The Papers of Jens Bale, 1875-1923
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of sermons, correspondence, "History of a [Norwegian-American] Congregation" written in Norwegian, "Collection of Handwritings."
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Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Bale, Je
Created by: Bale, Jens (1844-1923)
Volume: 1.6 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Bale, Jens (1844-1923) :

Bale attended Luther College from 1872 to 1874.  He graduated from Luther Seminary and in 1878 was ordained.  He eventually became a minister in the Norwegian Synod.  Bale was born in Balestrand on May 10, 1844.  He served as a minister in Minneapolis as well as in North Dakota from 1878 until 1896.


Bale studerte ved Luther College fra 1872 til 1874. Han studerte også ved Luther Seminary og ble ordinert til prest i 1878. Han ble prest i Den norske synoden. Bale var født i Balestrand, 10. mai 1844. Han ble senere prest i Minneapolis og deretter en lang periode, fra 1878 til 1896 i Nord-Dakota.

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Jens Bale Papers RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions:

11/14/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

11/15/19: AH updated the date range.