Jorgen Larsen

Male8 September 1840–about 4 December 1905

Brief Life History 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 died about 4 December 1905, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in 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

Sources (12)

  • George Larsen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Geo Larsen in entry for Walter Larsen and Priscilla Compadone, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • George Larsen in entry for George D. Larsen, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1874Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 7

    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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