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  • ID: I6299
  • _UID: 05CD476D742E4574A84C62BDEFB51F974EEF
  • Name: Halvor Johansen HOSTVE(D)T
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 APR 1862 in Hostveietiet, Nore, Buskerud, Norway
  • Death: 7 DEC 1932 in Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Note: MN Death Index #631478
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Emigration: 1880 from Norway to America
  • Religion: Charter Member: Joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and 2 children on 4 Feb 1896
  • Note:

    1905 MN State Census: Township 153 (now Smiley); Red Lake County (now Pennington).

    Hustvit, Halvor S., age 43, b. Norway, farmer, 19 yr 3 mo in state, 12 yr in enumeration dist.
    Hustvit, Lena, age 46, b. Norway
    Hustvit, Goldie, age 20, b. Norway (probably surname Anderson, from 1st marriage)
    Hustvit, Leslie, age 17, b. MN (probably surname Anderson, from 1st marriage)
    Hustvit, Edwin, age 16, b. MN (probably surname Anderson, from 1st marriage)
    Hustvit, Lily, age 15, b. MN (probably surname Anderson, from 1st marriage)
    Hustvit, Hilma, age 13, b. MN
    Hustvit, Hjalmar, age 11, b. MN
    Hustvit, Alfred, age 9, b. MN

    1900 Census: Rocksbury Township, Red Lake County, MN: Halvor (38, Norway), Lina (41, Norway), Guldborg (15, Norway), Leslie (12, MN), Edwin (10, MN), Tilian (9, MN), Hilma (8, MN), Hjalmar (6, MN), Alfred (4, MN)

    1910 Census: Smiley, Pennington County, MN: Halvor J. (49), Lina (50), Jalmer (16), Alfred (14)

    1920 Census: Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, MN: live on a rented farm. Halvor immigrated in 1880 and was naturalized in 1891. Lena immigrated in 1885 and is naturalized: Halvor (57, retired farmer); Lena (60)

    1930 Census: Thief River Falls, MN: Halvor (widowed), living as a lodger, possibly at 404 Labree Avenue.


    ?Laugen History? written by Anna Hostvet Larson (1958): ?Uncle Halvor married a widow with five children and he had three children. Helmer died when he was fifteen years old in 1907. Hjalmer died of a heart attack around twenty years ago (1938) and left a wife and two children. Alfred lives in Minneapolis; he is a bridge foreman.?


    Obituary Thief River Falls [MN] Times, Thurs Dec 15, 1932, p1:
    FUNERAL RITES WERE HELD FOR HALVOR HOSTVET, 70. Funeral rites were conducted Mon Dec 12 from the Zion Lutheran Church for Halvor J. Hostvet, 70, who died in this city Wed. Dec 7. Interment was in Greenwood. Mr. Hostvet was born in Numedal, Norway, and at 18 came to Houston, MN, where he lived for 6 years. He then moved to St. Hilaire and later to a farm in Smiley twp, where he resided until 1920 when he moved to this city. Mr. Hostvet has been a resident of this county for 46 years. Relatives left to mourn his passing are three daughters, Mrs. Christ Sukke of Brancepeth, [Sasketchewan] Canada; Mrs. John Erickson of this city and Manda Hostvet of Long Beach, CA; also four sons, Leslie of British Columbia, and Ed, Hjalmer and Alfred, all of this city, survive. He is preceeded in death by his wife, who passed away in 1928.
  • Change Date: 7 JUL 2007

    Father: Johan Enersen HOSTVET b: 1832 in Hvåleeiet, Nore, Buskerud, Norway
    Mother: Ragnild ANFINSDOTTER b: 9 SEP 1828 in Lofthuseiet, Buskerud, Norway

    Marriage 1 Lena (Lina) GUNDERSON (BAKKEN) b: 30 OCT 1859 in Solør, Grue, Hedmark, Norway
    • Married: 1891 in St. Hilaire, Pennington County, Minnesota
    1. Has No Children Helma (Wilma) Jorgine HOSTVE(I)T b: 19 MAY 1892 in Smiley Township, Polk County (now Pennington), Minnesota c: 5 JUN 1892 in Hamar Lutheran Church, Red Lake County, Minnesota
    2. Has Children Hjalmer HOSTVET b: 3 MAR 1894 in Smiley Township, Polk County (now Pennington), Minnesota
    3. Has No Children Alfred HOSTVET b: 25 DEC 1895 in Smiley Township, Polk County (now Pennington), Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Torkel HOSTVET b: AFT 1905

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