File#FF075 Osterhus


Record number 76

Institution name Robbinsdale Historical Society
Object number FF075
Number of parts 1
Distinguishing features Newspaper article

Object name and title
Object category Family Files
Object name Osterhus
Title Osterhus

Production dating
Date (early) 2012

Content description
Description Business anniversary

Physical description
Description Crystal and Robbinsdale Post newspaper article

Object history
Object history note Newspaper article describing 100 years of operation for
Osterhus Bookstore and Printing

Name 1
Date 2014-01-05
Time 11:25:21
Dataset collect>intern

Name 1
Date 2014-04-02
Time 16:46:50
Dataset collect>intern

 From the Osterhus website:

Welcome to Osterhus Publishing. We are a 4-generation, family owned Christian Bible Bookstore and Printing Company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Osterhus Christian Bookstore is committed to serving our customers and helping you find what you need. We specialize in personalizing your Bible or book free of charge with purchase while you wait. If we don’t stock it, we can order it for you! Just ask for help, we would be glad to help you find what you are looking for.

Osterhus Printing Company has maintained quality printing for 100 years at this location. You can now place your printing order online and upload a quick reorder directly to us via our web site.

Phone: 763-537-9311 or toll free: 1-877-643-4229
Email –
Or write us – Osterhus Publishing Co., 4500 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

A Short History of Osterhus Publishing Company
Osterhus Publishing Company started its humbling beginnings in 1901 from our founder Rev. C.S. Osterhus.   He was a Lutheran minister and evangelist. He, like Hezekiah in II Kings 20, asked the Lord for a “double portion” on his life to raise his family and it was granted; he was healed from tuberculosis and lived exactly 30 years more. He wanted to do more than preach so he started a correspondence and tract ministry, thus the birth of the print shop. The first issue of The Bible Friend was published in 1903.  The family moved from Iowa to the present location in Minnesota in 1912.  The Prayer Tabernacle began in South Minneapolis at this time and relocated to north Minneapolis in 1928.  He went to glory in 1931 and his son, Cyrus, with his wife Ruth took over.

Cyrus pastored the church his father started and directed the publishing plant for about 35 years. The tract ministry grew to over 1000 titles and over fifty languages.

In 1967, Cyrus suddenly went to be with the Lord and his wife Ruth and youngest son, Daniel, assumed the responsibilities of the tract ministry, print shop and the Bible and Gift Store.  We have been in this building for over 75 years now and have continued the work of our humble beginning.