Asle Erickson Lien (gg-grandfather on my father’s side)
– Asle was born April 6, 1823 on the Lien farm in Torpo in the Ål kommune
, Norway. He married Guri Herbrandsdatter Jegleim in 1844. Together they had six children. He was in the timber business. His wife and their children migrated to the United States in 1861. Asle stayed behind to sell the farm/timber business. For reasons he didn’t make it over to the United States until 1881. When he did arrive in Minnesota he found that there was no land to be had. He went and lived with his son Erick in North Dakota for awhile and eventually he moved to Towner County, North Dakota
where he homesteaded over 400 acres of land. About 1905 his daughters convinced him to rent his land and come and live with them in Minnesota. He died February 2, 1911 in Holden Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota. His oldest daughter is my great grandmother. The picture is of his tombstone.