Emil Holen

Aneta, North Dakota

is a smith. He was born in Nelson County North Dakota. His father, Ole Holen, was from Vaage and his mother was from Ă˜ier. No wonder that he became such a large strong fellow and a good smith. He and his companion, Otto Groseth, are filled with work all the time.

Holen’s wife, Emma Hovde, was born in Portland, North Dakota. Her father, Erik Hovde, has a farm there.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 41

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