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Peter, Betsy, Oscar, and Gunda Jorgenson in their new 1912 EMF Studebaker
Peter, Betsy, Oscar, and Gunda Jorgenson in their new 1912 EMF Studebaker
TitlePeter, Betsy, Oscar, and Gunda Jorgenson in their new 1912 EMF Studebaker
Date of Original1913
CreatorJorgenson, Henry, 1875-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPeter, Betsy, Oscar, and Gunda Jorgenson sit in their new 1912 Studebaker on some open land, likely near the family farm near Leeds, N.D. Peter sits at the wheel, and Oscar sits in the front seat. Betsy and Gunda sit in the back.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Women
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Automobiles
Families
Spouses
Children
Subject (LCSH)Studebaker automobile
Personal NameJorgenson, Betsy, 1870-1957
Jorgenson, Peter, 1866-1951
Jorgenson, Oscar, 1901-1981
Jorgenson, Gunda, 1894-1986
LocationLeeds (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number2006-P-13-12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryOscar Jorgenson was the son of Peter and Betsy Jorgenson. He was born in 1901 in Springfield Township, N.D. near Leeds. He never married and later in life lived with his sister Gunda at his father's home near Leeds. He died in 1981 in Leeds.
Gunda Jorgenson was born in 1894 in Towner County. She never married and helped her brother Oscar keep the family farm near Leeds. She died in 1986.
Peter Jorgenson was born in Nesbyen, Norway and moved to Dakota Territory in 1888. He worked in Rochester, Minn. and in Grand Forks before marrying Betsy Larson in 1894 and moving to Springfield Township near Leeds, N.D. Peter and Betsy had seven children: Oscar, George, Gunda, Palmer, Laura, Carl, and Emma.
Betsy Jorgenson was born Birgit Larson in 1874 in Norway. She immigrated to the United States in 1890, and married Peter Jorgenson in 1894. She had seven children with Peter: Gunda, Oscar, Laura, George, Emma, Carl, and Palmer.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionJorgenson Family Photograph Collection 2006-P-13
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2006-P-13-12)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2006P1312
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