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Dahlberg, Edwin Theodore (27 December 1892–06 September 1986), pastor, was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of Elof Dahlberg and Christine Ring, farmers. The youngest of four children, Dahlberg was raised on a Swedish Baptist farm until age ten, when the family moved to Minneapolis. He was baptized in the Olivet Baptist Church (now University Baptist Church) and graduated in 1914 from the University of Minnesota, where Rutledge Thornton Wiltbank, pastor of the Olivet Baptist Church and psychology professor at the university, inspired him to enter the ministry....

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Murray, Orson S. (23 October 1806–14 June 1885), Baptist minister, editor, and radical reformer, was born in Orwell, Vermont, the son of Jonathan Murray and Rosalinda Bascom, farmers. Murray grew up impoverished on a hardscrabble farm in Orwell, obtaining only a few years of schooling. His parents were devout Free Will Baptists, and as a teenager Murray felt called to the Baptist ministry. In 1828 he married Catherine Maria Higgins; the couple had nine children. Determined to have a classical education, he returned to school at the Shoreham and Castleton academies, completing his studies in 1832....