Karen Margrethe Mortensen

F, #42544, b. 25 June 1915
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Karen Margrethe Mortensen was born on 25 June 1915 at Gramby, Gram, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Kristen Mortensen

F, #3066, b. 9 December 1857, d. 18 February 1899
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGrandaunt of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited25 Oct 2018
Birth*Kristen Mortensen was born on 9 December 1857 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismShe was baptized on 18 December 1857 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Kristen Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Kristen Mortensen was confirmed on 7 April 1872 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Census*Census: Kristen Mortensen appeared on the census of 1890 at DenmarkB
Death*Death: Kristen Mortensen died on 18 February 1899 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB, at age 41 of tuberculosis.

Lars Mortensen

M, #2869, b. 27 November 1863, d. 5 March 1864
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGranduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited3 Jun 2018
Birth*Lars Mortensen was born on 27 November 1863 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismHe was baptized on 17 January 1864 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB.
Death*Death: Lars Mortensen died on 5 March 1864 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Burial*Burial: Lars Mortensen was buried on 13 March 1864 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB

Lars Mortensen

M, #3064, b. 2 March 1869, d. 20 April 1926
Lars Mortensen
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGranduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Lars Mortensen was born on 2 March 1869 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismHe was baptized on 23 April 1869 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Lars Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Lars Mortensen was confirmed on 1 April 1883 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Emigration*Emigration: Lars Mortensen and Rasmus Mortensen emigrated on 14 April 1887 from Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB; with the ship listed as "Indirekte" (which means "indirectly, indirect, concealed, oblique"). From US Immigration records they apparently went to Liverpool England, then to Boston.
Immigration*Immigration: Lars Mortensen and Rasmus Mortensen immigrated on 30 April 1887 to Boston, Suffolk Co, MA, United StatesB.
Residence*Residence: Lars Mortensen and Rasmus Mortensen lived at Marcus, Cherokee Co, IA, United StatesB, from May 1887 to May 1889. 
Census-State*State Census: Lars Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1895 at Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Lars Mortensen married Christena (Tena) Hansen, daughter of Henry Hansen and Anna Marie Pedersen, on 5 March 1910 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB, by DG Heffernan, County Judge. At the time of marriage their addresses were Hubbard, NE (his) and Jackson, NE (hers). Witnesses were her parents. 
Note*We have copies of two letters written by Peder Mortensen to his brother Lars. They have been translated from Danish to English. They are listed below as one and two, but the true order is unknown, as one letter has no date. The importance of these letters is primarily that it shows that Peder has moved from Haarby Denmark to North Slesvig, Germany. Note: in 1911 North Slevig was part of Germany. After World War I, after a vote of the people, it was returned to Denmark.

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Letter One:
Dear Brother and Sister in Law,

We are all well and we hope that you are too, dear Brother. You wrote that you might be able to send us a little money this winter, how about it, couldn't you do that, as I need a lot of money for new year and I do not know from where to get it as everything is so expensive. Can you imagine the cow alone cost four hundred Mark now and I would like to keep it because I have enough fodder ... if only I can, dear Brother, for I have bought it on ... and will probably do it again when I can. And now a friendly greeting from us all, dear Brother, also greet your wife from us and live well.

Peder Mortensen
Gammelby
per Gramby
North Slesvig
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Letter Two, written February 22nd, 1911
Dear Brother and Sister in Law,

I will now congratualte you on the occasion of your birthday, dear Brother, and hope you may live well in the new year, so we all wish you. I have long waited to hear from you, but we have now waited long in vain, you might write to say how you are and how ... or is, for I must adjust according to that, dear Brother. How is you winter, here we have hardly had nay winter yet, and hardly any snow, but lots of rain and wind this winter and that is very unhealthy - it is a long time since we have had any snow in the winter, for probably that is also the reason that no longer have warm summers. Now I have no more news.

And now a kind greeting from us all, you brother and family of Coter (?).

Peder Mortensen
Gammelby
per Gramby
North Slesvig
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Note*Lars Mortensen went to New York in 1919 to look for better farming. He returned to Nebraska and moved the family there in 1920 and bought a dairy farm. 
Census-State*State Census: Lars Mortensen and Christena (Tena) Hansen appeared on the state census of 1 June 1925 at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB
Death*Death: Lars Mortensen died on 20 April 1926 at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, at age 57 of cancer of the liver. 
Burial*Burial: Lars Mortensen was buried at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB

Family

Christena (Tena) Hansen b. 7 Oct 1891, d. 30 Jul 1927
Marriage*Marriage: Lars Mortensen married Christena (Tena) Hansen, daughter of Henry Hansen and Anna Marie Pedersen, on 5 March 1910 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB, by DG Heffernan, County Judge. At the time of marriage their addresses were Hubbard, NE (his) and Jackson, NE (hers). Witnesses were her parents. 
Children

Lars Mortensen Jr

M, #10104, b. June 1926, d. 13 March 1927
FatherLars Mortensen b. 2 Mar 1869, d. 20 Apr 1926
MotherChristena (Tena) Hansen b. 7 Oct 1891, d. 30 Jul 1927
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited8 Aug 1998
Birth*Lars Mortensen Jr was born in June 1926. 
Death*Death: Lars Mortensen Jr died on 13 March 1927 at South Sioux City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB, of pneumonia. 

