Toensing and the Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1921, 1927 and 1929 list his birth year as 1872. The Minnesota Journal of Senate, March 31, 1965, p. 794 lists 1871. MHS Death Certificate and the Who's Who of Minnesotans, 1941 list 1871, too.
He was born and raised on a farm.
He died in Buffalo, Minnesota.