Coming to America
the Sorensen-Nikolaisen connection
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Niels Peder & Ann Katrine sailed to America on the ship Oscar II, arriving at Ellis Island on 31 May 1911. They were married in September of the same year, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They eventually had five children, one of whom, Julia, died at age 9. The others were Soren, Katherine, Hans, and James. Peder, a hard-working and enterprising young man, operated several businesses at various times, such as milk delivery, a general store, and a moving storage company.

For more pictures of Nikolaisen relatives, see the Family Tree.