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Peter, Henry and Fingar Jorgenson portrait
Peter, Henry and Fingar Jorgenson portrait
TitlePeter, Henry and Fingar Jorgenson portrait
Date of Original190-?
CreatorJorgenson Bros.
Creator RolePhotographers
DescriptionPeter Jorgenson (left), Henry Jorgenson (right), and Fingar Jorgenson (standing) pose for a family portrait. all men wear suits and neckties.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameJorgenson, Peter, 1866-1951
Jorgenson, Henry, 1875-1952
Jorgenson, Fingar, 1855-1940
LocationLeeds (N.D.)
Item Number11219-001
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Jorgenson Bros. Leeds, N.D."--Stamped on front of frame.
"Henry (Right), Peter (Left) standing"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryPeter 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.
Fingar Jorgenson lived in Ness Norway until he was 17 years old, when he moved to the United States and settled in Rochester, Minn. He attended Luther College in Decorah Iowa and then the Luther seminary in Madison, Wisc. He came to Grand Forks in 1883 to be the first minister of Zion Lutheran Church. He also served rural churches in the Grand Forks area. He was married to Julia Saettre of Rochester Minn., and performed the wedding service for his brother Peter and his wife Betsy. Fingar and Julia had five children, Amanda, John, Herman, Frances, and Rikka.
Henry Jorgenson was born in Nesbyen Norway, and married his wife Ingeborg in Leeds in 1909. He homesteaded near Baker in York Township, and passed the farm onto his sons. Henry and Ingeborg had 6 children: Jorgen Herman and Ruth (twins), Jorgen Henry, Gladys, Hazel, and Harold.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionJorgenson Family Papers Mss 11219
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11219-001)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11219001
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