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Reverend Nils Giere
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Chapter XL
p. 1267

Rev. Nils Giere was born June 3, 1855, in the town at Deerfield, Dane county, Wisconsin. His ancestors, both on father's and mother's side, came from Hallingdal and Vasa Norway, in 1846 and 1850. He attended Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1873-1879. Luther Seminary, Madison, Wisconsin, 1879-1881, University of Christiania, Norway, 1881-1883. He was ordained September 6, 1883, and served at following pastorates: Crow River and Big Grove, Kandiyohi and Stearns counties, sixteen years, Renville and Bird Island five years, Sacred Heart and Opdal eleven years. He was married to Bertha Susannah Nielson, of Madison, Wisconsin, August 6, 1884, and their children are: Arthur Frederick, attorney at Centralia, Washington; Constance Berhardine, Mrs. T. H. Callin, Seattle, Washington; Silas Waldemar, student Rush Medical College, Chicago; Esther Luella and Ruth Erolinda, at home.

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