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    • Levi John Somsen (1877 – 1951) & Isabelle Maud Tanner (1877 – 1975) http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jsomsen&id=I848 Levi John Somsen Birth: 11 JUL 1877, Lime Springs,, Iowa USA Death: 20 Jul 1951, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Burial: 25 JUL 1951 Garland, Box Elder County, Utah Married 25 Nov 1902, Clover, Tooele, Utah Isabelle Maud Tanner Birth: 3 May 1877, Clover,Tooele,Utah Death: 27 April 1975 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah CHILDREN 1- Ruth Isabelle Somson 1903- 1904 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 2- John Glenwood Somsen 1905- 1966 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 3- Levi Calvin Somsen 1907-1958 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 4- Lyman Keith Somsen 1909-1976 Burial Murray, Utah 5- Laren Alphonso Somsen 1910-1993 Burial Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah 6- David Eugene Somsen 1912-1986 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 7- Isabelle Eunice Somsen 1915-1963 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 8- Joseph Don Somsen 1918-1998 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah ?? 9- Claire Levern Somsen 1920-1922 Burial Garland, Box Elder, Utah 1903 – 1912: Six children were born at Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah. 1915 – 1920: three were born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah The family maintained strong ties to Garland, Utah
    • Levi John Somsen (1877 – 1951) Levi John Somsen is the second of fourteen children of Arent Jan (Aaron John) Somsen (1848 – 1930) AND Antonia or Jane Grooeboer (1856 – 1930). Levi John Somsen was born at Lime Spring, Iowa during 1877. Then the family moved to Carimona Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota (about 18 Miles North), during 1878-79 and rented a farm. They stayed there for 3 or 4 years then moved back to Lime Springs, Iowa. His Mother’s Parents & family lived at Carimona Twp., Fillmore, Minnesota Lime Springs was incorporated in May, 1876. Signers of the petition for incorporation include: Father: John Somson (Arent Jan “Aaron John” Somsen), AND Uncle: G. J. Somsen (Gareet Jan Somsen), Population 1880 – 468 / 1885 – 448 / 1890 – 550 / 1895 – 551 / 1900 – 605 1905 – 469 / 1910 – 498 / 1915 – 547
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ97-PLC 1880 United States Census" John Somsen name : John Somsen event place: Carimona, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States gender: Male age: 32 marital status : Married occupation : Farmer ethnicity (standardized) : American relationship to head : Self birthplace : Netherlands birthdate : 1848 spouse's name : Jane Somsen spouse's birthplace : Wisconsin, United States father's birthplace : Netherlands mother's birthplace : Netherlands Household Gender Age Birthplace self John Somsen M 32 Netherlands wife Jane Somsen F 24 Wisconsin, United States son Levi Somsen M 2 Iowa, United States daughter Amelia Somsen F 1 Minnesota, United States page : 364 page character : C entry number : 505 nara film number : T9-0619 gs film number : 1254619 digital folder number: 004241999 image number: 00615 http://www.howard-county.com/iowa/city-of-lime-springs.html Lime Springs, Iowa The history of Lime Springs is marked by a confusing succession of titles for the town. The "Old Town" of Lime Springs was settled in 1854 by Oscar Chesebro and Joseph Knowlton. Lime Spring was named after a spring that produces fresh water today. The spring can be located on the south bank of the Upper Iowa River below the concrete bridge. The old town of Lime Springs was platted in 1857 by O. and W.O. Wood. The railroad location was implemented a mile away from the "Old Town" of Lime Spring at the Lime Spring Station. Glen Roy was the official name of the U.S. post office at Lime Spring Station and the "Old Town" post office closed in 1868. This area, the Lime Spring Station came to be known as Lime Spring and was platted in 1867. It was not until 1949 that the "s" in Lime Spring(s)was officially added by the post office.
