A gathering of ministerial families at the parsonage of Jacob Aal Ottesen in Sec. 20 of the town of Christiania, now on County Trunk B east of Interstate 90. Jacob Ottosen is seated on the far left with Mrs. Ottosen to his left. Herman Preus right of the table. Mrs. Preus is opposite him by the Ottosens. Large frame house behind has two porches with lattuce side work on each; the smaller one has vines growing. Madison environ, Wisconsin, ca. 1874.

Photographed persons:

Ottesen, Jacob Aal
Preus, Herman Amberg
(Born: 1825 - Dead: 1894 - Occupation: Pastor - Further information: B. Kristiansand; Univ. of Oslo 1843-48 (BA, MA, CT); imm. 1851; Luth. Pastor, Spring Prairie, Wis. 1851-94; president, Norw. Synod 1862-94; ed. "Kirkelig Maanedstidende," Madison, Wis. 1855-66. School Calendar.)


Dahl, Andreas Larsen
(Born: 1844 - Dead: 1923 - Occupation: Pastor, Photographer - Further information: Andreas (Andrew) Larsen Dahl, born 1844 in Skrautvål, Valdres, emigrated to Wisconsin in 1868. During the 1870s he was a traveling photographer, primarily in Dane county, Wisconsin and neighboring counties. His photographs are of exceptional quality regarding both choice of motifs and technique. Dahl stopped taking pictures in 1883 when he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor. He was a dedicated minister during the next 40 years of his life. Dahl died in 1923, and his surviving photographs are now in the collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.)

Related places:

Wisconsin, USA




State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Andrew Dahl Collection

Negative number:

WH(i) (31) 330