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  • 1. Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901 – 1976) & Elsa Margaret Marie Anderson (1902 – 1981) Holger Wilford Jorgensen Born: 18 October 1901 at Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah Died: 17 September 1976 Burial: Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah MARRIED: 22 August 1923 Murray City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Elsa Margaret Marie Anderson Born: 7 Nov 1902 Murray City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Died: 22 Jul 1981 Murray City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Burial: 25 Jul 1981 Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah Three sons born : 1924, 1927 & 1936 Holger Wilford Jorgensen is the third of five children born of Hans Peter Jorgensen (1856 - 1936) and Ane Marie Kristine Olsen (1863 - 1920). His parents emigrated from Denmark. /-->GRANDFATHER Niels Christian Jorgensen (1833 – 1911) / / FATHER Hans Peter Jorgensen (1852 Denmark – 1936 Utah) / / -->GRANDMOTHER Kjeistina Ericksen (1821 – 1894) Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901 -1976) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holger’s Father (Hans Peter Jorgensen 1856-1936) at the age of 16, emigrated during 1872 Holger’s Grandfather Neils Christian Jorgensen (1833 -1911) and Grandmother Kjeistina Erickson Jorgensen (1821 – 1894) with daughter Petrea emigrated from Denmark during 1873
  • 2. Svendborg, Denmark -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copenhagen to Hull, England on the Pacific (27 Jun 1873) Copenhagen to Hull on the Pacific (27 Jun 1873) Liverpool to New York on the Wisconsin (2 Jul 1873 - 15 Jul 1873) http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/Search/showDetails/db:MM_MII/t:voyage/id:444/keywords:Jorgensen#.UM8vU-Q0WSo PASSENGER LIST Grandfather Neils Christain Jorgensen emigrated during 1873  Jorgensen, Neils C. 1933; Jorgensen, Kirsten 1921; Jorgensen, Peter “Petrea” 1856 After arrival in Utah the family settled in Fountain Green, Sanpete Co. ================================================================================== Holger’s Father (Hans Peter Jorgensen (1856-1936) at the age of 16, emigrated during 1872 from Denmark with two brother, Lars Christian and Eric Christian, Lars Christian Jorgensen (1853-1892) settled at Emery, Emery Co., Utah Eric Christian Jorgensen (1860-1910) settled at Colonial Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico Liverpool to New York on the Minnesota (4 Sep 1872 - 16 Sep 1872) PASSENGER LIST  Jorgensen, Hans Peter ; Jorgensen, Erik Christen ; Jorgensen, Lars Christen Hans Peter Jorgensen Emigration 1872 Birth: 11 September 1856 Svendborg, Denmark Death: 03 Mar 1936 Burial: 6 Mar 1936 Ft. Green, Sanpete MARRIED 28 November 1894 Manti, Sanpete, Utah Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen Emigration 1894 Birth: 31 Jan 1863 Aalborg, Denmark Death: 1 Oct, 1920 Mt Pleasant, Utah Burial: Oct 1920 Mt Pleasant, Utah First settled in Fountain, Green About 1900-1901 relocated to Mount Pleasant
  • 3. =============================================================== Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901-1976) ANCESTORS ON HIS MOTHER’S SIDE Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901 -1976) / -->GRANDFATHER Janus “James” Olsen (1836 Denmark – 1885 Denmark) / MOTHER Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen (1863 Denmark – 1920 Utah) -->GRANDMOTHER Larsine Sorensen (1839 Denmark – 1913 Utah) Janus or James Olsen (1836-1885) Birth: 29 March 1836 Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark Death: 22 August 1885 Norresundby, Aalborg, Denmark Marriage: 10 or 16 December 1862 Norresundby, Aalborg, Denmark Larsine Sorensen (1839-1913) Birth: 4 September 1839 Norresundby, Aalborg, enmark Death: 8 October 1913 Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah 12 Children (6 Children died before age 4. one at age 10, one at age 14 and one at age 70 died in Denmark)
