Senate 1878 (District 6); Senate 1883-89 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Republican
Colby University; College Graduate; 1859Studied Law; Admitted to the Bar, 1866
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Toensing lists his birth year as 1836. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 lists 1838.He came to Minnesota in 1867 or 1868 and settled in Blue Earth City.He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)He died in Blue Earth City, Minnesota.