Pastor T. T. Sweger

Cooperstown, North Dakota

was born in America of Norwegian parents in Vernon County Wisconsin on January 27, 1882. His father, August Sweger, and his mother, Marianne Stavens, emigrated from Flekkefjord to America in 1869 to Vernon County and lived there until their deaths.

He was educated at the United Church Seminar and was ordained as Priest in 1905. His first calling was Fountain, Minnesota. He was in Moscow, Idaho for five years and came to Cooperstown in 1912.

His wife, Inger Naesser, was born in America of Norwegian parents in Fillmore County in 1888. Her parents are from Sogn. They have four children.

Pastor Sweger has a new, comfortable parsonage with twelve rooms beside the the large, fine church, with a stately first class pipe organ, given by H. P. Hammer. No wonder that the Pastor thrives soundly in Cooperstown and is well regarded by the people there.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 180

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