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Re: Hulst/Lorentsen Families in Fresno
Posted by: Ron Bestrom (ID *****2263) Date: July 23, 2011 at 15:01:28
In Reply to: Hulst/Lorentsen Families in Fresno by Debbie Herndon of 584

You may have much of the below already. When you post, identify what you already have, otherwise you'll get a lot of volunteer time in research and typing for what you may already have. If you have an online family tree, post the link, that helps volunteers fully identify who you seek and what you may have.

I am posting to correct information provided, and to add. I hate to submit information that is not backed up as it tends to take time for the original poster to prove it was wrong:

The California Death Index 1905-1929
Charles J. Hulst, died 8/18/1920, age 33, Fresno county.
So disregard ALL of the findings on him after his World War I Draft Registration as provided. The Blanchard/Hulst marriage in 1966 could not be correct just based on age of the Charles (born about 1908).

The Marjorie J. Hodson divorce from William H in 1978 cannot be the correct person, the name is wrong, the time-frame is wrong.

The WWI Draft Registration Card Image database:
Charles was living in Lindsay, CA (Tulare County).
Charles was married. He supported four children under 12.
His claim of exemption: "Dependent Children."
He was tall, slender, gray eyes, black hair, no disabilities.
He registered as required for his age on June 5, 1917 (National Registration Day), in Lindsay.

The 1920 Census for Fresno, Fresno Co, CA, enumerated 6 January.
Helen Hults(sic), 30, born in CA to both parents born in United States, Manager/Grocery Store, renting on 428 O. Street.
Margerey(as transcribed), female, age 4 11/12, born in CA
Dorthey(as transcribed), 4 11/12
William, 3 0/12
George, 3 0/12
Victor Stokes, 18, nephew
Mary ?, servant, 67?, born in Indiana, to father born in Germany, mother in Ohio.
--The image on Ancestry.com is unreadable, I used the one on Heritage Quest.
--The age of Helen and her parentage is off; but in the US Census enumerations mistakes are common. Either the enumerator transcribed the wrong information, or was given the wrong information. In this case, MY speculation only, her information may have been given by the nephew or servant.
--Charles is not in the household; but per the CA Death Index had not yet died. Because Helen is the Grocery Store Manager and having young children at home, again MY speculation, Charles may be very ill or otherwise not around by choice or incapacitation.

The 1920 also had a George W. Hulst in Fresno, 39 (about 1880/1881) in Minnesota to both parents born in MN, labor/construction.
--A William Hulst died 1/24/1929, age 47 in San Mateo County.

The 1930 Census for Fresno, enumerated April 2nd.
Helen, age 37, born in CA to both parents born in CA. Cook/Own Restaurant. Owning at 438 O Street (there is a word above the "438." There is also another listing for 438, so it might have been a separate house at the same number).
Dorothy, 15
Margie, 15
George, 13
William, 13

The 1930 Census also shows George W. Hulst, age 45, born in Minnesota, to father born in New York, mother in Minnesota, living in Sacramento, CA. Single, living as a lodger in a large lodging house or hotel. Employed as "Sack Server?/Agriculture.

The 1935 News article concerning divorce of Dorthy, her name is spelled Egusquiza, as is Lorenzo's.

WWI Draft Registration Card Image Database (Which you have):
Kristian Nissen Lorentsen, born 6 Mar 1892 in Vater Vedsted, Denmark, living at Route E, Box 41, Fresno. A farmer for Jesper(Jasper) Jensen. He was short, slender, gray eyes and brown hair. He registered as required on June 5, 1917, in Fresno County
--In 1920, he was lodging at 754 L. Street, Fresno, age 27, Divorced. Immigrated in 1913, status "Al" (Alien, had not filed Declaration of Intention). He was a laborer/Cyclery Co.
--In 1930, he was a roomer at 1235(1935?) Broadway, age 38, immigrated 1913, status: "Al," employed as a Truck Driver/Transfalo(?)

The Fresno Bee Republican:
--March 4, 1966: Three are Hurt In 2-Car Crash. ... when an automobile driven by Donald Lorentsen, 17, of 303 N. Delno Avenue...collided. Lorentsen, facial lacerations and possible rib fractures..
--April 21, 1969: City News. Bronze Star - Spec 4, Donald Lorentsen, son of Mrs. Marjorie Lorentson, 436 N. St., and of Nissen Lorentsen, 438 O Street, has been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in ground operations in Vietnam where he serves with a line company of the 101st Airborne Division.
--June 3, 1969: License to Wed. Lorentsen-Crawford - In Fresno, June 2, Donald Lorentsen, 21, and Linda D. Ashford Crawford, 19, both of Fresno.

