Carl Döving



Born: March 21, 1867, Nord­dal­en, Nor­way.

Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1937, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Lu­ther­an Ce­me­te­ry, De­cor­ah, Io­wa.


Starting around 1883, Døv­ing spent se­ven years in South Af­ri­ca, teach­ing at the Schreu­der Mis­sion in Na­tal.

He em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1890, grad­u­at­ed from Lu­ther Se­mi­na­ry (1896) and Lu­ther Col­lege, De­cor­ah, Io­wa (BA 1903).

He served as pa­stor in Lu­ther­an church­es in Red Wing and Mon­te­vi­de­o, Min­ne­so­ta, and Brook­lyn, New York, and was a ci­ty mis­sion­a­ry to Chi­c­ago.

He is best known as a trans­lat­or of Ger­man and Scan­di­na­vi­an hymns. Ov­er 30 of his trans­la­tions ap­pear in the 1913 Lu­ther­an Hym­na­ry.



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