Guide to the Eulogy for Matthias Pedersen Øien, 1893  PDF

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Guide to the Eulogy for Matthias Pedersen Øien
1893 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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A biographical account of Matthias Pedersen Øien, 1867 - 1893.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Matthias Pedersen Øien was born on Gården Island (Øie) in Voldens Præstegjeld (Volden Parish), Norway, on 21 January 1867. He was confirmed at the age of 15 by Pastor Gleditch, and immigrated in 1886 at the age of 19 to America. He first settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then two years later he moved on to Seattle, where he became a active and leading member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. He died at the age of 26 on 26 June 1893. He was remembered as being "the brightest" of his confirmation class of 60 students and he continued reading theology after confirmation, including classic Lutheran cannon such as Luther, Melankton, and other Reformation thinkers. Øien was a hard-working member of the Hjælp og Bistand for China Missionen (Help and Assistance for China) missionary organization, for which he also served as president for a short time. He was also one of the 18 founding members of a Christian youth literary group known for short as Fremad (Forward), however his illnesses by this time were impeding his work. A "teetotaler," Øien was also very active in the "war against King Alcohol" and the temperance movements, although he otherwise had no strong political inclinations. He was also remembered as being skilled in craftwork, and was loved by friends, family, and neighbors.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

An original copy of a speech commemorating the memory of Matthias Pedersen Øien, 1867 - 1893.

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Eulogy for Matthias Pedersen Oien, SIEmss_86, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lutherans, Norwegian
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Temperance
  • Personal Names :
  • Øien, Hans Hansen
  • Øien, Matthias Pedersen
  • Tollesfsen, S. R.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Koch & Oakley's Bogtrykkeri
  • Norwegian Lutheran Church of America
  • Family Names :
  • Oien family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
  • Norway
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Volda (Norway)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biography
  • Eulogies
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Souvenir Programs
  • Occupations :
  • Sunday school teachers
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Mindetale over Matthias Pedersen Oien, af Hans Hansen Oien