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Gudrun ARADOTTIR Sigvaldson

Gudrun Sigvaldson, daughter of Ari Vigfusson. Pauline Einarson Christopherson's side.
Gudrun Sigvaldson, Arni's wife (Photo - Right side). She was a kind hearted, tough gal. Will post her obituary which is quite extensive and
mentions her ancestors. I suspect they knew the stock they came from, never letting it go to their heads. Branches posted under Reports.

Individual Summary:
Female
Father: Vigfússon, Ari
Mother: Ásmundsdóttir, Guðrún
SIGVALDASON, Guðrún Aradóttir
Sex:
Individual Report for SIGVALDASON, Guðrún Aradóttir

Individual Facts:
Name: SIGVALDASON, Guðrún Aradóttir
Sex: Female [1]
Birth: 04 May 1848 in Near Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland [2, 3]
Farmed: 1873 [3]
Arrival: 1873 [4]
Residence: 1900 in Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota [4]
Death: 08 Apr 1923 [3]
Emigration: According to 1910 census [3]
Burial: Icelandic Cemetery at Lincoln County Lutheran site [3]

Shared Facts:
Sigvaldason, Árni
Marriage: 1878 in Marshall Minnisota
Children: SIGVALDSON, Skapti Aaron
SIGVALDASON, Pall Thorvaldur
Sigvaldson, Thora Jonina
SIGVALDSON, Julia G.
Sigvaldson, Maria Jacobina
Sigvaldson, Frank
Sigvaldson, John E
SIGVALDSON, Palina Sigurbjorg
SIGVALDSON, Vigfus
Shared Facts: [no spouse]
Children: SIGVALDSON, Julia G.
Shared Facts: [no spouse]
Children: SIGVALDSON, Skapti Aaron
Shared Facts: [no spouse]
Children: Sigvaldson, Frank
Shared Facts: [no spouse]
Children: Sigvaldson, John
Notes:
Person Notes: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:31
71463&id=I02212
1. Title: minneota icelanders.FTW
Repository:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: Mar 17, 2001
2. Title: minnesota islanders.FTW
Note: ABBR minnesota islanders.FTW
Note: Source Media Type: Other
Repository:
Note: Text: Date of Import: May 29, 2001
Text: Date of Import: May 29, 2001
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Individual Summary:
Female
Father: Vigfússon, Ari
Mother: Ásmundsdóttir, Guðrún
SIGVALDASON, Guðrún Aradóttir
Sex:
Individual Report for SIGVALDASON, Guðrún Aradóttir

Notes:
Note: Text: Date of Import: May 29, 2001
Text: Date of Import: May 29, 2001
3. Title: Cemetery Research
Author: Rebecca Davidson
Publication: None
Note: I visited the cemeteries and recorded everything on every tombstone.
Note: 1st person Repository:
Note: on site
Media: Tombstone
4. Title: 1910 Federal Census
Repository:
Media: Book
Page: MN, Lincoln County, Limestone. Page 105B
5. Title: 1880 Federal Census Repository: Media: Book
6. Title: 1885 State of Minnesota Census Author: State of Minnesota
Repository: Note: Minnesota History Center Media: Census
7. Title: 1895 Minnesota Census Repository: Note: Minnesota History
Center Media: Census
8. Title: Minneota Mascot Publication: March 25, 1898 Repository: Note:
Minnesota History Center Media: Microfiche Note: Minneota Mascot,
(January 5,1900).
9. Title: Minneota Mascot
Publication: March 25, 1898
Repository:
Note: Minnesota History Center
Media: Microfiche Page: January 11, 1901
Note: Minneota Mascot, January 11, 1901.
Sources:
1 Online Resource,
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3171463&id=I02211.
2 (Almanak, O.S.Th. 1940, p. 27-28. - Saga Isl. in Vesturheimi, IV, 194, Logberg Febr.10th, 1949),
SEC.1 (Aunt) Em Einarson Enns-1954 translated Icelandic Papers, Kristin Jonsdottir, Ljosvallagata,
Reykjavik, Iceland.
3 Online Resource,
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3171463&id=I02212.
4 Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,
Inc., 2004), Database online. Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota, ED 141, roll T623 773, page 9B.
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Gudrun ARADOTTIR Sigvaldson
daughter of Ari Vigfusson, b. 28 May 1803 at á Þverá í Reykjahverfi and Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, b. Abt. 1772 at á Skútustöðum [Iceland] Married on 09 Jun 1835 at Lundarbrekka,Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla,Iceland Source

