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Jorgensen, Anne Elizabeth Prey, 1873-1937



Born in Roca, Nebraska, in 1873, Annie Elizabeth Prey moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, with her family in 1887. John Wilson Prey and Frances (Lehmer) Prey, her parents, had settled in Nebraska in 1856.  Annie completed high school and prep school in Lincoln and then entered the University of Nebraska in 1892.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1896 and her Master of Arts degree in 1898.  In 1899 she became Head of the English Department at York College.  While teaching at the college, Prey met Theodore Jorgensen.  They married in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1902.

Between 1905 and 1913 the Jorgensens had five children, and each of them attended the University of Nebraska.  In 1915 the Jorgensens moved to Sorum, South Dakota, and took teaching positions at Thrall Academy. Annie continued to teach at the academy after it became Sorum High School, a position she held until her death in 1937.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Annie Prey Jorgenson, Student Life Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents The collection contains original, photocopied, and transcribed correspondence and manuscripts, along with Jorgensen's class notes and biographical materials. Most of the collection consists of papers and articles written by Jorgensen during her years at the University of Nebraska. Many of the manuscripts include handwritten edits in red pencil, which were done by Professor Herbert Bates, an English instructor at the University of Nebraska. Willa Cather, youth editor for ...
Dates: 1892-1935