Danish Brotherhood

From Ohio History Central
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Danish Brotherhood in America twentieth national convention, September 18-22, 1939, in Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois : [Souvenir program]

The Danish Brotherhood is an important Danish-American social organization in the United States of America and Canada.

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, a sizable number of Danish immigrants came to the United States of America. Several thousand of them eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio and in surrounding communities. In the early twentieth century, these immigrants formed Danish Brotherhood groups. These groups provided Danish immigrants a social organization to continue to practice traditional Danish customs and beliefs. The Danish Brotherhood also provided insurance for Danish immigrants. At the time of this writing, the Danish Brotherhood continues to flourish, with chapters across the United States and Canada.

See Also


  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.