Christian Togstad

1887–1937 (Age 49)

The Life of Christian

Christian Togstad was born on 6 September 1887, in Norway as the son of Bernt Togstad. He married Carrie Estenson on 10 December 1914, in Brandt, Deuel, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Vienna Township, Rock, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Armstrong Grove Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 11 June 1937, at the age of 49, and was buried in Deuel, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Togstad
Carrie Estenson
Marriage: 10 December 1914
Bernice Togstad
Virgil Mervall Togstad

Spouse & Children

10 December 1914
Brandt, Deuel, South Dakota, United States


  • Bernice Togstad


  • Virgil Mervall Togstad


Parents & Siblings

  • Bernt Togstad




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 6

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 14

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Rogstad, Rokstad, or Rostad, from a personal name (for example Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’, or Hróarr, of which the second element is -arr ‘spear’) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Christ Togstad, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christ Togstad, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chris Togstad, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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