Family History

John Kirkvold and Ingeborg Refset

Seri Kirkvold and Iver Arntsen

Mali Kirkvold and Andrew Nelson

The John and Ingeborg Kirkvold family attended Singsaas Lutheran Church northwest of Hendricks. When originally built, it was a replica of the church they attended in the Singsaas parish in Norway. People who were neighbors in Norway were again neighbors in Dakota Territory and western Minnesota, already a state when they arrived. For photos and to learn why they call it the "Mother Church," see