    • The uniqueness of Lime Springs is marked by the milling industry and the historical site of Lidtke Mill. This mill was famous for its buckwheat flour and in the 1870s the mill was able to put out 100 barrels of flour a day. Today Lidtke Mill is on the National Register of Historical Sites and is still a dominate presence in "Old Town" Lime Springs also recalls two devastating fires in its history. The "Big Fire" of 1901 wiped out both sides of main street. Although tragic, this fire resulted in rebuilding main street with the beautiful brick buildings you see downtown Lime Springs today. The second big fire was on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1927. Eight buildings burned including the lumber yard and the opera house on Center Street. Like many young men, Levi John Somsen left home (sometime after 1895) to move to the west. He ultimately found his way to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, at about age 25, he meet Isabelle Maud Tanner from Clover, Tooele, Utah. They were Married 25 Nov 1902, Clover, Tooele Co., Utah and they settled at Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah. They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah between 1912 & 1915. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/westernStatesRecordDetail.cfm?recordID=332938 1902 MARRIAGE Groom Last Name: SORNSEN (SOMSEN), Groom First Name: Levi J. Bride Last Name: TANNER, Bride First Name: Isabel M. Place: Salt Lake City Date: 25 Nov 1902 County of Record: Salt Lake State: Utah Volume: M Page: 352 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Isabelle Maud Tanner Born: 3 May 1877, Clover, Tooele, Utah. Isabelle Maud Tanner is the second of five children born to Joseph Tanner (1844 – 1923) AND Isabel Stookey (1854 - 1889). Her father was born at Newbury, Berkshire, England, England. At the age of about 7, 1851, his parents emigrated from England and settled at Clover, Utah. Her mother was born at Belleville, Saint Clair Co., Illinois. At the age of 1 her parent came to Utah and settled at Clover, Utah. Clover, Rush Valley, is a town in Tooele County, Utah located in the northwest of Rush Valley. It is about 50 miles West South West of Salt Lake City, Utah and 45 mile West of Lake Utah.. It is a “fairly small” agricultural area. This area was first settled beginning in 1856. In The area of Clover and St. John became known as Rush Valley. Clover is on the east side of Johnsons Pass on Clover Creek and U-125. The settlement was originally named Johnsons Settlement for Luke S. Johnson, an early settler. The name was then changed to Shambip, a Goshute Indian word for rush or bulrush plants. Shambip was then called Johnson up until 1856 when G. S. Craig renamed the town Clover after a nearby flat covered with native clover. At this time, John Bennion built a small cabin and wintered a few cattle in the area.
    • Clover Spring Campground is a cool escape from the desert heat. The clear, bubbling waters of a natural spring gave this site its name. Cottonwoods trees frame the campground
    • North East of Rush Valley At about age 25 Isabelle Maud Tanner met Levi John Somsen and they were Married 25 Nov 1902, Clover, Tooele, Utah and settled at Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah from1902 to about 1912-15. They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah between 1912 & 1915. GARLAND, BOX ELDER CO., UTAH Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah was originally named Sunset and settled in 1890. The first settler was David E. Manning. It was a company town and was renamed after William Garland, the contractor who built the Utah Sugar Company factory at the location, completed in 1903. The company donated land to the LDS Church for a "ward chapel and amusement hall" and also built 14 homes, a hotel, and other buildings. The town had a general store, a bank, a post office, and a newspaper named The Garland Globe in 1906. By 1920s there were other merchants, a flour mill, a Carnegie Library, and a high school What is the land like? Dave Peterson's farm, southeast of Tremonton, in 1945. Box Elder County forms the northwest corner of Utah. This large county is part of the vast Great Basin. It includes the northern part of the Great Salt Lake and the Great Salt Lake Desert. Marshlands surround the place where the Bear River runs into the Great Salt Lake. Some of these form the Bear River National Migratory Bird Refuge. Agriculture has always played an important role in the economy of Box Elder County. About 40 percent of the county's land is used for farming or ranching. Common crops like hay, grain and alfalfa are still grown. Starting in 1901, many farmers planted sugar beets.
    • Two sugar factories, one in Garland and the other in Brigham City, operated for many years, but they have closed now. Box Elder also has abundant fruit orchards and vegetable crops. An apple orchard near Brigham City in 1904. Brigham City still is a center of fruit production. ------------------------> Common crops like hay, grain and alfalfa are still grown. Box Elder also has abundant fruit orchards and vegetable crops. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMY1-1GQ 1910 "United States Census" Levi J Somson, Sunset, Box Elder, Utah name: Levi J Somson birthplace: Iowa relationship to head of household: Self residence: Sunset, Box Elder, Utah marital status: Married race: White gender: Male father's birthplace: Wisconsin mother's birthplace: United States Household Gender Age Birthplace self Levi J Somson M 32y Iowa wife Isabel M Samson F 32y Utah son John G Sornson M 4y Utah son Levi C Sornson M 3y Utah son Lyman K Sornson M 1y Utah -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They moved from Garland to Salt Lake City, Utah between 1912 & 1915. Salt Lake began to assume its present character in the early 1900s. The State Capitol and many other historic buildings were constructed. Electric trolleys, garaged at Trolley Square (now a popular shopping mall), were installed to transport people living in the Avenues, Capitol Hill, Liberty Park, and Sugar House areas to downtown. The trolleys were gradually replaced in the 1930s by buses. The last streetcar line was discontinued in 1941. Eagle Gate, which had served to mark the entrance to Brigham Young's estate, was reconstructed to allow traffic flow. City parks were built, sewer systems and street lighting were installed, and streets were paved. Between 1900-1930, the city's population nearly tripled.
