Torgeir Halvorson Haugan papers, 1864-1915


Torgeir Halvorson Haugan papers, 1864-1915






Papers of a Lutheran clergyman who was born in Brunkeberg, Norway. After his graduation from Kviteseid Normal School he emigrated to Wisconsin in 1883. From 1885 to 1887 he taught at Homme Orphan Home and Bethany Indian Mission. He received the degree C.T. from the seminary at Northfield, Minnesota in 1890, the year of his ordination. He served congregations at Beldenville (1890 - 97, 1900-07) and Menomonie (1897 - 1900) Wisconsin, and at Cottonwood (1907 - 12) and Northfield (1913 -15) Minnesota, and served on several committees for the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

The papers include sermons, sermon outlines and notes. They are identified as to Sunday of the church year and other occasions (often funerals) but very few are dated as to year. Also included is a folder of biographical material with reproductions of pictures and an extensive genealogical table. A son, Randolph Haugan, became manager of Augsburg Publishing House in Minneapolis, and was editor of the Christmas annual published by Augsburg.


0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box)


Haugan, Torgeir H., “Torgeir Halvorson Haugan papers, 1864-1915,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed May 20, 2022,