 3 b