Sources

1. DeKalb County, IL Vital Record
Christian Sorensen (1936) death certificate #7352
2. Christian J. & Christine M. Sorensen and Jens P. J. & Helena C.
Sorensen Gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, IL
One gravestone: Christian and Christine are on one side and Jens and
Helena on the other side. Year only.
3. "DeKalb Man is Taken Suddenly During Night," Christian Sorensen,
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Sat 22 Feb 1936, page 1, Col. 2,
microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL.
4. DeKalb County, IL Vital Record
Christian Sorensen (1936) death certificate #7352 Death cert. gives town
name.
5. Christian J. & Christine M. Sorensen and Jens P. J. & Helena C.
Sorensen Gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, IL
One gravestone: Christian and Christine are on one side and Jens and
Helena on the other side.
6. Fairview Cemetery Records, DeKalb, Illinois Christian Sorensen: death
date given as 14 Mar 1936.
7. "Mrs. Sorensen Died Suddenly," Christine Sorensen, DeKalb Daily
Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Sat 5 May 1917, page 1, microfilm, DeKalb Public
Library, DeKalb, IL, "was a native of Denmark, having been born there
nearly 70 years ago.".
8. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser Woodin
203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Nov. 26 Mrs. Chris Sorensen
born died 1914.
9. Fairview Cemetery Records, DeKalb, Illinois date given as 8 May 1917.
10. "Mrs. Sorensen Died Suddenly," Christine Sorensen, DeKalb Daily
Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Sat 5 May 1917, page 1, microfilm, DeKalb Public
Library, DeKalb, IL.
11. "Obituaries: Jens Peter Sorensen," DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb,
IL, Friday 19 Jul 1957, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL.
12. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, given as Jun 1857 birthplace Germany.
13. Fairview Cemetery Records, DeKalb, Illinois died at 621 Barry Ave,
Chicago, IL of acute carrolcal.
14. Clinton County, Iowa Vital Records
Register of Marriages
Jens and Helena Sorensen (1883) #9579 Book 1 Page 78

June 20, 1883
Groom:Jens Peter Jensen Sorensen of Clinton, IA
age: 24 years Place of birth: Germany
Occupation: workman
Father: Soren J. Sorensen
Mother: Annie Chatrine Thor
Bride: Helena Chatrine Bahnsen of Clinton, IA
age: 18 years Place of birth: Germany
Father: Peder Bahnsen
Mother: Christine M. Carstensen
Married Clinton, IL
Witnesses: Peter Brelnen and Maria Raun
By L. Hansen, Danish minister

15. "Long Suffering Ended: Mrs. Jas. Sorensen Passed Away Last Night,"
DeKalb Chronicle, DeKalb, Il, 30 Apr 1907, microfilm, DeKalb Public
Library, DeKalb, IL.
16. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649.
17. Christian J. & Christine M. Sorensen and Jens P. J. & Helena C.
Sorensen Gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, DeKalb, IL
One gravestone: Christian and Christine are on one side and Jens and
Helena on the other side. birth year given as 1865.
18. Fairview Cemetery Records, DeKalb, Illinois date given as 30 Apr 1907.
19. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Apr 29 "Mama died
1:35 a.m. 42 years old 1907".
20. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
male[Soren] Sorensen (1884)#2487 Book 1 Page 209

Date of entry Oct 6, 1884
Name: Sorensen, [no first name]
sex: male
born: Aug 19, 1884 at Oak St. Clinton, IA
Father's nationality: Dane Place of birth: Sleswig Holstein Age: 25
Mother's nationality: Dane Place of birth: Sleswig Holstein Age: 19
Mother: Helena Sorensen Maiden: Helena Bahnsen
Residence: Oak St. Clinton, IA
Father: Jens Peter Petersen Sorensen Occupation: Lawyer
Dr. H. McCormack M.D.

21. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Aug 19- Soren P.
Sorensen age 21 1905.
22. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, given as Aug 1885.
23. "Services for Sorensen to be on Friday," DeKalb Daily Chronicle,
DeKalb, IL, 30 Mar 1939, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL.
24. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998.
25. "Many Are Given Permits To Be Married Folks," Anton Tjerstron and
Katherina Magreta Sorensen, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, 1 Mar
1916, page 1, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL.
26. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
Catharine M. Sorensen (1886)#3455 Book 2 Page 50

Date of Return: 27 Feb 1886
Name: Sorensen, Catharine M.
Sex: Female Child #2
Race: White Date of Birth 12 Feb 1886
Place of Birth: Ringwood, Clinton, IA
Nationality of Father: German
Father's place of birth: Schlewig Age: 26
Nationality of mother: German
Mother's place of Birth Schlewig Age: 20
Mother: Helena C. Sorensen Maiden: Bahnsen
Residence: Ringwood
Father: Jens Peter Jensen Soresen Occupation: Laborer
Attendent: Miss Anne Godfrey, Ringwood, Clinton

27. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Feb 12 Kathrena
Sorensen born 1886 died 1935.
28. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, Given as Feb 1886.
29. "Many Are Given Permits To Be Married Folks," Anton Tjerstron and
Katherina Magreta Sorensen, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, 1 Mar
1916, page 1, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL, age given as
30 i.e. 1886.
30. Lois Charnstrom Sycamore, IL (wife of Vernon Charnstrom). Family
group sheet for Jens and Helena Sorensen. Original sent by me, she made
notations without citing her source.
31. "Many Are Given Permits To Be Married Folks," Anton Tjerstron and
Katherina Magreta Sorensen, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, 1 Mar
1916, page 1, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL, his age is
noted at 37, making him born ca 1879.
32. Fairview Cemetery Records, DeKalb, Illinois
33. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
[Peter] Sorensen (1888) #5231 Book 2 Page 198

Date of Return: June 6, 1888
Name: Sorensen, [no first name]
Sex: Male Child #3 Race: White
Date Birth: May 31, 1888 Clinton, IA
Father's Nationality: German Place of Birth: Germany Age: 29
Mother's Nationality: German Place of Birth: Germany Age: 22
Mother: Helen C. Sorensen Maiden Bahnsen
Residence: Clinton, IA
Father Jens P. J. Sorensen Occupation: Fireman
Attendent: C. F. Kellogg, Clinton, IA

34. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. May 31 Peter Sorensen
born 1888 age 17 1905.
35. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, given as May 1888.
36. DeKalb County, Illinois Vital Record
Peter Sorensen (1939) death certificate #8630
37. DeKalb County, Illinois Vital Record
Peter and Daisy Sorensen (1907) marriage certificate #390
38. Marshall, Florence H. 1900 DeKalb County, Illinois Census page 484.
39. "Obituaries: Daisy A. Sorensen," The DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb,
Illinois, 17 January 1983, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb,
Illinois.
40. "Probate file of Daisy A. Sorensen," 83 P11 Filed 20 Jan 1983,
Circuit Clerk 16th Judicial Circuit DeKalb County, IL, Sycamore, IL.
41. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, middle initial C.
42. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
[Annie] Sorensen (1890)#6555 Book 3 Page 65

Date of Return: Feb 20, 1890
Name: Sorensen, [no first name]
Sex: Female Child #4 Race: White
Born: Feb 8, 1890 Clinton, IA
Nationality of Father: Dane Place of Birth: Denmark Age 30
Nationality of Mother: Dane Place of Birth: Denmark Age 24
Mother: Helena B. Sorensen Maiden: Bahnsen
Residence: Clinton, IA
Father: Jens Sorensen Occupation: Laborer
Attendent: A. W. Blunt, Clinton, IA

43. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Feb 8- Annie Sorensen
born 1890.
44. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, given as Feb 1890.
45. Ibid. middle inital C.
46. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
[Paulina] Sorensen (1891) #7667 Book 3 Page 151

Date of Return Sep 23, 1891
Name: Sorensen, [no first name]
Sex: Female Child #5 Race: White
Born Sep 13, 1891 Clinton, IA
Nationality of Father: Dane Place of Birth: Denmark Age 32
Nationality of Mother: German Place of Birth: Germany
Mother Hellen C. Sorensen Maiden: Hellen C. Bahnsen
Father James Peter J. Sorensen Occupation Welldriller
Attendent C. F. Kellogg, Clinton, IA

47. Peter Sorensen's Birthday Book. In possession of Carol Dresser
Woodin 203 S. 5th, Malta, Il 60150 as of July 1998. Sep 13 Palena
Sorensen Born 1891 age 13 1905.
48. Marshall, Florence Houghton, 1900 Census of DeKalb County, IL, Jens
P. Sorensen Family page 649, givenas Sep 1891.
49. Social Security Death Index
50. "Henry Balcom Dies Tuesday Evening Here," DeKalb Daily Chronicle,
DeKalb, IL, Thur 28 Nov 1940, page 2, microfilm, DeKalb Public Library,
DeKalb, IL.
51. Cemeteries of Malta Township, DeKalb County, Illinois. 1988
52. "Passes Away Suddenly in the Evening," Henry C. Balcom, DeKalb Daily
Chronicle, DeKalb, IL, Wed 27 Nov 1940, page 11, microfilm, DeKalb Public
Library, DeKalb, IL.
53. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Births
[Alfred] Sorensen (1893) #8725 Book 3 Page 232

Date of Return Feb 11, 1893
Name: Sorensen, [no first name listed]
Sex: Male Child #6 Race: White
Born Feb 2, 1893 Elm St. Clinton, IA
Father's nationality: Dane Place of Birth Denmark Age 33
Mother's nationality: German Place of birth: Germany Age 27
Mother Hellen Sorensen Maiden: Hellen Bahnsen
Residence 435 Elm St. Clinton, IA
Father Jas. P. J. Sorensen Occupation Welldriller
Attendent C. F. Kellogg, CLinton, IA

54. Clinton County, IA Vital Record
Register of Deaths
Alfred Sorensen (1893) #3888 Book 2 Page 82

Date of Report Aug 31, 1893
Name: Alfred Sorensen
Sex: Male Race: White Age: 6 months
Died: Aug 24, 1893 2 p.m.
Marriage status: Single
Nationality: Dane
Born: Clinton, IA Lived in State from birth
Place of death: 435 Elm St. Clinton, IA
Cause of death: Cholera Infantium Duration: 1 week
Doctor: C. F. Kellogg M. D. Clinton, IA
[parents not listed]


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