The gentleman on the right was identified as John Nordell.
John was born in 1867 in Isanti, Minnesota and died in 1928 in
Kiron. The John Nordell family lived on the old Peter Johnston
farm in section 24 of Otter Creek township. John farmed the 80
acres in section 24 and the 40 acres in section 14 owned by his
The fellow painter on the left has not been identified.