Lillian Mortensen

F, #2367, b. 21 July 1912, d. 10 April 1981
Lillian Mortensen Cash
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipMother of Ted Earl Cash
Verified byDNA testing
ChartsPedigree Chart of Lillian Mortensen
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Lillian Mortensen was born on 21 July 1912 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 25 August 1912 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, as Lillie Mortensen. 
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Lillian Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1915 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
Note*She always told me that she changed her name from Lillie to Lillian to make it sound like she had a middle name. However, the 1915 Iowa state census lists her as "Lillian". But then again, she was baptized as "Lillie".
(Witness) ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen lived with Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, between 1918 and 1919 lived in upper New York state for 8 months, where his brother Lars lived on a Dairy farm. That time is believed to be late 1918 or 1919. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Perry Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB; where he was listed as a farmer. 
Education*She completed grade school and continued into the 10th grade. 
(Witness) PhotoLillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
NoteAccording to the 1930 to 1935 Sioux City "City Directory", she worked for H A Baker Co as a machine operator and lived in Stevens, SD (except for 1933 when her address was listed as 609 9th Street in Sioux City). 
CensusCensus: Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen lived at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, on 1 April 1935. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian Mortensen married Howard Taft Cash, son of John R Blackburn and Frances Jane Manning, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.
Married Name As of 22 September 1936, her married name was Cash. 
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen lived at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, on 22 September 1936. 
Memo
Great Depression & WW2: Howard and Lillian lived in Stevens, SD with Rasmus Mortensen from June 1937 to April 1938. During this time he harvested grain during Jul and Aug of 1937 for C G Dralle in Seward, Kansas ($4/day); from August 1 to Oct 10 of 1937 he worked for Victor Johnson in Ortonville, MN ($16.75/week). He quit this job and returned to Stevens because his wife had become sick. From April 1, 1938 to Feb 1940 they lived in an old garage belonging to Pete and Marie Lynott (Lillian's sister) at 902 Rock St., Sioux City, IA. To earn money, he raised chickens, raised and sold vegetables from their garden; she returned to work at Baker's. From 13 Sep 1939 to 5 Sep 1940 he worked for the WPA in Sioux City, IA as a laborer ($52/month). From Feb 1940 to Sep 1940 they lived in a house at 2128 Dewey St, Sioux City, IA, which they bought for $400 (borrowed $350 against his life insurance policy). They moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/week). They lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd until May 1942, then moved to 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, CA. On 8 May 1941 he applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft, and soon after started working for them as a riveter, building the P-51 fighter plane during WW II. 
Census*Census: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, 2128 Dewey Street. 
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in May 1942. 
(Witness) PhotoLillian Cash appeared in a photo in August 1942 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Memo
Post-WW2: In Jun 1945, with WWII nearly over, Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen decided to move back to Iowa and go farming. They stayed with Pete and Marie Lynott in Sioux City for a few months. In Nov 1945 they moved in with Earl and Vera Mortensen on their farm near Anthon, IA. On 3 Dec 1945 they bought a farm and applied for a loan from the Federal Land Bank. The farm was 120 acres located in Section 25 of Kedron Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA. (Located east and a little north of Anthon Iowa.) On 1 Mar 1946 they moved to that farm and stayed there until 1 Mar 1952. They sold the farm, sold most of their belonging at a farm auction, packed their remaining belonging into a trailer which they towed behind them to Los Angeles. (He drove the entire distance himself, with only a few hours rest, arriving 2 or 3 days later -- this was before interstates.) After arriving in LA, they stayed with his sister and family, May and Elmer Brown at 2400 Elm Grove St, Los Angeles, CA, then they found a rental house and moved to 2949 Partridge, Los Angeles, CA for about three weeks. During this time he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, again as a riveter. Too many changes had happened in California since 1945 and they were not happy there, so they packed up their belonging in a trailer and moved back to Iowa, again driving non-stop. They arrived back in Sioux City exactly 5 weeks after they had left, and only hours before the bridge into Sioux City from Nebraska was closed because of flooding. (I remember arriving late at night, and seeing nothing but water on both sides of the road when lightning would flash).

They lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg. Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co Iowa (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg. Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 480-12-3681; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
Note*She and Howard Taft Cash lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
Photo*Lillian Mortensenappeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, on 1 March 1960 until Mar 1963. He worked for the city of Sioux City in the Street Maintenance Department during their stay. On 8 Sep 1962 they bought a farm near Miller, MO. 
Photo*Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo circa 1962.
PhotoLillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Memo They moved to the farm near Miller, MO, but did not farm it. It was located on the famous "Route 66", but traffic soon disappeared when Interstate 44 was completed. On 3 Nov 1966 they sold the farm, and on 14 Nov 1966 they purchased a house at 620 N. West Ave, Springfield, MO. 
NoteLillian Mortensen sold the house at 620 N West Ave in Springfield, MO on 17 Mar 1970 and moved to Colorado Springs, CO where she purchased a mobile home and lived at 3524 N Cascade starting 18 Jun 1970. She sold it and on 17 Oct 1972 purchased a house at 1220 S Ferguson, Springfield, MO where she lived until 14 Aug 1975. She then moved back to Colorado Springs, CO and purchased another mobile home and lived again at 3524 N Cascade. By 1980 she had moved to 1025 Garner #15A, Colorado Springs, CO. 
NoteShe was a great cook and a good mother. She didn't make exotic foods, but whatever she did make was very good, and there was always plenty of it. (Okay, so I didn't like the beets or the cranberries, but some people seemed to think they were good, too -- beside, I made up for that by eating desserts). Desserts were her specialties; pies, cakes, cookies -- yummy. As a mother, she always encouraged her sons to do the right thing, and always told them "when" (not "if") you go to college. There was never a doubt in our minds as to whether or not we were to go to college. College was not free, as we had to work to pay the expenses, but she went back to work so she could "loan" us some of the money we needed. She made some of our clothes, especially shirts; and cut our hair on a regular basis. I never had a barber cut my hair until I went to college. 
Death*Death: Lillian Mortensen died on 10 April 1981 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB, at age 68.
Residence*She lived at 1025 Garner A-15, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB, prior to her death. 
Obituary*Obituary: Services for Lillian M. Cash of 1025 Garner will be held at 11 am Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Hentz officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield, Mo. Mrs Cash died Friday at home. She was born on July 21, 1912 in Sioux City, Iowa. She resided in Springfield, Mo and Sioux City, Iowa, before coming to Colorado Springs in 1977. Mrs Cash was married on Sept 22, 1936 in Lamars, Texas She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, Howard F. Cash of Colorado Springs and Ted E. Cash of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Marie Lynott of Sioux City, Iowa; and several grandchildren. (Note from Ted Cash): She was married in Le Mars, Iowa -- not LaMars, Texas
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Memorium Lillian M. Cash Born: July 21, 1912; Sioux City, Iowa Died: April 10, 1981; Colorado Springs, Colorado Services: Redeemer Lutheran Church; Colorado Springs, CO; Tues, Apr 14 1981; 11am Clergyman: Rev Robert D. Hentz; Graveside Services: White Chapel Memorial Gardens; Springfield, Mo; Thu Apr 16 1981; 10am Arrangements By: Evergreen Funeral Home; Fountain at Union; Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Burial*Burial: Lillian Mortensen was buried on 16 April 1981 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB
TombstoneA photo of her tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB.