Gudrun Aradóttir married Arni Sigvaldson
Great Grandfather of Lilja Kernested & Roy (webmaster)

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SIBLINGS:
1. Ásmundur Arason, b. 10 Nov 1836
2. Benedikt Arason, b. 13 Oct 1837
3. Vigfús Arason "elsti", b. 18 May 1839
4. Guðný Aradóttir, b. 11 May 1840
5. Vigfús Arason "yngri", b. 03 Sep 1842
6. Vigfús Arason "yngsti", b. 19 Dec 1844
7. Ari Arason, b. 25 Sep 1846
8. Gudrun Sigvaldson, b. 04 May 1848, Near Thingeyjarsysla, Iceland
9. Guðfinna Aradóttir, b. 27 May 1849
10. Skafti Arason, b. 10 Sep 1850, Pioneer
11. Sigfús Arason, b. 24 Jul 1852
12. Kristjana Aradóttir, b. 29 May 1857

CHILDREN:
1. Skapti Aaron Sigvaldson, b. 12 Apr 1879
2. Pall 'Paul' Thorvaldur Sigvaldson, b. 10 Aug 1880
3. Thora Jonina SIGVALDSON, b. 20 Apr 1882
4. Julia G. SIGVALDSON Armstrong, b. 13 Apr 1884

5. 
Mary Jacobina SIGVALDSON, b. 23 Dec 1885
6. Frank Sigvaldson, b. Frank Sigvaldson
7. John E Sigvaldson, b. 15 May 1889
8. Palina 'Pauline' Sigurbjorg SIGVALDSON Armstrong, b. 28 Oct 1893
9. Vigfus
 Sigvaldson, b. 25 Feb 1894

Great Grandmother of Roy

Lilja Kernestead Collection- See Photo Main Page



sigvaldson
IMG_SCAN_0797
Possibly Palina 'Pauline' Sigurbjorg SIGVALDSON Armstrong 
and Gudrun 'Aradottir' Sigvaldson, circa 1885

Arason Ship Info
BenedictArason Ship Info


Gudrun Sigvaldson
IMG_6371_SCAN

New Photo from the Green Album
Gudrun Sigvaldson
I.D. by grand-daughter Pauline Christopherson

Courtesy of the Pauline Einarson Collection
Gudrun Sigvaldson
IMG_6371_SCAN

Gudrun Sigvaldson - Close-up

Courtesy of the Pauline Einarson Collection
Farm Map
John and FrankSigvaldson Farm Map
Here is a BIG clue, there is a church right next to
Arni's homstead which should be the same map on his page.
CAUTION - This will open a 1MB image file!
Great Grandma
Henry Einarson, Gudrun Sigvaldson, Unknown babies, Pauline Einarson Christopherson
Retouched and sepia tone by Roy Christopherson Possibly the two Arason boys, Stanley and ?
Courtesy of the Pauline Einarson Collection
Roy noticed he never followed up with posting Gudrun's OBIT, so he is posting more this evening of
June 12th in the year of One Thousand Two Hundred and Twelve of Our Lord.


Biographies OF early SETTLERSPage 319Ernest (Arni) SIGVALDSONFather of Mary Jacobina Sigvaldson Einarson (Roy Christophersons Grandmother) Before there was a village at Lake Benton he reported he cut hay where the main portion of the town now stands, and lie often went to the image of Marshfield to trade. Ernest SIGVALDSON, Birth. May 12, 1847 in Iceland1873 he emigrated to this country and settled in Milwaukee where he worked for three years in the railroad shops 1876 he moved to Madison in Wisconsin where he attended the Academy for six months. From there he went to Michigan where he stayed a short time and thence to Winnepeg. Manitoba Canada, and worked for a time in a grocery store. 1878 he came to Marshall, Minnesota where he was married the same year to Miss Gudron Arason. Shortly after he settled on a farm in Limestone township, Lincoln county, where he resided.1899 moved to Township-Lake Benton, Lincoln County, Minnesota.
Mr. Sigvaldson served as one of the supervisors when the township of Limestone was organized. He held the office of justice of the peace for sixteen years, that of town clerk fourteen years. In 1898 he was elected to the office of clerk of court of Lincoln county which office he held until his death January 10, 1901.
DOC_0012_E Sigvaldson reformatted

Land Deed
Arni and Gudrun Sigvaldson's Land Deed signed by the President
CAUTION - This will open a 1MB image file!

