1863–1938
Ditlef Georgsen Ristad

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 22, 1863, Ov­er­hal­la, Nord-Trøn­de­lag fylke, Nor­way.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1938, Ma­ni­to­woc, Wis­con­sin.

Buried: Ev­er­green Ce­me­te­ry, Ma­ni­to­woc, Wis­con­sin.

Biography

Ditlaf was the son of George and Jo­han­na Ber­gitte Ris­tad, and hus­band of Sar­ah M. John­son.

He taught at the Nam­sos Mid­dle School in Nor­way. Af­ter serv­ing three years in the ar­my, he em­i­grated to Am­er­i­ca in 1887.

He at­tend­ed Lu­ther Se­mi­na­ry, St. Paul, Min­ne­so­ta, and Chi­ca­go Un­i­ver­si­ty.

He then served pas­tor­ates in Edg­er­ton, East Kosh­kon­ong, Rock­dale, and Ma­ni­to­woc, Wis­cons­in.

From 1901–19, he served in turn as pre­si­dent of Al­bi­on Acad­emy, Park Reg­ion Lu­ther Col­lege, and the Lu­ther­an La­dies Se­mi­na­ry, Red Wing, Min­ne­so­ta.

Works

In 1897 he ed­it­ed the Lu­ther­an Sun­day-School Hym­nal and served on the com­mit­tee for the Lu­ther­an Hym­na­ry and the Lu­ther­an Hym­na­ry Jun­ior.

He is­sued a book of Nor­we­gian po­et­ry in 1922.

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