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  TERMANSEN FAMILY

from Carol HOBSON

updated 14 May 2009


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Above:  Carol HOBSON visited the PGS Table at the Door County Historical Museum on 9 May 2009 while the Museum was having a 70th Year Anniversary Celebration Kick-off to find out more about the Soren TERMANSEN Family whose document she is holding.  It was a printed family page filled in by the TERMANSEN Family much as a page from a Family Bible.  See a photocopy of the "family pages" on the document below.  Next to Carol is our PGS President: Sue HAVEL who was on hand to help folks.

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TERMANSEN FAMILY INCLUDED IN CAROL HOBSON'S DOCUMENT:

 

JORGENSEN, Mary - b. 3 Jun 1860 - *married 8 Oct 1882 (*married probably in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey-source: Carol HOBSON)

TERMANSEN, Soren - b. 16 Sep 1861 - *married 8 Oct 1882  (*married probably in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey-source: Carol HOBSON)-(Immigrant from Denmark-met wife Mary aboard ship to the U.S.-source: Carol HOBSON)

TERMANSEN, Annie S. - b. 23 Mar 1884 - (born Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey-source: her marriage 24 Jun 1905-Door County, WI)

TERMANSEN, Martine M. - 16 Feb 1886 - (born Wisconsin-source: 1900 Census: WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay)

TERMANSEN, Hans P. - 20 Jul 1888  - (born Wisconsin-source: 1900 Census: WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay)

TERMANSEN, Emma - 1 May 1890  - (born Wisconsin-source: 1900 Census: WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay)

TERMANSEN, Carrie- 1 Feb 1894  - (born Wisconsin-source: 1900 Census: WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay)


 

9 May 2009-Carol HOBSON gave us some family information about Soren TERMANSEN and his family and told us what she was trying to discover:

 

Soren TERMANSEN was born in Denmark and immigrated to the U.S. where he lived in Perth Amboy (New Jersey-family knowledge was that it was in New York!)  He met Mary JORGENSEN on board ship on the way to the U.S. from Denmark.  They were married in Perth Amboy and had one child there (Annie S.).  They traveled with their family to the Town of Sturgeon Bay, Door County, New York where they had 5 additional children.  He worked in the Stone Quarry and with Mr. Jensen from the Stone Quarry, was responsible for the stone that built the "Friends" Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Soren owned a home on Fulton Ave. in Sturgeon Bay in later years.

 

*Carol's Mother-in-law was: Daughter of Soren and Mary (JORGENSEN) TERMANSEN-Martine (Martina) Marie TERMANSEN-who told Carol that she was born on Washington Island.  Carol was trying to prove that this was true.  She had found from Martina TERMANSEN's birth certificate which states that she was born in the Town of Sevastopol.  Perhaps they lived on Washington Island in 1886? and perhaps mother Mary went to the mainland Door County from Washington Island to give birth?  Proof of this has not been found yet.  Perhaps the Washington Island Archives will have further information!

 


CENSUS RESEARCH consists of the following (by Sue HOHNEKE of the PGS): this information is only as good as the census taker's notes!


1900 Census-WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay, Dist. 39: starting at #45 on bottom of page:

  TERMANSEN, Soren-head-W.-M.-b. Sept. 1861-(38 yrs. old)-married (17 yrs.), b. Denmark, father & mother b. Denmark, Immig. to U.S.: 1881-(19yrs. in U.S.)-Citizenship: Pa (Previously Applied for), occupa.: Foreman Stone Quarry, owned home-mortgaged-farm, can read & write, speaks English.

  TERMANSEN, Mary- W.- F.- b. Jun 1860- (39 yrs. old)-married (17yrs), (6)children born-(5)still living, b. Denmark, father & mother b.: Denmark, can read & write, speaks English.

  TERMANSEN, Annie S. M.-dau.-W.-F.-b. May 1884-(16 yrs. old), Single, born: New York, father & mother b.: Denmark, at school.

  TERMANSEN, Martina M.-dau.-W.-F.-b. Feb 1886 (14 yrs. old), Single, born: Wisconsin, father & mother b.: Denmark, at school.

  TERMANSEN, Hans P.-son-W.-M.-b. Jul 1888 (11 yrs. old), Single, born: Wisconsin, father & mother b.: Denmark, at school.

  TERMANSEN, Emma-dau.-W.-F.-b. May 1890 (10 yrs. old), Single, born: Wisconsin, father & mother b. Denmark, at school.

Next Page:-top of page:

  TERMANSEN, Carrie-dau.-W.-F.-b. Feb 1894 (6 yrs. old), Single, born: Wisconsin, father & mother b. Denmark, at home.


1910 Census-WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay, Ward 4, Dist 54: starting on bottom of page:

  TERMANSEN, Soren (listed as Loren on index)-Head-(47? yrs. old)-M1 (1st marriage)-married for 26 years-B. Denmark Dan-father & mother b.: Denmark Dan-Immigrated to U.S.: 1871-Na (Naturaized Citizen)-Bookkeeper for Stone Quarry-owned home.

  TERMANSEN, Mary G.-wife-(48 yrs. old)-M1 (1st marriage)-married for 26 years-(6) children born-(6) still living (NOTE DISCREPANCY TO 1900 Census!)-b. Denmark-father & mother b. Denmark, Immigrated to U.S. 1872 (NOTE DISCREPANCY TO 1900 CENSUS).

  TERMANSEN, Emma-dau.-(20 yrs. old)-Single-b. Wisconsin-father & mother b. Denmark-occupa: Dressmaker at home.

Next Page: top of Page:

  TERMANSEN, Carrie-dau.-(16 yrs. old)-Single-b. Wisconsin-father & mother b. Denmark.

  TERMANSEN, May R.-dau.-(9 yrs. old)-Single-b. Wisconsin-father & mother b. Denmark.


1920 Census-WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay Ward 4-Dist. 72-3rd Street:

  TERMANSEN, Soren (listed as Doren on index)-Head-owned home-free of mortgage-(58 yrs. old)-Married-Immigrated to U.S. 1879 (NOTE DISCREPANCY to 1900 and 1910 Censuses)-Na: Naturalized Citizen-b. Denmark, father & mother b. Denmark-Manager of Stone Quarry.

  TERMANSEN, Marie-wife-(59 years of age)-b. Denmark, father & mother b. Denmark-Immigrated to U.S. 1880-Na: Naturalized Citizen.

  TERMANSEN, Martena-dau-(33 years of age)-Single-b. Wisconsin, father & mother b. Denmark-no occupation

  TERMANSEN, Emma-dau.-(29 years of age)-Single-b. Wisconsin, father & mother b. Denmark-no occupation

  TERMANSEN, Ruth (note change in name for this daughter from May R. (1910) to Ruth (1920)-dau.-(18 yrs. of age)-Single-b. Wisconson-bather & mother b. Denmark-no occupation.


1930 Census-WI, Door, Sturgeon Bay-Dist. 17-Third St.:

  TERMANSEN, Soren (was not listed on index as Soren)-Head-(68)-married at age 20-b. Denmark-Immigration: Unk (unknown)-Stone Quarry

  TERMANSEN, Mary-wife-(69)-married at age 21-b. Denmark-Immigration: Unk (unknown)

  TERMANSEN, Ruth-dau.-(28)-Single-b. Wisconsin.


-Attempts were made to find Soren TERMANSEN on Immigration Records but did not produce any results.-14 May 2009-Sue HOHNEKE for the PGS

Perhaps his name was misspelled on ship records.  Dates searched were from early 1800's to 1900's-no success!


*Census records do not indicate that the TERMANSEN Family lived on Washington Island.

 


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