Family

Howard Taft Cash b. 4 Jan 1909, d. 5 Apr 1968
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian Mortensen married Howard Taft Cash, son of John R Blackburn and Frances Jane Manning, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.

Maren Christine Mortensen

F, #42539, b. 22 February 1908
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Maren Christine Mortensen was born on 22 February 1908 at Halk, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Marie Mortensen

F, #3067, b. 9 December 1857, d. 30 December 1897
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGrandaunt of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited25 Oct 2018
Birth*Marie Mortensen was born on 9 December 1857 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismShe was baptized on 18 December 1857 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Marie Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Marie Mortensen was confirmed on 7 April 1872 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB.
Census*Census: Marie Mortensen appeared on the census of 1890 at DenmarkB
Death*Death: Marie Mortensen died on 30 December 1897 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB, at age 40 of tuberculosis.

Marie Mortensen

F, #10055, b. 25 October 1910, d. 7 July 1990
FatherLars Mortensen b. 2 Mar 1869, d. 20 Apr 1926
MotherChristena (Tena) Hansen b. 7 Oct 1891, d. 30 Jul 1927
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Marie Mortensen was born on 25 October 1910 at Ponca, Dixon Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Marie Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1 June 1925 in the household of Lars Mortensen and Christena (Tena) Hansen at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB
Married Name As of 19 March 1929, her married name was Duff. 
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Mortensen married James Duff on 19 March 1932 at Elk Point, Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 479-32-3448; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Marie Mortensen died on 7 July 1990 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 79. 

Family

James Duff b. 5 Apr 1906, d. 19 Mar 1987
Child

Marie Karine Mortensen

F, #21, b. 31 August 1905, d. 5 July 1983
Marie Karine Mortensen - about 1980
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipAunt of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited2 Aug 2020
Birth*Marie Karine Mortensen was born on 31 August 1905 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 17 September 1905 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Marie Karine Mortensen appeared on the census of 21 January 1910 at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Marie Karine Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1915 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) ResidenceResidence: Marie Karine Mortensen lived with Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, between 1918 and 1919 lived in upper New York state for 8 months, where his brother Lars lived on a Dairy farm. That time is believed to be late 1918 or 1919. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Marie Karine Mortensen was confirmed on 27 April 1919 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Marie Karine Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Perry Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB; where he was listed as a farmer. 
Married Name As of 3 June 1926, her married name was Lynott. 
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Karine Mortensen married James Peter Lynott, son of Patreck Francis Lynott and Catherine Doughuty, on 3 June 1926 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoMarie Karine Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Marie Karine Mortensen and James Peter Lynott appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at 917 Whitcher Ave, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Marie Karine Mortensen and James Peter Lynott appeared on the census of 19 April 1940 at 902 Rock St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageMarie Karine Mortensen witnessed the marriage of Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen and Mabel Georgia Kruger on 16 June 1945 at South Sioux City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 484-24-2570; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoMarie Karine Mortensen appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Death*Death: Marie Karine Mortensen died on 5 July 1983 at 1621 W Palmer, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 77 of congestive heart failure. 
Obituary*Obituary: Mrs Marie K. Lynott, 77, 1621 W Palmer St, died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.

Services will be at 1pm Friday at Meyer Bros Colonial Chapel. The Rev Leland K Wilkins, of Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs Lynott, the former Marie Mortenson, was born Aug 31, 1904 at Sioux City. She married James Peter Lynott, June 3, 1926, in Sioux City. Her husband died May 25, 1962 in Sioux City.

She lived in Sioux City all her life. She was a Lutheran.

Survivors include two sons, James R of Jefferson, SD , and Ronald P of Denver, Colo; two daughters, Mrs Arnold (Kay) Fredrickson of Omaha and Mrs Robert (Ann) Kincaid of North Sioux City, SD; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
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Born: August 31, 1905 - Sioux City, Iowa Died: July 5, 1983 - Sioux City, Iowa Funeral Services: July 8, 1983 at 1PM - Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel Officiating: Rev. Leland K. Wilkins, Pastor; Immanuel Lutheran Church Casket Bearers: Leo Jenkins, Jr; Darrell Anderson; Chester Woodley; Andrew Andela; Harry Kincaid; Richard Holden Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery - Sioux City, Iowa Obituary - Funeral: Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel; Rev Leland K. Wilkins, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery - Sioux City, Ia Meyer Brothers addr: 3220 Stone Park Blvd; Sioux City, IA. 
Burial*Burial: Marie Karine Mortensen was buried on 8 July 1983 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB

Family

James Peter Lynott b. 16 Jun 1885, d. 25 May 1962
Marriage*Marriage: Marie Karine Mortensen married James Peter Lynott, son of Patreck Francis Lynott and Catherine Doughuty, on 3 June 1926 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Children

