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Ingvald Daehlin
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1873
Lunner kommune
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Sep. 25, 1960
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA

Ingvald Daehlin was born 23 Sep 1873 in Lunner, Oppland, Norway on the Dæhlin farm. He left Norway for America in 1894 on a quest for a strong education and a career in the mission field in China. During his last year at the seminary he met and then married Nicoline Dahl on 5 Jul 1898. Shortly after their wedding they left for China.

Nicoline's health deteriorated following a miscarriage in China and they traveled to Norway to get medical assistance. There one of Nicoline's nurses was a young woman named Emma Hasle. Nicoline and Ingvald left Norway and returned to Minnesota where Nicoline died 5 Apr 1906. It was her dying wish that Ingvald find a wife to help him in China and she suggested he contact Emma. Ingvald returned to China and Emma met him there where they were married 30 Oct 1907. This couple spent many years in China, all four of their children were born there.

(My grandmother was Ingvald's niece, Ida Johnson Behrents. Ida and my grandfather, Dr. Olav Behrents also spent many years in China as medical missionaries. I'm sure Ingvald's children and my dad, Ellis Gordon Behrents and his siblings spent happy hours playing and going to school together at the American School at Kikungshan. - Connie Ferris)

By 1941, it was no longer safe for American missionaries to remain in China. Ingvald's family preceded him home, while he remained for a time. He and many others who stayed were interned until arrangements could be made to repatriate them. The family waited for more than a year to hear that he was safe and on his way home.

(bio - C. Ferris)

Family links: 
  Emma Caroline Hasle Daehlin (1875 - 1951)
  Nicoline Dahl Daehlen (1876 - 1906)*
  Vilgard Irene Daehlin Sorgen (1908 - 2003)*
  Reidar Arnold Daehlin (1910 - 1978)*
  Rolf Olaf Hasle Daehlin (1913 - 1985)*
  Julie Karine Daehlin Helstrom (1918 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Connie Ferris
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Record added: Aug 01, 2009
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To my Great GrandUncle. My grandmother, your niece, Ida Johnson Behrents, spoke so highly of you. Your association as missionaries to China together was precious in her memories.
- Connie Ferris
 Added: Jun. 10, 2015

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