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  • Chicago Tribune -- June 21, 1879
    Swedish Lutherans

    The twentieth Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Augustian Synod convened in this city at the Emanuel Church yesterday. The synodical meeting opened with an excellent discourse from the President, the Rev. E. Noreliers, who took for his theme "True gains for the Kingdom of God." The sermon was followed by the reading of the President's report.

    This document gave a comprehensive history of the Synod, and evinced a deep interest in the welfare of the Church. The document was referred to a committee of five, with instructions to make a report thereon...........

    The twentieth Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Augustian Synod convened in this city at the Emanuel Church yesterday. The synodical meeting opened with an excellent discourse from the President, the Rev. E. ...

    Swedish
    III C, III B 4
  • Svenska Tribunen -- September 28, 1892
    The Swedish Good-Templars

    The Illinois Grand Lodge of I.O.G.T. held its annual convention last week. As far as the Swedish lodges of Chicago were concerned, they were ably represented and succeeded in getting their request for the organization of a Swedish district lodge. Moreover, our countryman F. L. Malmstedt, of Chicago, was elected a delegate to the World Temperance Conference that is to take place here in Chicago in June,1893.

    The Illinois Grand Lodge of I.O.G.T. held its annual convention last week. As far as the Swedish lodges of Chicago were concerned, they were ably represented and succeeded in getting ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, I B 1, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 13, 1901
    Swedish-American Republican State Convention

    p.6. The grand meeting of the Swedish-American Illinois State Convention has elected its officers and completed other tasks. Results of the election are: Edwin Olson, Chicago, President; W. S. Husander, Chicago, Secretary; C. A. Samuelson, Sherrard, Vice-President; M. A. L. Olson, DeKalb, Treasurer.

    In the contest concerning the location of the annual meeting, Bloomington was chosen. Hence that will be the city where the Swedish organization will assemble next year.

    p.6. The grand meeting of the Swedish-American Illinois State Convention has elected its officers and completed other tasks. Results of the election are: Edwin Olson, Chicago, President; W. S. Husander, ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, I F 4, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 19, 1901
    Swedish Baptists

    The Swedish Baptists held a conference at the Swedish Baptist Church in Englewood, last week. Pastor P. A. Hyalm was the chairman of the meeting, and L. J. Olson the secretary. On Wednesday there was a meeting of Ministers; on Thursday, a Sunday school meeting, and on Saturday, a young people's meeting in the afternoon and evening. The conference which was attended by twenty Ministers ended on Sunday.

    The Swedish Baptists held a conference at the Swedish Baptist Church in Englewood, last week. Pastor P. A. Hyalm was the chairman of the meeting, and L. J. Olson the ...

    Swedish
    III C, III B 4, III E, IV
  • Svenska Nyheter -- February 16, 1904
    [The Vikingen Holds Convention]

    Last Sunday afternoon, we had the pleasure of participating as guests in a social which was as unique as it was successful. The social was held at the Odd Fellows' Hall, and the host was the Vikingen, a monthly, organ of the Order of Vikings. On the day mentioned, the monthly was celebrating its sixth anniversary also. The editor of the magazine, Mr. Anders Hessel, together with the business manager, Mr. Otto Anderson, sent invitations to a number of the men carrying forward the work of the Swedish-American press to attend a social, or as the invitation had it, a convention.

    Mr. Hessel, the happiest of all editors, opened the convention, after which Editor Jacob Boriggven was elected chairman. Editor Frithiof Malmquist was elected secretary. A mallet of the type used to open a keg of beer was placed in the hand of Doctor Boriggren to serve as a gavel, which he used with disturbing effect. Space does not permit us to describe the 2pleasant social.

    We beg to express our thanks to our newspaper friends, Messrs. Hessel and Anderson, for the invitation extended us, and for the excellent food we thank Mrs. Peter Johnson.

    Last Sunday afternoon, we had the pleasure of participating as guests in a social which was as unique as it was successful. The social was held at the Odd Fellows' ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, II B 2 d 2
  • Svenska Nyheter -- February 16, 1904
    [Svithiod Great Lodge Holds Convention]

    The Svithiod Great Lodge held its annual convention here in the city on Wednesday February 10. The representatives of the various lodges gathered at the office of the Great Lodge, 122 LaSalle Street, and from there they marched to the hall in Masonic Temple, which had been rented for the occasion. Here the convention was called to order, and the members welcomed to the city by the chairman, Olaf Pearson. He called attention to the importance of the topics at issue, and congratulated the representatives on having met under the present favorable circumstances.

    From the official report of the secretary, it appeared that the Order has made considerable progress during the past year. Five new lodges have been organized, and nine hundred forty-nine applications for membership received. Forty-four of the applicants were rejected by the examining doctors, and a total of eight hundred seventeen received membership certificates. Thirty-five members died during the year, and one hundred ninety-four were 2expelled for various reasons. Thus, at the end of December 1903, the Order had a total membership of 3,463 distributed between twenty-five lodges, with a guaranteed insurance amount of $3,294,500. During the year, insurance to the amount of $36,330 was paid to relatives of deceased members, and the cash in the treasury of the Great Lodge at the end of December 1903, amounted to $9,731.04.

