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Sven Gunderson

Sven Gunderson

Male 1843 - 1863  (20 years)

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  • Name Sven Gunderson 
    Born 30 Aug 1843  Nore, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1863  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5857879393  Master Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2004 

    Father Gunnel Svenson,   b. 1816, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1879, Gunder, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Kari Knutsdatter Korsgaard,   b. 1814, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1843  Opdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5350806533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1843 - Nore, Norway Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SO: A-011.
      BIRTH: date from A-033. A-020 L lists 1844. Date and place fron A-020-O.
      PROBLEM: A-020-M says he and all siblings born at Nummedal, Norway.
      A-025 lists b. date as 30-8-43 (probably AUG 30, 1943.)
      NOTES: Sven was the first to come to America. He had written his parents a
      letter telling them to come and that he would help them learn English.
      But by the time his parents arrived in Decorah, Iowa, Sven had enlisted
      in the Civil War Union Army and died shortly after in a Memphis, Tenn.
      hospital from chronic diarrhea.
      MILITARY: A-026. Residence listed as Elgin. Iowa, and age as 18, when he
      enlisted as a private in Company H of the 38th Regiment of Iowa
      Volunteers on Aug 15, 1862 to serve 3 years in the Civil War. He is
      shown present for duty from the date of enrollment until June 30, 1863.
      He is absent on the July and August roll for reason of being sick since
      July 23 at Vicksburg, Miss. Same report Oct, Nov and Dec 1863. Death
      date listed as Dec 5, 1863. Cause of death: chronic diarrhea.
      His name is listed as Swain Gunnelson. On March 23, 1878, his father,
      listed as age 63, files a claim with the government (A-026) for Swain's
      pension. Father gives his own name as Gunnel Swainson but signs the
      document by making "his mark" before witnesses, instead of writing his
      name. The application states that Swain had no wife or children,
      and indicates that his mother was no longer living. There is eveidence
      that Gunnel was given a required physical examination as a dependaent
      relative and as part of the application for Swains pension. This
      examination was dated 1879 and indicates that, in the examining doctor's
      opinion, that Gunnel was, at that time, physically incapacitaed for the
      support of himself and his family. The examination was given in Fayette
      Iowa. On Mar 10, 1887, a letter from the Postmaster in Elgin, Iowa
      in response to an inquiry about the address of Gunnel Swainson,
      states that the postmaster believed Gunnel had died several years
      earlier. But that an inquirey could be made at the Post Office in
      Clayton County for further information. It appears that Gunnel never
      received any of the pension applied for because a document signed
      by the attorney representing Gunnel in his application is marked, "Dead"
      and "Abandoned" on April 8, 1878.
      DEATH: A-020-M says he was 18 when he died.
      A-025 by the Surgeon general lists d. date as Dec 5, 1863 on one copy
      and Dec 6, 1863 on a second copy. The Iowa Department of veterans list
      it Dec 4, 1863. (I am using Dec 5, arbitrarily)
      A-031 lists sirname as Korsgaarden, same as for his father.