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Rev. Gustav Oftedal family
Rev. Gustav Oftedal family
TitleRev. Gustav Oftedal family
Date of Original1909
DescriptionFormal studio portrait of the Rev. Gustav Oftedal family. Back row left to right: Axel, Hans, Olga, Arne, Gustav, Sverre. Middle row left to right: Trygve, Gunhild, Octavia, Rev. Gustav. Seated in front: Laura.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Group portraits
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian Americans
Personal NameOftedal family
Oftedal, Gustav Marcelius, 1846-1918
Oftedal, Hannah Octavia Berg
Oftedal, Hans
Oftedal, Arne, 1879-1931
Oftedal, Gunhild, 1875-1973
Oftedal, Gustav, 1881-1944
Oftedal, Sverre, 1883-1948
Oftedal, Axel, 1884-1947
Oftedal, Trygve, 1887-1957
Oftedal, Laura, 1889-1988
Oftedal, Olga, 1891-1985
LocationMinneapolis (Minn.)
Hennepin County (Minn.)
United States
Item NumberFolio 14.1.2
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 33 cm.
Publisher of OriginalEggan (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Place of PublicationMinneapolis (Minn.)
Transcription"Rev. Gust. Oftedal family. Front: Laura. Next behind her: Olga" - handwritten in ink on back of cardboard mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryRev. Gustav Marcelius Oftedal was born in Stavanger, Norway on Feb. 22, 1846. He attended the Stavanger Latin School and Christiania University, before coming to the United States in 1877 with his wife Octavia and children Hans and Gunhild. He attended Augsburg Seminary, and was a pastor in Minneapolis, Minn. from 1877-1881; Alexandria, Minn. from 1881-1884; Christine, N.D. from 1884-1889; Buxton, N.D. from 1889-1902; and Minneapolis, Minn. from 1902-1914. He died in Minneapolis on Dec. 5, 1918. Besides the two children born in Norway, he and Octavia had the following children born in the United States; Arne, Gustav, Sverre, Axel, Trygve, Laura and Olga.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionGustav Oftedal Photograph Collection Folio 14
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 14.1.2)
Digital IDrs006529
Original SourcePhotograph
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