Looking for parents/siblings of Peter Jorgensen from Oconto, Wisconsin?

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Hi thanks in advance for your help! My great grandfather Peter Jorgensen immigrated to the US as a child from Denmark. I am having difficulty finding out the names of his parents and siblings.

I have sometimes seen his name as Nels Peter Jorgensen, or Pete Jorgensen. He went by Peter, however.

His DOB is August 18, 1874 (sometimes listed as 1876). I have seen the city he was born in listed as "Nustig, Denmark" but I am unsure how accurate that is. He was a farmer in Wisconsin, lived the majority of his life in Oconto. He had 10 children with his wife "Edith" (I believe her legal name was Ida Emilia Francie).

He passed away in 1962.

Any help would be great - I really want to find out who his parents and siblings were so I can do more searching. Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Peter Jorgensen
in Genealogy Help by Leah Jorgensen G2G Rookie (200 points)

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Hi Leah! His real name is probbably Niels Peter Jørgensen. I would like to help you, but there is no place in Denmark called »Nustig« or close. Look your sources over once more and see if you can come up with a diffrent place of birth. Eventually you can just tell me the letters. Additional a region would be fine, but it's not a must.
by Hans Jørgen Kølle G2G6 Mach 4 (46.9k points)
Thank you! I will see if I can find the right birthplace. :)
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His marriage record lists his and her parents names - maybe that will help you further your search? You might want to try to get a copy of the original cert to see if it offers more details.

Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930

Citing this Record: "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRTD-ZRB ), Peter Jorgensen and Ida Kusa, 12 Nov 1902; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1275656.

Name: Peter Jorgensen

Father: Joreren Jorgensen

Mother: Hannah Jorgensen

Marriage : 12 Nov 1902  Wood, Wisconsin

Spouse: Ida Kusa

Father: Wilhelm Kusa

Mother: Anna Kusa  (Anna Paul? - see below)


Might be Ida/Edith's sister?

Citing this Record:"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRVS-QJN ), Chas. F. Chivington and Winnie W. Kusa, 27 Oct 1896; citing reference 129; FHL microfilm 1275655.

Name: Chas. F. Chivington

Father: Philip Chivington

Mother: Jane Felton

Marriage: 27 Oct 1896 Event Place: Wood, Wisconsin

Spouse: Winnie W. Kusa

Father: Wm. Kusa

Mother: Anna Paul


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (753k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
Wow Thank you!!!

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