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Dietrichson, Johannes Wilhelm Christian

(April 4 [or August 23], 1815–November 14, 1883). Luth. cleric; b. Fredrikstad, Norw.; educ. Christiania (Oslo); ordained February 26, 1844; to Am. later in 1844; organized congs. in Wisconsin; to Norw. 1845 and persuaded some pastors to come with him to Am.; returned to Norw. 1850, held 2 pastorates, and served as postmaster at Porsgrund 1876–82. Works include Reise blandt de norske emigranter i “De Forenede nordamerikanske fristater” (Travels among the Norwegian Emigrants in “The United North American Free States”).

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