Jorgen Larsen

8 September 1840–about 4 December 1905 (Age 65)
Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jorgen

When Jorgen Larsen was born on 8 September 1840, in Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Lars Christian Mikkelsen, was 40 and his mother, Sorine Sorensen, was 20. He married Dorothea Johansen about 1874, in Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1900. He died about 4 December 1905, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Larsen
Dorothea Johansen
Marriage: about 1874
George Didloff Larsen Jr.
Sofus Frederick Larsen
Christine Larsen
Thorvold Larsen
Walter Christian Larsen
Nordstieme or Nord Larsen

Spouse and Children

about 1874
Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 8

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 19

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Lars, Scandinavian equivalent of Lawrence .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Larsen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Geo Larsen in entry for Walter Larsen and Priscilla Compadone, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Geo Larsen in entry for Walter Larsen and Priscilla Compadone, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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