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
1860–1943
Laura Svendsen
1868–1957
Marriage: 3 January 1889
Minnie Sorenson
1890–1990
Annie Sorenson
1891–
Gens S Sorenson
1893–
Jens Sorenson
1894–1977
Julia Sorenson
1896–1982
Theodore Sorenson
1898–1976
Ellie Sorenson
1900–
Dora Sorenson
1901–
Arnold Sorenson
1902–
Eva Sorenson
1905–
Melvina Sorenson
1907–1986
Selvia Sorenson
1910–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1889
Big Stone, Minnesota, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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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