Martha Andrea Mortensen

F, #27, b. 2 June 1891, d. 9 January 1967
Martha & Eddie Golden
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipAunt of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited9 Feb 2019
Birth*Martha Andrea Mortensen was born on 2 June 1891 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Martha Andrea Mortensen appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at 1502 West Fourth, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB; Listed as Martenson, Erastus; Annie; Martha; Rosa; Arthur; and Alma. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Martha Andrea Mortensen was confirmed on 30 April 1905 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Married Name As of 20 October 1909, her married name was Golden. 
Marriage*Marriage: Martha Andrea Mortensen married Edward James Golden on 20 October 1909 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Martha Andrea Mortensen and Edward James Golden appeared on the census of 16 April 1910 at 617 West 4th St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoMartha Andrea Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
Residence*Based on information from the Sioux City "City Directory" from 1911 to 1935, Martha and Ed started living on 1623 W 20th in 1917. He was a pressman for a couple of printing companies in town. 
CensusCensus: Martha Andrea Mortensen and Edward James Golden appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at 1623 W 20th, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Census-State*State Census: Martha Andrea Mortensen and Edward James Golden appeared on the state census of 1 January 1925 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoMartha Andrea Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Martha Andrea Mortensen and Edward James Golden appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at 1623 W 20th, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA; ED-97-38; 03 Apr 1930, p078 3A. 
CensusCensus: Martha Andrea Mortensen and Edward James Golden appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at 1623 W 20th, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoMartha Andrea Mortensen appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Obituary*Obituary: Obituary - Sioux City Journal - 1/9/1967 - pg 8
Mrs Edward Golden, 75, 1623 W 20th St, died Monday at a Sioux City hospital after a long illiness.

Mrs Golden, the former Martha A. Mortenson, was born June 2, 1891, in Sioux City, and she was married to Edward J. Golden Oct 20, 1909 in Sioux City. She was a lifelong Sioux City resident.

Survivors include the widower; one daugher, Mrs. John M. Thompson of Omaha; two borthers, Rudolph Mortenson of California, and Norman Mortenson of Sioux City; two sisters, Mrs Marie Lynott of Sioux City, and Mrs Howard Cash of Springfield, Mo, and two grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Manning O'Toole Funeral Home. 
Death*Death: Martha Andrea Mortensen died on 9 January 1967 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 75. 
Burial*Burial: Martha Andrea Mortensen was buried on 11 January 1967 at Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible. 
Tombstone*A photo of her tombstone was taken at Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.

Family

Edward James Golden b. 18 Mar 1888, d. 16 Sep 1978
Marriage*Marriage: Martha Andrea Mortensen married Edward James Golden on 20 October 1909 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Child

Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen

F, #58, b. 6 February 1865, d. 30 November 1950
Christina Mortensen Pederson
Photo courtesy of Perry Otto Pedersen Jr
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGrandaunt of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited7 May 2018
Birth*Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen was born on 6 February 1865 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismShe was baptized on 8 February 1865 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB, as Mette Kristine Mortensen. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen was confirmed on 20 April 1879 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Emigration*Emigration: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen emigrated in 1886 from DenmarkB
Note*She lived in Sioux City, IA from at least 1888 until 1920, according to the City Directory for Sioux City; most of that time at 1015 11th Street. The time between 1886 when she immigrated and 1888 was probably spent somewhere in Iowa working off the cost of her passage. 
Married Name As of 21 July 1888, her married name was Pedersen. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen married Lars Pedersen, son of Peter Hansen, on 21 July 1888 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen appeared on the census of 4 June 1900 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Census*Census: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen appeared on the census of 27 April 1910 at 1015 11th Street, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA: ED-191 27 Apr 1910; p241 10B. 
Photo*Sheappeared in a photo.
Memo* About 1920 she moved to California to live with son Lawrence. After he died in 1935 she moved to Chicago to live with her sister Dosine for a couple of years. She then moved back to Sioux City to live with son Perry and moved with them to Sioux Falls in 1937 where she lived until her death. 
Census*Census: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen and Lawrence Siman Pederson appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, 4234 Van Buren St. 
Residence*Residence: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen lived at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, in May 1944. 
Death*Death: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen died on 30 November 1950 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 85 of Coronary Heart Disease or Arteriosclerosis. 
Burial*Burial: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen was buried on 4 December 1950 at Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB; Lot 411, Block 1. 

Family

Lars Pedersen b. c 1854, d. 18 Sep 1899
Marriage*Marriage: Mette Kirstine (Christina) Mortensen married Lars Pedersen, son of Peter Hansen, on 21 July 1888 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Children

Morten Mortensen

M, #42537, b. 29 October 1904
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Morten Mortensen was born on 29 October 1904 at Halk, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Norman Theodore Mortensen

M, #18, b. 26 June 1910, d. 16 November 1969
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipUncle of Ted Earl Cash
MilitaryWorld War II
Last Edited18 Nov 2020
Birth*Norman Theodore Mortensen was born on 26 June 1910 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismHe was baptized on 24 July 1910 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Norman Theodore Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1915 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) ResidenceResidence: Norman Theodore Mortensen lived with Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, between 1918 and 1919 lived in upper New York state for 8 months, where his brother Lars lived on a Dairy farm. That time is believed to be late 1918 or 1919. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Norman Theodore Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Perry Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB; where he was listed as a farmer. 
(Witness) PhotoNorman Theodore Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Norman Theodore Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD, United StatesB, Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD; ED-64-4; 02 Apr 1930, p31 6B. 
ResidenceResidence: Norman Theodore Mortensen lived at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, in 1935 From 1940 census, he lived in Portland in 1935. 
CensusCensus: Norman Theodore Mortensen appeared on the census of 9 May 1940 at Township-17, Contra Costa Co, CA, United StatesB
WW2 Draft*WWII Draft: Norman Theodore Mortensen registered for the draft of WWII on 16 October 1940 in Knightsen, Contra Costa Co, CA, United StatesB.
Marriage*Marriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Cleone Goad, daughter of Alfred Goad and Gertrude Duff, on 1 December 1941 at Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB.
Military*Military: Norman Theodore Mortensen was in the US Army during World War II in the South Pacific. 
Marriage*Marriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Florence Mary Heimbecker, daughter of William (Henry) Heimbecker and Maria Augusta Koch, on 13 October 1945 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
MarriageMarriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Florence Mary Heimbecker, daughter of William (Henry) Heimbecker and Maria Augusta Koch, on 18 November 1946 at Bridgewater, McCook Co, SD, United StatesB.
SSN*His Social Security Number was 481-07-9821; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoNorman Theodore Mortensen appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Occupation*Occupation: Norman Theodore Mortensen was an electrician employed by Casler Electric Co. 
Residence*Residence: Norman Theodore Mortensen lived at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Death*Death: Norman Theodore Mortensen died on 16 November 1969 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 59. 
Obituary*Obituary: Norman 'Ted' Mortenson, 59, 2807 S. Coral St., died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital. He was born June 26, 1910, in Sioux City, and attended schools here. He was an electrician for 25 years and was employed by Casler Electric Co. Mr Mortenson was a veteran of World War II and served with the Air Transport Command in the Southwest Pacific area. He married Florence M. Card Oct 13, 1945, in Sioux City. Mr Mortenson was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Local 231 of Electrical Workers. Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Peterson, Mrs. Dorothy Matney and Mrs. Marilyn De Stigter, all of Sioux City; a brother, Rudolph 'Pete' Mortenson of Sioux City; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Lynott of Sioux City and Mrs. Lillian Cash of Springfield, Mo; and seven grandchildren. The body was taken to the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home, 711 Myrtle St.
--------- A second obituary ---------
Funeral services for Norman 'Ted' Mortenson, 59, 2807 S. Coral St., a Sioux City electrician, will be a 1 pm today at Westminister Presbyterian Church, The Rev. Albert Kelsey will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Mortenson died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital. Pallbearers will be Chester Vandener, Albert Douvek, Jim and Paul Lynott, Theodore Peterson and Jack Jessip. 
Burial*Burial: Norman Theodore Mortensen was buried on 18 November 1969 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB

