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Daniel Sorenson


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/11/2011 at 15:00:41

Daniel Sorenson, who is operating the family homestead in Denmark township, has chosen to devote his time and energy to dairying and has given careful study to the various phases of that business. He was born in Franklin County, Iowa, November 27, 1881, a son of John A. and Mary (Davidson) Sorenson, who are living retired in Ringsted and a sketch of them appears elsewhere in this work. He received his education in the district schools, and later attended Des Moines College, being a student there during the year 1902-3. After completing his education he worked as a carpenter for four years, or until he was twenty five years old, and during the succeeding years operated a farm belonging to his father in Kossuth County. In 1913, when his parents retired, he purchased the home place in Denmark Township, Emmet County, and has since resided there. His farm comprises the south half of the northwest quarter of section 13 and the north forty acres of the northwest quarter of section 24 and is as god land as can be found in the township. The improvements upon the place are modern and everything is kept in the best of repair. He is specializing in dairying, has a fine herd of cows and receives a gratifying annual income from the sale of his milk.

Mr. Sorenson was married in 1909 to Miss Ida Carrie Henricksen, a daughter of John and Hannah Henricksen, of Denmark Township. Two children have been born to this union, namely: Arnold whose birth occurred December 9, 1910; and Edna, born December 16, 1914.

The republican party has a staunch supporter in Mr. Sorensen but he has never had the time nor the inclination to take an active part in politics. Fraternally he is connected with the Yoemen at Ringsted and his church membership is with St. Paul's. The same qualities which have enabled him to win a place among the substantial men of his locality ensure his continued success.

Source: History of Emmet County and Dickinson County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, The Pioneer Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1917.


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