- Born: 12 Jan 1844, Gurud, Askim, Østfold, Norway
- Christened: 28 Jan 1844, Askim, Østfold, Norway 180
- Marriage (1): Karoline Holter on 15 Jun 1874 in Askim, Østfold, Norway 57
- Died: 18 Oct 1917, Askim, Østfold, Norway
- Buried: 25 Oct 1917, Askim, Østfold, Norway
Other names for Johan were Johan H. Holter 451 and Johan Hansen Olberg/Holter.200
De hadde Olberg i Askim, men da svigerforeldrene døde, overtok Johan Lier deres gård, Holter, der visstnok i flere slektsledd hadde tilhørt Karolines slekt. Johan og Karoline hadde 10 barn som alle sammen antok Holter som familienavn.
In 1875 Johan Hansen Lier bought Olberg Søndre from Johannes Andreassen Trippestad and Johannes Christiansen Løken for 2500 Spdlr. In 1889 Johan Hansen Holter, as he then called himself, sold the Olberg farm for kr. 8000 to Frants Jacobsen Torp.
Karoline died in 1904, the 6th of December (actually the 14th). The next year Johan Hansen sold the Holter farm to Jens Johannesen Tømmeraas for kr. 20 000.
In 1910 Johan was a widowed shoemaker living on the Hejmdal farm in Askim. His daughter Anna was with him. The farm was owned by furniture maker Svend A. Bjørkqvist.
Johan married Karoline Holter, daughter of Henrik Christoffersen Holter and Anne Iversdatter Kolstad, on 15 Jun 1874 in Askim, Østfold, Norway.57 (Karoline Holter was born on 5 Jul 1846 in Nedre Holter, Askim, Østfold, Norway, christened on 16 Aug 1846 in Askim, Østfold, Norway, died on 14 Dec 1904 in Holter, Askim, Østfold, Norway and was buried on 18 Dec 1904 in Askim, Østfold, Norway.)
In the census for 1900 they owned and farmed the Holter (gnr. 16, bnr. 1) farm in Askim. They had three sons and two daughters with them, all unmarried: Hans, Anne, Henrik, Tora, and Harald. 428