RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
Mrs. died January 28, 1885 at the age of 68 years. Andreas taught school in the State School of Norway; he also acted as an agent in selling Bibles and Christian literature.
As a token for long and faithful service as a colporteur, he was presented with a large Bible by the British and Foreign Bible Society. The Bible was published in Kjobenhavn, Denmark, in 1877, and it was signed by the British Society in handwriting. This Bible is now in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Alfred Stadem. [It is possibly in the possession of Stadem Descendants, and search is being made, but so far, as of December 2012, failing to turn it up! Since at present there is no central collection for preservation at the new HERITAGE CENTER BARN on PVF, it may elude detection for some time, though it could very well still exist.--Ed.]