Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 7 x 10 in.
Publisher: Ephraim Historical Foundation
Publish Place: Ephraim
Publish Date: 2013
In April of 1849, a year after Wisconsin achieved statehood, a twenty six year old divinity student set sail from Stavanger, Norway, en route to America. Andreas (Andrew) Iverson, and his young wife, Laura, emigrated to Milwaukee to begin a new life. In 1850, Andrew was ordained a Moravian minister and charged with spreading the gospel among the many Scandinavian immigrants who had recently arrived in Northeastern Wisconsin. Thus began an unusual evangelistic ministry that saw Iverson leave his spiritual mark on thousands of immigrant settlers in Milwaukee, the Fort Howard section of Green Bay, and later the Door County Peninsula. In this heavily forested wilderness, Iverson established a Moravian colony called Ephraim, which was later destined to become one of the most beautiful small resort communities of America. This book is the story of Iverson's travels and adventures as a frontier evangelist in a remote part of the Midwest in the middle 1800s. Iverson was charismatic, mystical, fearless, and driven. This is his colorful story, much of it in his own words.