Bill Sorenson

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sorenson

William (Bill) Sorenson was born and raised at Lake Benton, Minnesota. He came to North Dakota as a youth to work. In 1921, he and Emma were married in Minot. She was the daugher of Jake Erb, of Ryder.

Until 1932, they lived on the farm that was later owned by Ordean Sherven, where three children (Earl, LaRayne, and Phyllis) were born.

They then moved to the Roseglen area of McLean County, where they rented to Ole Lundan farm, where Maxine was born. In 1942, Bill purchased the Herb Pittings farm in Gate Township, where Bill farmed until 1958.

They then rented the land to a son-in-law, Walter Hanson, and moved west to Eugene, Oregon. Bill worked construction there until his health failed. In 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published, they were still living in Eugene.