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Jóhannes Einarsson and Sigurlaug Þorsteinsdóttir Fonds

    This personal fonds concerns a married couple who left Iceland in 1889 in a family group that included Jóhannes’s widowed aunt and foster-mother Ovída Jónasdottir of Hvammur (1834–1909), the couple’s daughter Elína and two foster-children. They initially emigrated to North Dakota in the United States but moved in 1890 to the North West Territory (modern-day Saskatchewan), where they settled on a farm near Calder. Among the sources in the fonds are personal letters to Sigurlaug and Jóhannes, a diary kept by Jóhannes in 1889–1890, a speech held at Sigurlaug and Jóhannes’s golden wedding anniversary in 1936, a newspaper obituary on Sigurlaug’s death in 1944 and a photocopy of an account book belonging to Óvídá prior to her emigration (1886–1887).

    Original source name : Jóhannes Einarsson and Sigurlaug Þorsteinsdóttir Fonds
    English translation : Jóhannes Einarsson and Sigurlaug Þorsteinsdóttir Fonds
    Creator : Family
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : Jóhannes Einarsson og Sigurlaug Þorsteinsdóttir 2012/63. 2012-A/1 1–3.
    Language(s) : Icelandic
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 19th-20th c.
    Year(s) : 1886–1947
    Theme 1 : family
    Link to the item in the catalogue : A description of the fonds is available []
    Archive name : Héraðsskjalasafnið á Akureyri
    Archive name (English) : Akureyri Regional Archives
    Archive address : Brekkugötu 17, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
    City : Akureyri
    Country : Iceland
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