DOC_0019_First Family Tree._Sigvalson
NOTE:
From Kristinsson, Június H., Vesturfaraskrá 1870 - 1914, (1983, Reykjavík, Iceland), Page 11

Arni Sigvaldsson, a farmhand, left the port of Vopnafjörður in 1873 on the ship Bjorg bound for Milwaukee.
He was 25 years old and came from the farm Hof, Vopnafjörðarhreppur, Norður-Múlasýsla, Iceland. He appeared to be traveling alone.

This might be the groundbreaker to Ernests Father and mother at
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlyon/stpaul11.htm Found at 1:31 AM on 6/28/08

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlyon/stpaul11.htm

WIFE
Gudrun Aradóttir
born: ABT. 1849, Iceland
died: UNKNOWN
married: Arni Sigvaldson

 

CHILDREN
Skapti Aaron Sigvaldson
born: 12 APR 1879, MN
died: UNKNOWN
Draft Card
World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 Record for Skafti A Sigvaldson
Skapto Story 1
Story on perhaps our Skapti?
News2
Story on perhaps our Skapti?
 


Thora Jonina Sigvaldson
born: 20 APR 1882
died: 5 MAR 1903, Limestone Township, Lincoln Co., MN

Julia Sigvaldson
Date of Birth: 13 Apr 1884
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: AROSON
Date of Death: 17 Sep 1972
County of Death: HENNEPIN
certid# 1972-MN-024950

Mary Jakobina Sigvaldson
born: 23 DEC 1885, MN
baptised: 23 JUN 1889, Sponsored by Sigurdur Gislason, Kri. Gislason
died: UNKNOWN
married: Gudlaudur Einarson, 20 JUN 1917

Gudlaudur Einarson
died: UNKNOWN
married: Mary Jakobina Sigvaldson, 20 JUN 1917

Frank Sigvaldson
born: 13 FEB 1887, MN
baptised: 18 SEP 1887, Sponsored by Gud. Ole Arngrimson, G. S. Sigurdson
died: UNKNOWN
Draft Card
World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 Record for John Sigvaldson
CAUTION - This will open a 1MB image file!

John M Sigvaldson
born: 15 MAY 1889, MN
baptised: 30 MAY 1889, Sponsored by Thorlak Peterson, Johannes Peterson
Date of Death: 09 Jun 1936
County of Death: COTTONWOOD
certid# 1936-MN-003108
SOURCE: http://www.users.ties.k12.mn.us/~tenneyl/MNice.html

related? Yes they are. Arni lives in Walnut Creek and visited Pauline and her family twice, Roy met Arni three times.
The property's next owners and residents were John and Emily Sigvaldson. Members of the Sigvaldson family lived
here from the early 1940s until sometime in the 1970s.

John Sigvaldson had been born at Ivanhoe, Minnesota on May 16, 1869. He and Emily were married at Cyprus River,
Manitoba, Canada on June 15, 1920 where they made their home until coming to Longmont in 1934. John, and his
brother Frank, established a successful service station and wholesale oil company at the corner of 5th and Main, which
they operated for many years under the name "Sig's Service Station." John later became president of Western
American Enterprises, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Rockmont College. He died suddenly, of a heart attack,
in August 1959 at the age of 69. Emily continued to live in this house for several more years, until sometime in the 1970s.
The Sigvaldsons had at least one child - a son, named Arnie, who was attending Colorado University in the mid-1950s
source 1
or
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/planning/ldc/survey/documents/5thAvenue811.pdf

Paulina Sigvaldson
born: 28 OCT 1893, MN
baptised: 26 NOV 1893, Sponsored by Stefan Sigurdson, Bjarni Jones
died: UNKNOWN

Paul Thorvaldur Sigvaldson
born: 10 AUG 1880
died: UNKNOWN

Vigfus Sigvaldson
born: 25 FEB 1894
died: UNKNOWN

See Paul - Death date - 1883
source - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlincol/Icelanders/Icelanders.htm

