Title: Halvor and Marie Hanson:
Pioneers of Fordville, Walsh County, ND
Author: Holley, Vicki Lien
Description: Halvor Hanson Vangsnes was born 25 November 1847 Balestrand, Sognfjord, Norway. His parents were Hans Hanson Vangsnes and Britha Halvorsdatter. He emigrated in 1867 and settled in Minnesota. He married Marie Louise Nelson Lie (1862-1925), daughter of Ole Nelson Lie and Signie A. Alexandersdatter, 2 February 1881 in Bricelyn, Faribault, Minnesota. They had twelve children. He died in 1908 in Fordville, North Dakota. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in North Dakota and Minnesota.