Family 1

Cleone Goad b. 10 May 1922, d. 30 Jul 1995
Marriage*Marriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Cleone Goad, daughter of Alfred Goad and Gertrude Duff, on 1 December 1941 at Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB.

Family 2

Florence Mary Heimbecker b. 3 Mar 1910, d. 29 Feb 1996
Marriage*Marriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Florence Mary Heimbecker, daughter of William (Henry) Heimbecker and Maria Augusta Koch, on 13 October 1945 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
MarriageMarriage: Norman Theodore Mortensen married Florence Mary Heimbecker, daughter of William (Henry) Heimbecker and Maria Augusta Koch, on 18 November 1946 at Bridgewater, McCook Co, SD, United StatesB.

Peder Mortensen

M, #3063, b. 15 June 1867, d. 17 March 1949
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGranduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Peder Mortensen was born on 15 June 1867 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismHe was baptized on 28 July 1867 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Peder Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Peder Mortensen was confirmed on 2 October 1881 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Marriage*Marriage: Peder Mortensen married Bodil Katrine Jensen on 17 March 1902. 
Note*We have copies of two letters written by Peder Mortensen to his brother Lars. They have been translated from Danish to English. They are listed below as one and two, but the true order is unknown, as one letter has no date. The importance of these letters is primarily that it shows that Peder has moved from Haarby Denmark to North Slesvig, Germany. Note: in 1911 North Slevig was part of Germany. After World War I, after a vote of the people, it was returned to Denmark.

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Letter One:
Dear Brother and Sister in Law,

We are all well and we hope that you are too, dear Brother. You wrote that you might be able to send us a little money this winter, how about it, couldn't you do that, as I need a lot of money for new year and I do not know from where to get it as everything is so expensive. Can you imagine the cow alone cost four hundred Mark now and I would like to keep it because I have enough fodder ... if only I can, dear Brother, for I have bought it on ... and will probably do it again when I can. And now a friendly greeting from us all, dear Brother, also greet your wife from us and live well.

Peder Mortensen
Gammelby
per Gramby
North Slesvig
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Letter Two, written February 22nd, 1911
Dear Brother and Sister in Law,

I will now congratualte you on the occasion of your birthday, dear Brother, and hope you may live well in the new year, so we all wish you. I have long waited to hear from you, but we have now waited long in vain, you might write to say how you are and how ... or is, for I must adjust according to that, dear Brother. How is you winter, here we have hardly had nay winter yet, and hardly any snow, but lots of rain and wind this winter and that is very unhealthy - it is a long time since we have had any snow in the winter, for probably that is also the reason that no longer have warm summers. Now I have no more news.

And now a kind greeting from us all, you brother and family of Coter (?).

Peder Mortensen
Gammelby
per Gramby
North Slesvig
- - - - -. 
Death*Death: Peder Mortensen died on 17 March 1949 at Gram, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB, at age 81. 

Family

Bodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Marriage*Marriage: Peder Mortensen married Bodil Katrine Jensen on 17 March 1902. 
Children

Peder Mortensen

M, #22315, b. 25 February 1855, d. 28 November 1865
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGranduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited3 Jun 2018
Birth*Peder Mortensen was born on 25 February 1855 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismHe was baptized on 9 April 1855 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB.
Death*Death: Peder Mortensen died on 28 November 1865 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB, at age 10. 

Peter Alexander Mortensen

M, #42546, b. 11 May 1920
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Peter Alexander Mortensen was born on 11 May 1920 at Gramby, Gram, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Petra Marie Mortensen

F, #42545, b. 20 January 1918
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Birth*Petra Marie Mortensen was born on 20 January 1918 at Gramby, Gram, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Rasmus Mortensen

