YUBA COUNTY  Biographies





            A hard-working, experienced and very successful vineyardist and fruit-grower, whose intelligent industry has enabled him to become the owner of valuable property, is Soren A. Sorensen.  He was born in Denmark, March 11, 1881, the eldest son of Lauge and Mary (Andre) Sorensen, who were the parents of four children. He attended the schools of his native land, and in the spring of 1892 left for America, accompanied by a friend.  They went first to Liverpool, England, and from there sailed to Boston, Mass., the trip lasting eleven days.  He immediately went to South Dakota, and for three years he worked on farms for wages.  Hearing about the Golden State, he decided to make his way westward, and in 1895 he arrived in Sacramento.  Later, he went to Portland, Ore., but returned to Sacramento and purchased land in Sutter County, in 1910, which he set out to orchard.

            Soren A. Sorensen married Miss Mary [Marianne] Olsen, in Sacramento. She was born in Christiansund, Norway, but has lived in California since 1901.  Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen were blessed with one child, Alton, who passed away when he was eight months old.  In 1910, Mr. Sorensen became a citizen and received his papers in Sacramento.  He is now a strong Republican, and gives his hearty support to all worthy movements.  He is also a member of the California Associated Raisin Growers’ Association and the California Peach and Apricot Growers’ Association.  He belongs to Dania, of which he is a past president, and to the Modern Woodmen of America.


History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

p. 955



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