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Andover in Henry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jenny Lind Chapel

 
 
Jenny Lind Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Jenny Lind Chapel Marker
Inscription.  
The first house of worship of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Andover Illinois. An evidence of pioneering faith and devotion this church, begun in 1851 under the leadership of Pastor Lars Paul Esbjorn, was dedicated on Advent Sunday, December 3, 1854 and named after the noted Swedish singer whose generous interest helped to make this structure possible.

Chapel and adjoining old cemetery dedicated as synodical shrine at special centennial services, Sunday June 13, 1948, held as a part of the eighty-ninth annual convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1854.
 
Location. 41° 17.498′ N, 90° 17.926′ W. Marker is in Andover, Illinois, in Henry County. Marker can be reached from 6th Street west of Oak Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Oak St, Andover IL 61233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Jenny Lind Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Andover Lutheran Church Veterans
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Swedish Methodist Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Swedish Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); First Swedish Methodist Parsonage in the World (approx. ¼ mile away); Tourist Information (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Woman's League House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Andover's First Two-Story School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andover.
 
Jenny Lind Chapel (aka Swedish Lutheran Church) image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Jenny Lind Chapel (aka Swedish Lutheran Church)
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Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind (1820-1887) image. Click for full size.
John Cark Frederick Polycarous Von Schneidau via Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Div. (Public Domain), 1850
3. Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind (1820-1887)
The chapel was named for the Swedish soprano, who contributed $1,500 toward its construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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