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Gustav C.  HOFOS

Gustav C. HOFOS[1]

Male 1848 - 1927  (78 years)

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  • Name Gustav C. HOFOS  [2
    Born 27 Sep 1848  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 23 Jul 1927  Ransom, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Standing Rock Cemetery, Fort Ransom, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2605  foot
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2016 

    Family Kjerste Larsdatter MYHRE,   b. 22 Jun 1860, Trysil Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1941  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1880 
    Children 
    +1. Inga HOFOS,   b. Feb 1881, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1947, Beltrami County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +2. Oscar Ingvald HOFOS,   b. Aug 1882, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charlotte Lillian HOFOS,   b. 13 Jan 1886, Fort Ransom, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1975, Des Plaines, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Gertrude C. HOFOS,   b. 1 Nov 1887, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1962  (Age 75 years)
     5. Ida E. HOFOS,   b. Jan 1892, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Gilbert Julius HOFOS,   b. 29 Jun 1893, Fort Ransom, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1922, Fort Ransom, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +7. Grace HOFOS,   b. Oct 1895, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1941, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     8. Otto HOFOS,   b. Sep 1897, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 04:09:24 
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Came to America in 1871.
    • I have seen his name listed as Gustav Karelius Hoffoss.
    • 12/24/2016: From this site, http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/biographies.html:

      GUSTAF C. HOFOS, a leading farmer of Bear Creek township, Ransom county, is the owner of three hundred and seventy-five acres of prairie land, on which he conducts general farming. He has made a comfortable home, by earnest and persistent effort, and is well known in his community for his industrious habits and practical ideas. His home is located on section 33, his original homestead farm, and he is enabled to enjoy the comforts which he well merits. Our subject was born in Solor, near Kongs Vinger, Norway, September 27, 1848, and was the tenth in a family of twelve children born to Ole and Inger (Noer) Hofos. When about seventeen years of age he was apprenticed to learn the cabinetmakers' trade. After attaining his majority he came to America and worked at his trade in Decorah, Iowa, nine years. He went to Fargo, Dakota, in the fall of 1880, and after working at his trade there three years took a homestead farm, and the following year went with his family to reside thereon. He has added to his possessions by purchase, and his estate is one of the well-improved farms of Bear Creek township. Our subject was married, in 1881, to Miss Christie Myhre. Mr. and Mrs. Hofos are the parents of the following children : Inga ; Oscar ; Carl, deceased : Charlotte ; Gertie ; Ovidie, deceased ; Ida ; Gilbert ; Grace and Otto. Mr. and Mrs. Hofos have adopted one son, Carl Myhre. Mr. Hofos is a member of the Lutheran church. He has been called upon to serve his township as school director, and has been township clerk since the organization of the township. Politically he is a Populist, and stands stanchly for the principles of his party. He is a man of enlightened views, and keeps pace with current events and advocates reform movements. He is now a member of the Populist county central committee, and has attended as a delegate numerous county and state conventions. He is deservedly held in high esteem by his associates, and labors earnestly for the better interests of his community.
      [Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Susan Ripley]

  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Find A Grave.

    2. [S66] .