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Have a group photo of the Isberg branch
While the rest of the family is not familiar with The Isberg family, Roy has had them on his radar since the earliest days with the Taylors.
Yes, the name "Isberg" was one the entire family chose when they came to Canada. They could have used Thorsteinsson, going by the Icelandic system of using the father's first name with "son" added for the next generation's surname, but they originally chose the Canadian system of using the father's surname. This was "Johnson", but as Jim Isberg mentions, there were several large "Johnson" families in the district, leading to confusion with mail and so on. "Isberg" is a Scandinavian name, infrequently used in Iceland but more common in Norway and Denmark. Pat told me how much she and Emily".... "I have never heard of any other connection between these two families, but if there should be one, the likely person to know about it is my cousin Pat."
''old Jon Goodman Grund area North of Glenboro his two daughters Gudbjorg - and Borga Mrs Kjartan Isfelf - Their 2 little girls Gudrun and Helga''
Roy will have to research the connection. Should be the Taylors. Look where the back says "Borga-Mrs. Kjartan Isfeld
Photo Courtesy of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection
Ah! see a connection; Mr. Goodman (seen on the Argyle Maps) was the father of Borga GOODMAN Isfeld. Hmm, follow up on this later.
|Children of Gudjon Bjorgvin (Beggi) Thorstein and Kristbjorg BORGA Christianson|
"Anthony was born in July, 1904. Handicapped since birth, he worked as a caretaker at the office and home of Ivan Schultz and also for Raymond Cleghorn. He died in 1931, at the age of 27. Citation 1, 2-all, 3,
Beggi and Borga´s Children
Martin was born on Dec. 23, 1911. He served overseas in WWII, in the Signal Corps. In 1937, he married Unnur Sveinson of Baldur. They had three children: Myrna (Mrs. Ross Lalonde), Brian (deceased), and Garry. Martin and Unnur were divorced. Martin spent most of his years at logging and mining. He died accidently at Uranium City, Sask., in 1959. Citation 1, 2, List,
Herman was born on Nov. 3, 1913. He was in the R.C.A.F. during WWII, and was stationed in Canada. He married Sigrun Sveinson of Baldur in 1934. They had three children: [Laara], , Clifford and John. Herman worked for many years as head mechanic at a pulp and paper mill in Powell River, B.C., also in other mills in British Columbia. He died in 1978. Citation 1,
[Sigrun and Herman Isberg lived at Powel River near Victoria. ]
Jonina (Joan) was born on Jan. 18, 1915. In Sep- tember, 1936, she married Walter Swainson of Baldur. They lived in Kississing, Man. for a number of years, where Walter worked in the Sheridan Mines. Then they moved to Winnipeg, where Walter worked at Eaton’s, until his retirement. They had two children: Ralph and Carol. Walter and Joan reside in Winnipeg.
Emily was born on Feb. 1, 1917. In 1935, she married Herb Christopherson. They had four daughters; Marguerite, Dorothy, Patricia, and [Korrena Thorunson]. (See Herb Christopherson History). Herb died in 1960. In 1965, Emily married Donald j. Craik, who farmed at Greenway. Don and Emily are now retired and living in Baldur." Citation 1, 2, [they have both passed on]
[ ] cites changes by Roy
Source: 'Come into our Heritage' Page 478 Yr: 1982
|Anna Sigridur Steingrimsdottir
Oct. 10, 2012 From Sheila Spence
My blood line connection to you is many generations back. The closet to our time is that my grandmother's half sister was the mother of Emily Isberg who was the wife of your 1st cousin 2x removed Herbert Christopherson (1900-1960). Father back we share several ggrandparents.
Emily 1917 - 1985 Manitoba who married Herbert Thorinn Christopherson
She was the daughter of
Gudjon Bjorgvin [Beggi Thorsteinsson Isberg (1871 - 1938)
& Kristbjorg Steimgrimsdottir (1875-1967) (born Iceland, died Manitoba)
Kristbjorg was the half sister of Sheila Spence's grandmother Anna Sigridur Steingrimsdottir (1888 Iceland - 1925 Calgary Alberta) wife of Wellington Leslie (1871-1948) so our blood link is a long way back. His Leslie family is descended from a North Ireland immigrant who came to Ontario in the early 1800s. I have not looked far thoroughly enough to determine where it occurs. But we are both of Icelandic descent so, as Halfdan say "your ancestor and mine" , . . . we are all related.
Sheila Spence's great grandparents were Steingrimur Kristjansson (1853-1926) (born Borgarfjordur & died Seattle, Washington) emigrated to Canada in 1894 with his wife Snjofridur Hjalmarsdottir (1866-1911), born in Vopnafjordur & died Baldur, Manitoba. They arrived with 4 children; Anna Sigridur, Lilja, Eina Oddur, Kristinn Zophonias. these four chidlren and one bon in manitoba - Steinunn, all married and produced children in Canada and the USA. The family used the surname Christianson in North America.
Children of Steingrimur & Snjofridur
1, Anna Sigridur born 1888 Vopnafjordur, Iceland, died 1925 Calgary, Alberta , married Thomas Wellington Leslie (1871-1948).
2, Lilja born 1890 Hofssokn, Nordur-Mulasysla, died 1963 Idaho, USA, married Ira Mattice (1891 - 1958)
3, Eina Oddur born 1891 Iceland, died 1936, San Franciso; married Jessie Schrieber (1906 - ? deceased)
4, Kristinn Zophonias born 1893, Iceland; died 1965, Seattle, Washington , USA; married Martha Mobius (190-1973)
5, Agusta Steinunn 'Stena' born 1900 Selkirk, Manitoba; died 1992 Seattle, Washington; married Douglas Vansickle (1896 - 1944)
Gudjon Bjorgvin (Beggi) Thorsteinsson/Þorsteinsson. Born July 15, 1871 D. 1939
Citations: 1, 2 , 3, 4
Son of Thorstein Jonsson.
Name was changed from Thorsteinsson to Isberg, 
Grandmother:: Kristbjorg BORGA Christianson, a.k.a.
GEN 1 "Þorsteinn Jónsson" or "Guðrún Antoníusdóttir"
Search 3 Almanak Ólafs S. Thorgeirssonar