Christian Severis Munson

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About Christian Severis Munson

According to the research done by a cousin in Minneapolis where he lived:

Christian Munsen got his divinity degree at Trinity College in Brooklyn and was pastor of the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis (which still holds its services in Norwegian).

There's record of him speaking at a funeral in Minneapolis in 1928. In 1940, he was living in South Dakota, but still maintained a primary residence in Minneapolis... His death record is record 020517 with Hennepin county according to

from his page at

"Here are some details of his life from a grandaughter's memories from her mother: He was a carpenter and worked in a sawmill but received a call from the Lord and decided to enter the ministry and became a Lutheran Pastor in a mission church in New York City....Sadness entered the home in 1903, his wife had a nervous breakdown and had to enter a sanitorium at Kings Park, New York. She was a patient there for twenty years before her death in 1922. A housekeeper was employed to take care of the Munson children and the home. Her name was Nina Thompson, a native of Norway.

In 1910 Christian was called to a mission church at Faith, SD. Having heard of the easy way of homesteading land there, he packed his belongings and he and the family started for the West. Life on the prairie was entirely different than a city life. Their home was a two room tar paper shack, miles away from any neighbors. The closest place to get their mail was seven miles away at Faith, and many times Martha and her sister walked both ways to get their mail. Their food was limited and many meals consisted of milk mush and dried bacon.

Several years after Martha's mother died in New York, her father married their housekeeper Nina. Pastor Munson and Nina served parishes in Norway,Iowa, Arlington,SD, Sisseton, SD, and Minneapolis, MN. They retired in Minneapolis where Christian died in 1943."

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Christian Severis Munson's Timeline

January 15, 1870
Kristiansand, Vest Agder, Norway
October 15, 1894
Age 24
New York, Kings, New York, United States
September 16, 1896
Age 26
Kings County, New York, United States
Age 27
Kings County, New York, United States
March 24, 1901
Age 31
October 16, 1904
Age 34
June 27, 1944
Age 74
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States