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  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 21, 1891
    Gymnastic Exhibition.

    The Swedish Gymnastic Association gave an exhibition last Saturday at the Swedish Music Hall on 31st St. The troupe of gymnasts displayed great skill and received well-earned applause froma large audience. The affair wound up with a ball.

    The Swedish Gymnastic Association gave an exhibition last Saturday at the Swedish Music Hall on 31st St. The troupe of gymnasts displayed great skill and received well-earned applause froma large ...

    Swedish
    II B 3
  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 01, 1891
    Swede Wins Bicycle Race.

    The Century Bicycle Club of Chicago was the sponsor of a 50-mile bicycle race held last week. The race was won by our countryman, John Erickson, who, by the way, is president of the local Columbia Bicycle Club.

    The Century Bicycle Club of Chicago was the sponsor of a 50-mile bicycle race held last week. The race was won by our countryman, John Erickson, who, by the way, ...

    Swedish
    II B 3
  • Svenska Tribunen -- July 06, 1892
    A Strong Chicago Swede

    One of the strongest men in Chicago, if not the strongest, is our countryman Gustaf Engstrom, who is employed by the hardware wholesale firm Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett Co. Engstrom is twenty-five years old, single and resides at 92 Milton, Ave. He is six feet tall and weighs 200 pounds; he is well-proportioned, but there is nothing in his appearance that indicates especially his unusual physical strength. Objects weighing 500-600 pounds are lifted off the floor by Engstrom as if they were sacks of cotton. It is an easy matter for him to threw into the wagons big crates of sheet metal that weigh 400 lbs. apiece. A barrel filled with parts of iron and weighing 600 and 800 lbs. does not cause him to exert himself to any great degree. He lifts 400 lbs. with one hand. Engstrom does not know his own strength and makes no affair of it. We may add that he is well liked by his employers and popular among his comrades at work.

    One of the strongest men in Chicago, if not the strongest, is our countryman Gustaf Engstrom, who is employed by the hardware wholesale firm Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett Co. Engstrom ...

    Swedish
    II B 3, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- November 21, 1894
    St. Ausgarius Gymnastic Room.

    St.Ausgarius gymnasium room in the basement of St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church at Sedgwick St. was opened last Thursday with a concert. The attendance was good.

    St.Ausgarius gymnasium room in the basement of St.Ausgarius Swedish Episcopal Church at Sedgwick St. was opened last Thursday with a concert. The attendance was good.

    Swedish
    II B 3, III C
  • Svenska Tribunen -- January 16, 1901
    A Pleasant Affair

    p. 16. A pleasant affair in all respects was the masquerade ball given by the Monitor Cycling Club last Saturday evening at Phoenix Hall. The hall was crowded to the doors with flowering youth and with life and spirit. The dance went on until far into the night. Bjornson's Orchestra supplied the music.

    p. 16. A pleasant affair in all respects was the masquerade ball given by the Monitor Cycling Club last Saturday evening at Phoenix Hall. The hall was crowded to the ...

    Swedish
    II B 3, II B 1 c 3
  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 08, 1901
    The Swedish Organizations

    p.10......Svenska Glee Klubben (The Swedish Glee Club), 470 LaSalle Avenue.

    Svithiod Singing Society, 120 East Chicago Avenue.

    Fria Svenska Arbets Byran (The Free Swedish Employment Bureau), 78 Dearborn Street, rooms 15 and 17, telephone Central 2687, open every day except holidays from nine A.M. to four P.M. Employers in need of help should kindly apply here.

    For Bundet Gustaf II Adolf (The Gustavus Adolfus II Society) meets at Phoenix Hall, 324 East Division Street, the second and fourth Wednesday, each month.

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    Foreningen Baltic (The Baltic Society) meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at Masonic Hall, Grand Crossing.

    Independent Order of Vikings, Logen Vikingarne (Viking Lodge) Number One I.O.V. holds a general meeting at Odd Fellows Hall, 120 East Chicago Avenue, the first and third Thursday of each month.

    Foreningen Norden (The North Society) meets at Hopkins Hall, 528 63rd Street, the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    Forsta Svenska Byggnads-Osch Lane Foreningen (First Swedish Building and Loan Association). Head Office and Meeting Room: 161 Washington Street, room 808. Monthly meetings: the third Monday of each month. Lake View office: 1836 North Clark Street. Open the first and third Thursday evenings. Roseland office: 111045 Michigan Avenue, Roseland. Open the last Wednesday evening of each month.

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    Foreningen Monitor (The Monitor Society) meets at Mahony Hall, corner of Sixty-third and Halsted Streets, the first and third Wednesday of each month.

