Museum the New Llano Colony



Oren Borgeson

Birth: Born in Denmark about 1878; Immigrated to the U.S. in 1907.  

Description: He spoke Danish.  

Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information:  

Job in Colony: Worked as a salesman in the colony store. The commissary which was run by Borgeson and Ma Thomas was reported to look like a real "up-to-date" store. 

Home in Colony: In 1920 was listed as a boarder with Bertha Landon

Other Info: In 1920 "Shorty" Borgeson made a decision to move to a higher altitude and a dryer climate which he felt would be better for the malady with which he suffered.(NOTE-- It is unclear whether the name "Shorty" refers to Oren or Oscar Borgeson) or whether this was an entirely different Borgeson altogether.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

Sources: U.S. Census: 1920; "Vernon Parish Democrat": July 29, 1920