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Collection Lake View Lutheran Church (Chicago, Ill.) records
Collection Number I/O:15
Dates of Creation 1848
Extent of Description .25 linear feet, 1 box
Language English
Creator Lake View Lutheran Church
Search Terms Lake View Lutheran Church (Chicago, Ill.)
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Chicago (Ill.)
Swedish Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (Chicago, Ill.)
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America
Location of Originals Original stencil and envelope is located in the Bergendoff papers in Special Collections at the Augustana College Library.
Administrative or Biographical History The Lake View Church was established to serve Scandinavian immigrant population of Chicago in 1848, under leadership of then student pastor Paul Andersen, a Norwegian immigrant in 1843. A distinct Swedish congregation was organized by 80 members of this church in January, 1853, under the name of the Swedish Immanuel Evangelical Church. In 1854, this congregation took over the old building when the Norwegian congregation built a new church.
Scope & Content The collection includes a photocopy of the church history, 1848-1948.