CA Births:
Evelyn D. Hulst, born 19 Mar 1915 in San Diego County, mother's maiden: Ward.
Isabel M. Hulst, born 19 Mar 1915 in SD County, mother's maiden: Ward.
Dorothy Lorentsen, 22 Jan 1945, mothers maiden: "Hulst."
Jimmy Lorentsen, 22 Jan 1945, mothers maiden: "Hulst."
Donald Lorentsen, 30 April 1948, mothers maiden: "Hulst."
Donald Lorentsen, 21 Jan 1968, mothers maiden: Crawford.
Kristen R. Lorentsen, 24 Feb 1974, mothers maiden: Durao.
Helen Mary Culver, born 6 June 1934 in Fresno Co, mother's maiden: Hulst.
Robert Culver, 31 Jan 1936 in Fresno Co, mother's maiden: Hulst.
Glenn Hodson, 10 June 1939 in Fresno Co, mother's maiden: Hulst.

CA Marriages:
Darlene J. Lorentsen, born about 1945 to Thomas D. Gertz, about 1949, married on 15 Dec 1979 in Fresno.

CA Deaths, 1940-1997:
--Marjorie Isabel Lorentsen, died 7 Oct 1990 in Fresno Co, born 19 Mar 1915 in CA, mothers maiden: "Hults."
--Dorothy Lorentsen, died 20 June 1945 in Fresno Co, born 22 Jan 1945, mothers maiden name Hulst, father's name Lorentsen.
--Nils Lorentsen, died 22 Aug 1978 in Fresno Co, born 6 Mar 1892 in "Other Country."
--George William Hulst, died 1 Mar 1957 in San Joaquin Co, born 11 April 1885 in Minnesota, mothers maiden: "Kimbal."
--Helen Hulst, died 25 Nov 1967 in Fresno Co, born 7 April 1893 in CA, no further information.
George James Hulst, died 27 June 1980 in Fresno Co, born 17 June 1916 in CA, mothers maiden "Ward."
William C. Hulst, died 13 May 1977 in Fresno Co, born 17 June 1916 in CA.

-------------Minnesota---------
The 1900 Census for Fair Haven, Stearns Co. enumerated 2 June.
Jane E. Hulst, born Feb 1846 in New Jersey to both parents born in NJ. She was married 11 years (1888/1889), mother of 2/0 living.
Sarah D, August 1880, born in Minnesota to both parents born in New York
George, born Mar 1885 in Minnesota to both parents born in NY
Charles J, born April 1887 in MN to both parents born in NY.
--The birth place of the childrens parents indicates Jane was not the mother, that type of information is very helpful to learn from census transcriptions. This is further proven:

The 1895 Census for Fair Haven, Stearns Co.
William H Hulst, age 42(1852/1853), born in NY, lived in the State for 21 years, lived in the district for 21 years, a farmer for 12 years.
Jane, 49(1845/1846), born in NJ.
Saddie, 16(1878/1879), MN
George, 10 (1884/1885), MN
Charley J, 8(1896/1897), MN

The 1880 Census for Fair Haven, Stearns Co, MN, enumerated 10 June.
William Hulst, age 29, born in NY to both parents born in NY, farmer.
Angeline, 22, wife, born in NY to both parents born in NY
Mary, dau, age 4
Sarah, dau, 10/12, born in August (1879)

Minnesota Marriages:
Jane Carroll married William D. Hulst, 7/5/1889 in Stearns County, MN
-----This marriage date matches approx date of marriage to the Jane Hulst found in the 1900 Census above.
Sarah D. Hulst married Herbert G. Goble, 7/5/1900 in Stearns County, MN

Deaths:
---A Jane Elizabeth Hulst, died 1 April 1921 in Hennepin County MN
-------In the 1920 Census, a Jane E. Hullt(as transcribed) was living in the James Harrison Home, Minneapolis, MN, age 74, born in Minnesota to father born in Wisconsin, mother in US.

Angeline Hulst. The wife of William, and mother of the Hulst children did not die before William married Jane:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hulst&GSfn=angeline&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=66385572&df=all&
...Unless the transcription information is incorrect in this database.

Volunteer Assistance:
Stearns Co: http://www.raogk.org/minnesot4.htm
Fresno Co: http://www.raogk.org/californ.htm
--These volunteers in Fresno County include those thatdo courthouse records (Marriage (County Auditor/Recorders), possibly divorce (Superior Court), some do gravestone pictures, etc. It would depend on location of Fair Haven, to the areas covered by the volunteer. READ the Guidelines FIRST.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA


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