Honoring Andover’s Founders for a Day!
Andover celebrates the 167th anniversary of Augustana Lutheran Church and the 157th anniversary of Augustana Lutheran Church in America. Pastor Lars Paul Esbjörn was the founder of the Lutheran Church in Andover in 1850, the Augustana Synod and Augustana College and Theological Seminary in 1860.
Everything Swedish in Andover!
Welcome to the Village of Andover. Join in the celebration of American pioneer faith at Jenny Lind Chapel. This historic church was constructed in the early 1850’s and named for the celebrated Swedish singer, Jenny Lind. She gave a generous donation to Pastor Lars Paul Esbjörn, leader of the early Swedish immigrants in Western Illinois.