Hans Soren Sorenson

23 August 1874–31 December 1944 (Age 70)
Freeborn, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hans Soren

When Hans Soren Sorenson was born on 23 August 1874, in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, his father, Nels Sorenson, was 31 and his mother, Maren "Mary" Kirstine Hansen, was 30. He married Mathilda Struck in 1900. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Shell Rock Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 December 1944, at the age of 70, and was buried in Glenville, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States.

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Hans Soren Sorenson
Mathilda Struck
Marriage: 1900
Harlan Harold Sorenson

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 10

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 19

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

1 Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Sørensen ( see Sorensen ) or the Swedish cognate Sörensson.2 Jewish (northeastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sore (from the Hebrew female personal name Sara ‘princess’) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hanse Sorrenson in household of Nels Sorrenson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hans S Sorenson in household of Harlan H Sorenson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hans S Sorenson, "United States Census, 1900"

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