Swedish American

Swedish Americans (Swedish: Svenskamerikaner) are Americans of Swedish descent, especially the descendants of about 1.2 million immigrants from Sweden during 1885–1915. Most were Lutheran Christians who were affiliated with predecessor bodies of what are now the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) or Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod or North American Lutheran Church (NALC); some were Methodists.

Historically Swedish Americans are concentrated in the Midwest, roughly in the area west and northwest of Chicago. Many of them came to Minnesota.

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