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As the Swedish-American had sturdily weathered the storms which had laid low so many of the other Minneapolis banks, this consolidation, or rather absorption, aroused both the indignation and the national spirit of the Swedes of Minneapolis, and the proposition to organize a new Scandinavian-American National Bank was received so enthusiastically that within a few months two hundred and fifty thousand dollars was subscribed for that purpose.
In the early steps leading to its establish- ment Knut Ekman was so prominent that he was elected cashier of the new organization, its president being Mr.
He was married at Los Angeles, California, February 19, 1910, to Miss Frances Stowe, of ]^^;inneapolis. His parents, Stephanus and Jennie (Johannesson) Klarquist, had four sons and three daughters, of whom the following named are living: Inga Maria ; Christina, wife of Peter Johnson, a farmer in Kandiyohi county ; Swan M., of this sketch ; John, of Minneapolis, foreman for his brother Swan, married Sara Olson, of this city.
^^2 SWEDISH-AAIERICANS OF MINNESOTA After leaving the public schools of his native town, Swan M.
The result of such a favorable combination of circumstances has been a steady increase in the deposits and financial influence of the Scandinavian-American National Bank from the opening of its doors to the present.
Its energetic and cour- teous cashier has been always recognized as a large factor in this progress, as he is both an able financier and a very popular man.
As stated, he is now giving his chief attention to its promotion and development. A native of Vexio, Smaland, Sweden, he is a son of Nils and Brita Katarina Ekman and was born October 23, 1870.
Paul, the sister and other brothers having already located there. Paul office until July, 1890, when he was placed in full charge of their Minneapolis branch.
Within two years he entered business of his owm together with one of his brothers, Henry Ekman. Ekman withdrew from the firm in 1884 and moved to Lindstrom, Chisago county, where he established a general merchandise store. August Ekman.— Few of the Swedish-Americans of the Twin Cities have enjoved a more varied and creditable experience in business and finances than August Ekman, of Minneapolis, founder and managing sec- retary and treasurer of the Pacific Coast and Norway Packmg Company.
and the dry goods store conducted by them became one of the prominent Swedish business houses in St. By ceaseless labor and economy success again crowned his efforts to obtain financial independence until the day before Christmas eve, 1888, he saw the fruits of his nine years of work and self-denial go up in smoke and flame. Ekman received an appoint- ment in connection with the ^Minnesota legislature, and in 1891 became chief clerk to the secretary of state. Two years later he became identified in a responsible position with the Minnesota Stats Tidning, St. He is also engaged in other business enterprises, and he is a citizen whose successes in private enterprises have always been accompanied by contribu- tions of his means and abilities to the advancement of public chanties.
In musical circles he is widely known, having a fine tenor-baritone voice and enjoyed active membership in various singing societies since 1891. He is a fine representative of the intelligent and thrifty Swedes who have contributed so largely towards the advancement of the industrial and financial prosperity of the city, and is in every respect deserving of the esteem in which he is held as a capable business man and a valued citizen.
He isa leader in perhaps the most prominent of these organizations, the Arpi Singing Club. Ekman is also a fourteenth degree Mason, identified with Khurum Lodge, and belongs to the Odin Club. — Prominent among the larger contractors for general mason work in Minneapolis is Swan M. A native of Sweden, he was born, April 23, 1854, in Langaryd, Smaland, on the home farm.
About this time an opportunity offered for him to learn the jewelry business with Thomas Gaskell of St. At the end of two vears there he sold out to one of his employes and returned to his former employer, Mr. The size of the family and the limited income of the parents made a thorough education for any of the children an impossibility.