Gunder Gunderson & Elida Anderson Gunderson

Gunder Charles Gunderson

Birth:  January 16,  1879
Place:  Norway
Death:  May 11, 1951
Place:  Grand Rapids, Mi
Burial:  Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mi
Wife:  Elida Anderson
Marriage:  December 19, 1900
Place:  Marseilles Twp, LaSalle Co., Illinois
Occupation:  Molder- Hartman Foundry

Gunder Gunderson was born Jan. 16,  1879, to Knute and Anna Gunderson, in Norway.  He was the eldest of eight children.  According to Knute Gunderson, in the 1900, LaSalle Co., IL census, Gunder, Anna, and himself immigrated to America in 1891.  Gunder married Elida Anderson on Dec. 19, 1900. (view marriage)  In the 1910 census Gunder Gunderson(age 31), Lida(29), Anna(8), Jeneive(5), Carl(4), and Ada(9ms) were living in Ottawa, IL.  Gunder also states that 1891 was his year of immigration.  He states his occupation as a Farm Laborer.  The 1920 census still show them living in Ottawa, IL.  This time Gunder is listed as Charles Gunderson(42) with Elida(39), Jennie (15), Carl(13), Edith (11), Albert (8), Gustav (7), Edward (10ms).  Gunder lists his immigration year as 1881 this time.  Also he is now working in a foundry.  Sometime between 1920 and 1930, Gunder and Elida move to Michigan.  The 1930 census shows Gunder(52), Elida(48), Albert(19), Gustaf(17), Edward(12), and Gustaf Anderson(33, brother in-law), living in Grand Rapids, MI.  Gunder now states his year of immigration is 1890, and is working as a laborer at City Gas Co.  I have been unable to find any immigration records for Gunder and his parents, in any of the years he listed.  Gunder Gunderson passed away May 11, 1951, from a Cerebral Hemorrhage in Grand Rapids, Mi.

Elida Sigfide Julia Anderson

Birth:  October 26, 1882
Place:  Sweden
Death:  February 24,  1942
Place:  Grand Rapids, Mi
Burial:  Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mi
Husband:  Gunder Gunderson
Occupation:  Housewife
Number of Children:  7

Elida Anderson was born Oct. 26, 1882 (according to her death cert and marriage cert) to Charles and Johanna Anderson in Sweden.  The 1900 census of Ottawa, Illinois, shows her living with her parents, age 19.  It also states that her birthdate is Oct. 19, 1880, and that they immigrated to America in 1881.  Now I haven't been able to find any immigration records, or birth records.  She was not born in Illinois, I have several records stating there is no birth record for her there.  But if her birth date was 1882, and they immigrated in 1881, she would've had to of been born in the US.  On the otherhand, if her actual birth date was in 1880, she would've been 1yr old when they came to the US., therefore born in Sweden, like everything else states.  It is possible she was born on the trip to America.

Children of Gunder and Elida Gunderson

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