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Haakanson, Magnus Fredrik

(Frederick; Hokanson; September 7 [some say 11], 1811–January 2, 1893). B. Ronneby, Blekinge, Swed.; shoemaker; tried unsuccessfully to become a miss.; to Am. 1847; est. a ch. at New Swed. (W of Burlington), Iowa, 1848, and served as pastor; ordained by Ev. Luth. Syn. of N Illinois* 1853. His cong. disturbed by Gustaf Unonius (Episc.), Jonas Hedstrom (Meth.), Gustaf Palmquist, and F. O. Nilssen (Bap.). Espoused Bap. views for short time and was rebaptized 1854. Resigned at New Swed. 1856; pastor Bergholm (later Munterville), Iowa, 1856–59, 1867–90, Swede Point (later Madrid), Iowa (serving also Swede Bend [later Stratford]), 1859–67. See also Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2.

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