1888 - 1960 (71 years)
||Andrew C. JORGENSEN |
||14 Jun 1888
||Centerville, Turner, South Dakota, United States
||11 Jun 1960
||Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States
||Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States
Wakonda, South Dakota
||Our Blended Family
||26 Apr 2017 |
||Emanuel Marinus JORGENSEN, b. 6 Feb 1862, Ulsted, Hals, Nordjyllands Amt, Denmark , d. 17 Jan 1908, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States (Age 45 years) |
||Maren Magdalene NIELSEN, b. 21 Aug 1862, Copenhagen, Denmark , d. 24 Feb 1927, Wakonda, South Dakota, United States (Age 64 years) |
||26 Mar 1888
||Meckling, Clay, South Dakota, United States [1, 2]
- Church records shows date of the marriage as 3 Mar 1888 and not 26 Mar 1888.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Frances SWEELEY, b. 25 Sep 1898, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States , d. 28 Mar 1967, Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States (Age 68 years) |
|+||2. Warren George JORGENSEN, b. 9 Jun 1925, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States , d. 23 Jul 2016, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States (Age 91 years)|
| ||4. Dale Myron JORGENSEN, b. 13 Feb 1929, Hurley, South Dakota, United States , d. 30 Aug 1997, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States (Age 68 years)|
| ||5. Ronald Frank JORGENSEN, b. 8 Dec 1931, d. 13 Aug 2015, Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota, United States (Age 83 years)|
| ||6. Living|
| ||7. Gerald JORGENSEN, b. 12 Sep 1935, Viborg, South Dakota, United States , d. 23 Jul 2006, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States (Age 70 years)|
||8 Mar 2015 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Andrew and Frances farmed in Turner, Clay, Yankton, and Union counties of South Dakota. Andrew fed livestock, loved sheep, and was a good gardener and watermelon man. They had an established melon market at Gavin's Point near Yankton. Andrew also had a beautiful fruit orchard.
The Dirty Thirties - a Blessing
by Betty Jorgensen Fiedler
Andrew and Frances Jorgenson took up residence southeast of Wakonda. The great depression took away all resources of providing a living for the family. When Elizabeth was born, the family did not have sufficient money to buy diaper pins. This will provide thought for the severity of the financial distress that plagued this and other South Dakota farm families during the struggling depression years. The writer clearly recalls waking summer mornings as a small child, to see the kerosene lamp burning, because the sun could not break through the heavy blanket of dust-laden air that enshrouded the country side.
When things could get no worse, they of course became better. Clothing, food, and "feed and seed loans" came into being. Cod liver oil and immunization shots came to the aid of the undernourished school children. Father was able to rent a farm and soon the family had more and better food and clothing, and the life of drudgery lightened for the patient and loving mother.
It has been said we should forget the dirty thirties and the bleakness and almost hopelessness of the day-to-day struggle against the great odds. I feel it should be a reminder that we should thank God that we have the many blessings and conveniences that we enjoy today. Gone are the hardships, but gone also are the days of childhood, when children could take a nickel and feel like they could buy the whole world with it; when Santa Claus was welcomed with a tree-branch trimmed with popcorn and cranberries. One small gift was loved and tenderly cared for.
The ragged desolate shacks of the depression years have been swept away, but the writer can still picture them, alive with children playing; and she can feel the tender loving care of courageous, determined parents.
I hereby pay loving respect to the parents of the great depression and the beautiful memories they gave us. Surely they provided great insight, courage, and reverent respect for God and country.
- [S559] Jorgenson-Nelson, Marriage Boo, TMG Src#: 59., This is to Certify That on the Third day of March A.D. 1888, at the Village of Meckling in the COUNTY OF CLAY, in the Territory of Dakota, I, Emanuel Marinus Jorgensen residing in the County of Clay, in the Territory of Dakota, being 26 years of age, and I, Maren Magdalene Nelson, residing in the County of Clay, in said Territory, and being 25 years of age, were united in Marriage by Rev. D.H. Dahl; And that I, D.H. Dahl a minister of the Gospel did duly and according to law, then and there solemnize said Marriage between the said Emanuel Marinus Jorgensen and Maren Magdalene Nelson. In Testimony Whereof, we have this 3rd day of March, A.D. 1888, at the Village of Meckling in the County of Clay and Territory of Dakota, drawn up and signed, with our full names, this certificate. (Reliability: 0).
- [S912] Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records: Bergen Lutheran Congregation, Bergen Lutheran Congregation (Meckling, South Dakota, Clay), (Ancestry.com. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . www.ancestry.com : 2015.), "Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940," Emanuel Marinus Jorgenson and Maren Nielsen Marriage; accessed 07/13/2016 (Reliability: 3).
Emanuel Marinus Jorgenson marriage; marriage date 3 Mar 1888, place Vermillion, South Dakota, Church Name Bergen Lutheran Congregation, Church Location Meckling, South Dakota; spouse Maren Magdalene Nielsen; groom's father Jorgen Christensen; groom's mother Johanne Marie Christensen; bride's father Jens Nelson; bride's mother Anne Christine Nielsen.