    Vikingarnes Gymnastik-Och Fakt Klubb (The Viking Gymnastic and Fencing Club) holds its exercises each Tuedsay and Friday at its club-house, 913 Sheffield Avenue.

    Logen Brage (Brage Lodge) Number Three, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Phoenix Hall, 324 East Division Street, the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    Logen Drake (Drake Lodge) Number Three, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Wells Hall, 1631 North Wells Street, the first and third Thursday of each month.

    Logen Agantyr (Agantyr Lodge) Number Four, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Wismes Hall, corner of Thirty-fifth and Wood Streets, the first and third Sunday of each month.

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    Logen Frej (Frej Lodge) Number Five, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Linnea Hall, corner of Buffalo Avenue and Eighty-eighth Street, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Logen Frithiof (Frithiof Lodge) Number Six, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Heim's Hall, corner of Lincoln and Graceland Avenues, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Logen Runan (Runan Lodge) Number Seven, I.O.V. holds its general meeting at Kerwin's Hall, Southwest corner of Garfield Boulevard and Wentworth Avehue, the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    Logen Fridhem (Peaceful Home Lodge) Number 360, I.O.G.T. meets at 1748 Diversey Boulevard, each Saturday evening.

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    Logen Hoppets Har (Hope's Host Lodge) Number 441, I.O.G.T. meets at Oakley Hall, 1141 South Oakley Avenue, each Saturday evening.

    Logen Idoghet (Industry Lodge) I.O.G.T. meets at Little Phoenix Hall, 324 East Division Street, at seven-thirty P.M. each Sunday.

    Logen Jupiter (Jupiter Lodge) I.O.G.T. meets at Phoenix Hall, 324 East Division Street, at seven-thirty P.M. each Sunday.

    Logen Kronan (Crown Lodge) Number 832, I.O.G.T. meets each Sunday evening at seven-thirty, Linnea Hall, 8743 Buffalo Avenue, South Chicago.

    Logen Svenskarne I Illinois (Swedes of Illinois Lodge) Number 258, I.O.G.T. meets each Sunday at four P.M. Jaeger Hall, Clybourn Avenue and Larrabbee Street.

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    Logen Verdandi (Verdandi Lodge) Number One, I.O.G.T. meets at K. of P. Hall, third floor, Arcade Building, Pullman, each Sunday, four-thirty P.M.

    Norden Athletic Club meets at 958 Belmont Avenue, corner of Southport Avenue, every Tuesday and Friday evening.

    Odin Lodge, Number 103, K. of P. meets at the North Side Turner Hall, North Clark Street, every Tuesday evening.

    Skandinaviska Bagare Foreningen (Scandinavian Baker's Society) Number Sixty-two, I.B.C.U. meets at Hert's Hall, corner of Townsend and Locust Streets, the second and fourth Saturday of each month at seven-thirty P.M.

    Skandinaviska Foreningen Enighet (Scandinavian Unity Society) meets at Ahlgrim's Hall, Twenty-second and Robey Streets, the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

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    Svenska Amerikanska Gardet (Swedish American Guards) meets at Bromstedt's Hall, corner of Sixty-third and Halsted Streets, every Tuesday evening.

    Foreningen Ingeborg (Swedish Ladies' Society Ingeborg) meets at the South Side Turner Hall, Thirty-first Street, the first and third Wednesday of each month.

    Svenska National Forbundet (Swedish National Society) meets at Seventy-eight Dearborn Street, the first Tuesday of each month.

    Svenska Gymnastik-Och Atlet Klubben (The Swedish Athletic and Gymnastic Club) meets every Tuesday and Friday evening at Columbia Hall, 5326 State Street.

    Svenska Vanner's Sjuk-Forening (Swedish Friends' Sick Benefit Society) meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Swedish Methodist Church, corner of Thirty-third and Fifth Avenue, at eight P. M.

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    I.O.S. Storlogen (I.O.S. Grand Lodge Svithiod) meets jointly the second Wednesday in February, every year. The Grand Lodge's Secretary's Hall at Seventy-three Sedgwick Street is open every Wednesday evening seven to nine P.M.

    Svithiod Logen (Svithiod Lodge) Number One, I.O.S. meets at North Side Turner Hall, every Saturday evening.

    Manhem Logen (Manhem Lodge) Number Two, I.O.S. meets at Waswo Hall, 197 West Division Street, every Thursday evening.

    Verdandi Logen (Verdandi Lodge) Number Three, I.O.S. meets at Wells Hall, 1629 North Clark Street, corner of Fletcher Street, the first and third Saturday of each month.

    Mimer Logen (Mimer Lodge) Number Four, I.O.S. meets at Edgewood Hall, 1930 Milwaukee Avenue, the first and third Thursday of each month.

