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H.T. Halstenson
Marion Twp.

H. T. Halstenson was born in Marion Township, Clayton County, Ia., Nov. 15, 1858. His parents were Torkelson and Anna (Austen) Halstenson, natives of Norway, the former born March 10, 1826, the latter March 6, 1835. They were married in Clayton County, Ia., in 1855. Seven children blessed this union, viz.: Radniel, born Aug. 10, 1856; H. T., Nov. 15, 1858; Hansten, July 24, 1861; Betsie, March 1, 1864; Knute, May 28, 1866; Carl, April 28, 1869, and Anna, Aug. 30, 1871. Torkelson Halstenson; died Oct. 9, 1872, and in his death Clayton County lost one of her most esteemed citizens. His widow is still living on the old homestead. The subject of this sketch is engaged in managing the farm, which consists of 380 acres of fine land. He votes the Republican ticket. The family are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 931
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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