Daughter of Diderik and Christine Madsen Hansen Funk. The family crossed the Atlantic on the ship Tuscarora in 1857.
Jorgene was married to Andrew Toolson, who traveled on the same ship and wagon train as the Funk family. It is uncertain if they were married before or after arriving in Salt Lake City, but their sealing date is recorded as 24 November 1862 in Church ordinance records. In some sources the individual was known as Gena (Gina) Toolson (Tulson), an abbreviated given name and married name.