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Norsving, G. K.

House 1872-73 (District 17)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1838 (uncertain)
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Holden
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Holden, Minnesota (Justice); 1??? to 1???
County Board/Commissioner: Goodhue County, Minnesota; 1??? to 1???
Municipal Government: Holden, Minnesota (Assessor); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Government: Holden, Minnesota (Clerk); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Government: Holden, Minnesota (Treasurer); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Government: Holden, Minnesota (Township Supervisor); 1??? to 1???

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Bertha Holien
Children: At least one son: John Edward
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota: Biographical Sketches, St. Paul: Press Printing Company, 1873 lists his birth year as 1837. Toensing lists 1838 with a question mark.

He came to the United States in 1850 and settled in Wisconsin. He settled in Minnesota in 1856.

Religion provided in History of Goodhue County, Chicago: H.C. Cooper, 1909.

"G.K. Norsving and Bertha (Holien) Norsving, parents of John Edward, were born in Norway, and in 1850 migrated to the United States. After living in Wisconsin and Iowa several years they came to Holden township, this county, and purchased 160 acres which they broke and improved, later adding eighty acres more, which was, however, subsequently disposed of. They retired in 1904 and now make their home in a pleasant residence in Kenyon. During his active life G.K. Norsving was at one time interested in a store in Tennessee, but this interest he later sold. The entire family is well esteemed throughout this section of the country. G.K. Norsving served in the legislature in 1872-3. He has also served as county commissioner, township supervisor, clerk, treasurer, justice and assessor." (History of Goodhue County, Chicago: H.C. Cooper, 1909, p. 941.)

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

15th Legislative Session (1873)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 17
Elected: 11/5/1872
Residence: Holden
Term of Office: 1/7/1873 to 1/5/1874
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Republican Party Notes: His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873.
Committees:
  • Immigration
  • Incorporations
Session Notes: His city of residence was Holden Township, Minnesota.

14th Legislative Session (1872)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 17
Elected: 11/7/1871
Residence: Holden
Term of Office: 1/2/1872 to 1/6/1873
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Immigration
  • Roads, Bridges and Navigable Streams
Session Notes: His city of residence was Holden Township, Minnesota.