The Lars Bendickson's migrated from Norway in 1860 to the state of Iowa. His son Selmer Bendickson and Marie Bothman were married August 16, 1917 at St. Hillarie, MN.
They then homesteaded a farm three miles north of Garrison, ND thus creating the first generation on this farm. They had eight children of whom one, Bernard, stayed on the farm creating the second generation. He married Lora Ostby of Douglas, ND on September 22, 1957. They have three children, daughter Nancy (who is married to Gary Magelssen and living in California), sons Roger and Brian who operate the same farm thus creating the third generation. Roger married Carrie Beattie of Garrison on June 28, 1980. They have three children, Jenifer, Casie and Nicholas. Brian married Jodi Schreiner of Garrison June 12, 1994. They have three children, Chelsea, Alex and Clay. Nick Bendickson has joined his father and uncle in the farm operation and thus created the 4th generation to be on the homestead near Garrison. Bernard passed away December 25, 1995. Lora resides in Minot, ND.