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Serina Kerstina Sorensen 

Serina Kerstina Sorensen

Female 1842 - 1927

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  • Birth  16 Jan 1842  Valsted, Sebber, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  24 Mar 1842  Valsted, Sebber, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Emigration  1859  Aalborg, , Nordjylland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigrated  
    • Scand. Emigration Register on microfilm 025696 year 1859, page 69
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    Name  Mutt  
    Name  Serina Kirstina  
    Name  Serina, Serine, Serena, Sorena Kirsten  
    Name  Sorine Kjerstine  
    _UID  963FED92A5054277B4587C16684A21D1F916 
    Died  3 Sep 1927  Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  5 Sep 1927  Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I1163  Keeley Family | Ancestors of Nadine Aagard Keeley
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2008 

    Father  Anders (Andrew) SORENSEN BAADE,   b. 24 May 1790, Blaere, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1852, Sebber, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Karen Marie JENSEN GRON,   b. 6 Jun 1806, Farstrup, Kornum, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1880, , , Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Jun 1832  Farstrup, Aalborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Emigration
    Emigration
    Marriage
    Marriage
    Family ID  F770  Group Sheet

    Family  Niels Jensen Aagard (Aagaard), Bishop,   b. 15 Jan 1835, Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1892, Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Aug 1866  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F445  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Emigrated - 1859 - Aalborg, , Nordjylland, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1866 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1927 - Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Sep 1927 - Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Serina Kirstina Sorensen
    Serina Kirstina Sorensen
    Serina Kerstina Sorensen
    Serina Kerstina Sorensen
    Serina later in life.

    Documents
    Birth and Christening
    Birth and Christening

  • Notes 
    • (Research):Searched Alborg Hospital and Alborg Vor Frue
      at http://www.arkivalieronline.dk/SoegeSider/Kirkeboeger.aspx
    • Emigrated in 1859 - http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/scan_roster.htm

      Sorene's name was pronounced "Serina Kerstina" so was sometimes spelled that way. Her nickname was "Mutt".

      She immigrated to America in 1859 with her mother and siblings. Passenger list for the ship "William Tapscott", 13 May 1859, shows Serina K. Sorensen, age 17, along with her mother Karen, age 53, brother Jans (Jens) C., 23, sister Anna, 15, brother Soren C., 12, and brother Nils (Niels) C., 7. She had two more sisters, Anne Marie and Maren (Mary, Miriam), who had immigrated to Utah earlier.

      Sorene had no children, but helped to raise some of the children of her husband's second wife, Bolette. Sorene had three sisters, two of whom (Mary Sorensen Sonne and Anne Marie Sorensen Madsen) were also unable to have children. Sorene's youngest sister, Anne Kirstine Sorensen Peterson, had 10 children....two of whom were named Niels Ogard PETERSON and Sorena PETERSON after her sister and brother-in-law.

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      The following humorous article was written by a columnist for the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 21 Feb 1878. It indicates that Sorene Oagard (Mrs. Neils J. Aagard) was trying to run things in the town of Levan:

      "A Petticoated Bishop"
      Levan
      "Speaking of Levan, reminds me that you would probably like to hear from that place. Levan is probably the only place in Utah that is virtually governed by a woman.
      "We would natually suppose that any change would be good for Levan after having had for a bishop that villanous old brute (Christensen) who build his house on the Gentile child's grave. But our prophet Brig gave Levan a "bishop" who is worse than Christensen. His or her name is Oagard. I say her; for she says she intends to run the town her own way. She called a meeting the other day, but only one of the female roosters attended besides herself. Sister Oagard arose and said, "Sister Curtis, don't you feel better since I took charge of this place?" The sister assented and a resolution was adopted to that effect. Sister Curtis suggested the propriety of stopping so much dancing and horse racing. Sister Oagard said that was what she had called the meeting for.
      "Sister Curtis said it would be well to speak to Bro. Oagard and have him attend to it. but Sister Oagard said she was the one to attend to it; that her husband wasn't smart enough and he could not spare time from his other wife. This mention of his other wife started the tears in both of the Sisters, and they embraced for some time, when Sister Curtis sobbed, "it is hard to bear." This brought Sister Oagard to a sense of her "true ??wardness?," when she screamed: "but for all that it don't hurt the principle," "No," says Sister Curtis, "but to h--l with such a principle," Little more was done at that meeting, but look out for the announcement of Sister Curtis being cut off. Dancing and horse-racing are to be stopped unless the offending pay a certain amount of wheat into the famine fund. I am afraid if John the Revelator doesn't keep an eye on that petticoat bishop, he will lose his tithing the coming season."
      (written by "I Watchem", SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 21 Feb 1878, p. 3)

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      Sorene immigrated to the U.S. in 1859 according to the 1910 and 1920 censuses. According to her Utah death certificate, she was the daughter of Andrew SORENSEN and Karen GREEN (see http://images.archives.utah.gov/data/81448/2259755/2259755_0001515.jpg). The death certificate gives her birthdate as 16 Jan 1850 in Walsted, Denmark (the year is probably incorrect, and her mother's name is spelled wrong). Her parents were apparently Anders or Jens Anders SORENSEN or BAADE (born 24 May 1790, son of Soren SORENSEN BAADE and Anne CHRISTENSEN) and Karen JENSEN or GRON (born 6 June 1806, daughter of Jens JENSEN GRON and Maren MORTENSEN), who were married 30 June 1832 in Farstrup, Aalborg, Denmark. Sorene's mother, "Karen JENSEN", was sealed to Erastus SNOW in the Manti LDS temple, and Sorene and her siblings were sealed to "parents" Erastus SNOW and Karen JENSEN Snow (see www.familysearch.org). I'm not sure whether Sorene's mother Karen was sealed to Erastus SNOW in life, or posthumously.

      An article by Cornelia Sorenson Lund (Sorene's niece) in HEART THROBS OF THE WEST, vol. 9, p.2461-2462, entitled "The Story of an Old Album", says that photos of Cornelia's "Father's sisters and their husbands take the first page (of the album) where four small picture spaces are arranged....They are Mrs. Marie Sorenson Madson (and husband Christian A.) of Gunnison; Mrs. Mary S. Sonna (and husband Ole) of Mendon, Utah; Mrs. Annie S. Peterson (and husband Eric), of Levan, and Mrs. Lorena (Sorena) S. Agard (and husband Neils) of Levan. The Madson and Peterson pictures were taken by Savage and Ottinger in the year 1868, in Salt Lake City. The Sonna (Sonne) picture by T. B. Cardon of Logan, in 1875, and the Aagard picture by J. Olsen, located at 1st South Temple St., about the year 1875......The good, old family picture comes in for a share of interest. Spread across the page, as it were, we are, mother (Mrs. Sarah Capson Sorenson) seated, her natural, beautiful ringlets curled about her shoulders; my sister Vio (Miss Vio Sorenson), 9 years, also with brown curls hanging about her neck; Linda (Mrs. Christian Jensen of Murray), 6 years, with bangs and long hair hanging down her back; and my father (N. C. Sorenson of Gunnison) seated, dressed for the occasion in a dark suit, white shirt and has his hair and beard nicely groomed."

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Denmark, Aalborg, Slet, Sebber Parish Records - 1826 to 1851, Opslag 77 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S35] United States, Utah, Office of Vital Records and Statistics.