  • 4. Mother, 2 daughters/sisters and 1 son/brother emigrated from Demark to Utah, USA Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen (1863 Aalborg -1920 Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah) Age 57, Albert Edvard Olsen (1864 Aalborg -1878 Aalborg ) Age 14 Jacobine Henrietta Olsen (1865 Aalborg -1940 Aalborg ) Age 70 Olsen (1868 Aalborg -1868 Aalborg) Age <1 Emilie Velhelmine Caroline Olsen (1869 Aalborg -1876 Aalborg) Age 10 Olsen (1872 Aalborg -1872 Aalborg) Age <1 Christian Olsen (1873 Aalborg -1876 Aalborg) Age 3 Olsen (1875 Aalborg -1875) Age <1 Christian Emil Olsen (1876 Aalborg -1942 San Francisco, California ) Age 66 Emilie Elsine Olsen (1877-78 Aalborg -1958 Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah) Age 81 Soren Henrick Olsen (1879 Aalborg -1880) Age 1 Alfred Olsen (1880-1880 Aalborg) Age <1 ============================================================ MISSIONAIRY Jorgensen, Hans Peter - 1874 http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/Search/showDetails/db:MM_Europe/t:account/id:1221/keywords:Jorgensen Glasgow to New York on the Ethiopia (26 Jul 1894) Glasgow to New York on the Ethiopia (26 Jul 1894) British Mission Manuscript History Voyage Entry Another company of emigrating Saints (44 souls) left Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19, [1894], accompanied by the following Elders, who had performed missionary labors in Scandinavia: Amel Burnett Jensen of Richfield, Hans Peter Jorgensen of Fountain Green, John W. Dehlin of Mt. Pleasant, James Andersen and John Johnson of Logan, and Ludvig S. Hansen of Salt Lake City.” [HSM, 337] “Thursday, July 26, 1894. The ship ‘Ethiopia’ sailed from Glasgow, with 66 Saints on board, bound for Utah. The company consisted of 54 emigrating Saints (10 from the British, 43 from the Scandinavian and 1 from the Swiss and German Mission), 1 returning visitor and 11 returning Elders, namely, Peter S. Condie, Gustave A. Iversen, Andreas Johansen, Carl M. Lavensen, August Malmquist, Emil [Amel] E. Jensen, Hans P. Jorgensen, John W. Dehlin, James Anderson, John Johnson, and Ludvig S. Hansen. The returning visitor was James E. Talmage. (Orig. Doc.)” [BMMH, 1894]. No passenger list for emigrating saints (emigrating LDS members) NO DOCUMENTATION, BUT: It is very possible that Hans Peter Jorgensen meet his future wife Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen while serving a mission during 1892-94 in Denmark. It is very possible that some Olsen family accompanied him back to Utah during July 1894. (43 Scandinavian LDS Member accompanied the returning missionaries – NO PASSENGER LIST) Refer to 1910 Census Anna Marie Jergensen Immigration Year 1894  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5XH-SQY Holger’s Mother, Anna Marie Kristine Olsen Jorgensen (1863 – 1920), emigrated from Denmark PROBABLY during July 1894 probably with her Mother, Larsine Sorensen Olsen (1839 – 1913) and brother Christian Emil Olsen (1876 – 1942 he went on to San Francisco, California). (Hans Peter Jorgensen & Ane Marie Kristine Olsen were MARRIED 28 November 1894) Ane’s mother, Larsine Sorensen, lived with Hans Perter, Ane Marie Kirstine and their family lived in Fountain Green & Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Ancestral File: afn: 2P3Z-RR https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M756-TSJ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • 5. Hans Peter Jorgensen (1856-1936) Birth: 11 September 1856 Espe, Svendborg, Denmark Death: 3 March 1936 Burial: 6 March 1936 Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Marriage: 28 November 1894 Manti, Sanpete, Utah https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8PW-KWT Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen (1863-1920) Birth: 31 January 1863 Aalborg,Aalborg,Denmark Death: 1 October 1920 Burial: Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah First settled in Fountain, Green About 1900-1901 relocated to Mount Pleasant CHILDREN Pearl Emilie Jorgensen (1896 Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah -1961) Arthur Lorenzo Jorgensen (1899 Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah -1918) Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901 Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah - 1976) Luella Marie Jorgensen (1904 Mount. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah -1966) J Alfred Jorgensen (1906 Mount. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah -1918) Mount Pleasant to Fountain Green about 15 Miles Mount Pleasant City, Utah http://sanpete.com/pages/mtpleasant
