|Birth Name||Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen 2|
|Also Known As||Jorgensen, Chris 1a 2|
|Also Known As||Jorgensen, Christen 2|
|Age at Death||85 years, 6 months, 20 days|
|Birth||1890-11-16||Bindslev, Vendsynnel, Denmark||Birth of Kristian Jorgen Jorgensen||
|Residence||1909||Irving, South Dakota, United States||Residence of Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen||
|Residence||from 1912 to 1934||Andes Community||Residence of Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen||
|Residence||from 1916 to 1934||Southwest of Sidney||Residence of Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen||
|Residence||about 1934||Sidney, Richland, Montana, United States||Residence of Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen||
|Death||1976-06-06||Community Memorial Hospital||Death of Kristian Jorgen Jorgensen||
|Burial||after 1976-06-06||Sidney Cemetery||Burial of Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen||
|Relation to main person||Name||Relation within this family (if not by birth)|
|Father||Jorgensen, Iver Christian|
|Mother||Hansen, Ane Margrethe|
|Jorgensen, Kristian Jorgen|
|Brother||Jorgensen, Richard Emil|
|Sister||Jorgensen, Anna Margarete|
Photograph of Anna Jorgensen and Chris Jorgensen (taken at Anna’s house in Sidney, probably taken Christmas time early to mid 1960s)
This note is from Beverly Peterson's family tree:
Chris was a very devout Christian. He donated to many church-related groups. He spent the last years of his life at Richland Homes, a nursing-home facility.
Beverley D. Peterson: Chris had pure white hair by the time I got to know him, about 1949, and had a white mustache. He was a very distinguished man with a thick Danish accent. He seemed to me to be more of a listener than a talker. Later he shaved off his mustache and it took all of us by surprise. It was so much a part of him, that he just didn't look like himself without it. He spent much time alone. He was very generous to his church and to various Christian charities.
Facts about this person:
Fact 1 March 1909/10
Left Denmark and sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Went by train to Irving, South Dakota.
Alt. Fact 2 1912
Homesteaded, Andes community, Sidney, Montana.
Moved to farm northwest of Sidney.
Spent later years in Richland Homes,Sidney, Montana.
Fact 7 August 31, 1912
Homestead: SEC27/TWP26/RGE55, Richland Cty, Montana.
According to Gorden Lee Morrison: "Chris never married that I know of and owned a farm outside of Sidney. Very quiet and very religious. This was taken at Grandma's house in Sidney, probably at Christmas and during the early/mid 60s. Late in life, Chris lost a leg due to gangrene and was moved to the Sidney nursing home. He enjoyed being there and made a number of friends. He passed away around 1969."
Billings Gazette (Newspaper)
- Date: 1976-06-08
- Page: 1976-06-08, Page 17, Column 5, Obituary for Chris Jorgensen
Local and area deaths
SIDNEY — Services for Chris Jorgensen, 86, of Richland Holmes, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Pella Lutheran Church with the Revs. Milan Ingman and Alton Hillesland officiating. Burial will be in the Sidney Cemetery.
Mr. Jorgensen died Sunday in Community Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 16, 1890, in Bindslev, Denmark, a son of Iver and Margrethe Jorgensen. He and two brothers came to Irving, S.D., in 1909.
Mr. Jorgensen had homesteaded in 1912 in the Andes Community and farmed there until 1934 and then farmed southwest of Sidney for 18 years until he moved into Sidney.
He was a member of the Pella Lutheran Church of Sidney, and a former member of the Brorson Lutheran Church.
Fulkerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Beverley Peterson's Family Tree