Emil Gerhard Thorstad

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Emil Gerhard Thorstad

Birthplace: Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 04, 1962 (70)
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Place of Burial: Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jens Nielson Thorstad and Betsy "Brita" Olina Holtan
Husband of Mable Inunda Berge
Father of Paul Berge Thorstad; Private and Howard Marvin Thorstad
Brother of Selma Elenora Thorstad; Levi Thorstad; Katinka Josephene Thorstad; Lucius Berlin Thorstad; Nels Holberg Thorstad and 1 other

Managed by: Dana Marie Kelly
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About Emil Gerhard Thorstad


named to Soil Conservation Committee in 1940.

Wisconsin State Journal September 17, 1948:

CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY DEERFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Emil Thorstad, Deerfield, are holding an open house for relatives and friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate their sulver wedding anniversary, which they observed Wednesday.

Land was transferred from Jens to Emil in May of 1928.

Emil Thorstad DEERFIELD - Emil G. Thorstad, 70, Rt. 1, Deerfield, died unexpectedly Friday (May 2, 1962) at a Madison hospital.

A World War I veteran, Mr. Thorstad was a lifelong area resident and a memeber of Deerfield Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Military grave-side rites will be conducted at Deerfield Lutheran cemetery by Draeger-Fencil American Legion post 260, of which he was a member.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Anderson; two sons, Howard and Paul; two sisters, Selma and Katinka, all of Deerfield; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Schulz funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday, and until noon Tuesday.


At his death, assets valued at $27,500 with no liabilities.

More Memories . . . By Donna Thorstad Johnson When we were growing up we would stay over night when Mom and Daddy would go dancing. If we stayed with Selma and Tinka they would have been baking those famous molasses and sugar cookies and fudge. There were always cats to play with and stories to hear of going to visit the cousins in Stoughton or the grand time´´ they had a funeral! Grandma´s house was more modern and often won out by choice as we grew older. Beyond the holidays I think it should be noted the hard work that was done on the Thorstad farms over the years. My memory is of tobacco but there were years of dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs & chickens. My memories of grandpa are vague and I think it´s because he was always working. I do remember him coming in the house at the end of the day & laying on the floor to read the paper, but usually falling asleep. My dad followed this same routine. Grandma would have Patti & I ride with her when she would go to Madison to shop on the square.´´ We would have lunch at a lunch counter at a Dime Store. It was a fun day even if her driving was a little hair raising. I always think of her as a teacher-even the Christmas decorations I can remember were projects she would have been making with her students.

Grandpa Emil By Jane Thorstad Kelly After mom had her car accident, we lived with Grandma and Grandpa. I remember standing in the kitchen by the sink and Grandpa Emil was leaning against the stove. He would have a cigarette after supper and he taught me how to wink. Grandpa Emil used to lift his leg over my head and I´d run back and forth. It made us both laugh. I remember standing on our front porch looking out the screen door watching Grandpa work on their new little house.

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Emil Gerhard Thorstad's Timeline

December 2, 1891
Dane, Wisconsin, USA
September 13, 1924
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
November 21, 1936
Madison, Dane, WI
Age 50
Town Deerfield, Wisconsin, United States
May 4, 1962
Age 70
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
May 7, 1962
Age 70
Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA