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Published March 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Historic images of Lillian Johnson's house


This undated photograph shows the first and second American-born generations of the Johnson family. Seated: John and Pauline Johnson with Lilah and Billie; standing: Jennings, Pearl, Earl, Esther and Ernie. John Johnson’s father and Norwegian immigrant Jorgen Johannesen homesteaded by the Red River near Hickson, N.D. Earl’s widow, Lillian Johnson, still lives in the family’s modern home there. Special to The Forum

  • This undated photograph shows the first and second American-born generations of the Johnson family. Seated: John and Pauline Johnson with Lilah and Billie; standing: Jennings, Pearl, Earl, Esther and Ernie. John Johnson’s father and Norwegian immigrant Jorgen Johannesen homesteaded by the Red River near Hickson, N.D. Earl’s widow, Lillian Johnson, still lives in the family’s modern home there. Special to The Forum
  • Jorgan Johannesen emigrated from Norway in 1870 and homesteaded along the Red River near Hickson, N.D. He met and married a local girl, Elen Arent, in 1876 and the couple had four children, from left: Randine, John, Johanna and Emilia, shown here in an 1882 family photograph. John's daughter-in-law, Lillian Johnson, still lives in the family home in Hickson. Special To The Forum.
  • This 1970s family photo shows several of the Johnson cousins walking through a field to the family's old homestead, which was established by Jorgen Johannesen in 1870 along the Red River near Hickson, N.D. Special to The Forum.
  • Jorgan Johannesen, his wife Elen and the couple's four children are shown in this undated late-1800s photograph in front of the Johnson family's original homestead by the Red River near Hickson, N.D. Johannesen emigrated from Norway in 1870. His granddaughter-in-law, Lillian Johnson, still lives in the family's modern home in Hickson. Special To The Forum.