Biography of Miss Kristine M. Sorensen
Audubon County, IA Biographies





Kristine M. Sorensen, a well known photographer of Audubon, has made a remarkable success of her vocation. It is customary to speak of this man or that man as self made, and in this respect Kristine M. Sorensen is well entitled to rank as a self made woman, having worked her way unaided through the vicissitudes and adversities of life to an admirable' and influential position in the business life of Audubon. Her success in business affairs has been due to her steady persistence, her unfailing integrity and excellent judgment qualities, which always assure success. Miss Sorensen enjoys the confidence and esteem of the public to a marked degree.

Kristine M. Sorensen was born in Denmark on February 7, 1886, daughter of Jeppe and Johanna (Madsen) Sorensen, natives of that splendid little kingdom, who were married in their native country. Jeppe Sorensen, who now is practically retired from the more arduous duties of life, was a farmer and was also engaged in fishing, which vocation he carried on during the summer months. He also carried the mail across to the mainland, his home being on an island. Jeppe Sorensen and his wife were the parents of ten children, Soren Peter, Bodel, Marie, Mads, Olie, Kristine, Claus, Jens, Christian and Johanna, all of whom are living with the exception of Bodel and Marie. Mrs. Johanna (Madsen) Sorensen died in her native land, while her husband, who survives her, is still living in Denmark.

Kristine M. Sorensen was educated in the public schools of her native county, and after leaving school took up the profession of teaching, which she continued for seven years in Denmark. after which she came to America, arriving in this country in September, 1913. She proceeded almost immediately to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she remained for six months, at the end of which time she came to this county, locating at Audubon, where she opened a photograph gallery, and has been active as a photographer since that time. No better work in photography is done in Audubon county than that done at the studio of Kristine M. Sorensen, which enjoys a large and lucrative patronage, not only from the people of Audubon, but from the people of the county and surrounding country as well. Miss Sorensen's brothers, Christian, Mads, Olie and Claus, came to America some years ago, but they later returned to Denmark. Miss Sorensen is a member of the Lutheran church, and takes an active interest in this denomination in Audubon, as well as in all good works hereabout, and is held in the highest regard in her large circle of friends and acquaintances.

From:
History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis - 1915


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