Jacob Rasmussen

JACOB RASMUSSEN was born Oct. 1, 1851 on Bjerne Mark, on Forsenge Svendborg in Denmark, baptized the next year in Brininge Church and confirmed in the same church on Mikkelsdag (St Michael’s Day) 1865. He came to America August 24, 1879 and joined the Rutland Church. Later he was active in organizing the Oregon congregation Feb. 7, 1896.

Hans Peter Olsen

HANS PETER OLSEN was the other of two “tilletsmann” or Trustees on the first Church Council. He was born March 11, 1851 in Rolokke from Lolland, Denmark.