Nels Sorrenson

NELS SORRENSON, of Oregon, was born in Denmark, November 21, 1871. He is the son of Soren and Anna Sorrenson, natives of Denmark. His father is a farmer and still living, but his mother is dead. They had a family of six sons, four of whom live in the United States and two are still in Denmark.

Mr. Sorrenson was nineteen years old when he came to Dane county and settled in Oregon township; after a residence there of ten years, he made three moves in a period of five years, going to Fitchburg, then to Rutland and then back to Fitchburg; he then again changed his residence to Oregon where he has lived for the past two years.

He owns a farm, mostly improved, of one hundred and sixty acres, and is extensively engaged in raising cattle and horses.

In politics he fraternizes with the Democratic Party.

He married Miss Maggie Hanner, daughter of John and Ella (Putnam) Hanner, November 12, 1895. Mr. Hanner is a native of New York, and his wife, and also their daughter, of Wisconsin. The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Sorrenson, Earl J. and Archie V., make the third generation on the maternal side born in the town of Oregon.

Mr. Hanner and his wife still reside in Oregon township; he came to Dane as a small boy, some time in the fifties, and both he and his wife were reared and educated in the state.

Mrs. Sorrenson is their only child. Mr. Sorrenson is a good type of independence and energy, his present prosperity being the result of his own efforts; he was thrown largely upon his own resources from the time he was ten years old and early developed the characteristics of diligence and self-reliance.

He is a member of the fraternal order of Modern Woodmen.

1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 827-28.

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