    • Main Street (Salt Lake City 1920) Smith's Drug Store building on the corner of 200 South and Main Street. The Herald Building is also shown in the image. (1910 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XH66-VGJ 1930 Levi Somsen, "United States Census" name: Levi Somsen event place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah gender: Male age: 52 marital status: Married race: White birthplace: Iowa estimated birth year: 1878 relationship to head of household: Head father's birthplace: Holland mother's birthplace: Minnesota Household Gender Age Birthplace head Levi Somsen M 52 Iowa wife Isabell Somsen F 52 Utah son J Glenwood Somsen M 24 Utah son Levi C Somsen M 23 Utah son Layman K Somsen M 21 Utah son Laren A Somsen M 19 Utah son David E Somsen M 17 Utah daughter Isabell Somsen F 14 Utah enumeration district number: 0013 family number: 689 sheet number and letter: 44A line number: 26 nara publication: T626, roll 2418 film number: 2342152 digital folder number: 4547816 image number: 00689 The Great Depression brought construction to a standstill. http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/from_war_to_war/thegreatdepression.html Utah was among the states hit hardest by the Great Depression of the 1930s. That claim surprises many people, who assume, for various reasons, that it was spared the worst. A few statistics make the point. In 1933 Utah's unemployment rate was 35.8 percent, the fourth highest in the nation, and for the decade as a whole it averaged 26 percent. By 1932 the wage level for those who had not lost their jobs had declined by 45 percent and the work week by 20 percent. Annual per capita income dropped 50 percent by 1932, and in 1940 had risen to only 82 percent of the pre-depression level. By the spring of 1933, 32 percent of the population was receiving all or part of their food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities from government relief funds: 32 of Utah's 105 banks had failed; and corporate business failures had increased by 20 percent. During 1940’s the boom sounded again during World War II. War industries and military installations revitalized the economy. Workers and soldiers spent their money in the city's restaurants, shops, ballrooms, and theaters.
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB2S-WRH 1940 L J Somsen, "United States Census" event place: Ward 1, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States name: L J Somsen gender: Male age: 62 marital status: Married race (standardized): White relationship to head of household (standardized): Head birthplace: Iowa estimated birth year: 1878 residence in 1935: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Household Gender Age Birthplace head L J Somsen M 62 Iowa wife Maude Somsen F 62 Utah Household Gender Age Birthplace son Calvin Somsen M 33 Utah daughter-in-law Betty Somsen F 22 Colorado granddaughter Helen Somsen F 1 California grandson Dale Davis M 3 Texas ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/westernStatesRecordDetail.cfm?recordID=332938 Somsen’s at Garland Cemetery http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSiman=1&GScid=77238&GSfn=&GSln=Somsen http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34270260 Levi John Somsen Birth: Jul. 17, 1877; Death: Jul. 20, 1951 Death: 20 Jul 1951, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Burial: 25 JUL 1951 Garland, Box Elder County, Utah Burial: Garland Cemetery Garland, Box Elder County, Utah, USA, Plot: C-1-E-1 Isabelle Maude Tanner Somsen Birth: Jul. 3, 1877; Death: Apr. 27, 1975 Death: 27 April 1975 Burial: Garland Cemetery Garland, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Garland, Box Elder County, Utah, USA, Plot: C-1-E-1
    • Your tombstone stands neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled those many years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you. Author Unknown 1975 Isabelle Maud Tanner Somsen
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Somsen&GSiman=1&GSst=47& Visit the Utah Find A Grave Forum!! Somsen, Levi John 34270260 b. Jul. 17, 1877 d. Jul. 20, 1951 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Isabelle Maude Tanner b. b. Jul. 3, 1877 d. Apr. 27, 1975270267 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Kogelschatz, Isabel Eunice Somsen 34694888 b. Sep. 12, 1915 d. Oct. 27, 1963 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Clair 34270282 b. 1920 d. 1922 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, David Eugene 34270323 b. Aug. 20, 1912 d. Feb. 23, 1986 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Dorothy Louise 34270297 b. Sep. 18, 1918 d. Apr. 21, 1981 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, John G. 34270317 b. Jun. 12, 1905 d. May 21, 1966 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Joseph Don 34270290 b. Jul. 25, 1918 d. Jul. 11, 1998 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Levi Calvin 34270307 b. Jan. 10, 1907 d. Jul. 21, 1958 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah Somsen, Ruth 34270274 b. 1903 d. 190 Garland Cemetery, Garland, Box Elder Co., Utah =========================================== Somsen, Lyman Keith 56151 b. Jan. 2, 1909 d. Mar. 6, 1976 Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake Co., Utah Somsen, Anna Viola Anderson 36803 b. Jan. 30, 1906 d. Jan. 26, 1990 Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake Co., Utah