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Koshkonong Branch

congregation #480096
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Koshkonong Branch   
assertion #3723827 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
is a(n): branch   
assertion #3724822 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
started: between 1844 and 1847?   (source: Gospel Herald)
assertion #3721666 by mpra on 2017-04-11: confidence 50%.
description: One of the largest Norwegian communities in the country in the 1850s. Chunute Peterson and Gudman Hougas went on a mission from La Salle, Illinois to their Norwegian relatives in Wisconsin. “From Muskego we went to Koshkonong. Here we met our old friends Bjorne Anderson (Kvelve) and several others. Here we held several meetings, but the people were very indifferent. In the spring of 1845 we returned home to La Salle. On our return we had to cross the Fox River which was full of floating ice. There was neither bridge nor ferry on which we could cross nearer than twelve miles so we undressed, tied up our clothes into bundles tied the bundles on our heads, and waded and swam until we reached the other shore. This was a very hard task, but we got across alright and kindly.” With the help of brother Hayer of Muskego, they had a branch of 57 members.   (started: 1844, source: history of Norwegian Illinois mission. web site for Wisconsin Mormons)
toured the area
assertion #3732080 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 100%.
religion: Strang   (ended: between 1850 and 1856, source: Gospel Herald 3:51, 270-271, : 1847?)
assertion #3725328 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 80%.
religion: RLDS   
assertion #3715096 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 100%.
location: 42°50'36"N, 88°55'11"W   
assertion #3718300 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 70%.
located at: Wisconsin, United States   
assertion #3712096 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
membership/population: 22   (on: 20 Feb 1849, source: Gospel Herald, source: Chr. Voree 171-178)
assertion #4000010 by mpra on 2017-03-22: confidence 100%.
quote: The next winter I went to Koskonong to teach school, and commenced preaching the word, God blessed me with the holy spirit and some (that is four) during the winter and spring were obedient to the faith. I again went home to work on my farm until winter, when I went back to Koskonong and commenced preaching again, and God blessed my labors and I baptized seven more. I organized a branch called the Koskonong branch of the Church, and ordained one elder and teacher. . . brother John E. Page came out here and preached in Koskonong . . . Last summer I preached as Kosknong and at Porter some, and this winter I commenced preaching again, . . . and we have baptized six more into the Koskonong Branch. We now number in that branch about twenty two members.?   (on: 20 Feb 1849, source: Gospel Herald)
Letter from Hiram P. Brown, February 20, 1849, from Porter, Rock County, Wisconsin
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see also: Clark 1997   
entity #700006, assertion #4001395 by mpra on 2017-04-11: confidence 100%.
see also: Chr. Voree 171-178   
entity #700021, assertion #4001758 by mpra on 2017-04-19: confidence 100%.