Gunder Anderson

Brief Life History of Gunder

When Gunder Anderson was born on 4 January 1813, in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Anders Gunnarsen, was 37 and his mother, Kari Kristensdotter, was 31. He married Kari Andersdotter on 3 July 1837, in Øvrebø, Vennesla, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 6 January 1889, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gunder Anderson
Kari Andersdotter
Marriage: 3 July 1837
Caroline Anderson
Stenvor Anderson
Stevor Anderson
Anna Serena Anderson
Anders Anderson
Bertha Emelia Christina Anderson
Anne Anderson
Anthon Anderson
Christen Anderson
Carl Anthon Anderson
Carl Christen Anthon Anderson

Sources (80)

  • Gunar Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Gunder Anderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gunder Andersen in entry for Karine, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1815 · Manchester Dock in Liverpool Built

In 1815, the Manchester Dock in Liverpool was constructed by John Foster Sr. It was an important gateway for coal and manufactured goods mainly corn and cotton. It closed in 1929.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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History of Gunder Anderson by a granddaughter

Gunder Anerson was born Jan 4 1813 in Homesmonen, Christiansand, Norway. He held the office of Kjogemaster,(Church Master) in the Luthern Church, he was very industrious, wealthy. He owned a large sh …

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