This is a picture of my gg-grandmother Guri Lien. She was born in Norway in 1824. In 1861 she came to America with her six children leaving her husband in Norway to finish up the family business. Also I believe they were having marital problems. He didn't make it to American until the early 1880's. Guri and her family first traveled to western Minnesota and then was forced back to eastern Minnesota (Rice and Goodhue counties) due the Indian uprising. She was able to marry off all her daughters to farmers in the area and in the late 1870's and early 1880's she went with her son and his family to South Dakota to homestead there. Along with her son she traveled back to Norway in 1875 for legal reasons involving the selling of her and her husband's farm. She died in 1901 in Holden, Minnesota (Goodhue County). Her oldest daughter Astrid was a g-grandmother on my father's side.