Portrait of Norwegian-American author and newspaperman Johannes B. Wist. From "Norsk-Amerikanernes Festskrift 1914," published in Decorah, Iowa, 1914. Wist was editor of the newspaper "Decorah-Posten" from 1901-1923. Of Norwegian-American authors, Johannes B. Wist has probably best reproduced natural Norwegian-American speech.
Wist, Johannes B.
(Born: 1864 - Dead: 1923 - Occupation: Journalist, Author, Teacher - Further information: Born Inderøy, Trøndelag; teacher and journalist; imm. 1884; ed. Fakkelen (Glenwood, Minn.) 1885; Arbeidets Ridder (Minneap.) 1886-87; Skandinavisk Tribune (Madison, Wis.) 1887- 88; Nordvesten (St. Paul, Minn.) 1889-97; Norge (Granite Falls, Minn.); 1899-1900; Decorah-Posten (Decorah, Iowa) 1901-23; Symra (Decorah, Iowa); 1905-14. Norsk-Amerikanernes Festskrift 1914.)