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Lilja nee Kristófersdóttir Josephson-Goodmanson
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Lilja Kristófersdóttir (Christopherson) , born 16 Dec 1851, í Ytri-Neslöndum í Mývatnssveit, Iceland. [2] Died 31 Jul 1909, Manitoba, Canada.
Lilja became Lilja Josephson, then Lilja Goodmanson.

"Lilja (Lily) Ingibjorg Kristofersdottir was born in 1851, in Iceland, the daughter of Kristofer Andresson and Sigurveig Sigurdursdottir. Her brothers, Sigurdur and Hernit Christopherson, had been living in Canada, in Argyle, for several years, when Lily, with her remaining brothers, sisters and mother, immigrated to Argyle, in 1893. [age 42]

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On August 5th, 1895, Lily married Barney Josephson. They rented SE (SouthEast) 29-5-14, where they made their home. That fall, while Barney was working on Card's threshing outfit, he contracted pneumonia. He never recovered, and died in December, 1895. [widow at 44]

Shortly after 1900, Lily married Hans Vilhjalmer Gudmundson (Goodmanson). Hans worked as a labourer and they made their home in Baldur (Canada).
On July 31, 1909, Lily died accidentally [age 58]. She is buried in the Grund Cemetery.
Hans later married Thornbjorg Halldorsdottir and they had three children, Hans died in 1924, and is buried in the Grund Cemetery."
Source: Courtesy of the "Come into our Heritage" Book, [12]

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]

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Lilja Kristófersdóttir
Daughter of Kristófer Andresson and Sigurveig Sigurðardóttir,
Lilja Christopherson
Courtesy of The Skardal 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] The Emigration from Iceland to North America, The Weekly Newsletter - Nr 39

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