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Ludvig Holmes

Clergyman

Ludvig Holmes, Swedish clergyman. award for literary merit), 1901—both conferred by King Oscar II, of Sweden and Norway. member of the board of Immigrant Mission of Augustana Synod. Only possessor in America of jubilee token in silvery 1897, and decoration Litteris et Artibus in gold, blue ribbon (highest award for literary merit), 1901—both conferred by King Oscar II, of Sweden and Norway.

Background

Holmes, Ludvig was born on September 7, 1858 in in Sweden. Son of Carl and Joanna (Nystrom) Holmes.

Education

Educated Sweden, 1864-1874. Bachelor of Arts, Upsala College, Kenilworth, New Jersey. Graduate Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois, 1886.

A.M., 1891; Doctor of Humane Letters, Bethany College, Kansas, 1897, Augustana, 1902. Doctor of Divinity, Wittenberg College, Ohio, 1900.

Career

Ordained Lutheran ministry, June 27, 1886. President Iowa Conference, Lutheran Church, 1899-1903. Secretary Lutheran General Council of the United States and Canada, since 1903.

Pastor Immanuel Church, Evanston, Illinois Honorary director Upsala College, New Jersey. Member of the board of Immigrant Mission of Augustana Synod. Only possessor in America of jubilee token in silvery 1897, and decoration Litteris et Artibus in gold, blue ribbon (highest award for literary merit), 1901—both conferred by King Oscar II, of Sweden and Norway.

Knighted by King of Sweden, November 15, 1907, with insignia The Cross of The Order of Vasa, 1st class. Author: Dikter af Ludvig (poems), 1896. To Oscar II on his 25 Years Jubilee as King of Sweden and Norway, 1897.

Outline for Final Examination of Catechumens, 1898. Nya Dikter af Ludvig (new poems by Ludvig), 1905. Address: Evanston, Ill.

Membership

Member of the board of Immigrant Mission of Augustana Synod. Only possessor in America of jubilee token in silvery 1897, and decoration Litteris et Artibus in gold, blue ribbon (highest award for literary merit), 1901—both conferred by King Oscar II, of Sweden and Norway.

Connections

Married Sophia Johnson, June 2, 1887.

father:
Carl Holmes

mother:
Joanna (Nystrom) Holmes

spouse:
Sophia Johnson