Andrew C. JORGENSEN

Andrew C. JORGENSEN

Male 1888 - 1960  (71 years)

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  • Name Andrew C. JORGENSEN 
    Born 14 Jun 1888  Centerville, Turner, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Reference Number 165 
    _FSFTID L8WW-DKD 
    _UID 2E1EA85BA14A4CF4B85E69D91568A04B3AD3 
    Died 11 Jun 1960  Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Union Cemetery
    Wakonda, South Dakota 
    Person ID I812  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Emanuel Marinus JORGENSEN,   b. 6 Feb 1862, Ulsted, Hals, Nordjyllands Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1908, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Maren Magdalene NIELSEN,   b. 21 Aug 1862, Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1927, Wakonda, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1888  Meckling, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Church records shows date of the marriage as 3 Mar 1888 and not 26 Mar 1888.
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances SWEELEY,   b. 25 Sep 1898, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1967, Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Warren George JORGENSEN,   b. 9 Jun 1925, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2016, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Dale Myron JORGENSEN,   b. 13 Feb 1929, Hurley, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1997, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Ronald Frank JORGENSEN,   b. 8 Dec 1931,   d. 13 Aug 2015, Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Living
     7. Gerald JORGENSEN,   b. 12 Sep 1935, Viborg, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2006, Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1888 - Centerville, Turner, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Union Cemetery
    Wakonda, South Dakota - - Wakonda, Clay, South Dakota, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [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.


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