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Hans Aaker & wife
Hans Aaker & wife
TitleHans Aaker & wife
DescriptionHans and Annette (Peterson) Aaker pose for a formal portrait on their wedding day.
Date of Original1900-09-05
CreatorFlaten, O. E.
Creator RolePhotographer
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)College administrators
Wedding clothing & dress
Personal NameAaker, Hans H., 1862-1929
Aaker, Annette M. (Peterson), 1874-1969
Organization NameConcordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) - People
Item NumberP4684
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original7 in. x 4.8 in.
Publisher of OriginalO. E. Flaten Studio
Place of PublicationMoorhead (Minn.)
NotesTitle on back of mount.
Biography/HistoryHans H. Aaker was born on April 16, 1862 in Ridgeway, Iowa. He attended Luther College and Valparaiso University prior to assuming responsibility for the commercial department at Willmar Seminary in Willmar, Minnesota. Aaker was one of the founders of the commercial department at Concordia, which he supervised until he assumed the presidency in 1893. Aaker served as Concordia's second president from 1893 to 1902.
In 1902, Aaker resigned from Concordia and opened a business college in Fargo. He remained in charge of the business college until 1918 when he moved to Grand Forks to operate a similar school.
In addition to these roles, Aaker also served as mayor of Moorhead. He died in November 1929 from complications with illness and surgery.
Annette (Peterson) Aaker was born on August 2, 1864 in Chicago, Illinois to John C. and Christine Peterson. After finishing high school in Minneapolis, she attended Gustavus College. She taught music at Concordia College from 1897 to 1
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 14
Credit LineCourtesy of the Concordia College Archives.
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about permissions, or for information on prices, contact the Concordia College Archives.
Digital IDcc000118
Original SourcePhotographic print
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