John Hovland

Portland, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Sands Parish in Ryfylke on April 10, 1868 and emigrated to America 1887 to Goodhue County, Minnesota. He moved to Traill County, North Dakota in 1888 and now has a farm near Portland, North Dakota.

His wife, Jonanne Saether, is from ├śrskog. They have seven children.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 102

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