M, #2365, b. 5 November 1861, d. 28 April 1944
Rasmus Mortensen
FatherMorten Rasmussen b. 20 Jul 1826, d. 25 Jul 1905
MotherMaren Pedersdatter b. 26 Apr 1828, d. 30 May 1891
RelationshipGrandfather of Ted Earl Cash
Verified byDNA testing
Born inDenmark
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Lillian Mortensen
Last Edited18 Nov 2020
Birth*Rasmus Mortensen was born on 5 November 1861 at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
BaptismHe was baptized on 15 November 1861 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB.
(Witness) CensusCensus: Rasmus Mortensen appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Morten Rasmussen and Maren Pedersdatter at Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Rasmus Mortensen was confirmed on 3 October 1875 at Lutheran Church, Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB.
Emigration*Emigration: Rasmus Mortensen and Lars Mortensen emigrated on 14 April 1887 from Haarby, Assens, South, DenmarkB; with the ship listed as "Indirekte" (which means "indirectly, indirect, concealed, oblique"). From US Immigration records they apparently went to Liverpool England, then to Boston.
Immigration*Immigration: Rasmus Mortensen and Lars Mortensen immigrated on 30 April 1887 to Boston, Suffolk Co, MA, United StatesB.
Residence*Residence: Rasmus Mortensen and Lars Mortensen lived at Marcus, Cherokee Co, IA, United StatesB, from May 1887 to May 1889. 
Naturalization*Rasmus Mortensen was naturalized on 12 May 1890 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Rasmus Mortensen married Anna Karine Johansen, daughter of Johan Pettersen and Inger Mathea Olsdatter Ulshuseie, on 13 November 1890 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB, by a Judge of Dakota Co, NE. Marriage recorded listed as between R. Martin and Anna Johnson, both living in Sioux City, IA at the time. His parents were listed as M. Rasmussen and Mary Petersen. Her parents were listed as John--- and (blank). 
Census*Census: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at 1502 West Fourth, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, Listed as Martenson, Erastus; Annie; Martha; Rosa; Arthur; and Alma. 
Residence*Residence: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen lived at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, between 1909 and 1913. 
CensusCensus: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared on the census of 21 January 1910 at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Photo*Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
Census-State*State Census: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared on the state census of 1915 at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen lived at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, between 1918 and 1919 lived in upper New York state for 8 months, where his brother Lars lived on a Dairy farm. That time is believed to be late 1918 or 1919. 
Census*Census: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Perry Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB, where he was listed as a farmer. 
NoteRasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen purchased Lots 4 & 5 in Block 4 from W W Stevens & wife on 14 December 1921 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen lived at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, in 1922. 
NoteRasmus helped make and maintained the clock in the Sioux City City Hall. He also built houses, including the one in Stevens he lived in. 
Note*Based on information from the Sioux City "City Directory", Rasmus was listed as living in Stevens, SD and working for Curtis Sash & Door in Sioux City in 1926, 1927, 1930, and 1932. He would have been 71 in 1932. 
PhotoRasmus Mortensenappeared in a photo Rasmus helped to build and assemble the interior of the RKO Orpheum Theater in Sioux City. He was hired to build it and when he delivered the pieces the union insisted that they would install the interior. After a few days he was called back to supervise because no one understood how the pieces fit together. I believe the attached photo was taken after it was recently in 2001. in 1927.
PhotoHe and Anna Karine Johansen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
CensusCensus: Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD, United StatesB
Occupation*Occupation: Rasmus Mortensen was a Cabinet Maker and fine Carpenter at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Census-State*State Census: Rasmus Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1935 at Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Photo*Appeared in a photo in August 1942 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
Photo*He and Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1943.
Death*Death: Rasmus Mortensen died on 28 April 1944 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 82 of a heart attack.
Obituary*Obituary: Rasmus Mortensen, 82, Living Alone, Dies of Heart Attack
Rasmus Mortensen, 82, retired cabinet maker formerly employed at the Curtis Sash & Door company in Sioux City, was found dead Thursday afternoon in his home at Stevens, SD, where he lived alone. When a woman, who was delivering his laundry, received no reply when rapping on his door, she notified neighbors.
Death was attributed to a heart attack by L W Anderson, Union county coroner, who said the man had been dead two or three days.
He ws born November 5, 1961 in Denmark
Survivors are four sons, Rudolph, Sioux City; Earl, Anthon; Norman in the army overseas, and Arthur, Vallejo, Cal; six daughters, Mrs Martha Golden, Mrs Alma Comstock, Mrs Esther Sorensen, Mrs Marie Lynott, all of Sioux City; Mrs Rosie Wilcox, Milwakie, Ore; and Mrs Lillie Tash, Los Angeles; two sisters Christine Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD and Sena Olrick, Chicago.
The body was taken to the Andersen funeral home at Elk Point, SD


Burial: Rasmus Mortensen
Burial service for Rasmus Mortensen, 82, who died at his home at Stevens, S.D. will be held in Anderson's Chapel at 2:30pm Tuesday. Rev J W Steel will officiate. Pierce Wall will be soloist. Burial will be in Logan Park cemetery.

A son and a daughter, Arthur Mortensen, Vallejo, CA, and Mrs Lillian Cash, Los Angeles, and a sister, Mrs Christena Petersen, Sioux Falls, will come here for the service. 
Burial*Burial: Rasmus Mortensen was buried on 2 May 1944 at Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB; Funeral was in Anderson's chapel with Rev J W Steele officiating. The burial lot was purchased on 3/31/1930 for $50.00. Size is 9' 11' by 15'.

Family

Anna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
Marriage*Marriage: Rasmus Mortensen married Anna Karine Johansen, daughter of Johan Pettersen and Inger Mathea Olsdatter Ulshuseie, on 13 November 1890 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB, by a Judge of Dakota Co, NE. Marriage recorded listed as between R. Martin and Anna Johnson, both living in Sioux City, IA at the time. His parents were listed as M. Rasmussen and Mary Petersen. Her parents were listed as John--- and (blank). 
Children

Rasmus Lauritz Mortensen

M, #42538, b. 25 March 1906
FatherPeder Mortensen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 17 Mar 1949
MotherBodil Katrine Jensen b. 13 Oct 1878, d. 26 Dec 1940
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited23 Jul 2019
Marriage*Marriage: Rasmus Lauritz Mortensen married Sinne (--?--)
Birth*Rasmus Lauritz Mortensen was born on 25 March 1906 at Halk, Haderslev, South, DenmarkB

Family

Sinne (--?--)

