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Title: Bottineau County

Dates: ca. 1910

Collection Number: 00932

Quantity: 22 items

Abstract: Possibly images of the Peder A. Hanson family and Lake Metigoshe in Bottineau County N.D.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired this collection from Gary Greb in 1991. The photographic negatives and three letters, two to Hans G. Hanson and one to his father Peder Hanson, were found in an abandoned farmstead in Bottineau County.

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From the The People of Bottineau County

Peder Hanson was born in 1858 in Norway. In 1881 he married Anne Olson, born in 1863. In 1883, Peder, Anne, their son Ole, brother Gilbert, and Peer Dunderland immigrated to Kandiyohi, Minnesota, where Peder rented a farm.

In the spring of 1886 Peder, his brother Gilbert, his sister Karen and husband John Wold, and Peer Dunderland traveled to the Turtle Mountains and filed homestead claims in Roland Township. The spot Peder had chosen was ‘jumped’ by some men who tried to hold several sections each. So that Peder did not lose his claim, Peder and Gilbert and five other men built a one room log house overnight and even had smoke coming out of the stone pipe by morning. Peder’s claim was no further challenged, and in the spring of 1887 he brought the rest of the family to the homestead. They developed the land and acquired another farm in Homen Township.

Anne died in childbirth in 1899. Peder moved back and forth between his Homen township farm, operated by son-in-law Eugene Hewitt and son Ole, and his Roland township farm operated by son Gothard. Peder died in 1935.

Peder and Anne had six children: Ole, born in Norway in 1882, farmed in Homen Township until his death in 1953; Hans, born in 1884, died in 1911; Inga, Mrs. Eugene Hewitt, born in 1886, farmed in Homen Township until her death in 1966; Gothard is deceased; Bertina, Mrs. Joe Bacon of Portland, Oregon is deceased; and Anthony, died in infancy.

From the Bottineau Courant, Wednesday December 23, 1953

Ole J. Hanson was born March 29, 1882, in Dunderlands Dalen, Helgeland, Norway. He was the eldest son of Peter and Anne Krogstrand Hanson. At the age of two he emigrated with his parents to the United States.

The Hansons lived on a farm in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, until 1887 when hearing of the cheap homestead lands to be had in North Dakota they journeyed her by ox team and covered wagon and settled in the Turtle Mountains.

Ole Hanson was one of the first to be confirmed in the Nordland Church building. As a young man he was a member of the Men’s Chorus there and later the Mixed Choir.

He was an enthusiastic sportsman all his life and an ardent supporter of conservation and wildlife. He was a member of the State Rifle Team representing North Dakota at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio three consecutive years.

Ole Hanson was a well known figure in this community, having lived here practically all his life.

He died of a heart attack Wednesday morning, December 16, 1953 at his home in the Turtle Mountains. He was 71 years of age at the time of his death.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Hewitt of Big Falls, Minnesota, and Mrs. Bertina Bacon of Portland, Oregon, besides several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church of Bottineau, Monday December 29 at 2:00. Rev. E. Estrem officiated. R. W. Bangs sang a solo number in Norwegian. A vocal duet was furnished by Joan Emerson and Mrs. Willie Lystad. Burial took place at Nordland Cemetery in the Turtle Mountains.


00932-01              Portrait of two men, must be brothers
00932-02              Young man with four horses grazing
00932-03              Portrait of a young boy
00932-04              Young girl with wood in the background
00932-05              Two women and two men in front of wood frame house. Hanson is scratched on the image
00932-06              Dock at Lake Metigoshe
00932-07              Man seated in chair outside house
00932-08              Young man with four horses grazing
00932-09              Black dog
00932-10              Family of ten outside wood frame house
00932-11              Woman standing in snow with two wagons in background
00932-12              Woman seated on the ground in woods
00932-13              Path through the woods
00932-14              Teacher and pupils outside school house
00932-15              Woman and three boys in a field
00932-16              Two men and two dogs
00932-17              Man cutting hay with two horse team
00932-18              Hunter with gun and two dead birds
00932-19              Two men standing between a house and barn
00932-19a            House and barn
00932-20              Group walking on dock at Lake Metigoshe
00932-21              Group riding in wagon pulled by two horse team
00932-22              Family outside two story wood frame house – different view of 00932-10

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