Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
author, editor, b. Fredrikstad, Norway. He was educated in the common schools. He migrated to the U.S. in 1885 and settled in Chicago where he was employed as a printer's apprentice in Norwegian-American shops. In 1892 he moved to Eau Claire, obtaining employment as a printer for the Norwegian weekly Reform. He became its editor in 1903. Active in the temperance movement, he lectured widely on this subject and on Norwegian traditions and customs. He was the author of four novels, eight collections of short stories and essays, two short novels, and a history of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, all written in Norwegian. Ager was a leading spokesman for, and influential supporter of, the Wisconsin Prohibition party. Eau Claire Leader, Aug. 2, 1941; Who's Who in Amer., 21 (1940).
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Waldemar Ager Papers for details.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
36 records found
Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Arena, Iowa Co.
Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Barry, Alfred Constantine 1815 - 1888
Bond Law (temperance)
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Emma, 1827-1889
Brown, Thurlow Weed 1819 - 1866
Buslett, Ole Amundsen 1855 - 1924
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chynoweth, Edna Phillips, 1852-1950
Delavan [origin of place name]
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Dwinnell, Soloman Ashley 1812 - 1879
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby 1829 - 1923
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1850 - 1919
Woman's Christian Temperance Union