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Joseph Alfred NORSTAD


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 6/2/2018 at 13:30:52

Joseph A. Norstad, a rising young business man of Wanamingo village, was born at Eagle Grove, Iowa, September 10, 1880, son of Lars and Ingebor (Lenning) Norstad, natives of Norway, who came to America and located in Illinois, later going to Iowa, where they still reside, carrying on farming. Joseph A. acquired his education in Iowa and attended Jewell Lutheran College, in Jewell, Iowa, where he completed the commercial course. After finishing school he took a clerkship at Eagle Grove for a time, and subsequently held a similar position at Belmond, Iowa, for three years. In August, 1904, he removed to Wanamingo and entered the mercantile business, which he still conducts. He was married October 1, 1903, to Hannah E. Haugen, daughter of O. S. and Sigrid (Romo) Haugen, natives of Norway. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Norstad are: Lester E., born May 19, 1905, and Orwin S., born January 29, 1908. Mr. Norstad is an independent Republican in politics, and attends the Lutheran church. He is a highly respected citizen in the village in which he lives. In business he has been very successful. He comes of good stock and his upright dealings have merited the excellent reputation which his store bears.

Source: History of Goodhue County Minnesota, Illustrated, by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge, editor; H. C. Cooper Jr. & Co., 1909, pages 931-932.


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