Sorensen Family Outline

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First Generation
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1. Soren J. Sorensen. Born in Tondern, Denmark.1

Soren J. married Annie Chatrine Thor. Born in Tondern, Denmark.1

They had the following children:
2 i. Christian Jensen (1852-1936)
3 ii. daughter
4 iii. Jens Peter Jensen (1859-1957)


Second Generation
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2. Christian Jensen Sorensen. Born on 25 October 1852 in Tondern, Denmark.2,3,4 Christian Jensen died in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL on 22 February 1936; he was 83.5,6,1 Buried on 25 February 1936 in Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL.5,3,1 Occupation: Fireman for the Haish plant.3,1

On 21 December 1885 when Christian Jensen was 33, he married Christina M. Peterson, in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.3 Born on 26 November 1847 in Denamrk.5,7,8 Christina M. died in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL on 5 May 1917; she was 69.5,9,3,10

They had one child:
5 i. daughter (Adopted)

3. daughter Sorensen.

daughter married P. H. Raun.

4. Jens Peter Jensen Sorensen. Born on 8 June 1859 in Denmark.11,12,5 Jens Peter Jensen died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on 18 July 1957; he was 98.11,5,13 Buried on 20 July 1957 in Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois.11 Occupation: Stationary engineer.

On 20 June 1883 when Jens Peter Jensen was 24, he married Helena Chatrine Bahnsen, daughter of Peder Bahnsen & Christine M. Carstensen, in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.14 Born in November 1866 in Flevig, Germany.15,16,17 Helena Chatrine died on 30 April 1907 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois.18,5,15,19

They had the following children:
6 i. Soren P. (1884-<1939)
7 ii. Catharine/Katherina Magreta (1886-1935)
8 iii. Peter Jens (1888-1939)
9 iv. Annie (1890-)
10 v. Paulina (1891-1966)
11 vi. Alfred (Died as Infant) (1893-1893)


Third Generation
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5. daughter Sorensen.

daughter married Carl Sederburg.

6. Soren P. Sorensen. Born on 19 August 1884 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. 20,21,22 Soren P. died aft 29 Mar 1939 and bef 18 Jul 1957.23,11

Soren P. married Ada. Born on 5 February .24

They had the following children:
i. Clarence (1907-1987)
ii. James August (1908-1928)
iii. Edyth (1912-1919)
iv. Leroy
v. Clifford
vi. Irvin

7. Catharine/Katherina Magreta Sorensen.25,26 Born on 12 February 1886 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.26,27,28,29 Catharine/Katherina Magreta died in 1935.24

On 29 February 1916 when Catharine/Katherina Magreta was 30, she married Anton Tjernstron, in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL.30 Born on 29 March 1877.24,31 Anton died in 1942.32

They had the following children:
i. Vernon
ii. Harold (1918-1997)
iii. Hanna

8. Peter Jens Sorensen. Born on 31 May 1888 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. 33,34,35 Peter Jens died in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois on 29 March 1939; he was 50.36,23 Buried on 31 March 1939 in Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois.36 Occupation: Refrigeration Mechanic. Religion: Advent Christian Church.

On 3 September 1907 when Peter Jens was 19, he married Daisy Alice Bowen, daughter of Albin Chauncey Bowen & Ella Loretta Ashley, in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois. 37 Born on 16 July 1888 in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois.38,39 Daisy Alice died in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois on 15 January 1983; she was 94.40,39 Religion: Advent Christian Church, DeKalb, IL.

They had the following children:
i. Evelyn Louise (1908-1971)
ii. Everret Bernard (1909-1986)

9. Annie Sorensen.41 Born on 8 February 1890 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. 42,43,44

Annie married William T. Hobin.

They had the following children:
i. John
ii. Margaret
iii. William

10. Paulina Sorensen.45 Born on 13 September 1891 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.46,47,48 Paulina died in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois on 5 March 1966; she was 74.49,30 Buried in Malta, IL.

On 16 December 1908 when Paulina was 17, she married Henry C. Balcom, son of Albert Balcom & Laura Talbot, in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL.30,50 Born on 13 July 1889 in Malta, DeKalb County, IL.51,50 Henry C. died in Sycamore, DeKalb County, IL on 26 November 1940; he was 51.51,30,52 Religion: Advent Christian Church.50

They had the following children:
i. Albert John (1910-1989)
ii. Henry Charles (Died as Child) (1912-1914)
iii. Ellen Helena (1914-1984)
iv. Fred (Died as Child) (1917-1919)
v. Rose (Died as Infant) (1919-1919)
vi. Alberta "Shorty" (1927-1973)

11. Alfred Sorensen. Born on 2 February 1893 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. 53 Alfred died on 24 August 1893 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. 54