Saga of Holen : seven generations through 200 years
Holen, Olav M.
From 1846 and onwards many people from Bykle municipality in Setesdal emigrated from their poor conditions to the land of opportunities, America. Halvor Mikkelson Holen (1880- 1968), a younger brother of my grandfather, emigrated in 1900 when he was 20 years old. After 19 years in Minnesota he went back to Norway to find a wife, and he succeeded. In 1920 he went back to his farm in Goodridge, Pennington County, Minnesota together with his wife, Gyro from Valle. They had five children and now have a larger number of descendants. After requests from some of my relatives in Minnesota I have written a saga about our common ancestors. It became a tale about seven generations.