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Lars Ledet - song contest Rigby 1911

Lars Ledet - song contest Rigby 1911

Posted: 5 Jan 2014 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
My granpa's Brother Lars Ledet lived for 40 years as a farmer in the Rigby area, first near Lorenzo later for along time near Ririe, but also in shorter span of time in Rigby.
I have here in Denmark some of his papers and a pile of letters from him (also some to him). I am now beginning to look through these papers.
In general I thus ask you if anybody has seen any sign of this Danish farmer, who in the thirtees was the Jefferson County peace judge and secretary in one of the canal associations? Then I would like to know about it.
More specific I ask if anybody has heard of a Rigby event in 1911 that he writes about in a letter. He tells my grandparents that he attended a song contest in the nearest town, what probably must have been Rigby, he living near Lorenzo. There were individual singers and there were several choirs - from Jefferson County and places nearby.

Lars Kjærgaard
Århus, Denmark

Re: Lars Ledet - song contest Rigby 1911

Posted: 10 Jan 2014 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found an article in the Idaho Register newspaper, of Idaho Falls on September 8, 1911 describing a proposed "Sangerfest" sponsored by the Commercial Club of Rigby. The contest was to be held on November 28 of that year, and had categories for individuals as well as choirs.

If you want the whole article, you can write to me at widdis77777 (at) and I will be glad to email it to you.

The only mention of Lars was an article that stated he was helping his neighbors clean rock off the road to "Butler Island" which is the area in which he lived.

Re: Lars Ledet - song contest Rigby 1911

Posted: 12 Jan 2014 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks a lot. It is not so easy to make this kind of research from Denmark. I will mail you.

Re: Lars Ledet - song contest Rigby 1911

Posted: 13 Jan 2014 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jan 2014 9:23PM GMT
Hi - it can help people to help you if you tell Lars's parents names and his date and place of birth, because these can be used as search terms and might help to turn up more about him.
If this 1903 emigration record, below, is the correct Lars, then he had lived in Skjøttrup, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark.

Hjørring, Børglum, Børglum, Skjøttrup, Gaard, 113, FT-1870, D6499
Jørgen Sørensen 57 Gift Huusfader Jordbruger, født i Skjøttrup, Børglum S.
Anne Sørensen 49 Gift Huusmoder, Emb S.
Søren Christian Jørgensen 19 Ugift, Barn, Skjøttrup, Børglum S.
Ole Severin Jørgensen 13 Ugift, Barn, Skjøttrup, Børglum S.
Else Kathrine Martine Jørgensen 10 Ugift, Barn, Skjøttrup, Børglum S.
+ 2 tjenestetyende
+ one foster child Elsine Pouline Pedersen age 12, f Vreilev S

Hjørring, Børglum, Børglum, Skjøttrup Bye, 5, en Gaard, 161, FT-1880, C7015
Jens Andersen 58 Gift Gaardeier f Børglum
Sidsel Kathrine Andersen, født Andersen 56 Gift hans Hustru, f Børglum
Ane Christine Jensen 16 Ugift deres Datter, f Børglum
Ole Severin Jørgensen 29 Gift, Svigersøn/son-in-law, f Børglum <---------------------
Mette Marie Jørgensen, født Jensen 22 Gift hans Hustru, f Børglum <----------------
Maren Jørgensen 1 Ugift deres Datter, f Børglum
Christian Peter Christensen 17 Ugift Tjenestekarl/servant f Furreby Sogn

from Copenhagen Emigration Registry
Navn: Lars Jørgensen Ledet, age 24
Stilling: Arbejder
Bestemmelsessted: Audubon [Iowa, USA]
Kontrakt nr.:357500
Forevisningsdato: 6/25/1903
Fødested/birth place: Skjøttrup, Børglum sogn [Hjørring]
Sidste oph.sted: Skjøttrup, Børglum, Hjørring
Bestemmelses land: USA
Bestemmelses by: Audubon
Bestemmelses stat:?
Skibsnavn: Indirekte
IDkode:I03 04L0308

Also from Copenhagen emigration registry:
Navn: Ole Severin Jørgensen Ledet, age 37
Stilling: Landbruger
Bestemmelsessted: Atlantic, Ia.[Ia = Iowa]
Kontrakt nr.:512300
Forevisningsdato: 9/11/1893
Sidste oph.sted: Skøtterup, Børglum, Hjørring
Bestemmelses by, stat, land: Atlantic, [Cass county], Iowa, USA (near Audubon)
Skibsnavn: Indirekte
IDkode: I9294L3402

World War I Draft Registration in Idaho
Lars Ledet, born 16 Dec 1878, relative lives Lokken Denmark
[Lokken might = Løkken, Furreby, Børglum, Hjørring]

1920 US census Lars J Ledet is in Jefferson county, Idaho
1930 US census still in Jefferson county, Idaho
1940 US census
Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho
Lars Ledet, age 61, single, b about 1879 Denmark, naturalized US citizen, farmer, owns his farm
lived in same house in 1935 [this is a question on the 1940 US census]

Minnesota Death Index at Minnesota Historical Society
Ole Severin Jorgensen Ledet
Death Certificate #1929-MN-002512
Date of Death: 14 Dec 1929
County of Death: Chisago county, Minnesota

Ole Severin's daughter Lily married Carl David Huenecke, per Find-a-Grave.

Below, Lily, from Minnesota Death Index at Minnesota Historical Society:
Lily M. Huenecke
Date of Birth: 02 Jan 1897
Place of Birth: Out of State
Mother Maiden Name: Jensen
MN death certificate #1984-MN-002872
Date of Death: 07 Feb 1984
County of Death: Chisago county, Minnesota

Lily's husband, below, from Minnesota Death Index:
Carl David Huenecke
Date of Birth: 29 Aug 1892
Place of Birth: Out of State
Mother Maiden Name: Neider
MN death certificate #1964-MN-002917
Date of Death: 29 Jun 1964
County of Death: Clay county, Minnesota

Their son, below, from Minnesota Birth Index at Minnesota Historical Society
Howard Severin Huenecke
Date of Birth: 18 Nov 1922
Mother Maiden Name: Jorgensen
MN Birth Certificate #1922-06130
County of Birth: Chisago county, Minnesota

Obituary posted on Find-a-Grave:
"Harland H. Huenecke of Harris [Chisago county, Minnesota] died Thursday March 15 at Green Acres Country Care Center at the age of 87. Harland was born June 14, 1919 in Lake Benton [Lincoln county], Minnesota, to Carl and Lily Huenecke....Survived Howard (Eunice) Huenecke; brother-in-law Vernon (Leona) Forsberg and ..."

Okay - found a Family Tree on Ancestry.
Says name change 1904 to Ole Severin Ledet, and that
his children with Mette Marie Jensen are:
Maren Jørgensen Ledet 1879
Tscherning Jørgensen Ledet 1881
Jørgen Jørgensen Ledet 1883
Ane Cecilie Kathrine Jørgensen Ledet 1884
Jens Anders Jørgensen Ledet 1886
Lilly Maren Alfrida Jørgensen Ledet 1897

The family tree says Ole Severin's sister Else Cathrine Martine (Jørgensen) Ledet
is mother to Lars Larsen-Ledet born 10 Sep 1881 in Furreby Sogn Hjørring Amt Danmark
and other children...but I think it's Ole Severin's brother Søren Christian (Jørgensen) Ledet
(who married Johanne Marie Larsen) who is father to Lars Ledet in Idaho. Lars in Idaho returned to Denmark and died there in 1956. No wife in any of the US census years.
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