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Karoline Holen sitting in chair on lawn
Karoline Holen sitting in chair on lawn
TitleKaroline Holen sitting in chair on lawn
Date of Original191-?
DescriptionKaroline Holen sitting in chair in yard with plants and young trees. Location unknown, either on or near her homestead in Williams County, N.D. or in Minnesota.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Older people
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian American women
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameHolen, Karoline, 1842-1923
LocationWilliams County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.95
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Karoline Holen, older" - Handwritten on slide mount.
"Karoline Holen was 64 when she homesteaded in Williams County. Courtesy Mrs. Carl Larson" - Caption with image in Land in Her Own Name, p. 18.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Completed questionnaire and additional biographical information in Lindgren's research papers (Mss 292.1.98).
Biography/HistoryKaroline Loftingsmoe was born at Lesje, Norway in 1842. There she married Johan Olsen Holen. The family came to the Glenwood, Minnesota area circa 1892 where Johan died in 1901. Karoline and a number of her children came to North Dakota and she homesteaded in 1906 in Oliver Township, Williams County. She proved up her claim in 1910 and later moved back to Minnesota where she died in 1923.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.95)
Digital IDrs010100
Original SourceSlide
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