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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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herself with her friend on behalf of the
unfortunate Swedes, and that in time a complete change
was wrought in their circumstances. They
removed from that solitary farm in the forest to
Chicago. Schneidau obtained adequate surgical
aid; recovered, and is at this moment the most
skillful daguerreotypist, probably, in the whole
state, and, as such, has made considerable gains.
He is just now returned from New York, where
he has taken a large and excellent daguerreotype
of Jenny Lind. He is universally liked here. His
lively, pretty wife now relates, laughing and crying
at the same time, the occurrences of their life
in the wilderness in a kind of medley of Swedish
and English, which is charming. Unonius and his wife
removed hither also, but in better circumstances
than the former.

Unonius is just now at New York; he is gone to
see Mademoiselle Lind and obtain from her
money for the completion of the Lutheran church
at Chicago. I spent an evening with his wife.
That gay, high-spirited girl, of whom I heard
when she was married at Uppsala to accompany
her husband to the New World, had gone through
severe trials of sickness, want, and sorrow. She
had laid four children to rest in foreign soil. She
had one boy remaining. She was still pretty, still
young, but her cheerfulness was gone; and her

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