  • 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pleasant,_Utah Mount Pleasant is a city in Sanpete County, Utah, in the United States. Mt. Pleasant is known for its 19th-century main street buildings, for being home to Wasatch Academy, and for being the largest city in the northern half of the county. History After taking lumber out of Pleasant Creek Canyon in late 1851, a band of Mormon colonists from Manti led by Madison D. Hambleton returned in the spring of 1852 to establish the Hambleton Settlement near the present site of Mt. Pleasant. During the Walkara (Walker) Indian War, the small group of settlers relocated to Spring Town (Spring City) and later to Manti for protection. The old settlement was burned down by local Native Americans, so when a large colonizing party from Ephraim and Manti returned to the area in 1859, a new, permanent townsite was laid out in its present location—one hundred miles south of Salt Lake City and twenty-two miles northeast of Manti. Among the founding settlers were Mormon converts from Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and the eastern United States. By 1880, at which time Mt. Pleasant was the county's largest city, with a population of 2,000, more than 72 percent of its married adults were foreign born. This ethnic diversity had an important impact on village life during the nineteenth and early twentieth century’s. For decades, five languages were commonly spoken in town, creating confusing and sometimes amusing communication problems. The settlement and development of Mt. Pleasant followed the typical pattern for Mormon towns of the period. A square-shaped townsite was surveyed (eventually containing about 100 city blocks), lots were drawn, and the land was distributed among the population. Under the direction of James Russell Ivie (1802–1866), a fort of adobe walls and log cabins was built. Pleasant Creek ran through the fort and farming was done outside of its walls. Around the time that Ivie was killed in the Ute Black Hawk War, by Indians who had declined to participate in the settlement of the earlier Wakara War, the town had acquired its present name. Mormon influence was felt in all religious, political, economic, educational, and social aspects of life in early Mt. Pleasant. Self-sufficiency was a virtue and home-grown and home-manufactured food, clothing, and furnishings were far more available than rarely found imported items. Some of the first industries included tanning, shoemaking, blacksmithing, basket making, and freighting. Eventual modernization brought such improvements as the Deseret Telegraph in 1869, The Pyramid Newspaper in 1890 and a telephone system in 1891. Sawmills and flour mills were built, irrigation systems were dug, and a municipal government was created to oversee public laws and improvements. The city was incorporated in 1868, a year after the first co-operative store was founded, starting what became a burgeoning commercial district. Upon the arrival of the Rio Grande Western Railway in 1890, both the local population and the city's prosperity increased dramatically. By 1900 Mt. Pleasant had grown to nearly 3,000 persons, the largest size reached by any city in Sanpete County to that time, and the city had earned one of its nicknames, "Hub City." Hans Peter Jorgensen (1852 – 1936) & Kjeistina Ericksen (1821 - 1894) & Family relocated from Fountain Green to Mount Pleasant about 1900 The town's newfound wealth became immediately apparent in a building boom which saw the replacement of small, wood-frame commercial buildings with much more impressive, architect-designed stone and brick structures such as the 1888 Sanpete County Co-op, the Gentile store which competed with the ZCMI, or Mormon, store. The resulting Main Street district is today so architecturally distinctive that the two-block-long area has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Equally striking were the Victorian churches, schools, and residences which replaced the simpler adobe and log buildings of the pioneer period.
