Gyda Josefine Iversen

29 December 1881–30 April 1961 (Age 79)
Worth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gyda Josefine

When Gyda Josefine Iversen was born on 29 December 1881, in Worth, Iowa, United States, her father, Simon Olstad Iverson, was 35 and her mother, Ele Bjorlie, was 38. She married Sever C Hengesteg on 30 March 1904, in Worth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Deer Creek, Worth, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Hartland Township, Worth, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 April 1961, in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bristol, Worth, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sever C Hengesteg
Gyda Josefine Iversen
Marriage: 30 March 1904
Ardella Cescella Hengesteg
Ernie G Hengesteg
Harvey I Hengesteg
Lyle Casper Hengesteg
Eldor Slayton Hengesteg
Janet Suzanne Hengesteg

Spouse and Children

30 March 1904
Worth, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Simon Olstad Iverson


    Ele Bjorlie




    Gina Maria Iverson


    Iver Iverson


    Anna Marie Iverson


    Josephine Iverson


    Torval Henry Iverson


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 3

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ivar, from Old Norse Ívarr, a compound of either ív ‘yew tree’, ‘bow’ or Ing (the name of a god) + ar ‘warrior’ or ‘spear’.2 North German (Frisian): patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements īwa ‘yew (tree)’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘firm’.3 English: variant spelling of Iverson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lyda J Hengesteg in household of Severt Hengesteg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joise Hengesteg in household of Severt Hengesteg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • G Josephine Hengesteg in household of Sever C Hengesteg, "United States Census, 1940"

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