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Sigurjón Christopherson
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Sigurjón Christopherson, born 05 Oct 1844, á Ytri-Neslöndum í Mývatnssveit, Iceland. Died 19 Oct 1920, Winnipeg, Canada.
Married to Helga Jórunn Jónsdóttir b. [1853 - H. Helgason]. Farmed Argyle District. Age at death: 76 years old
Bóndi (Farmer) á Grímsstöðum í Mývatnssveit. Síðar bóndi Farmer) í Argyle, Manitoba, Kanada (Canada).
Married: 1872, Iceland.

Sigríður Kristófersdóttir had many siblings, nine at the least. Six of them emigrated to Canada.
1) Sigríður Kristófersdóttir (1843-1924) married Guðni Jónsson (1835-1909) in Baldur, Argyle. In my files are ten of their children.
2) Sigurjón Kristófersson (1844-1920), farmer in Argyle, married Helga Jórunn Jónsdóttir (1853-1934). I have two of their children.
3) Hernit Kristófersson (1850-1928) married Þóra Sigurðardóttir (1856-1897), their son was Pétur Hernitsson (1881-??).
4) Lilja Kristófersdóttir (1851-1909).
5) Pétur Kristófersson (1853-1922), farmer in Argyle, married Sigurveig Ólafsdóttir (1852-1931), three children.
6) Sigurborg Kristófersdóttir (1855-1923) married Bæring Hallgrímsson (1853-1941)., [1]

9. Kristveig Kristófersdóttir, b. 25 Apr 1842 would have stayed behind in Iceland?

Sigurjon was born on Oct. 15, 1844, and Helga Jonsdottir was born on July 26, 1854 in Iceland.

They were married in 1872, and had two children, Sigurdur and Thorgerdur (Gerda). They immigrated to Canada in 1893, coming to Argyle Municipality. They lived with Sigurjon’s brother Hernit for a year before homesteading SE 27-5-14 in the fall of 1894. This was known as Sigurjon’s Hill, on the Antonius farm. In 1905, Sigurjon and Helga moved into Baldur, living in the little house on Schultz Street. Sigurjon had kept a team of horses and was kept busy with jobs requiring their use. In the summer he would help farmers with haying and threshing.
Page 340,[12]

In 1918, they moved to Winnipeg, where Sigurjon worked in the post office and they also kept a boarding house. Here Sigurjon passed away on Oct. 19, 1920. Helga made her home with Gerda and later Sigurdur, passing away on Oct. 19, 1934. Sigurjon and Helga are both buried in the Grund Cemetery...,[12]

Gerda accompanied her parents to Winnipeg in 1918, and helped with their boarding house and did dressmaking as well.
Page 341 Source: 'Come Into Our Heritage' book available at the R. M. of Argyle.,[12]
Mrs. Christopherson
Helga Jórunn Jónsdóttir
Courtesy of The Skardal Collection
Sera Sigurdur Christopherson
Sera Sigurdur S. Christopherson
Not to be confused with the one that married Caroline Taylor

Courtesy of 'Come into Our Heritage'
and The Skardal Collection

Gera Christopherson
Thorgerdur 'Gerda' Christopherson
Courtesy of 'Come into Our Heritage'
and The Pat Deasley Collection

