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Esther Hansen, Jenny Surerus, Jim Vaagen, Hilmer Helgeson portrait
Esther Hansen, Jenny Surerus, Jim Vaagen, Hilmer Helgeson portrait
TitleEsther Hansen, Jenny Surerus, Jim Vaagen, Hilmer Helgeson portrait
Date of Original1917
DescriptionEsther Hansen, Jenny Surerus, Jim Vaagen, and Hilmer Helgeson pose for a portrait. Esther and Jim are on the left, and Jenny and Hilmer on the right.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Portrait photographs
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameVaagen, Esther, 1896-1984
Surerus, Jenny
Vaagen, Jim, 1890-1968
Helgeson, Hilmer
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-DU-10-04
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryJim Vaagen was born in 1890 north of Taylor, N.D. The Vaagens were some of the first ranchers in Dunn County. Esther Hansen was born in New Lisbon, Wisc. in 1896. She moved to North Dakota in 1915 to teach school in Dunn County. Jim and Esther were married in Wisconsin in 1918. The Vaagens had three children, Ruth, Garth, and Wesley. Wesley was killed in an accidental shooting in 1941. Jim worked on his own land near Werner, and on other ranches and in the area. Esther wrote a column for the Killdeer Herald from 1927 until her death in 1984. Jim died in 1968.
Bibliographic ReferenceDauntless Dunn : stories of some of its early settlers, 1970. p. 363-365.
Dauntless Dunn, 1989 : a history of Dunn County, North Dakota. Dunn Center, N.D.: Dunn County Hist. Soc., 1989. p. 737.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-DU-10-04)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032DU1004
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