Obit: Sorenson, Hans (1872 - 1954)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Sorenson, Kronschnabl, Mertens, Schreiber, Fritsch, Marquart

----Source - Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Hans Sorenson (1872? - 6 Mar 1954)

Funeral services for Hans Sorenson were held Wednesday at Mt, Morris, Mich., where he had resided for many years. Mr. Sorenson, who was 82, some time ago suffered a stroke from which he never completely recovered, and death came Saturday, March 6. Attending the funeral rites from here were Mrs. Sarah Kronschnabl, a sister-in-law, and her children, Rose, Milton, Jerome, and Mrs. Carl Mertens.

Mr. Sorenson, who immigrated to this country from Europe, was in the meat business with his brother, Andrew, here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) for some time about 50 years ago, and later worked at his trade of carpenter. He built the present Richard Schreiber home, where he resided before moving to Mt. Morris about 30 years ago. He was employed at General Motors Buick plant in Flint, Mich.

Surviving are his widow, the former Mary Fritsch, and nine children.


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Mayville, Clark, Wisconsin, pg. 278, line 90, family 48


Hans Sorenson, white married (abt. 33 yrs.) male
Marital Status: Married
Parent 1 Birthplace: Denmark
Parent 2 Birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
Head Maria Sorenson F 72y Denmark
Son N P Sorenson M 35y Denmark
Son Hans Sorenson M 33y (1872) Denmark
Daughter-In-Law Maria Sorenson F 18y Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States, family 595, line 14


Hans Sorenson, white married (56 yr. old) male
Birthplace: Denmark
Immigration Year: 1878
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark 

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Hans Sorenson M 56 (1874) Denmark
Wife Mary B Sorenson F 43 Wisconsin
Daughter Leone A Sorenson F 18 Wisconsin
Son Myron G Sorenson M 17 Wisconsin
Son Elmer F Sorenson M 13 Wisconsin
Daughter Sadie F Sorenson F 10 Wisconsin
Daughter Alice M Sorenson F 7 Wisconsin
Son Leland E Sorenson M 1 Michigan
Boarder Fred Lalonda M 23 Michigan


1940 Federal Census, Mount Morris Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States, District 25-35B, Line 80, Family 71


Hans Sorensen , white married 66 yr. old male
Birthplace: Denmark
Birth Year (Estimated): 1874
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Hans Sorensen M 66 Denmark
Wife Mary Sorensen F 53 Wisconsin
Daughter Leona Sorensen F 28 Wisconsin
Son Myron Sorensen M 27 Wisconsin
Daughter Alice M Sorensen F 17 Wisconsin
Son Leand Sorensen M 12 Michigan
Son Donald Sorensen M 10 Michigan
Son Richard D Sorensen M 7 Michigan


The Home built by Hans Sorenson, ca. 1901


The Hans Sorenson Home


Close Up: [Left]  [Right]

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Note added by Linda Mertens:
Mary (Fritsch) Sorenson, the wife of Hans Sorenson, was a sister of Sarah (Fritsch) Kronschnabl. They were both daughters of Anton and Anna (Marquardt) Fritsch.



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