  • 7. Mt. Pleasant has long been considered the most diverse city in the county, in part because of the liberal Mormons and the Protestant groups which challenged the dominant Mormon population in the late nineteenth century. Liberal Hall, built on Main Street in 1875, and Wasatch Academy, Utah's oldest surviving private boarding school, established by Presbyterians in the same year, remain as visible and functional testaments of the city's historic and ongoing diversity. Mt. Pleasant has been culturally diverse as well, with numerous musical, theatrical, and artistic groups, varied local industries, secret societies and saloons, and one of Utah's largest local historic societies, founded in 1909 and still active. The twentieth century brought continued changes and improvements to the face of the "Queen City," its most popular nickname. The commercial and residential districts continued to fill with fine buildings bespeaking the prosperity of the community. By 1912 the first high school--North Sanpete High School— had been completed. The year 1912 also brought the Armory Hall, while the Elite Theater was constructed as a "fireproof" building in 1913. It burned down seven decades later, 1982. In 1917 a fine Carnegie Library was built in a modern architectural style. The Marie Hotel was erected in 1920 and a large cheese factory came on the scene in 1930, the same year that bus service came to town. The completion of U. S. Highway 89 in 1936 was a boon needed to soften the impact of Great Depression. A city hall in 1939 and hospital in 1945, together with new schools and churches, gave Mt. Pleasant a full complement of public buildings. Mt. Pleasant was well situated near forested mountains, vast, fertile fields, and a good supply of water. While several commercial and small industrial enterprises have flourished in or near the city since the nineteenth century, agriculture and stock raising have always been the area's economic staples. Currently, nearly half of all the farms and ranches are involved in wool growing, while thirty percent raise cattle. Dairy farming, turkeys, grain, and hay are other significant contributors to the local economy. Rambouillet sheep and shorthorn cattle were prominent around the start of the 20th century, while modern livestock breeds and food strains dominate today. Mt. Pleasant remains a thriving, steadily growing city. New buildings exist side by side with many remaining historic structures such as the Carnegie library, Liberal Hall, Sanpete County Co-op, Jensen, Rasmussen, and Seely homes, and the campus of Wasatch Academy. The relic hall and adjoining Peter Madsen Peel blacksmith shop give a flavor of the city's heritage.
  • 8. Holger Wilford Jorgensen (1901 – 1976) Holger W. Jorgensen is the third of five children born to Hans Peter Jorgensen (1856-1936) and Ane Marie Kirstine Olsen (1863-1920). He was born at Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah. Attended school in Mt. Pleasant, Utah including the first high school--North Sanpete High School built in 1912. Holger W. Jorgensen is a graduate of the University of Utah and utilized his talent and education in the field of education. A 46 year career, he began his teaching at age 19 (1921) - He was teaching Principal at Highland Boys School from 1921 to 1923. - Teaching Principal at Crescent School 1924 to 1937. - Principal of West Jordan Elementary and Junior High Schools from 1937 to 1955 and - Principal of Bingham High School during 1955 and 1956. - He served as assistant Superintendent of the Jordan School District from 1956 until his retirement in 1967. Jordan School District is the largest school district in Utah.
  • 9. 1945 Bishop West Jordan 1st Ward Elsa Margaret Marie Anderson (1902 – 1981) Elsa Margaret Marie Anderson is the first of eight children born to Alfred John Anderson (1872 – 1948) and Anna Erickson (1880 – 1947). Elsa’s parents were both born and spent their childhood in Västra Vingåker, Södermanland, Sweden. Elsa’s father immigrated to Salt Lake City during 1895-96 and her mother emigrated from Sweden to Salt Lake City during 1900. They had not known each other in Sweden, but soon meet and were married during 1901. Alfred J. Anderson had been working in the mines at Park City, Utah. There was a large group of Swedes in Park City. In fact part of the town was referred to as Swede Alley. The Swedes like to get together at large socials and at one of these Alfred J. Anderson meet Anna Erickson. A short time later during 1901, they were married.
