Eymundur & Steinunn’s sons

Sigurdur Eymundsson was born on the 24th of July 1847 in Kumlavik, Iceland. Gudrun “Johanna” Einarsdottir was born on the 26 March 1850 in Fagranes, Iceland. Sigudur and Johanna were married in Iceland in November of 1871. On May 23 1878 a son Sigurdur was born to the couple, the child died a few months later on August 05, 1878. It is believed that another son, Thorberger, was born to the couple, however, no information has been found to support this. Thus, the child must have been born and died in Iceland. Konkordia, born December 28 1874, died on 29 October 1881 a couple months before her seventh birthday and is buried in Iceland.

Eymundur Eymundsson, another brother of Eirikur, Jon and Sigurdur, was born in Langanes, Iceland on October 30, 1853 and christened a few days later on November 05th.  Eymundur was 28 years old when he arrived in Quebec, Canada aboard the Camoens in 1881. His position is noted as labourer (per p.349, Vesturfaraska 1870-1914). In 1883, Eymundur also settled in the Dakota Territories where he took a homestead (SW NW Sec 24 163-N 52-W 5th PM ND Pembina). In 1901, however, Eymundur emigrated to Canada, living first in the Assiniboia East area of Saskatchewan. Eymundur later took a homestead NW 28 – 19 – 32 W1 near Gerald, Saskatchewan. The 160 acres of land was located within Dongola School District. The School District # 603 was started in 1901 and was later absorbed into Tantallon. The Dongola Post Office was opened west of Spy Hill in 1888 and lasted until 1909. In December of 1909, Eymundur visited Mountain North Dakota. This, most likely, was his last visit with his family as Eymundur passed away near Gerald, Saskatchewan in May of 1912. An excert from the Icelandic newspaper, the Logberg reads (rough translation): “Lögberg has received news about a death from the home of Björn Haldórsonnar near Gerald, Sask. Eymundur Eymundsson, an elderly unmarried man, a man of Langanes in the region. One brother of Eymundur is alive, the name is Eirikur Eymundsson in IcelandicRiver.”

Jon Eymundsson and his wife Juliana Einarsdottir (sister to Gudrun Johanna) were married in Iceland. On July 25th 1878, while at sea, a daughter was born to the couple. Jon was 28 and Juliana 25 arrived in Quebec aboard the Queen. Jon’s position is noted as a labourer.p.349, Vesturfaraskra 1870-1914. Konkordia Jonsdottir was baptized at a public service at Lundi on Sunday, August 25th.  The parents “newly arrived from Iceland, as yet members of no congregation here”.  Godparents: Halldor Briem, Hohann Brien, Mrs Palina Ketilsdottir (p.120, Icelandic River Saga). Sadly, Konkordia, conceived in the couples homeland, born on the Atlantic Ocean, and only a few weeks old died on August 31 1878 and is buried in Manitoba, Canada (p.121, Icelandic River Saga).