The Papers of Herman Amberg Preus, 1757-1966
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence, 1843-1894; sermons, 1840-1899; receipts, 1846-1892; diaries, 1850, 1870-1894; accounts/statements, 1840-1899; congregational documents, 1825-1894; published items, 1856-1966; miscellaneous, 1834-1927; communion register, 1871-1877; court probate of estate, 1757, 1758, 1807, 1858; bible.
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Decorah, IA 52101
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Preus, H
Created by: Preus, Herman Amberg (1825-1894)
Volume: 9.1 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Preus, Herman Amberg (1825-1894) :

Involved in the founding of Luther College; an original Incorporator; president of the Board of Trustees, 1865-1871; president of the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, 1862-1894.

Herman Amberg Preus was born June 16, 1825 at Kristianssand, Norway. Graduated from Christiania Univ., 1848-49. Immigrated to U.S., 1862-94. Married to Caroline Dorthea Margreth Koyser, 1851. She died in 1880. He died July 2, 1894.

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Herman Amberg Preus Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions: 11/25/19: EC updated the preferred citation.