  • 10. Alfred, his mother, brother and sisters frequently got together for food, conversation and fun. Murray, Utah - 1906
  • 11. Several of Alfred’s family lived in Murray City, Utah, so they moved there. They rented various homes in Murray, Then on 7 November 1902 daughter, Elsa Margaret Marie Anderson, was born. Alfred J. Anderson found steady employment at Murray smelter. By about 1909-10 they had saved enough to purchase a one acre plot of land in Murray City and build a nice wood frame house at 4612 So 2nd West. Alfred’s sister Brita Christina and husband Fritz Emil Forsberg lived next door. One bedroom, no indoor bathroom, 2 living rooms, one big kitchen, front and back porches. Later a second bedroom was added for the children and the front porch was enclosed. Elsa’s Mother, Anna, was hard working and totally dedicated to her family and Church. She hand washed everyone’s clothing. She had a big tub and metal scrubbing board with corrugated ridges with which she scrubbed everything. She had water from our flowing well, with a fire going under another tub and outside clothes lines. She prepared three meals every day for the family.
  • 12. They also built a small cow barn & pig pen and a small chicken coup (about 40 X 25 feet). There was an irrigation ditch running along the back, west side, of the property. They set about to raise their own potatoes & vegetables, their own milk, except when the cow had the dry period; then they would buy from some neighbor. There was always a 50 gal. wooden barrel with well salted pork to preserve it. They had chickens for eggs and meat. They also loved fish and it was inexpensive in those days. 1909 Anderson Family Alfred J. and Anna Anderson 1912 Anderson Family 1914 Anderson Family
  • 13. Elsa’s parents were hard working but found time for family activities. Father would rent a surrey from the livery stable once a year and take the family (10) to a birthday party in Salt Lake, at 7th W. and 7th South. His brother (Erick) and sister (Lena) lived in that area. They would leave early in the morning, and get home before dark. Another yearly trip was to Nibley Park on 7th E. and 27th So. They would take a streetcar and go on a few concession rides and have an ice cream . Businesses in Murray City, Utah early 1900’s Meat Market – Murray, Utah Grocery Store, Murray, Utah 1901 Murray Post office 1910 State street, Murray, Utah
  • 14. Families frequently got together Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
  • 15. Family Visits Cousins
  • 16. Summertime Canyon Picnic
  • 17. Throughout their lives the Anderson brothers and sisters got together frequently over holidays or anytime for a little Swedish Fika: for Kaffe Kluch (visiting, a little Swedish conversation, laughing, storytelling, coffee or cocoa, some fruit, cakes & sweet rolls). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fika_(coffee_break) Fika is a social institution in Sweden. It means taking a break from one's activities and having coffee and sweet rolls with one's friends and colleagues. Fika breaks in Sweden are sacred and there are usually two or three every day. Swedish Family Kaffe Kluch -Fika
  • 18. 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 so 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 Find A Grave Holger Jorgensen http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56078 Elsa Jorgensen http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55320 Holger Wilford Jorgensen & Elsa M Anderson Jorgensen Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah
  • 19. RESOURCES https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8PM-H86 1923 Holger W. Jorgensen, "Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966" groom's name: Holger W. Jorgensen groom's birth date: 18 Oct 1902 groom's birthplace: Mt. Pleasant groom's age: 21 groom's race: White groom's marital status: Single bride's name: Elsie M. Anderson bride's birth date: 07 Nov 1903 bride's birthplace: Salt Lake bride's age: 19 marriage date: 22 Aug 1923 marriage place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah groom's father's name: H. P. Jorgensen groom's mother's name: Marie Olsen bride's father's name: Alfred Anderson bride's mother's name: Anna Erickson bride's race: White bride's marital status: Single ================================================================ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT47-GRL Holger Jorgensen, "United States Census, 1940" event: Census event year: 1940 name: Holger Jorgensen event place: Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States gender: Male age: 38 marital status: Married race (standardized): White relationship to head of household (standardized):Head birthplace: Utah estimated birth year: 1902 residence in 1935: Rural, Salt Lake, Utah Household Gender Age Birthplace head Holger Jorgensen M 38 Utah wife Elsa Jorgensen F 36 Utah son Brent Jorgensen M 15 Utah son Jack Jorgensen M 13 Utah son Gerald Jorgensen M 4 Utah ==========================================================