Pastor C. A. Davik

Fargo, North Dakota

was born in Daviken, Nordfjord, on November 23, 1874 and emigrated to America in 1885 to Wonsochet, South Dakota. He was a shepherd boy, farmer, railroad worker and a mason for several years. From the fall of 1898 to 1899 he was a soldier in the Philippines War. He graduated from Park Region Lutheran College in 1903. He was a theological candidate from Luther Seminar in 1906 and was ordained as a priest that same year at the Norwegian Synods annual meeting. His first calling was Crary, North Dakota from 1909 to 1908 and later he was in in Pingree, North Dakota and Plaza, North Dakota from 1910 to 1912 and in Fargo and Comstock, Minnesota since 1912.

His wife, Gertrude Elisabeth Ellison, was born and grew up in Fargo. Her parents now live in Minot, North Dakota.

Davik is a very interesting Norwegian, always obliging and benevolent and holds much, both as a priest and a human being, and has won many friends in the Norwegian colony.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 79

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