Obit on Sigurjon (Bad Google Translation)
Apr 1922 Heimskringla
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Sigurjón Sad. was gáfaSur and aS see prevented from vandræSunum ,. where distress, poverty and shortages Log klappaSi the door. There he was saver; quick aS help and most of the sling Switzerland. Sigurjón was ættmargur and his siblings were many. Some alive and I am aware of the Military mit Peter, ibændur in Argyle- bygS, mostly prudence 'and ^ sómamenn, and two sisters, sig- giants, widow GuSna Jonsson, Tit the home of his son Paul, aS Baíldur, Man, and Sigurborg wife Bærings Hallgrímsson farmer Argyle bygS. Sigurdur Christopherson, einrt the first of the Icelandic settlers. listhneigSur Masuda starter and men in Manitoba, dugnaSar Playful in samrœSum, and also atorkumiaSur that great subsequently marketed rrúmálasviSum, and he knew and j ur vis the progress ARIB eight ball f viSoirkendi aS even where væri'j history of Western lslendinga was Smile niargt opposed to depart dition aS s Siurjóns. He was dead for for the light of knowledge,> and aS Gus is always aS Leis men aS year Sisa west coast. The couple Bodvar and more and larger truth springs out : Helga were two children sprinkled from error and darkness. He | which are added life. Reverend SigurSur the hugs sensitive aS struggle vis whereas several ar örSugar ráSgátur in samræSum He marine earn much knowledge at their leisure . He was höfSingi in mind, gestris- Enter and helpful , both vis Iagaru as high . No one was questioning from leitaSi to him that his case was possible to grant the resolution . - His spirit was free ; he issue prestílþjónustu which has in the book-building Usún west Vis Manitöbavatn , resides in Ruth Lang , Man , and DISLOYAL Löf ÞorgerSur , gift , home peat Log his town Glemboro , Man . They were also one stepdaughter , Sigurveig Victory Ardóttir , now married Jonah Björnsson aS Baldur , Man .. Sitting now systkin- in the widow and mourn the no tapes. Sjóndeildarhringur- the gasification phase and their offender in CRDS fy'lsta skimingi ; true who invested their pound mission to do all æfidaginn . Friðarljós Master surround he describes him on the sun broke ever make .
Written in Glenboro , Man . , April 2, 1922 .
G. J. Olesova

Events during 1909
On June 27th, 1909 during the church convention the following theology candidates were ordained : Guttormur Guttormsson (previously mentioned in this Almanak) , and Sigurður S. Christopherson. His parents are Sigurjón Kristofersson and Helga Jórunn Jónsdóttir from Ytri - Neslöndum at Mývatn , now living at Baldur in Manitoba . Both have graduated from the Lutheran theological college in Chicago during the same year . Source Link 2

1955 Article about Rev. Christopherson from 1955 in Icelandic Source

Article mentioning Sera Christopherson in Sask

Also see their two children's Individual pages linked on the right.

If you are family with information and photos, please contact Roy.

Sigurjón Christopherson
a.k.a Sigurjon Christopherson
Son of Kristófer Andresson and Sigurveig Sigurðardóttir,
Sigurjon Christopherson
Sigurjon Christopherson
Courtesy of The Pat Dearsley Collection

1. Sigurborg Kristófersdóttir, , b. 23 Apr 1841 d. 29 May 1841, [73] (died at one month old)
2. Kristveig Kristófersdóttir, b. 25 Apr 1842-1880, [73]
3. Sigríður Kristófersdóttir Jónsson, b. 26 May 1843
4. Sigurjon Christopherson, b. 05 Oct 1844
5. Gudbjorg Kristófersdóttir, b.8 June 1846, 7 Sept 1846, [73]
6. Gudny Kristófersdóttir, b. 30 May 1847, d. 30 May 1847, [73] (Twins)
7. Gudrun Kristófersdóttir, b. 30 May 1847, d. 30 May 1847, [73] (Twins)
8. Sigurdur Kristofersson, b. 09 Jul 1848 d. Mar 1921
now Christopherson
9. Hernit Christopherson, b. 01 Jul 1850
10. Lilja Ingibjörg Kristófersdóttir, b. 16 Dec 1851
11. Peter/Pjetur/Pétur Christopherson, b. 24 Sep 1853
12. Sigurborg Hallgrimsson , b. 27 Sep 1855
13. Kristján Kristófersson, b. 30 Oct 1858. d. 6 Dec 1859, [73]
died at 1 yr old

1. Rev. Sigurður S. Christopherson
2. Þorgerður 'Gerga' Christopherson, 1882


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Sigurjon Christopherson Family
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Back Row: Sigurður S., Thorgerdur 'Gerda'
Sigurjon, and Helga Jórunn Jónsdóttir
Courtesy of The Pat Dearsley Collection