Notes on Ane and Hans Sorensen
By Janet W. Sorensen
Ane & Hans met in Copenhagen, Denmark at an LDS service. Ane came to America first, 1886-87. Worked for 3 years, then sent for Hans. Lived first on 14th No. Bought a home, but lost it. Settled in a small "shack", 17th So. & Redwood Road.
The two came to Copenhagen at about 14 years old.
Married in Logan Temple in 1890.
Aunt Mae [was their] 2nd child. Practical nurse. Brought babies. Had a number of proposals.
She (Ane) was working as a maid in a wealthy home. Two missionaries came to the door & invited her to meeting. She was baptized and met Hans there. Hans was a hod-carrier most of his life. Then worked for S.L. Street Dept. until in his 80s.
Ane & Hans Sorensen were Grandpa Duke's parents.
Got left over food from restaurant to feed hogs-Uncle Ed did. Earned $18 for one year.
Never had a Saturday to play in (the boys-Duke too), but swam Saturday night in the Surplus Canal.
On Sunday they could play ball from 2-4, then had to do chores and get ready for church at 6:30.