The Papers of Torkild A. Rossing, 1910-1915 | Luther College Archives

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Title: The Papers of Torkild A. Rossing, 1910-1915Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Rossing, T

Primary Creator: Rossing, Torkild A. (1840-1923)

Extent: 0.01 Linear Feet. More info below.

Subjects: American Civil War, 1861-1865, Norwegians in the Civil War

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of three pieces of correspondence regarding political matters and school board; manuscript of "A Military Hero from Sweden in the Norwegian Regiment," October 14, 1913; three speeches; statement against a bank, 1915.

Biographical Note

Rossing was born on Apr. 7, 1840 in Norway.  He immigrated to America in 1857.  Settled in Lafayett Co., Wis. Attended Warren, Ill., Academy 1859-61. Enlisted in 15th Wis. regiment and served 3 years. He fought in the American Civil War and then was a farmer and businessman in Wisconsin and Iowa. Engaged in Mercantile business in Wisconsin, 1866-69. Came to Bode, Iowa, 1869. Retired to Decorah, IA., 1913. He was a benefactor of Luther College. Married to Maria Anderson. She died in 1916. Mr. Rossing died June 25, 1923.


Rossing ble født i Norge. Han utvandra til Amerika i 1857. Han kjempet i den amerikanske borgerkrigen og jobbet senere som bonde og forretningsmann i Wisconsin og Iowa. Han ga penger til Luther College.

Subject/Index Terms

American Civil War, 1861-1865
Norwegians in the Civil War

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Torkild A. Rossing Papers, RG 15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

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