Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lewis Jorgenson D: 1907

The funeral of Lewis Jorgenson was held Monday. Services were held at the house. Rev. Torsey preaching a short sermon, after which the funeral procession went to the Lutheran church west of town, where Rev. Thoresen conducted services and the remains were laid to rest at the grave yard near the church. Lauritz Anthonius Jorgenson was born near Vienna March 31, 1891 and died December 5, 1907 aged 16 years and 8 months. He was sick 6 days from pneumonia, and sudden taking away is a great sorrow to his relatives and friends. His father was telegraphed at New York City, but for some reason the message did not reach him, and he now is on his way to Denmark.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper. The article lists the name as both "Lewis" and "Lauritz" Jorgenson

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