Icelanders in Limestone, Lincoln County, MN cemetary
Sigridur Jonsdottir 1-1-1832 12-30-1893
Paul Sigvaldson 8-27-1880 6-27-1883
Arni Sigvaldson 5-12-1847 1-10-1901
Gudrun Sigvaldson 5-4-1848 4-8-1923
Thora Sigvaldson 4-20-1882 3-5-1903
Skapti Aaron 1879 1952

Related?
SIGVALDSON, CARL
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1920-MN-015967
Date of Death: 22 Jan 1920
County of Death: SWIFT

Lincoln County (formed 1866 from Lyon)

Location: WATONWAN
State: MINNESOTA

SIGVALDSON, JOHN
Date of Birth: na
Place of Birth: na
Mother Maiden Name: na
certid# 1936-MN-003108
Date of Death: 09 Jun 1936
County of Death: COTTONWOOD

 

Women In Industry Survey, 1919
First Name Last Name
Pauline Sigvaldson
AKA:
Age: 24
City: Minneapolis
County: Hennepin
State: Minnesota
Reel #: 7
Frame #: 1651
Comments: W D Lovell
Source: Women in Industry Survey

GUDRUNS' SIBLINGS
01.

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03.

04.

Daughter of Ari Vigfússon and Friðbjörg Ingjaldsdóttir
Name Arnbjorg Arasson Gender Female Event Date 18 Jul 1841 Event Place LUNDARBREKKA,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 15 Jul 1841 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Fridbjorg Ingialdsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGTV-9RM : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Arnbjorg Arasson, 18 Jul 1841; citing ; FHL microfilm 73,656.

05. Name Vigfus Arasson Gender Male Event Date 04 Sep 1842 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 03 Sep 1842 Death Date 10 Sep 1842 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundardr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5G-SS7 : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Vigfus Arasson, 04 Sep 1842; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

06.

07. Name Ari Arasson Gender Male Event Date 04 Oct 1846 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 25 Sep 1846 Death Date 16 Jul 1847 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-PJG : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Ari Arasson, 04 Oct 1846; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

08. Name Gudrun Arasson [Aradottir] Gender Female Event Date 15 May 1848 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 04 May 1848 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-GPY : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Gudrun Arasson, 15 May 1848; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

09. Name Gudfinna Arasson [Aradottir] Gender Female Event Date 03 Jun 1849 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 27 May 1849 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-LL2 : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Gudfinna Arasson, 03 Jun 1849; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

10. Name Skapti [Skafti?] Arasson Gender Male Event Date 15 Sep 1850 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 10 Sep 1850 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-5JN : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Skapti Arasson, 15 Sep 1850; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

11. Name Sigfus Arasson Gender Male Event Date 25 Jul 1852 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 24 Jul 1852 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundardr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-R5D : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Sigfus Arasson, 25 Jul 1852; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

12. Name Kristjana Arasson [Aradottir] Gender Female Event Date 03 Jun 1857 Event Place GRENJADARSTADUR,SUDUR-THINGEYJARSYSLA,ICELAND Birth Date 29 May 1857 Father's Name Ari Vigfusson Mother's Name Gudrun Asmundsdr Citing this Record "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG5L-K3Y : accessed 18 October 2015), Ari Vigfusson in entry for Kristjana Arasson, 03 Jun 1857; citing ; FHL microfilm 74,135.

Research links
SIGVALDSON
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Icelanders+in+Limestone%2C+Lincoln+County%2C+MN&btnG=Google+Search
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlincol/
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=%22Lincoln+County%22+and+sigvaldson&spell=1
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlincol/Icelanders/Icelanders.htm
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmolitor/
http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/family/genieguide/publications.htm

Google Map of Limestone, MN
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=limestone,+MN+and+1887&ndsp=18&um=1&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il

Arni Sigvaldson 1958 BS degree from Colorado, Son ofJon?
DOC_0019_First Family Tree._Sigvalson

Bob Sigvaldason photos has been moved to the Sigridur page.


Posted: FEB 2013
RE: Question about Gudny Arradottir image
Sorry Roy, I just managed to get at the right side of the page and so saw the note you were looking at.
Someone must have given the picture to Pauline at some time after she was married and wrote the note
so she would know who the lady is. Unfortunately the older Arasons are no longer with us redacted
It could have been Aunt Pauline who gave that picture to Sis.
Bless, Em

Referencing Palina 'Pauline' Sigurbjorg SIGVALDSON Armstrong. I would believe she would know her aunt, if what Em says is accurate.
If I come across same person, will let you know. Roy