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
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