Wilhelm P. Rognlie

is Concordia College's treasurer. He was born in Audubon, Berker County Minnesota. His father, Peder G. Rognlie, and his mother, Ingeborg Wigen, were both from Vaerran, northern Trondhjems District. He attended Augsburgs Seminar and graduated from the business department in 1893 and from the Normal School in 1898. He became employed as teacher at Concordia College right away, where he was one of the first students. In 1902 he was selected as the School’s treasurer and Head of the business department, a position he that he holds at this time.

He is very interested in music, and was the "Band’s" director for several years. He was a member of the American Choir, and in a 1914 visit to Norway he took part in the country singing league in Kristiania as well as the opening presentation of the Lincoln Monument in Frogner-Park on July 4. During his time in Norway he visited his parent's birth place and home.

For the last three years he has been director of "Norse" Men’s Choir and Trinity's Church Choir. He is the archivist for Red River Valley’s Scandinavian Singing league and treasurer for the United Church "Choral Union".

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


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