|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1813, Norway|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1888|
Sven Jorgenson, Mower County Transcript, Wed. 10-17-1888, page-8, col.-1
Sven Jorgenson died last Friday evening, of Bright's disease. Mr. Jorgenson was about 75 years of age and one of the old settlers of this locality.
From the History of Mower County 1884, Nevada Township Chapter page 489.
Sven Jorgenson was born in Norway, in 1813. He was reared to agricultural pursuits. He was married in 1839 to Margaret Swenson. In 1853 they left their native land for America. They first located on Lund Prairie, Illinois, where he was employed in farming, remaining there until 1854, then came to Mower County, coming with another part that owned an oxen team. They made the journey overland, and were nearly a month on the way. He made a claim of the southeast quarter of section 31, and immediately set about to build a log house. As he had no team he carried the logs on his back. He covered the cabin with straw and grass, and later in the season covered it with sod. Six years later he built a more substantial log house, which was burned in October, 1877. He then erected the frame house which he still occupies. MR. and Mrs. Jorgenson are the parents of five living children.
Margaret Swenson Jorgenson (1816 - 1907)*
Anna Jorgenson Bergeson (1841 - 1935)*
Elizabeth Jorgenson Amundson (1844 - 1930)*
Gunhild Jorgenson Volstad (1846 - 1936)*
Aase Swenson Jorgenson (1858 - 1875)*
Malena O. Jorgenson Peterson (1858 - 1935)*
Six Mile Grove Cemetery
Created by: Eric C.
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
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Born in Norway|
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