Rose Oline Mortensen

F, #19, b. 11 December 1893, d. 19 March 1954
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipAunt of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited2 Aug 2020
Birth*Rose Oline Mortensen was born on 11 December 1893 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Rose Oline Mortensen appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at 1502 West Fourth, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB; Listed as Martenson, Erastus; Annie; Martha; Rosa; Arthur; and Alma. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Rose Oline Mortensen was confirmed on 19 April 1908 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Rose Oline Mortensen appeared on the census of 21 January 1910 at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
Married Name As of 22 April 1913, her married name was Wilcox. 
Marriage*Marriage: Rose Oline Mortensen married Guy L Wilcox on 22 April 1913 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB.
Census-State*State Census: Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox appeared on the state census of 1 January 1915 at Washta, Cherokee Co, IA, United StatesB
NoteThe Sioux City "City Directory" from 1911 thru 1935 has them living at 910 Whitcher Ave, Sioux City, IA from 1920 to 1924; next door to Pete and Marie Lynott. 
Census*Census: Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at 910 Whitcher Ave, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
NoteRose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox moved in late 1923 to Portland, Oregon. 
CensusCensus: Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at 1837 Wilbur St, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Rose Oline Mortensen lived at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, in November 1930. 
CensusCensus: Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox appeared on the census of 23 April 1940 at Darlington, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB
Photo*Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox appeared in a photo.
Death*Death: Rose Oline Mortensen died on 19 March 1954 at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, at age 60. 
Residence*Residence: Rose Oline Mortensen and Guy L Wilcox lived at 8226 SE 52nd, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, on 19 March 1954. 
Burial*Burial: Rose Oline Mortensen was buried on 23 March 1954 at Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.

Family

Guy L Wilcox b. 9 Oct 1888, d. 16 Feb 1957
Marriage*Marriage: Rose Oline Mortensen married Guy L Wilcox on 22 April 1913 at Dakota City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB.
Children

Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen

M, #16, b. 19 July 1903, d. 7 April 1980
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipUncle of Ted Earl Cash
MilitaryWorld War II
Last Edited2 Aug 2020
Birth*Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was born on 19 July 1903 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
BaptismHe was baptized on 16 August 1903 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared on the census of 21 January 1910 at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared on the state census of 1915 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) ResidenceResidence: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen lived with Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Ashford, Cattaraugus Co, NY, United StatesB, between 1918 and 1919 lived in upper New York state for 8 months, where his brother Lars lived on a Dairy farm. That time is believed to be late 1918 or 1919. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was confirmed on 27 April 1919 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Perry Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB; where he was listed as a farmer. 
OccupationOccupation: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was a truck driver in February 1929 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen married Rose Marie Knight, daughter of Jesse Knight and Lulabell Baker, on 6 February 1929 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoRudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1930 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB.
OccupationOccupation: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was a laborer for the city in June 1931 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
OccupationOccupation: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was unemployed in May 1933 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Photo*He and Rose Marie Knight appeared in a photo.
Divorce*Divorce: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen and Rose Marie Knight were divorced on 13 February 1941 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Military*Military: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was in the US Army during World War II with a rank of Private. 
Photo*He and Rasmus Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1943.
Marriage*Marriage: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen married Mabel Georgia Kruger, daughter of George Kruger and Maggie Buseman, on 16 June 1945 at South Sioux City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 483-09-7981; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoRudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Photo*He and Mabel Georgia Kruger appeared in a photo in 1963 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Occupation*Occupation: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was a plumber. 
Death*Death: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen died on 7 April 1980 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 76 of a heart attack. 
Obituary*Obituary: Rudolph 'Pete' Mortensen, 76, 5309 US 75, died Thursday at a Sioux City hospital after being stricken at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11am Monday at Logan Park Cemetery under direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Mr Mortensen was born July 18, 1903, at Sioux City and was a lifelong resident. He married Mabel Visker, June 16, 1945, at South Sioux City. He worked for various plumbing companys for more than 40 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the Lutheran faith and the Plumber's Union Local 18. Mr Mortensen served in the Army during World War II. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Robert of Onawa, Iowa and Richard of Everett, Wash; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Heath of Whiting, Iowa; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Marilyn Roth of Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Ellen Rozell of Dansas City, Mo. and Mrs Kathy Nilsen of Buena Park, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Lynott of Sioux City and Mrs. Lillian Cash of Colorado Springs, Colo; 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Burial*Burial: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen was buried on 21 April 1980 at Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.

Family 1

Rose Marie Knight b. 15 Apr 1910, d. 14 Mar 1982
Marriage*Marriage: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen married Rose Marie Knight, daughter of Jesse Knight and Lulabell Baker, on 6 February 1929 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen and Rose Marie Knight were divorced on 13 February 1941 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Children

Family 2

Mabel Georgia Kruger b. 20 May 1914, d. 3 Jan 1999
Marriage*Marriage: Rudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen married Mabel Georgia Kruger, daughter of George Kruger and Maggie Buseman, on 16 June 1945 at South Sioux City, Dakota Co, NE, United StatesB

Zacharias Mortensen

M, #44578, b. 19 September 1756, d. 23 October 1831
FatherMorten Knudsen b. 1707, d. Aug 1795
MotherJenge Zachariasdatter b. 1730, d. 1811
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inDenmark
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Zacharias Mortensen was born on 19 September 1756 at Skyggebjerggård, Tiufkær, Smidstrup, Vejle, South, DenmarkB
Marriage*Marriage: Zacharias Mortensen married Barbara Jorgensdatter Ravn on 2 October 1787 at Gauerslund, Vejle, South, DenmarkB
Death*Death: Zacharias Mortensen died on 23 October 1831 at Skyggebjerggård, Tiufkær, Smidstrup, Vejle, South, DenmarkB, at age 75. 

