Hi - that's the link I couldn't open (A Man without a County). Can you read the article? I'm curious what it says!
There were three Koland brothers who immigrated from Norway - Ole, Gunder, and Thore. They lived near one another in Iowa. Gunder died about 1925 in Iowa. Ole and Thore subsequently moved to Minnesota (but the Thore Koland family is in Wisconsin in 1930, if memory serves).