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Fossum, Ludvig Olsen

(June 5, 1879–October 10, 1920). B. Wallingford, Iowa; educ. St. Ansgar (Iowa) Sem. and the United Ch. Sem. (St. Paul, Minnesota) of the United Norw. Luth. Ch.; ordained 1902; pastor Slayton, Minnesota, 1902–05; miss. to Nestorian Chaldeans, Urmia, Persia, 1906–09; pastor Chicago, Illinois, 1909–10; emissary Luth. Orient(al) Miss. Soc. 1910–11; miss. Missions to Mohammedan Kurds, Sonjbulak, Kurdistan, 1911–16; mem. Am. Red Cross in Armenia 1916–19; Dist. Commander of the Near East Relief at Erivan (Erevan; Yerevan), Armenia, 1919–20. Reduced Kurdish language to writing; works include a Kurdish grammar, Kurdish Luth. hymnal, tr. of Luther's SC into Kurdish.

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