Sophia Gergensen

#1019, b. 25 Dec 1835, d. 9 Aug 1898
Last Edited:11 Mar 2012

Children of Sophia Gergensen and Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthSophia Gergensen was born on 25 Dec 1835 at Hamburg, Germany.1,2,3
ImmigrationShe immigrated about 1852 from Germany.
MarriageShe married Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr., son of Kendall Coles and Kesiah (Keziah) Lippincott, on 19 Feb 1852 at St. Martin Parish, LA.4
Census1860Sophia Jeurnes (given age 24) was enumerated in the household of her husband, B. L. Coles (given age 59), on the 1860 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA.2
Census1870Sophie Coles (given age 36) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of her husband, B. L. Coles (given age 70), living in St. Landry Parish, LA. B. L. Coles had personal property valued at $1,500..3
Census1880Sophia Coles (given age 42) was enumerated as the wife of Benjamine Coles (given age 79) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Martin Parish, LA.5
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 47, when her husband, Benjamin Lippincott, died on 25 Feb 1883 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1
DeathSophia Gergensen died at age 62 on 9 Aug 1898 in LA.1

Citations:

  1. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  2. [S328] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S241] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S464] Original Marriage Record.
  5. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S1139] Death certificate for Benj. L. Coles. Online Jefferson.