Marie Togstad

1882–1961 (Age 78)
Ottestad, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Marie

When Marie Togstad was born on 27 April 1882, in Ottestad, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Severin Larsen Togstad, was 31 and her mother, Mathea Monsdatter, was 24. She married Carl N. Christianson about 1902. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Brinsmade, Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1940. She died in 1961, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Marie Togstad
1882–1961
Carl N. Christianson
1872–1960
Marriage: about 1902
Millard Christianson
1903–1966
Selmer Christianson
1904–2002
Helen Christianson
1908–1982
Melvin Christianson
1910–1999
Clara N. Christianson
1911–1998
Joseph Leonard Christianson
1914–2009
Albert Christianson
1917–1993
Ernest Christianson
1919–1989
Orville Ludwig Christianson
1921–2014
Elmer O. Christianson
1924–1963
Hilmer Christianson
1926–1980

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1902
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Severin Larsen Togstad

    Male1851–1934Male

  • Mathea Monsdatter

    Female1857–1888Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889

Age 7

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Maria Christianson in household of Carl Christianson, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • Mary Christianson in household of Carl N Christianson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Christianson in household of Carl N Christianson, "United States Census, 1920"

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