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    Frithiof Logen (Frithiof Lodge) Number Five, I.O.U. meets at Leddy's Hall, corner of Wentworth Avenue and Thirty-first Street, the first and third Tuesday of each month, eight P.M.

    Gylfe Logen (Gylfe Lodge) Number Six, I.O.S. meets at Linea Hall, 8743 Buffalo Avenue, the first and third Tuesday of each month.

    Bjorn Logen (Bear Lodge) Number Seven, I.O.S. meets at Wm. Moss Hall, East Chicago, Indiana, the first and third Saturday of each month.

    Ring Logen (Ring Lodge) Number Eight, I.O.S. meets at Phoenix Hall, 324 East Division Street, the first and third Wednesday of each month.

    Hilding Logen (Hilding Lodge) Number Nine, I.O.S. meets at the corner of One-hundred and eleventh Street and Michigan Avenue, every Wednesday evening, eight P.M.

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    Odin Logen (Odin Lodge) Number Ten, I.O.S. meets at Odd Fellows Hall, Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois, the second and fourth Friday, each month.

    Thor Logen (Thor Lodge) Number Eleven, I.O.S. meets at Walter's Hall, Chicago Heights, Illinois, the first and third Wednesday of each month.

    Balder Logen (Balder Lodge) Number Twelve, I.O.S. meets at Fifty-first and Armitage Avenue, Cragin, the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

    Logen Svea (Svea Lodge) Number Fourteen, I.O.S. meets the first and third Friday of each month, eight P.M. at Odd Fellows Hall, corner of One-hundred and nineteenth Street and Wallace, West Pullman.

    Stockholm Logen (Stockholm Lodge) Number Thirteen, I.O.S. meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at eight P.M. at Oakley Hall, 1144 South Oakley, Avenue.

    (I.O.V. - Independent Order of Svithiod.)

    p.10......Svenska Glee Klubben (The Swedish Glee Club), 470 LaSalle Avenue. Svithiod Singing Society, 120 East Chicago Avenue. Fria Svenska Arbets Byran (The Free Swedish Employment Bureau), 78 Dearborn Street, rooms ...

    Swedish
    III B 2, II B 1 a, II D 1, II D 2, II D 8, II B 3, I B 1
  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 29, 1901
    Charles G. Johnson, High-Diver

    p.11. Charles G. Johnson, who is of Swedish descent, astonished the pleasure seekers at San Louci Park all this week, when he climbs up to a height of eighty feet, and shoots down into a little lagoon, six feet deep, in his high-diving act.

    p.11. Charles G. Johnson, who is of Swedish descent, astonished the pleasure seekers at San Louci Park all this week, when he climbs up to a height of eighty feet, ...

    Swedish
    II B 3, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- January 08, 1902
    [Prominent Swede Wins in Skate Meet]

    Charles Erickson, a member of the Monitor Club, won the first prize at the Skate races at Humboldt Park, New Year's Day. He rode the fixed distance, two miles, in six minutes and seven seconds.

    Charles Erickson, a member of the Monitor Club, won the first prize at the Skate races at Humboldt Park, New Year's Day. He rode the fixed distance, two miles, in ...

    Swedish
    II B 3, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- July 08, 1903
    Lodge Brahe Pleasure Club

    This lodge was incorporated as the Brahe Pleasure Club last Oct. 28th. The following eight persons are charter members: Nels J. Lindstrand, Axel Borg, Alfred Anderson, John W. Youngberg, Chas. Bylin, Frank Swanson, Edward Is-berg, and John A. Kling.

    The Lodge Beahe has 461 members, all in good standing, and has a reserve in its treasury of more than $4,000.

    This lodge was incorporated as the Brahe Pleasure Club last Oct. 28th. The following eight persons are charter members: Nels J. Lindstrand, Axel Borg, Alfred Anderson, John W. Youngberg, Chas. ...

    Swedish
    II B 3
  • Svenska Nyheter -- April 26, 1904
    Swedish-American Portrait Gallery: Anders Edward Norman by Algot E. Strand

    Out in the healthful and speedily growing suburb of Summerdale, situated directly north of the older suburb, Ravenswood, a number of our diligent and prudent compatriots have settled. As to church membership, the great majority of them probably are Lutherans, although a few Methodists and Mission Friends are scattered in between. Until recently, the Lutheran congregation in the neighborhood had led a some what stifled existence in a small, insignificant frame church as a meeting hall. Last year, however, a young, energetic minister by the name of Johnston came, and infused such life into the "dead bones" that it became quite the fashion to belong to his church. The church is now crowded at every service, and the Sunday school is frequented by nearly two hundred children, although one hardly heard the Sunday school mentioned a couple of years ago.

