History of the Scandinavians and Successful Scandinavians in the United States Volume 2

History of the Scandinavians and Successful Scandinavians in the United States Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...been secretary and treasurer for several years. He is also a member of the Masonic order. In 1884 he was married to Mary Rasmussen. They have two children. Maxell, 0. J., clergyman--Munterville--born 15 Jan., 1852, in Slaka, Ostergotl and, Sweden. In 1871 he emigrated to this country, and two years later entered Augustana College, graduating from the theological department in 1881. Since entering the ministry, he has had charge of the following congregations: Centralia, Sheridan, and Ogema, Wis., from 1881-83; New Sweden, Iowa, from 1883-88; Longmont, Colo., from 1888-90; Pomeroy and Manson, Iowa, from 1890-93; then he moved to his present field of labor. He was married in 1883 to Amanda Nelson. They have three children. Mellem, Gulbrand 0., pioneer--Northwood--born 13 Nov., 1829, in Hallingdal, Norway; died 29 Aug., 1891. He came to America in 1849, and stopped one year in Rock county, Wis., where his parents had settled the year previous. After having worked on the lower Mississippi for several years, he settled, in the spring of 1853, where Northwood was afterwards built. He and his wife stayed there one year before any other white man settled in Worth county, and their oldest son was the first white child born in that county. Mellem was a prominent farmer in his neighborhood for nearly forty years. He was married to Caroline Ellingsen in 1852. They had twelve children. Michelsen, M., merchant--Lyons--born 18 Dec., 1841, in Haderslev, Slesvig. He received a common school education in Denmark; clerked in a grocery store; served as volunteer in the Danisharmy for a short time during the Slesvig-Holstein war; and came directly from Denmark to Lyons in 1864, being the first Dane in that city, and at that time there were only a few Danes in..show more

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  • 9781236929914