Descendants of Soren Kristian 'Chris' Madsen, son of Madse Sorensen and Karen Olesdatter. He was the eldest of the immigrants listed in the previous posting: His wife was Karen Kirstine Hansdatter known as 'Christine' to her descendants. Their first child, Karen Hansigne 'Carrie' Madsen , was born 10 Aug 1884 at Sjaelborg, Aal Sogn, Ribe County, Denmark. She was romantically involved with a fellow who abandoned her to marry another woman after he got her pregnant. Karen committed suicide by gunshot in a hotel in Kingsley, Plymouth Co, Iowa on 27 April 1907 and the family says she is buried there because the church would not allow her to be buried in santified ground. Her burial location is unconfirmed. Their second child, also called 'Carrie', was Karoline Mathilde Madsen, born 19 Jul 1885 at Sjealborg in Denmark-died 30 Apr 1950 Eugene, Lane Co, OR and is buried at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA. She married Carl Ejner Augustson on 2 May 1906 at Battle Creek, Ida Co, IA. Carl was born 2 Sep 1884 in Sweden and died 19 Dec 1950 at Eugene, OR. He is buried with his wife. Both his parents were born in Sweden. They had three children: (1) Carl Russel Augustson b. 7 Sep 1908 Sioux City,IA - died Apr 1986 Klamath Falls,OR who wed Ruth Milison and had Robert Russell Augustson b. 3 Sep 1932 father of Richard Russell Augustson b. 1 Jun 1959, Marian Kay Augustson b. 8 Jul 1961, and David Augustson b. 15 Jul 1971:::Margaret Louise Augustson b. 25 Apr 1934 who married Mr. Keesman and had one child named Karl Christian Keesman b. 12 Sep 1963::: and Richard Wayne Augustson b. 10 Aug 1937 who fathered three children Randy b. 26 Sep 1962, Cheryl b. 26 Jun 1964 and Russell Richard b. 17 May 1966 . (2) Margaret Christine Augustson b. 16 Jan 1910 Sioux City, IA who married Roy Smith b. 1905-d. 1953 and had no issue (3) and Louise Marian Augustson b. 27 Aug 1911 Sioux City, IA who married Frank Kenneth Edgar b. 27 Jul 1906-d. 29 Apr 1951 and they had Kenneth Russell Edgar b. 16 May 1929 Sioux City, IA and Jack Melvin Edgar b. 26 Jul 1931 Sioux City, IA who fathered three children Debra Kay b. 29 Aug 1951, Kirk Steven b. 14 Jul 1953 and Mark Dennis b. 23 May 1955. [Generations born after 1960 are not posted as a matter of policy]........The 3rd child of Soren and Chrisina, immigrants, was Hans Knudsen Madsen b. 17 Sep 1887 at Sjaelborg, Denmark - d. 1 Nov 1958 Vermillion, Clay Co, SD buried at Vermillion. He married Marie Nielsen b. 18 Mar 1898 in Denmark - d. 8 Oct 1980 at Yankton, Yankton Co, SD buried with him at Vermillion. They had 6 children: (1)Karen Kristine Madsen b. 18 Jan 1916 Vermillion, SD -d. 9 Nov 1995 Alsen, Union Co, SD she married in 1932 SD to Werter Christensen and they had two children; Maxine b. 28 Jul 1933 who wed MR. Cayce and had Steven Charles Cayce [who fathered Michele Marie], and Craig William Cayce. (2) Mattie Eugenia Madsen who married Mr. Milton but had no issue (3) Irven Clifford Madsen b. 27 Jan 1919 Vermillion-d. 17 mar 1999 Vermillion, SD buried at Bluff View Cemetery at Vermillion SD. He married 'Jeanette' and they had Larry Lynn Madsen who married Cyndie and had Michelle and Jennifer; and then their second child was Gary Hans Madsen who fathered Jason, Tonya, B.J., and Brittany. (4) Wilmer Madsen (a twin) b. 26 Nov 1921 Vermillion SD - Nov 1978 Volin , SD married Helen Yakubowsky and had Ronald Madsen who had two children a boy and a girl, and Kathy Madsen who married Mr. Freedy and two children also a boy and a girl. (5) Warren, twin to Wilmer, died in 1979. He never married and has no known issue (6) Ilona Madsen b. 18 Mar 1922 Vermillion, SD married Mr. Brady and had three children: Darrell Roger Brady , Keith Brady, and Sharon Brady who married Richard Ostrem and had Jeff Ostrem. I will post the other descendants in my next post.