Bio: Hakonsen, Harald Rev. (1881)

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Surnames: Hakonsen, Gunderson, Tandberg

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 323

REV. HARALD HAKONSEN, Scandinavian Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, was born in Norway, Nov. 13, 1848. Graduated in Military School, April 1, 1869; served five years as lieutenant in army. Educated at Royal University of Christiania, Norway. Graduated in 1873, and was ordained into the ministry by Bishop Jorgen Johan Tandberg, of Christiania. Came to America in Fall of 1874, and located at Sand Creek, Dunn Co. Was employed in service of Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, for five years. Came to Eau Claire June 24, 1880. Has charge of "Our Savior's Scandinavian Lutheran Church. Membership 150; church seats 500; also holds service at Black River Falls, Beef River, Little Norway, Augusta, Maryland, Chippewa Falls, Rudds Mills, Porterville and Prescott Mills. Retuned to Norway in 1876, and was married there, June 12, 1876, to Ansene Gunderson. They have three children Rachel, Johanna and Hakom.

 

 


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