SCHOLBERG, Henry Caesar

SCHOLBERG, Henry Caesar. Rushford, Minnesota 11.10.1879 — Daytona Beach, Florida 2.10.1969. U.S. Methodist Missionary and Hindi Scholar. Born in a modest family of Norwegian immigrants, son of Ole Peter S. and Maren Christine Johnson. Etudies at Methodist Hamline University in St.Paul. Arrived with his wife in India in 1906, first stationed in Bombay, then in Narsinghpur (Central Provinces), and after a furlough in 1916-18 (he now passed M.A.) in Nagpur. The family returned to the U.S.A. in 1924 and Scholberg was pastor at several parishes in Minnesota until 1929. Back in India he worked in Mathura until 1936 and then in Jabalpur. Retired in 1945. First living in Minnesota, then in Florida. Beside Hindi he also knew Marathi and Sanskrit. Married 1906 Ella Conrad, three daughters and one son.

Publications: Concise Grammar of the Hindi Language. 1940, 2nd ed. 20+249 p. Bombay 1950, 3rd ed. 1955.

Sources: H. Scholberg (his son), That’s India: The Memoirs of an Old India Hand. N.D. 2002; stray notes in Internet.

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