Andres Amundson (called Andrew) born 12 October 1852 Viessels, Sweden, Lived 83 years 9 months.
Married to Anna Jonson, 21 December 1878 at Ofveds Closfer, Sweden
Sailed from Malmo to New York 1881 at Malmo Sweden
Married Anna Otia Amundson born 30 May 1881 at LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Andres, may have been Anders, became Andrew.
Lived in small village calld Vressel, Sweden (Viessels is an older spelling).
One of Anna and Andrew's ancestors (father or grandfather) was reputed to be an executioner.
Andres may have lived with his wife in Malmo, 30 to 40 miles from Ofved.
He was a cement finisher (mason) is summer; in winter hauled coal for lumberyard with horses and sled.
Went by ship in 1881 to New York, then by train to Litchfield. En route they laid over in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to give birth to their first child, Anna.
The family belonged to the St Paul Lutheran Church which stood on corner of Ripley and Miller. Andrew was the bell ringer, grandson Maurice pumped the organ while Henrietta played it.
Later Andrew sold the house, and he and Maurice moved to an upstairs apartment at 317 Ramsey in Litchfield. When Anna (Andrew's daughter, Maurice's mom) saw how bad their housekeeping was, she took them back to Minneapolis. Later Andrew moved to Vancouver, where he is buried.
Andrew's son James Edward Amundson born 11 December 1885 Married to Toni Thune, 15 July 1909 at Grand Forks, North Dakota, was my grandfather, who moved to Vancouver Canada and had
1) Russell James Amundson born 14 May 1910 at Grand Forks, North Dakota
2) Gladys Elmyra Amundson born 5 September 1911 at Grand Forks, North Dakota
3) Robert Morris Amundson born 1 April 1912 at Edmonton, Alberta
4) Raymond Kenneth Amundson born 22 September 1914 at Edmonton, Alberta MY DAD
5) Dorothy Amundson (2) born 11 March 1916 at Edmonton, Alberta
6) George Edward Amundson born 17 May 1918 at Iowa City, Iowa
7) Donald Leroy Amundson born 12 July 1920 at Tacoma, Washington
Died 2 July 1960 at Vancouver Canada
Only George and Dorothy are still living
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