Jorgen Asbjornsen

1865–1951 (Age 85)
Tjørn, Rogaland, Norway

The Life of Jorgen

When Jorgen Asbjornsen was born on 21 October 1865, in Tjørn, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Asbjorn Pedersen, was 49 and his mother, Kristi Ingebretsdatter, was 43. He married Karen Serina Halvorsdtr Sarah Vestbø on 8 October 1887, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Warren Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Aaron Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 13 February 1951, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Swea City, Kossuth, Iowa, United States.

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Jorgen Asbjornsen
Karen Serina Halvorsdtr Sarah Vestbø
Marriage: 8 October 1887
Lillie Marie Fladeland
Clara Amelia Cassem
Alida Hilda Cassem
Ella Pauline Cassem
Howard Arthur Cassem
Palmer Julius Cassem
Mary Sofia Cassem
Cora May Cassem
Selma Ruth Gertrude Cassem
Avis Christine Cassem

Spouse & Children

8 October 1887
Marshall, Iowa, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Asbjorn Pedersen


  • Kristi Ingebretsdatter




  • Krtistine Asbjornsdatter


  • Peder Asbjornsen


  • Ingebrigt Asbjörnsen


  • Marta Asbjorndatter


  • Gjoa Asbjornsen


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 24

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

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Sources (3)

  • Jorgen A Kasen in household of Robert C Bergum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Cassem, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Cassem, "United States Census, 1910"

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