The Conflict Between Thorina Christina and Laurids Mortensen

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The Conflict Between Thorina Christina and Laurids Mortensen


Thorina Chrisina married in 1876 and migrated to the US in 1883 with her two children and her mother, following the death of her husband and one of her children. They settled in Racine and Trine invested money in the business of her brother, Laurids, who had come fifteen years earlier. When she later wanted to withdraw her investment as they had agreed, Laurids refused, claiming that it was lost. The disagreement between them was such that Trine almost took her life. She eventually remarried and life got better, but the two siblings never truly got over their bitter relationship.οΎ 


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1885


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon



Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 10 clip 2


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “The Conflict Between Thorina Christina and Laurids Mortensen,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed September 29, 2023,