Joseph Arvid Thorin

Joseph Arvid Thorin

Male 1871 - 1958  (86 years)

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  • Name Joseph Arvid Thorin 
    Born 22 Aug 1871  Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1889  Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Emigration 14 Feb 1890  Göteborg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Ship name: Orlando; Leaving for Hull, England
    Immigration 26 Feb 1890  New York City, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Died 16 Jan 1958  Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “J. A. THORIN (1897), who owns and farms a half section of Martin township’s fertile soil, is a native of Sweden , where his earthly career began August 22, 1871.  Both of his parents, John and Louisa (Larson) Thorin, still reside in the old country.  The father of our subject was a school teacher and as a consequence J. A. Thorin received a careful education under the parental roof.

      “At the age of nineteen Mr.  Thorin bade farewell to native land and came to the new world, arriving in New York City on February 26, 1890. For seven months he resided at Bainbridge, Chenango county, New York ; then he moved to the vicinity of the county seat, Norwich , where he was employed on a dairy farm fifteen months. Striking for the west, he located for the next fifteen months at Batavia, Illinois, and followed the occupation of coachman. A longer residence was made at Rock Rapids, Iowa , where his time was divided between work on near by farms and on the section. In 1897 he commenced farming for himself in Lyon county, just across the Iowa line from his present location. His Iowa farm was rented from O.  M. Skattum. In 1907 he moved to the Rock county farm, on section 33, Martin township, which passed into his hand’s three years later.

      “Mr. Thorin is an extensive raiser of high grade stock.  The marriage of Mr. Thorin to Matilda Dahl occurred at Rock Rapids on April 23, 1895. Mrs. Thorin is a native of Norway and came to the United States in 1887. They are the parents of seven children: Leonard, Carl, Mabel, Arthur, Amel, Louisa and Emma. Mr. Thorin is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church and of the M. W. A. lodge.”

      His pastor told him that if he left Sweden for America his soul would go to hell. [4, 5]
    Person ID I26  Thorin Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2015 

    Father Johannes Josefsson Thorin,   b. 15 Nov 1842, Håcksvik, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1920, Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Lovisa Larsdotter,   b. 6 Feb 1841, Örsås, Västra Götaland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1925, Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1868  [6
    • Maybe at Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

    Family Matilda Dahl,   b. 19 Jan 1872, Brandval, Hedmark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1944, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1895  Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Johan Lennart Thorin,   b. 24 Jul 1895, Larchwood, Lyon, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1971, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Carl Edwin Thorin,   b. 23 Apr 1897, Lyons County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1981  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mabel Caroline Thorin,   b. 30 Jul 1900, Lyon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1972  (Age 72 years)
     4. Arthur Julius Thorin,   b. 19 Dec 1903, Lyon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1971  (Age 67 years)
     5. Emil Louis Thorin,   b. 13 Mar 1905, Lyons County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1993, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Louisa Mathilda Thorin,   b. 3 Mar 1907, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1924, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     7. Emma Olina Thorin,   b. 3 May 1909, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1995, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Joseph Arvid Thorin, Jr.,   b. 17 Nov 1911, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1971, Cannon Falls, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Einar “Shorty” Olaf Thorin,   b. 14 Sep 1913, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2004, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Alice Marie Thorin,   b. 5 Apr 1915, Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1974  (Age 59 years)
    Photos
    Thorin Family Young-1.jpg
    Thorin Family Young-1.jpg
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1871 - Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1889 - Örby, Västra Götaland Län, Sverige Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 14 Feb 1890 - Göteborg, Sweden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Feb 1890 - New York City, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1895 - Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1958 - Hills, Rock, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thorin Field Portrait-1.jpg
    Thorin Field Portrait-1.jpg

    Documents
    Thorin family census 1885
    Thorin family census 1885
    Johannes Josefsson Thorin family documented in Örby in its entirety around 1885.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Älvsborg Örby Födde (Births): 1871, familysearch.org.

    2. [S52] Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951, Ancestry.com.

    3. [S53] Gothenburg, Sweden, Passenger Lists, 1869-1951, Ancestry.com.

    4. [S40] An illustrated history of the counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota, Arthur P. Rose, (Northern History Publishing Company, 1911).

    5. [S43] Conversation with Jerome Leroy Thorin.

    6. [S56] Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897, familysearch.org.