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Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1302056328000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sorensen/Sorenson/Frandsen
Niels and Else were farmers in Fountain Green from about 1886 to 1920. The only child that remained in Fountain Green was Else Margrete who married a Frandsen. Would like to find out where their farm was and any other information I can find.

Re: Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1321939606000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sorensen, Mikkelsen, Frandsen
Niels Peter Sorensen b. 31 Dec 1835 Farre, Artus, Denmark.
He married Else Bergette Mikkelsen 6 Feb 1866 in Hammel, Arhus, Denmark.

Else Margrete Maggie Sorenson b. 20 Jan 1877 in Vovling, Viborg, Denmark.

In 1900 they were living in Fountain Green, Sanpete, UT.
Source: for all above, Lundberg Family Tree,

In 1910 they were living in Fountain Green.
Niels P. Sorensen, b. Denmark, 74, marr 44 yrs, immigrated 1884, naturalized, home farmer.
Elsie Bergitte, wife, b. Denmark, 70, imm 1883.

Nels Peter Sorensen
Born: abt. 1836
Died: 30 March 1920, WEber Co., UT
State file #: 19200002099.
Source: Utah Death Registers 1847-1966.

There isn't an obituary volunteer in Weber Co. at this time. However, I'd do a Google search for the Weber County Public Library and ask if they'll look up an obituary for you.

Elsie died 27 Jan 1921 in Ogden, Weber, UT. Source: A Burgessemett Family Tree,

Deaths and Funerals
Sorensen-The body of Elsie B. Sorensen, wife of the late Nils Peter Sorensen who died Thursday afternoon at the residence of her daughter Mrs. R. L. Crosbie, 445 Seventeenth Street will be shipped to Mountain Green, Sanpete county early this evening. The body may be viewed at the Lundquist mortuary today. Mrs. Sorensen was born in Denmark October 12, 1840 and came to Utah in 1882.Until four months ago, Mrs. Sorensen was a resident of Mountain Green when she came to Ogden. Surviving are the following children: Soren M. Sorensen, Mikkel Sorensen, Nils Sorensen and Mrs. R. L. Crosbie of Ogden. Mrs. Franson and William Sorensen of Fountain Green.

Services will be held at the Lindquist mortuary at 12:30 o'clock today, conducted by Bishop Arthur Budge of the Seventh ward. No source was provided.

A Maggie Sorensen of Fountain Green
Age: 19
Married: 25 Aug 1897 in Manti, Sanpete Co., UT a
Anton M. Frandsen of Moroni Co., UT
Age: 20
Source: Western State Marriage Record Index,

Anton Martin Frandsen died 3 April 1965 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT.
Source: Frandsen Family Tree,

You should always verify the information in a family tree. This is difficult to do with Utah's restrictive release of death certificates. For more info go to

Else Margaret Sorensen Frandsen died in 1966. They had one son Lloyd Grant Frandsen b. 1920 and died 2007. Source: Frandsen Family Tree.

To find out where Niels and Niels' farm was located, contact the Sanpete Co. Recorder, . Ask if they have an on-line index. If not, ask them if they'll look up that information for you.

I'm not sure what other info you are looking for. Are you looking for info on the other children?

Obituaries for Nels and Elsie Sorensen

Posted: 1322013873000
Classification: Query
I was able to find obituaries for the Elsie and Nels. Lot's of wonderful Family information for you.
I'm happy to email the copies to you if you'd like to give me your email address.

Re: Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1322015853000
Classification: Query
As far as a farm, the below identifies a farm obtained by Niels in 1889. But, the 1900 Census shows him in Fountain Green, working as a laborer. The 1910 census identifies him as a Farmer/Home Farm; as a "W"/Worker, meaning he was probably working as a farmer on his own account. BUT, that doesn't mean he ownd the land where he was working. He could have been renting land area. Since Antone Frandsen and his wife Maggie (Sorensen) is the family listed just above him, he might have been share cropping with his son-in-law. The question, was this the same farm as the one obtained by Niels in 1889? I'd "GUESS" no, but only the county property records could provide that answer. Under the Homestead Act requirements, a land patent required a five year ownership with improvements made to the land. This land "appears" to be a patent issued under the April 24, 1820 Congressional law.

The Bureau of Land Management has a database of land patents issued:
under the Homestead Act and other Congressional Land Acts:

It shows Niels Sorensen obtaining 120 acres of land on Feb 6, 1889 (06.02.1889) in Sanpete County, UT, located at Township 16 South, Range 3 East, in Section 29, in the parts of:
a. The West half the NW Quarter (section)
b. The South East quarter of the NW Quarter (section)

Here is a topographic map of that area. You will see red colored squares, those are Sections. (in this map there are other red lines in dashes those are not the Section lines. A Section is one of our miles square. A Section contains 640 acres. You will see a red colored "29" on this scale. That is section 29. Mentally or on paper, divide this square into quarters. A quarter Section is 160 acres. Looking at the top left quarter (the Northwest Quarter), his land was the left half of that quarter section (80 acres). Looking at the bottom right quarter of that quarter, his land was that bottom right quarter/the SE Quarter of the NW Quarter Section.

Now that you've found the exact location, you can zoom out using the Out/In-Plus/Minus scale at the top left side of the map. Zoom out to the 4th block up from the + sign. You can see the red colored "31" for Section 31, his land in Section 29 was in the red square just above. You can see the town of Ephraim.

Open another Internet Window and go to Mapquest (the Classic version is much better):
Enter the town of Ephraim and UT for Utah.
At the first map you'll see the area. You can zoom into this area also. Then switch at the top right corner of the map to Aerial Map. Using the topomap and this one, you can see just where that land was located and what it looks like today.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA

Re: Obituaries for Nels and Elsie Sorensen

Posted: 1322068194000
Classification: Query
I already have copies of their obituaries. What I was trying to find out was were exactly they lived in Fountain Green. Thanks anyway!

Re: Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1322068820000
Classification: Query
Thanks but I already have this information. I'm really trying to find out exactly where they lived. I've been to the County Recorder and found where Niels quit claimed some property to Else in 1889 which wasn't filed until 1920 and she in turn transferred it to their daughter Maggie Frandsen. The recorders office wasn't very helpful.

Re: Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1322071123000
Classification: Query
I'm assuming the topographic map you are referring to is from the site If it is, right now the mapping is not available but I'll check later. I'm not sure it makes sense that the property is in Ephraim when they lived in Fountain Green?? Every thing I've read refers to living and working in Fountain Green.
I appreciate the information you provided including the web sites that will help in other research. Thanks

Re: Niels Peter Sorensen 1835-1920 Fountain Green

Posted: 1322074678000
Classification: Query
Here is the link to the topo map that I was discussing. I apologize for forgetting to post it:

I see you are new to posting inquiries on the Rootsweb message boards, at least under this user name. When you post, it is important to fully identify who you seek and specifically what you actually want. Volunteers will find information you already have, which I "believed" to be the case from your posting. But, when you say "Any other information I can find" that gives volunteers a free for all.

Soren Sorensen

Posted: 1322619557000
Classification: Query
Soren Sorensen, son of Nels.. did he live in Lehi, Utah County, Utah?
If so, was Soren a blacksmith by trade?

Re: Soren Sorensen

Posted: 1322622165000
Classification: Query
Soren spent most of his life in Ogden working for the railroad.
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