But it doesn't even say "lived in (state name)". The Minnesota one says "was a part of Minnesota", which my brain auto-rejects because it queries "what part? the upper part? the ground? the trees?" "some county?". (Reminds me a lot of the "want to go with?" I trained my husband to NOT say.) Illinois says the same "was a part of Illinois".
It would be better worded as "was a part of the history of (state name)", or "was a part of (state name)'s history" .. or, for older profiles "was a pioneer in (state name)". North Dakota uses " is part of North Dakota history", as does Connecticut with "was a part of Connecticut history"
Louisiana uses "lived in Louisiana"
Then there's the "was part of the Low Dutch Settlements in Kentucky, 1780-1810"
North Carolina offers a choice "was born in North Carolina" "lived in North Carolina" and "was part of North Carolina history"
Virginia offers "was born in Virginia" "lived in Virginia" and "Native Virginian"
All the other states on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:US_History_Project_Stickers use the "was a part of" statement (unless they're a specialist sticker such as "First Families" or similar).
Yes .. I did just sit here and click on every state's link. I wouldn't ever put on my profile something that said I was "part of" an object/state. (I object to the term "chair" instead of "chairperson" for the same reason .. I am NOT a chair, a chair is something upon which I sit. I have been a chairwoman, I have been a chairperson, but I will never be a chair (except for a child, or a cat).)