Born: August 28, 1855, Geneva, Illinois.
Died: February 8, 1935, Rock Island, Illinois.
Son of Swedish immigrants, Foss attended the Red Wing College institute at Red Wing, Minnesota, then entered Augustana College at Rock Island, Illinois, in 1879. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in June 1883. In 1884, he became professor of history and political science at Augustana College. In 1888 he became vice-president of the college, and served until 1900. On the death of Dr. T. N. Hasselquist he was acting president until the election of Dr. Olof Olsson as president in 1891. Upon Olsson’s death, Foss again served as acting president until Dr. Gustav Andreen became president.
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Posse, Catharina Elizabeth Ehrenborg. (Råbäck, Sweden, July 22, 1818--July 22, 1880). Lutheran. Inherited her mother's interest in literature and began writing poetry at an early age. Became active in Sunday School work. Studied at a seminary in England for six months. Upon return to Sweden became director of a teacher training school associated with the deaconess organization. With this closed, she began her own school. Married A.J. Posse in 1856 and assisted him in the publication of a newspaper, Wäktaren (The Watchman). Had a deep interest in the Christian education of children and wrote and translated many hymns and songs for schools. Translated several English songs which appeared under the title Andeliga sånger för barn (Spiritua… Go to person page >
Display Title: When Christmas Morn Is DawningFirst Line: When Christmas morn is dawningTune Title: WIR HATTEN GEBAUETAuthor: Elisabeth Ehrenborg-Posse, 1818-1880; Claude William Foss, 1855-1935Meter: 76 76 76Date: 1994Subject: Christmas | ; Jesus Christ | Birth
Display Title: When Christmas Morn Is DawningFirst Line: When Christmas morn is dawningTune Title: JULDAGSMORGONAuthor: Abel Burckhardt, 1802-1882; Claude W. Foss, 1855-1935; Betty Ehrenborg, 1851Meter: 75.75.75Source: Translated from Swedish to English in the Hymnal (Rock Island, Illinois: Lutheran Augustana Book Concern, 1899)