Rev. Nels E. Wikie was born in Norway, December 8th, 1842. His home was in his native land until 1865. Acquired
in the meantime, a good education, then immigrated to America. After his arrival, he pursued his studies at the
Augustana college of Paxton Illinois, was ordained minister at Moline, Illinois, in 1869, The same year took charge
of the Norwegian Evangelical church of Christiana, at Eureka, of which he is still pastor, also presides over the
congregations of Rice and Goodhue counties. Married, 1865, in Norway, and has one adopted child. Rev. Wikie is
an accomplished, scholar, and much esteemed by his parishioners and friends.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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