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Jens Christian "James" Sorensen
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1866, Denmark
Death: May 16, 1933
Howard County
Nebraska, USA

Jens, sometimes known as "J.C." or "James", was the son of Soren "Post" Pedersen and Mette Marie "Maria" Sorensdatter. In 1880 Soren and Mette moved from Denmark to the U.S. along with Jens' siblings Kirestine, Nels, Soren, and Anton. They arrived in New York Harbor aboard the S.S. Habsburg on May 28, 1880.

In 1889 Ane Madsen was working as a cook and seamstress in a boardinghouse for railroad workers in the Wyoming Territory. It was there that she met Jens "James" Christian Sorensen. On August 31, 1889 they were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory.

After homesteading in Wyoming, they moved to western Nebraska where they lived in a dugout/sod house. Subsequently they moved to the Loup City, NE area and finally settled for several decades in the area around Boelus and Dannebrog, NE. Jens & Ane had 13 children, 10 of whom lived to adulthood. 
Family links: 
  Soren Pedersen (1835 - 1916)
  Mette Marie Sorensdatter Pedersen (1837 - 1904)
  Ane Madsen Sorensen (1869 - 1949)*
  Christian Abraham Sorensen (1890 - 1959)*
  David Chester Sorensen (1891 - 1975)*
  John Wesley Sorensen (1893 - 1959)*
  William McKinley Sorensen (1897 - 1982)*
  Marie Anna Sorensen Larson (1900 - 1968)*
  James Monroe Sorensen (1901 - 1991)*
  George Washington Sorensen (1902 - 1977)*
  Esther Lillian Sorensen (1906 - 1988)*
  Clarence Woodrow Sorensen (1907 - 1982)*
  Grace Viola Sorensen Osborne (1910 - 2000)*
  Jens Christian Sorensen (1866 - 1933)
  Kjerstine Stena Sorensen Hansen (1869 - 1936)*
  Niels P. Sorensen (1872 - 1917)*
  Anton C. Sorensen (1876 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Loup Fork Cemetery
Howard County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: David Osborne
Record added: Nov 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6941353
Jens Christian James Sorensen
Added by: David Osborne
Jens Christian James Sorensen
Added by: David Osborne
Jens Christian James Sorensen
Added by: David Osborne
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