Hans Johnson

Stanley, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Bakken, Vestre Gausdal and emigrated to America 33 years ago. He stayed in Red Wing, Minnesota the first year where he operated a farm until 1903, then he came to the Knife River settlement and took somehomestead land, where he at this time lives with his family on a well established and profitable farm.

His wife, Pauline Olsen, is from same region in Norway. Their son, Josef Johnson, took a homestead four miles from his father's land. He leases out his land and will settle in Stanley, North Dakota where he operates a business. Josef has operated a carving business for several years.

He is married to Netta Lunstad, daughter of G. A. Lunstad. His brother, Olaf Johnson, was a beloved 28 year old boy that was killed by lightning in the fall of 1915. Their daughters Clara, Ida and Ina as well as Herbert are home. (O.R)

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 42

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