Senate 1867 (District 17)
Party when first elected: Republican
Blue Earth, Watonwan
Date of Birth:
Covert, New York
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Groton Academy, New York; Secondary;
Ithaca Academy, New York; Secondary;
Hamilton College, New York; Attended College;
Studied Law; With Mr. Hunting in Farmerville and Later the Honorable M. J. Severance; Admitted to the Bar, Winter, 1874-75
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
New York (Held various County Offices);
18?? to 18??
New York (Justice of the Peace);
1858 to 18??
Esther Burr (married in the Fall of 1857, she died on December 21, 1903)
Three children: Burr, and Henry (sons); Anna (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
- First Cousin Once Removed
Toensing lists his birth year as 1830?, a relative and his obituary say it was 1829.
He came to Minnesota in 1863 or 1864 and purchased a farm in Garden City Township near Mills Lake.
He died from accidental poisoning when he drank a quantity of corrosive sublimate, used to poison rats, that he thought was home made wine. He died in Garden City, Minnesota and was buried in the Garden City cemetery.
Children's names provided by a relative.
Religion provided by a relative and his obituary.