Thanks for the response. It would be great if we have a mutual relative that you can trace back to a specific farm in Norway.
I don't have death or birth certificates. However, through various sources (E.g., census records, gravestones, family records) I know the following about Caren (Karin) Holen, and the Holen side of her family:
NOTE: I've seen both spellings of her first name, but am confident that it is the same perosn as the records related to both spellings are consistent. Famly tradition uses Caren.
Born: Otter Tail County November 23, 1874
Died: Poulsbo, WA January 7, 1961
Father: Johannes (John) Holen
Born: May 29, 1845 Norway
Died: September 30, 1895
Grandfather: Iver Iverson Holen
Born: Mar 15, 1811
Died: January 30, 1873
Grandmother: Johanna ???
Born: December 30, 1817
Died January 9, 1861
If this ties to any of your information, please let me know.