In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Monday, July 27

Swedes in Chicago

In 1910 Stockholm Sweden was the only city with more Swedish-born inhabitants than Chicago, Illinois.  I just stumbled across this this morning and I am surprised I have never come across this before.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago
presented by
Chicago History Museum, The Newberry Library, and Northwestern University

The entire site is a treasure-trove of information on Chicago worth spending a good chunk of your morning on. I did.  I have bookmarked it as one of my favorite links. Reminds me..I haven't been to the Chicago History Museum in a number of years. I have got to get down there.
click below to see the section on the Swedes in Chicago.

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