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  • ID: I9398
  • _UID: 5E141BC1C24840E9BD09C385FF4B23726E1B
  • Name: Halvor J. T(H)ORSTVEIT
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 DEC 1848 in Telemarken, Norway
  • Death: JUN 1917 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Emigration: 1882 from Norway to America
  • Note: according to 1910 US Census
  • Religion: Charter Member: Joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and 2 children on 4 Feb 1896
  • Note:

    1900 Census: Rocksbury Township, Red Lake County, MN: [electronic transcription in ancestry.com is for ?Halim Torsturt?!] Halvor (Dec 1848, married 6 years, Norway); Marthe (Jul 1869, 30, Norway); Joseph (Nov 1894, MN); arthur (Feb 1896, MN); Melvin (Feb 1898, MN)

    1910 Census: Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, MN: Halvor (61, Norway, married 15 years, emigrated 1882, naturalized); Martha (40, 8 children, 7 surviving, emigrated 1890, Norway); Joseph (15, MN); Arthur (14, MN); Melvin (12, MN); Hulda (8, MN); Minnie C. (6, MN); Anna (1, MN); Otto A. (1 month, MN)

    From Pennington County history book: "... Halvor homesteaded the present Torstveit farm in Rocksbury Township in 1893. He hauled all his lumber from St. Hilaire with horses and did all his own carpenter work. In 1894 he married Martha Skjerva (originally Skjervengen in Norway). Many hardships as well as good times were to follow for this couple. They had nine children... All of the children were born at home. Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Torstveit were charter members of the St. Pauli Lutheran Church."
  • Change Date: 11 MAY 2007



    Father: THORSTVEIT

    Marriage 1 Martha Kristine SKJERVA b: 28 JUL 1869 in Norway
    • Married: ABT 1895
    Children
    1. Has Children Melvin Halvor TORSTVEIT b: 1 FEB 1898 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    2. Has No Children Joseph TORSTVEIT b: 27 NOV 1894 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    3. Has Children Arthur TORSTVEIT b: 19 FEB 1896 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Hulda Mathilde (1) TORSTVEIT b: 5 JUL 1900 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    5. Has Children Hulda Mathilde (2) TORSTVEIT b: 1902 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    6. Has No Children Minnie Christine TORSTVEIT b: 31 DEC 1903 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    7. Has No Children Anna TORSTVEIT b: 1 JUN 1908 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 2 AUG 1908 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    8. Has No Children Otto Albert TORSTVEIT b: 8 APR 1910 in Rocksbury Township, Minnesota c: 16 MAY 1910 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    9. Has Children Olaf TORSTVEIT b: 2 NOV 1912 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 20 FEB 1913 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
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