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Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: November 1, 1982
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Camp 50, Girard, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to America to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 228, Ringo, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 228, Ringo, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: January 20, 1915
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Biser (translates to Pearl or Gem), Ringo, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: August 01, 1908
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Bratstvo Naprej (translates to Fraternity Upward), Yale, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: August 1, 1907
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Bratstvo Naprej (translates to Fraternity Upward), Yale, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene Progressive Benefit Society, lodge no. 14, Yale, Kansas

Slovene Progressive Benefit Society, lodge no. 14, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene Progressive Benefit Society
Date: November 24, 1924
A Slovene Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Suobodomiselna Podporna Zueza) charter issued to Lodge no. 14 in Yale, Kansas. The Society merged with the Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) in 1941. The Society offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene Progressive Benefit Society provided immigrants with social and cultural activities.


Slovenic National Benefit Association, Waukengan, Illinois

Slovenic National Benefit Association, Waukengan, Illinois
Date: September 14, 1925
A photograph showing people who attended the 8th Convention of the Slovenic National Benefit Association [Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota], Waukegan, Illinois. The Society founded in 1904, is the largest Slovenian based fraternal benefit society operating in the United States. Nine lodges were chartered in the coal mining region of southeast Kansas.


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