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E.S. and Carolyn Eidesvik
Husband's Full Name: Edward O. Simonson Eidesvik
Husband's Place of Birth: Finnaas, S. Sønhordland, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Simon Larson Eidesvik
Husband's Mother's Name: Anna Røssehaug
Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown
Wife's Full Name: Carolyn Hanna Teigen
Wife's Place of Birth: Minnesota, USA
Wife's Father's Name: Thomas Nelsen Teigen
Wife's Mother's Name: Johanna Botolfsdatter Ohnstad
Wife's Siblings' Names: unknown
Children's Names: unknown
Edward attended the School for Emmissaries, in Bergen from 1890 to 1891 and Nordhordlands Amtsskol from 1891 to 1892. He immigrated in 1893. Then attended the U. C. Seminary from 1893-1894, St Olaf College from 1894 to 1895, and the U.C Seminary from 1895-1901.
From 1901-1908 he served as Pastor at the Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred. During this time the church building was constructed and East Vang was formed as a separate congregation, as the members of this new congregation found they lived too far from the church in Manfred. Pastor Eidesvik served both congregations. He was a good leader.