- the US connection
All of my ancestors were Danish. Therefore, not all sections of this page have been translated into English. However, a few sidelines branched out to the US of A, and, consequently, the single page about these US connections is in English. If you're decended from any of the people mentioned here, please get in touch.
The Feldballe connection:
The Sorensen connection:
The 6 that went away were:
With the help of the decendents that I've so far been able to trace the following information has been found:
Christen Sorensen and his wife Marie (from Hammelev by Haderslev, then in the occupied part of Southern Jutland) had two sons before leaving Denmark, Christen and Henry. After settling in Chicago they had two daughters, Mildred and Edith. Edith is still alive, living in California, and I have her address.
Soren Sorensen and his wife Anna also lived in Chicago, and they had one son, Harold, who supplied quite a few of the scraps of information that helped paint this picture. Harold was born in 1920, he now lives in Massachusetts.
Karen Sorensen married dane Jens Christian Jorgensen and had a total of three sons, of which two were born in Denmark, Robert and Thorvald (Toby). One son George was born in the USA. He later worked for Walt Disney. All three had children, and at least Toby and Robert also had grandchildren.
Anna Sorensen married Jens Fredericksen and they settled in Chicago. They had one son and one daughter, but I don't know their names.
Peter Sorensen went to Chicago, where he worked as a saddle maker for quite a number of years. When he retired, he went to live in Polson, Montana, where also Minnie lived. I've found him in the Social Security Death Index under the number: SSN 321-01-5456 Residence: 59860 Polson, Lake, MT. Peter died in 1968. He did not have any family of his own.
Rasmine (Minnie) Sorensen married dane Emil L. Hansen, born 18 September 1885, who came from the island of Ærø (Aeroe). Rasmine travelled to the USA in 1909, Emil in 1911.
I have been able to collect some pictures of these Sorensens in the USA and have put them on a page for reference. For better recognition I've left the pictures fairly large, so please be patient, the page will take a while to load. Visit the Sorensen family gallery as seen from Denmark.
For those interested in the rest of this homepage but unable to read Danish here's a brief summary:
The homepage contains the ancestry charts of my four grandparents, my farfar (paternal grandfather), my farmor (paternal grandmother), my morfar (maternal grandfather) and my mormor (maternal grandmother).
The page also contains some lists of reference to a few Danish church registers. If you see a parish you would like to inspect closer, these Danish words may come in handy: Døbte (hatches), trolovede og viede (matches) and begravede (dispatches). Also the words sogn (parish), herred (county) and kirkebog (church register). As numbers are international these few words will take you pretty far, I reckon.
Comments to: Bente Feldballe
Milloup's Pedigree Homepage. About longhaired dachshund pedigrees. Text in English as well as Danish and German.
updated on 9-1-05