When Halvor Mogenson was born on 19 March 1842, in Aust-Agder, Norway, his father, Mogen Halvorsen, was 23 and his mother, Sena Karine Johnsdr, was 30. He married Martha Stine Johnsen on 8 March 1872, in Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Øyestad, Aust-Agder, Norway in 1842. He died on 10 March 1930, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Palle.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mogens, Danish form of Magnus . This surname is rare in Norway. Compare Morgensen .