Laura Svendsen

9 May 1868–1957 (Age 88)
Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Laura

When Laura Svendsen was born on 9 May 1868, in Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Jens Svendsen, was 39 and her mother, Ane Christensdatter, was 34. She married Jens Peter Sorenson on 3 January 1889, in Big Stone, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Bindslev, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years and Lake Shore Township, Lac qui Parle, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1957, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Jens Peter Sorenson
Laura Svendsen
Marriage: 3 January 1889
Minnie Sorenson
Annie Sorenson
Gens S Sorenson
Jens Sorenson
Julia Sorenson
Theodore Sorenson
Ellie Sorenson
Dora Sorenson
Arnold Sorenson
Eva Sorenson
Melvina Sorenson
Selvia Sorenson

Spouse and Children

3 January 1889
Big Stone, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 16

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 25

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Svensen in household of Jens Svendsen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Laura Svendsen in household of Jens Svendsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Laura Sorenson in household of J V Sorenson, "United States Census, 1920"

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