1866–1938

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 17, 1866, Lom, Gud­brands­dal­en, Nor­way.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 14, 1938, Os­si­an, Io­wa.

Buried: Sta­van­ger Lu­ther­an Church Ce­me­te­ry, Os­si­an, Iowa.

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Biography

Kristen was the hus­band of Ca­ro­li­na Ma­ria An­der­son.

He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca at age 16, set­tling in Eau Claire, Wis­con­sin, where he worked a few years.

He spent the win­ter of 1886 at an acad­e­my, and en­tered Lu­ther Col­lege in the fall of 1888.

He went on to serve as a Lu­ther­an min­is­ter in Os­si­an, Io­wa.

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