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Sophus Sorensen
Born 1862 Denmark. Died 1933 Spirit Lake
Arrived in America in 1887 and farmed all his life there.
Married to Petrina Hansen.
Children: Harry Albert, Fred, and Pauline.

From Left: Patrina Hansen Ericksen, born in Clermont. Her mother, widowed Anna Nelson (Nelsdatter) and her three year old son, came from Norway to US in 1865 after her husband passed away and settled in Fayette County. where she married Peter Hansen the father of Patrina. Patrina's name has been spelled many ways Patrine, Patrina, and Peterina. Patrina married Sophus Sorensen in 1894 in Des Moines. Patrina lived to be 92 years old. She worked for the Governors office. She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery along with her husband Sophus Sorensen.
Harry Albert Sorensen Sr. son of Patrina and Sophus Sorensen
Harry's wife Pearl Ardella Pollard who died at an early age of blood disease.

Standing: Harry Albert Sorensen Sr. He lived his whole life in Spirit Lake, Iowa. He farmed most of his early years and later worked in the coal mines. He died in 1970 from prostate cancer.
Middle Row: Sophus Sorensen b. 1862 in Copenhagen came over to the US in 1887 as a stowaway on a steamship. Fred Sorensen. Patrina Hansen Ericksen Sorensen
Front: Phylis Sorensen

Circa 1935
Harry A. Jr. and Phylis Sorensen
Children of Harry A. Sorensen Sr. and Pearl Ardella Pollard.

Contributed by Nancy Webb.