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Tosten Olson Hamre
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 1188

Tosten Olson Hamre, one of the sturdy old pioneers of Wang township, was born in Norway, September 16, 1837, and was there married to Mary A. Stende, who was born February 1, 1838. They came to America in 1869. They farmed in Wang township until May, 1912, when they moved to Sacred Heart where they now reside. They are the parents of six children: Betsey, now Mrs. P. E. Synnes; Mary, now Mrs. C. E. Hagen; Olina, now Mrs. O. C. Sparstad, all of Sacred Heart; Andrew, who is married and lives on the home farm, and Annie and Ole who are dead.

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