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Lars Peter Jorgensen
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1850, Denmark
Death: Jul. 12, 1925
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA

From "The Graphic"
Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa
Thursday July 16, 1925.

"Died" Front page.
"Peter Jorgensen, aged 75 years, a former resident of this city, died at Dodge Center, Minn. Sunday evening, July 12, following an extended illness. The body was brought to this city and funeral services held at the Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Searcy, of Oskaloosa. Obituary next week."

From "The Graphic" Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa Thursday July 23, 1925. Front page.
"L.P. Jorgenson"
"L. Peter Jorgenson was born in Denmark April 26, 1850 and died July 12, 1825 near Dodge Center, Minnesota at the home of his nephew, James Rasmussen, aged 75 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Mr. Jorgenson's school privileges were of a superior order. He received a good education in his native tongue, but his knowlege of the English language was all acquired after coming to America in 1872. He crossed the Atlantic and took up his residence in Chicago, where he spent ten years working as a mason's assistant during the building season. In 1881 he came to Calhoun county, Iowa, and soon purchased a farm of 160 acres.
He was married April 5, 1884 to Miss Maria Rasmussen, also of Denmark, who died July 24, 1914. He went to Minneapolis in October, 1914.
He was a member of the Baptist church of Lake City. He was of a lovable nature and much admired for his Christian character by all who knew him. The hymns sang at his funeral were those of his own selection.
He leaves to mourn his passing his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. James Rasmussen and son Floyd; also a nephew, Nels Jorgenson of Lanesboro; and a few other relatives in Lake City and many friends and neighbors.
Services were held at the home July 13, at 2 p.m., Rev. C. E. Mead of the Methodist church preaching from Phil. 1:21 'To die is gain.'
Funeral services were also conducted at the First Baptist church of Lake City on Wednesday after noon at 2 o'clock, pastor J. M. Wilson in charge and the sermon was preached by a former pastor, Rev. Thos. A. Searcy of Oskaloosa. A mixed quartet, viz Mr. Burge Hammond, Mr. John Oxenford, Mrs. J. M. Wilson and Mrs. Bauman, sang 'I love to tell the story,' 'Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,' 'Asleep in Jesus.' Interment in Cottonwood cemetery."
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From the "Dodge County Star"
Dodge Center, Minnesota, 16 Jul 1925.

"L. Peter Jorgensen Passed Away Sunday"
"His Body was taken to Iowa and Buried there on Wednesday"

"L. Peter Jorgenson was born in Denmark April 26, 1850, and died at the home of his nephew, James Rasmussen, aged 75 years, 2 months, and 16 days.
Mr. Jorgenson's school privileges were of a superior order, having received a good education in his native tongue, but his knowledge of the English language was all acquired after coming to America in 1872. He crossed the Atlantic and took up his residence in Chicago where he spent two years working as a mason's assistant during the building season.
In 1881 he went to Calhoun county, Iowa, and soon purchased a farm of 160 acres. He was married April 5, 1884 to Miss Marie Rasmusson, also of Denmark, who died July 24, 1914. He came to Minnesota in October 1914.
He was a member of the Baptist church at Lake City, Iowa and was of a lovable nature and admired for his Christian character by all who knew him. Hymns sang at his funeral were of his own selecting.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. James Rasmusson and son, Floyd, and a few other relatives and many friends and neighbors.
'He lived for those who loved him
For those who knew him true,
For the heaven that smiled above him
And waited his spirit too.
For the wrongs that need resistance
For the cause that needed assistance
For the future in the distance
And the good that he could do.
Now he's gone to the land where the care worn and weary
Enjoy sweet rapture of sacred repose
he has quitted forever this wilderness dreary,
Has bid farewell to time and its woes.'
Funeral services were held at the J. Rasmusson home Monday afternoon and the body taken to Lake City, Iowa, where it was interred in the cemetery there Wednesday, July 15th. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmusson and son accompanied the body there."

(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Kirstine Christensen Jorgensen (1848 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cottonwood Cemetery
Lake City
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: Dec 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23645907
Lars Peter Jorgensen
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