House 1889-90 (District 43); Senate 1891-94 (District 48); House 1915-32 (District 50)
Party when first elected: Republican
|Date of Birth: 02/04/1846
||Date of Death: 12/15/1937
|Birth Place: Amsterdam, Holland
||Birth Country: Netherlands
||Religion: Not Reported
|City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
|Military||147th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (United States Civil War, Army of the Potomac, Wounded Twice at Gettysburg; Also Wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness)|| ||08/??/1862 to ??/??/1865
Ella E. Nottingham (married on April 1, 1879)
Five children: Edward Gordon (son), Bernard A. (son); Howard, Byron, and Herrold
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Bernard A. Hompe
Edward Gordon Hompe
Toensing lists his birth year as 1847. The Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1889, 1893, 1925, and 1927, and several other sources, list 1846.
He came to the United States in 1849 and moved to Minnesota in 1876.
During the United States Civil War he was twice wounded at Gettysburg and was also wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness.
In 1931, at the age of 85, he became the oldest legislator in the United States. (Fergus Falls Daily Journal, October 19, 1984, p. 6)