Hans H. Hanstad

1892–1979 (Age 86)
Climax, Polk, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hans H.

When Hans H. Hanstad was born on 9 October 1892, in Climax, Polk, Minnesota, United States, his father, Halfdan H. Hanstad, was 27 and his mother, Birgit Kjostovsdotter (Grove), was 27. He married Thilda Isabel Thoreson on 24 October 1914. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vineland Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1905 and Roome Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 August 1979, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Climax, Polk, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans H. Hanstad
Thilda Isabel Thoreson
Marriage: 24 October 1914
Benora Harriet Hanstad
Alfa Helen Hanstad
Howard Truman Hanstad
Ruth Evelyn Hanstad
Orville Clifford Hanstad
Phillip Thoreson Hanstad

Spouse and Children

24 October 1914


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Halfdan H. Hanstad


    Birgit Kjostovsdotter (Grove)




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 23

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a place so called.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Hans Hanstad, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Hans Hanstad in household of Helge H Thoreson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hans Hanstad in household of Halfdanz Hanstad, "United States Census, 1900"

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