Fritz Charles Noel, editor and part owner of the Leland Tunes, is a native of Stockholm, where his father, Fredrik Adolf Noel, was a manufacturer. The younger Noel was born May 11, 1867, and educated at the Hernosand Seminary, at the elementary school at Ladugardslandet in Stockholm and at the City of London College.
In 1888 he emigrated, going to Montreal, Canada, where he remained for three years, and began his journalistic career with the Montreal Herald. Ten years were next spent in Chicago in the service of the Chicago Tribune. Five years ago he removed to Leland and became interested in the local newspaper, the Times, the editorship of which he has since assumed. Besides his interest in this paper, he is a member of the Leland Publishing Company, publishers of art calendars for the trade.
Mr. Noel has not held political office, but is active in local political affairs, and that his opinion carries weight may be inferred from the fact that he has been called in as advising member of the County Central Committee.
He is a Lutheran and a member of the Bethany Church, together with his family, consisting of his wife, Martha Audrine, nee Klove, whom he married Sept. 18, 1895, and two children, Gladys Josephine, born 1898, and Fredrik Andrew, born 1906.
Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, page 209-210.