John Olson

Hastings, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born on May 23, 1873 at Gaarden Sylte in Vestnes and emigrated to America in 1893 to Valley City,. He purchased a farm in Oak Hill Township and has lived there since as a farmer. He now has three quarters of land and a good home. The farm is herskabelig opbygget.

His wife, Victoria Solberg is of Swedish Ancestry. They have two daughters and one son, Elof, who is only twelve years old, but like his father, works on roadbase for the roadwork.

John Olson was on a trip to Norway five years ago. His brother, who has been a goldminer in Alaska, recently traveled to Canada on a trip, so I did not came across him.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 58

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