Posted By:Fridrik Skulason
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Subject:Re: Jóhann Sveinsson father
Post Date:January 14, 2013 at 04:06:51
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I only had very limited information about Jóhann - did not know his year of birth, for example - my only source for information on him was a single line in the book "Ættir Austfiriðnga", where it said he emigrated.

Anyhow, his full name was Jóhann Jóhannsson - his father was Jóhann Sveinsson, born 1825, a farmer at Seljamýri, who was first married to Guðrún Sæbjörnsdóttir (one of their children was Sæbjörn Jóhannsson, who emigrated), and then married Guðrún Pétursdóttir (their daughter was Stefanía Sigríður Jóhannsdóttir, who emigrated also). I think Jóhann was still married to Guðrún when he had the son with Málfríður, but I don't know when she died).