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    In consequence of the speedy growth in church membership during a brief period of time, the necessity arose of taking steps for a new church building. The new church is to be erected this coming summer, and is to cost $25,000. The undertaking has stirred up so much interest that $4,000 was subscribed at a simple meeting. The members carry subscription lists with them, and we know of Americans who have subscribed $500 each. It appears, therefore, that the church may be built, ready for use, with but a very slight burden of debt.

    An invitation was given to architects to compete for plans to the church, and several of them sent in sketches. Thus, the large firm of H. C. Hallberg submitted two, and one was tendered by the official architect of the Augustana Synod, at Rock Island. This latter architect was specially recommended, being a friend of the minister of the church. But neither high reputation nor friendship won the competition. One of the members of the church submitted a sketch, which was found so far superior to those of the other competitors, both as to 3the plan and the decorative features of the exterior that the first two architects simply did not "have any show," as the saying goes. The man who presented this superior plan, and who will be given a chance to execute drawings in detail for the church and supervise its construction is pictured below.

    His name is Anders Edward Norman. He was born on March 12, 1860, in the beautiful town of Holbacken, Vermland, Sweden, where his father, Jonas Norman, was a forester. Already at an early age Anders Edward gave evidence of aptitude for mechanical work, and when sixteen years of age, he entered as an apprentice the Finshyttan's Mechanical Shop to train for pattern maker.

    In the year 1880, the young pattern maker immigrated to America....and decided to make a name for himself here. He had met Miss Wrika Olson from Dalsland, whom he married on June 10, 1882. He obtained a position as foreman in a 4cabinetmaker's shop in Ishpeming, Michigan, where he remained for three years. During three successive years, 1884-1887, he won the first prize at the annual industrial exposition for Marquette County. The last of his prize exhibition pieces, which was a wood carving, "Adam and Eve", evoked general admiration for the excellency of its execution.

    During the same period, he was Michigan's champion skater. There were plans to match him with the Norwegian skater, Paulson, but the artist in him won over the sportsman, and after having received first prize for distance skating, a 14 inch high silver bowl, he closed his sports career.

    In 1887, Norman moved to Chicago, starting his own business as architect and builder. Success crowned his efforts from the start; frequently did he do business for over $100,000 per year. A badly chosen place for a large woodwork plant, which he had built, ruined him financially, however. Known to be honest and able, he soon obtained credit for needed material, enabling him to 5start anew.

    Last year Mr. Norman sold his house in Summerdale and moved to....Rogers Park. He became an architect for the large real estate firm, Weber & Craute....Annually, this firm builds hundreds of houses to sell, making it practical to employ an architect to do work exclusively for the firm.....

    Mr. Norman is not simply an architect and builder; he is also of artistic and mechanical talent. His artistic nature finds expression in wood carving. The carvings, which he has made, are so exquisitely done that a description cannot do justice to their beauty. The first piece he designated "Adam and Eve", and those who have seen it cannot find words to express their admiration for the ability of Mr. Norman to represent in wood the lines and muscles of the human body true to life as in this piece.

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    The second piece is a spider's web, also in wood. Only by seeing this piece is it possible to realize its excellency. The web is as fine as if it were made of hair, and the spider, as well as the imprisoned fly, look so natural that they seem to be alive....For this work, Mr. Norman was awarded a medal at the exposition in California.

    The third carving by Mr. Norman was called by a newspaper "The Eighth Wonder of the World".....It was carved for the exhibition at the World Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and it represents the landing of Columbus in America. In a solid piece of wood, twelve inches high and fourteen inches wide, the artist has made a bowl shaped cut, and in it is seen Columbus, with flag in hand, ready to set foot upon American soil. His companions and a boat are seen in the background....The carving was exhibited in the Swedish pavilion at the World's Fair....

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    The "Landing of Columbus"....was also viewed during the World's Fair by the Spanish princess, Eulalia, and was greatly admired by her.....

    Mr. Norman has decided to leave art to itself and concentrate on architecture ....Hardly was it known that his proposals for a plan for the Ebenezer church in Summerdale had been accepted before he received orders for plans and drawings for a new Swedish Lutheran Church in Cairo, Illinois. We predict that after the first of these churches has been made to stand forth in its full glory this Fall, orders for drawings for churches and elegant residences will be showered upon Mr. Norman. We heartily congratulate him for the gains that will be his.

    In his home life, Mr. Norman is a pleasant and courteous man, only too modest, we think. Frequently, however, the bragging and noisy people are not the ones who contribute most, but rather the quiet, modest ones.

    Out in the healthful and speedily growing suburb of Summerdale, situated directly north of the older suburb, Ravenswood, a number of our diligent and prudent compatriots have settled. As to ...

    Swedish
    II A 2, II B 1 c 3, II A 3 a, II B 3, IV