Dr. Sven Adolph Lundgren, a successful practitioner in Paxton, was born in Westergotland near the town of Skara, Sweden, June 23, 1858. No event of special importance occurred to vary the routine of life for him in his boyhood and youth, which were largely devoted to the acquirement of a public-school education. At fifteen years of age he went to Stockholm, Sweden, where he began providing for his own support as an employe in a drug store, learning the business and becoming eventually a pharmacist, taking his first examination in 1877. Three years were passed in that way, after which he went to the town of Soleftio in the northern part of Sweden, where he was identified with the drug business for three years and there finished his laboratory work. Ambitious to make rapid progress in the business world and feeling that broader opportunities were offered in the United States, he crossed the Atlantic to America, settling in Chicago, where he immediately took up the study of medicine.
His brother, Dr. Leonard Lundgren, had come to this country eight years before and was a graduate of the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. It was through his influence that Dr. Lundgren of this review determined to adopt the medical profession as a life work and therefore entered the same institution in which his brother had pursued his professional education. He was graduated therefrom as a member of the class of 1883 and began practice in Chicago, opening an office at No. 210 Oak street on the north side, where he remained for two or three years. He then removed his office down town in the old Central Music Hall and conducted a successful practice for five years. In 1891 he established his office and residence in Englewood, where he continued in practice for thirteen years or until April, 1904, when he removed to Paxton, having in the succeeding four years built up a lucrative practice here, so that he is now numbered among the leading physicians of the city.
Dr. Lundgren was married in 1885 to Miss Aleda J. Lamblee, of Chicago. They have three children: Anna, deceased; Henry Adolph, who is a graduate of the Paxton high school and is now employed in the Nordgren hardware store, of this city; and Charles Theodore.
Dr. Lundgren gives his political allegiance to the republican party. He belongs to the Congregational church, of which he is now serving as trustee and treasurer, and in the work of the church is deeply and actively interested. He belongs to the Paxton Club, of which he is a trustee, and he is also a valued representative of Paxton Lodge, No. 418, I. O. O. F., and Paxton Lodge of the Court of Honor. In professional lines he is connected with the Bi-County Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and is interested in all that promotes a knowledge of the human body — the onslaughts made upon it by disease and the possibilities for recovery through the use of remedial agencies. He is conscientious and faithful in the discharge of his professional duties and in his practice conforms closely to a high standard of professional ethics.

Extracted 17 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, author E. A. Gardner, Volume 2, pages 735-736

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