Obit: Sorenson, Ernest Morton (1859 - 1945)



----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 05/10/1945

Sorenson, Ernest Morton (6 Jan. 1859 - 1 May 1945)

Dorchester - Funeral services were conducted at St. Paul and Dorchester for Ernest Morton Sorenson, 86, of St. Paul, who died there May 1, the result of influenza and a heart ailment.

The Rev. Paul M. Krause officiated at services Friday at the Eggert Funeral Home in St. Paul and on Saturday, the Rev. V. R. Miller had charge of services at Salem Evangelical Church, Dorchester, and at the grave in the Ogema cemetery.

Mr. Sorenson was born in Denmark Jan. 6, 1859 amd was confirmed at the age of 14, two years before coming to this country. The family on arriving in the States settled in Oconomowoc.

In 1877 Ernest Sorenson came to Dorchester where he and his brother, Andrea opened a meat market. At one time they also were partners in the same business at Phillips and Abbotsford, Wis. Later Ernest Sorenson farmed west of Dorchester, Wis. About two years ago he went to St. Paul.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Antone (Minnette) Yoccum, St. Paul; two brothers, Andrea of Dorchester and Hans of Mt. Morris, Mich.; two grandsons in service, Paul Yoccum, radar man second class, and Pvt. Donald Yoccum of the U.S. Marine Corps, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the Dorchester service were L. D. Sorenson, M. S. Sorenson, Frank Geiger, Ben Wigstadt, John Buehrens and George Fritsch.



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