Bio: Forde, Nils A., Pastor (1849 - 1917)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Forde, Johnson, Erickson, Tufte

----Source: Medford Area Centennial Book, 1874 - 1974, Holway Our Saviour‘s Lutheran Church, page 79

Forde, Nils

Reverend Nils Forde of Amherst came a few times and held services in a public school building on the Clara Johnson farm.

Family Records


Rev. Nels "Nils" Forde was ordained in 1876 serving congregations in Clay County, Minnesota (1876-1881), Amherst and Stevens Point, Wisconsin (1881-1892), and Indherred, Immanuel and St. John's Congregations in Pope County (1892-1917). Nels and Nora were married in 1882. Nora contributed her musical talents and leadership to the Young Peoples Society and church choirs.


Nils A. Forde
Given Name: Nils A.
Surname: Forde
Sex: Male
Birth: 28 Sep 1849 in Vossestranden, Norway
Death: 1917 in Starbuck, Pope County, MN
Burial: Inherred Cemetery, Starbuck, Pope County, MN
Occupation: Pastor
Religion: Lutheran

Father: Arund J. Forde

Mother: Synva Tufte

Marriage 1 Nora O. Erickson b: in Ulring, Skedsmo, Norway, 1882




1. Walter Forde b. 1883
2. Gerhard Forde b. 1885
3. Magdalene Forde b: 11 Mar 1887, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin USA
4. Ralph Sigurd Forde b: 1893
5. Agnus Forde b. 1895
6. Augusta Forde
7. Laura Forde b. 1900
8. Alexander Forde b. 1906 in Starbuck, MN



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