    The cost of a $1,000 life insurance amounted to $12.95 during the past year, and the average cost during the past five years was $10.17, or somewhat less than 85 cents per month, per $1,000 insurance.

    The assistance extended by the lodges during the year to sick and need members amounted to the following very large sums:

    Sick aid $11,572.50
    Burial aid 3,357.95
    Donations 925.47
    Total $15,855.92
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    If to this amount is added the sum of $36,330, insurance amounts paid during the year as mentioned above, then we find that a total of $52,185.92 was distributed by the Great Lodge.

    The cash held by the various subordinate lodges total $29,123.48, so that the cash held by Great Lodge and the subordinate lodges together totals $38,854.52.

    This fine result of one year's work can only be considered a triumph for the Order and the principles underlying its work, and all the more since the increase is not the result of exertions by paid agents, but solely the result of persistent efforts of interested members.

    The auditing committee reported that the books of the Order had been examined and found correct.

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    Officers were elected for the ensuing year.

    After the conclusion of the convention, the delegates gathered for a fellowship dinner at Swedish Businessmen's Club.

    The Svithiod Great Lodge held its annual convention here in the city on Wednesday February 10. The representatives of the various lodges gathered at the office of the Great Lodge, ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, II D 1
  • Svenska Nyheter -- March 14, 1905
    [Swedish-American Republican Stats League Convention]

    The Swedish-American Republican State League of Illinois held its seventh annual convention and banquet at the Coliseum, Peoria, Ill., on March 9. About six hundred delegates were present. Among the speakers noted were: Governor Charles S. Deneen; Speaker Edw. Shurtleff of the House of Representatives; Attorney G. Bernhard Anderson, of Chicago, and others. The following were elected officers for the coming year: president, Julius Johanson, Lynn Center; vice-president, Albert Edwards, Rock Island; secretary, Alfred E. Holmes, Chicago; treasurer, Edward Swanson, Rockford.... A fund was started for the erection at some future date of a suitable monument for John Ericksson, and the executive committee was given the task of selecting a suitable place for the erection of the statue.

    The Swedish-American Republican State League of Illinois held its seventh annual convention and banquet at the Coliseum, Peoria, Ill., on March 9. About six hundred delegates were present. Among the ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, II C
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 10, 1906
    [Swedish National League Holds Annual Meeting]

    The annual business meeting of the Swedish National League was held on Monday April 1. Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: president: George S. Olson; vice-president: Henry Schreil; recording secretary: Albin Fridell; financial secretary: John G. Hultgren; treasurer: John Sandgren; sergeant at arms: Charles Johnson; guard: Justus Tengberg; trustees: Hjalmar Hedin, Charles Gustafson, and E. T. Carlson. As directors of the Old People's Home in Park Ridge, the following were elected: Henry Schreil, Gust Flodin, John Hultgren, Oscar B. Svanson, Mrs. Gust Johnson, and Miss Alma Anderson.

    Twenty new (additional) delegates were welcomed by the president, making this the largest number of delegates ever to gather at an annual meeting.

    The new delegates represented ten new lodges or societies joining the League, bringing the membership of the groups up to forty.

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    The committee handling the annual picnic reported that this year's picnic is to be held in Elliott's Park on Sunday, June 10, and that no effort will be spared to make it a success in every way. The secretary was instructed to draw up and send to the Svithiod Sangarklub (Svithiod Male Chorus) a resolution of appreciation for their co-operation for sponsoring the great concert during December of last year.

    The annual business meeting of the Swedish National League was held on Monday April 1. Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: president: George S. Olson; vice-president: Henry ...

    Swedish
    III B 4
  • Svenska Tribunen-Nyheter -- October 16, 1906
    Swedenborgian Convention

    The Swedenborgian Church, known as the Illinois State Association of the Church of the New Jerusalem, held its sixty-sixth annual meeting in the Kenwood Church, at 45th Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The opening meeting was held Friday, October 12, 1906. On Friday afternoon, Reverend S. S. Seward, president of the National Swedenborgian Church, delivered a very interesting lecture on the history and accomplishments of the organization.

    The Swedenborgian Church, known as the Illinois State Association of the Church of the New Jerusalem, held its sixty-sixth annual meeting in the Kenwood Church, at 45th Street and Woodlawn ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, III C
  • Svenska Kuriren -- May 11, 1907
    The Swedish Augustana Synod

    The Illinois Conference of The Swedish Augustana Synod met last Thursday at Gustav Adolph's Church and elected the following officers: F. A. Linder of Geneva, Wisc., president; August Johnson of La Porte, Indiana, Vice-president; Dr. L. G. Abrahamson of Chicago, treasurer; Victor Tengwald, secretary.

    Two hundred delegates attended the conference, representing 215 parishes in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, of the Lutheran faith.

    The Illinois Conference of The Swedish Augustana Synod met last Thursday at Gustav Adolph's Church and elected the following officers: F. A. Linder of Geneva, Wisc., president; August Johnson of ...

    Swedish
    III B 4, III C