Hans Langseth c. 1912
|Died||November 10, 1927 (aged 81)|
|Burial place||Elk Creek Church Cemetery|
Langseth was born in Eidsvoll and emigrated to the United States in 1867. He married Anna Berntsen in 1870 and worked as a farmer in Elkton Township, Clay County, Minnesota. In his later life, he traveled around the United States as part of a freak show showing off his beard.
Langseth died aged 81 in Wyndmere, North Dakota and is buried in Elk Creek Church Cemetery in Kensett, Iowa. When he died, his beard measured 5.33 meters (17.5 ft). It was donated to the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in 1967.
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