(182192). B. Norw.; to Am. 1843; educ. Beloit* Sem., Wisconsin; ordained in Franckean* Syn. 1848; organized 1st Norw. Luth. Ch. in Chicago, Illinois, 1848; also began a S. S. there and was the 1st Scand. Luth. minister in Am. to place Eng. on an equality with Norw. in the conduct of services and S. S.; charter mem. of the Ev. Luth. Syn. of N Illinois* and its pres. 1857; prominent in organizing the Scand. Ev. Luth. Augustana Syn. in N. Am. 1860 (see Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8) and in organizing The Norwegian-Danish* Augustana Syn. in Am. 1870; pastor Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 187683.
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