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RIX, Søren "Peter"[1]

Male 1880 - 1939  (59 years)


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  • Name RIX, Søren "Peter" 
    Born 15 Sep 1880  Flensted, Låsby, Århus, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Est Oct 1939  Fremont Memorial Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Oct 1939  Fremont, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Father RIX, Hans Jørgen,   b. 6 Jan 1846, Fruering, Hjelmlev, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1923, Låsby Mark, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother NIELSEN, Dorthea Marie,   b. 18 Jun 1844, Jaungyde, Gjern, Tulstrup, Skanderborg,Dk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1912, Laasby, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1866  Tulstrup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JENSEN, Ane "Anna" Kirstine,   b. 15 Apr 1887, Svindborg, Ørum, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1963, Genoa, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [1
    Married 13 Jun 1908  Minden, Kearney, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. RIX, Harriet Dorthea,   b. 8 May 1909, Platte Twnshp, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1979, Hurricane, Washington, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. RIX, Harry,   b. 8 Oct 1910, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1972, Modesto, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. RIX, Theodore,   b. 24 Feb 1912, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1982, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. RIX, Elmer Peter,   b. 10 Jan 1915, Platte Township, Dodge, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2007, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. RIX, Ray Christian,   b. 16 May 1916, Platte Township, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1989, Grass Valley, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. RIX, Carl Clarence,   b. 25 Sep 1917, Platte Township, Dodge, Nebrasa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1982, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Living
     8. RIX, Roy,   b. 3 May 1922, Cushing, Howard, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1983, Memorial Hospital of DodgeCounty Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. RIX, Arnold Melvin,   b. 16 Dec 1924, Cushing, Howard, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2012, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. RIX, Esther Elaine,   b. 9 Mar 1927, Cushing, Howard, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1928, Cushing, Howard, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Living
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • (Information from Clara Rix and the LDS PRF)[Old Family Group Sheet posibaly completed by Ray Rix or more likely by Harriet Rix~Coleman][Obituary]



      Søren was born in Laasby, Aarhus, Denmark, on 15 September, 1880.
      He served in the Danish Military as an Officer, probably in the Cavalry, prior to coming to the United States according to family aural tradition.
      He arrived at New York aboard the SS Hekla from Copenhagen on 16 October, 1904 with $20 and 70 cents in his pocket.
      His destination was Chicago, Illinois, where his uncle, Olaf (?) Rix lived at 105 29th Street. [Olaf Rix was actually Søren's cousin]
      Søren eventually showed up in Fremont, Nebraska by about 1907.
      He was working as a 'coachman/groom' for a family in Fremont when he met his wife Anna Kistina Jensen.
      He worked as a farmer until killed in a train/auto accident on 11 October 1939.

    • According to the 1920 US Census, Søren Peter Rix was naturalized in 1912. His wife, Anna, also reported being naturalized in 1912.

    • It appears that Søren Peter Rix usually used his middle name, Peter, while he was in the united States.

    • [from newspaper interview with Clara Haney]

      Søren Peter Rix attended Dana College in Blair, Nebraska to learn English.
      Dana (for Danish) College was operated by the "United Danish Evangelical Church".
      Although Clara states that "the first thing Søren did after comng to America was to enroll in the English course at Dana College", it is more likely that he enrolled after getting a job in or near Fremont.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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