Peter Reite

was a student at Concordia with Tonning and was also a teacher in Norwegian and Reite stood by his activities with kindness and understanding. For the mentioned debt, for those who took the burden together with Reite in working for the erection of the Hauge memorial stones and Ivar Aasens Monuments, I believe those who knew Peter Reite well and had the opportunity to consequently see his work develop, that the Professors Tonning and Aardal were his most loyal co-workers. Of this I am certain: Without Peter Reite’s unwavering energy, the Ivar Aasen sculpture would not have been at Concordia College. Others helped him, gave him ideas and breathed the fire into him, but Peter Reite prepared the most solely by himself and possibly wore himself out thereby. But he has left himself a beautiful memory as a student at Concordia College.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 9

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