Jorgen Nielsen Lausten

1884–1956 (Age 72)
Colusa, California, United States

The Life of Jorgen Nielsen

When Jorgen Nielsen Lausten was born in 1884, in Colusa, California, United States, his father, Christian Christian Lausten, was 27 and his mother, Anna Kristina Nikolina Hattens, was 24. He married Lela May Brown on 31 July 1910, in Colusa, Colusa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Maxwell, Colusa, California, United States in 1900 and Williams, Colusa, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 January 1956, in Colusa, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Jorgen Nielsen Lausten
Lela May Brown
Marriage: 31 July 1910
Charles Cecil Lausten
Jacquelyn Gayle Lausten
John Russell Lausten
Willie Mae Lausten
Kenneth D. Lausten
Rae Marie Lausten

Spouse & Children

31 July 1910
Colusa, Colusa, California, United States


  • Charles Cecil Lausten


  • John Russell Lausten


  • Willie Mae Lausten


  • Kenneth D. Lausten


  • Rae Marie Lausten


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Christian Christian Lausten


  • Anna Kristina Nikolina Hattens




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for an eavesdropper or nosy person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lūstern ‘to eavesdrop’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John N Lausten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Lausten in household of Christian Lausten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John N Lausten in household of Christian Lausten, "United States Census, 1910"

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