House 1877-78 (District 12); House 1887-88 (District 12)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Richmond, New Hampshire
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Wisconsin Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Steele County, Minnesota (County Commissioner, 5 years);
18?? to 18??
1st Wisconsin (United States Civil War; Prisoner of War, Captured at Chickamauga; Spent Time in Libby Prison, Macon, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina; Captain);
1861 to 12/19/1864
Married (married in January 1865)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing lists his birth year as 1834. Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877 lists 1835.
He moved to Wisconsin in 1848, with his parents. He came to Minnesota in 1865.
He "is a Republican." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 31)
He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)