Family

Barbara Jorgensdatter Ravn b. 1760, d. 16 Dec 1837
Child

Arthur Alvin Mortenson

M, #57, b. 29 July 1896, d. 20 August 1956
Art Mortensen
FatherRasmus Mortensen b. 5 Nov 1861, d. 28 Apr 1944
MotherAnna Karine Johansen b. 15 Jun 1867, d. 31 Oct 1930
RelationshipUncle of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited22 Aug 2020
Birth*Arthur Alvin Mortenson was born on 29 July 1896 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
BaptismHe was baptized on 3 May 1897 at St John Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
(Witness) CensusCensus: Arthur Alvin Mortenson appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at 1502 West Fourth, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB; Listed as Martenson, Erastus; Annie; Martha; Rosa; Arthur; and Alma. 
CensusCensus: Arthur Alvin Mortenson appeared on the census of 21 January 1910 at 2001 Hamilton St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1911. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Arthur Alvin Mortenson was confirmed on 23 April 1911 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) Census-StateState Census: Arthur Alvin Mortenson appeared on the state census of 1915 in the household of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen at Hancock Twsp, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB
Occupation*Occupation: Arthur Alvin Mortenson was a machinist in April 1917 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Arthur Alvin Mortenson married Jessie Clinkenbeard, daughter of Philip A Clinkenbeard and Lizzie H. Richards, on 30 April 1917 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Arthur Alvin Mortenson registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1918 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, Employer: Boss Manufacturing; Address 1619 West 20th; medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.
Census*Census: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Jessie Clinkenbeard appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at 1619 West 20th, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Jessie Clinkenbeard lived at 1025 Edgewater St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, on 11 December 1922. 
ResidenceResidence: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Jessie Clinkenbeard lived at Aberdeen, Brown Co, SD, United StatesB, on 9 October 1925. 
CensusCensus: Arthur Alvin Mortenson appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at 724 First Street, Aberdeen, Brown Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Arthur Alvin Mortenson lived at Aberdeen, Brown Co, SD, United StatesB, in November 1930. 
Divorce*Divorce: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Jessie Clinkenbeard were divorced on 26 September 1931 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Arthur Alvin Mortenson married Deltha Mae (Scotty) Snodgrass, daughter of Harvey Strong Snodgrass and Mary Lavanche Sheehan, on 30 August 1939 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB, 2nd marriage for each of them.
OccupationOccupation: Arthur Alvin Mortenson was an electrician on a sound stage in California. 
Census*Census: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Deltha Mae (Scotty) Snodgrass appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 481-07-2191; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoArthur Alvin Mortenson appeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Death*Death: Arthur Alvin Mortenson died on 20 August 1956 at Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 60.
Obituary*Obituary: Funeral services at: Welti Funeral Parlors 8/23/1956 (Santa Rosa, Ca). Officiating: Rev William M. Bowen. Buried: Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Ca. 
Burial*Burial: Arthur Alvin Mortenson was buried on 23 August 1956 at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, CA, United StatesB.

Family 1

Jessie Clinkenbeard b. 17 Jun 1898, d. 24 Nov 1983
Marriage*Marriage: Arthur Alvin Mortenson married Jessie Clinkenbeard, daughter of Philip A Clinkenbeard and Lizzie H. Richards, on 30 April 1917 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Arthur Alvin Mortenson and Jessie Clinkenbeard were divorced on 26 September 1931 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Children

Family 2

Deltha Mae (Scotty) Snodgrass b. 13 Feb 1901, d. 19 Nov 1993
Marriage*Marriage: Arthur Alvin Mortenson married Deltha Mae (Scotty) Snodgrass, daughter of Harvey Strong Snodgrass and Mary Lavanche Sheehan, on 30 August 1939 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB, 2nd marriage for each of them.

Bonnie Lou Mortenson

F, #48, b. 22 July 1935, d. 20 November 2015
Bonnie Lou Mortenson - Sep 59
FatherRudolph Lauritz (Pete) Mortensen b. 19 Jul 1903, d. 7 Apr 1980
MotherRose Marie Knight b. 15 Apr 1910, d. 14 Mar 1982
Relationship1st cousin of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited3 Aug 2020
Birth*Bonnie Lou Mortenson was born on 22 July 1935 at 711 Nebraska St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Bonnie Lou Mortenson appeared on the census of 22 April 1940 in the household of Rose Marie Knight at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
Married Name As of 16 August 1953, her married name was Stebbins. 
Married Name As of 1 February 1964, her married name was Heath. 
Note*Bonnie Lou Mortenson lived at Whiting, Monona Co, IA, United StatesB, in 1980 and in Sioux City, IA in 1997 per Mabel Visker Mortensen. 
Residence*Residence: Bonnie Lou Mortenson lived at Onawa, Monona Co, IA, United StatesB, in June 2000. 
Death*Death: Bonnie Lou Mortenson died on 20 November 2015 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 80. 
Obituary*Obituary: [from Rush Family Care Service, http://www.rushfamilycareservice.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://hosting-24653.tributes.com/obituary/show/bonnie-lou-heath-103027338]
     
Bonnie Lou Heath

BORN: July 22, 1935
DIED: November 20, 2015
LOCATION: Onawa, Iowa

Bonnie Lou Heath, 80, of Onawa, Iowa died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Onawa, Iowa with Brother Randy Gotto, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Bonnie Lou Heath, daughter of Rudolf "Pete" Mortenson and Rose Marie Trowbridge was born July 22, 1935 in Sioux City, IA where she lived until moving to Whiting, IA in 1944. Bonnie spent her entire life in the area moving between Whiting, Sioux City, and Onawa. She passed away in Sioux City, IA at the age of 80 years.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Leslie Stebbins on August 16, 1953 and to Ernest Heath on February 1, 1964.

Bonnie was an avid reader, particularly Louis L'amour Westerns. She was meticulous about her house and surroundings, using this as a career as a housekeeper at Mercy Medical Center until she retired. Bonnie loved spending time with her family and friends and particularly loved her trip to Seattle with her sister to spend time with their brother. Most of all, she loved her time spent in service to Jehovah. Bonnie was baptized a Jehovah's Witness on September 16, 1973 in Omaha, NE. She was currently a member of the Onawa, IA congregation.

She is survived by her children, Sherry (Mike) Yankey of Sloan, IA, Stephen (Eileen) Stebbins of Fort Smith, Ark, Patty Cotter of Las Vegas, Nev., Terry Stebbins of Onawa, IA, Brenda Ziegler of Hedrick, IA, Rebecca Taylor of Onawa, IA, Rod (Renee) Heath of Sioux City, IA, and Roger (Amber Hogan) Heath of Sioux City, IA; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Mortenson of Ellensburg, WA; and a sister, Charmaine (Richard) Ingram of Sioux City, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Art Trowbridge, a brother Bob Mortenson, a grandson, Jedidiah Stebbins, and a son-in-law, Rodney Taylor.