< Parents (Lorentz Gjertsen and Brigitte Nicoline Pedersdatter)

LORENS LORENSON

(b. 6/04/1860 in Tennskjer, Norway) (d. 2/23/1953 in Fergus Falls, MN)

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ELIZABETH NELSON

(b. 8/17/1860 in Seljibakk, Norway) (d. 10/01/1916 in Roseau, MN)

    Lorens and Elizabeth were married September 20, 1880 in Norway. In 1897, they came to Clear Lake, Iowa, along with Nikolai, Laura, Ludwig, Henrietta, Peder, Rasmus, Julia, and Edward. In 1901, they moved to a farm near Breese Post Office in the Middle River area. In the spring of 1902, they came to the Siberian Ridge near Strathcona and squatted there until 1905, when land was opened up for homesteading. Carl and Nannie Elizabeth were born in America and Mary was adopted in 1904.

    Elizabeth passed away of Bright’s Disease at the age of 56 years. Lorens buried her near their home and this was the beginning of the Lorenson Cemetery. Lorens passed away of Myocardial Degeneration at the age of 92 years. He was survived by three daughters, five sons, 51 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Their Children:

REV. NIKOLAI K. LORENSON (b. 4/23/1883)

LAURA BERGETTA LORENSON BENNER (b. 2/17/1884)

LUDWIG LORENSON (b. 1/21/1885)

HENRIETTA LORENSON SANDS (b. 3/24/1887)

PEDER GEHARD LORENSON (b. 2/16/1889)

RASMUS WILLIAM LORENSON (b. 3/08/1891)

JULIA LORENSON JOHNSON (b. 2/10/1893)

EDWARD LORENSON (b. 1/13/1896)

CARL LORENSON (b. 8/1898)

NANNIE ELIZABETH

MARY LORENSON CHRISTIANSON (b. 2/04/1904)