Ole Oppegard

(1846-1934). Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist missionary in Argentina. He was born in Christiania, Norway, and educated in a military school. Without entering the armed services, he emigrated to the United States at the age of 25. There he became an SDA and after some training at Battle Creek College, went to Argentina in 1895 as a self-supporting worker and began to canvass among the Scandinavian settlers there. During the next 30 years he worked as a pastor and evangelist throughout the country, but mainly in and around Buenos Aires. In 1899 he married Lydia Greene, who for many years had assisted him in his work and at the same time served as editor at the Buenos Aires Publishing House. He retired from the active work only eight or nine years before his death at the age of 88 at his home n...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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