Gunda Maria Larsen

28 August 1846–6 October 1872 (Age 26)
Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Gunda Maria

When Gunda Maria Larsen was born on 28 August 1846, in Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Thore Larsen, was 26 and her mother, Birgitte Svensen, was 22. She married Lars Gunderson Olsen on 29 August 1869, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 October 1872, at the age of 26, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lars Gunderson Olsen
Gunda Maria Larsen
Marriage: 29 August 1869
Louise Marie Gundersen
Baby Gundersen

Spouse and Children

29 August 1869
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thore Larsen


    Birgitte Svensen




World Events (7)

1847 · Nordlyset

Age 1

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.
1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Age 9

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.
1857 · Theodor Kittelsen

Age 11

Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Lars, Scandinavian equivalent of Lawrence .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Coming to America

Lars Gunderson traveled by himself across the Atlantic Ocean from Liverpool, England, to New York on the ship, "Emerald Isle". He arrived in New York on the 14th of August 1868. He left on September 1 …

Sources (3)

  • Gundy in entry for Louisa Maria Gunderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Gundy in entry for Louise Maria Gunderson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Gundy in entry for Louisa Maria Gunderson, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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