|This is a portrait of Hans Nilsen Langseth, aged 68.|
Mr. Langseth is seated in an ornate chair with
his beard draped over his shoulder and down again.
Mr. Langseth was born on July 14, 1846, in Norway to Nils Olsen Langseth and Marthe Gulbrandsen Overholtet. Like at least 3 of his brothers, Mr. Langset made his way to the USA. With his wife Anne Benson he had 6 children.
Mr. Langseth spent much of his life as a farmer. For a while, however, he traveled with a circus show, exhibiting his beard to the public, but he soon tired of people yanking his whiskers to see if they were real.
|Hans (to the right) with his children Pete, John, Emma, Martin and Nels.|