Meet our Relatives - Sigvaldson Branch

Arni Sigvaldson

Arni Sigvaldson, born, Ernest (Arni) Sigvaldason in Iceland. Father of Maria Sigvaldson Einarson, mother of Pauline Einarson Christopherson. Owned 320 acres of farmland in Limestone, MN in the late 1890s to 1930. A City Clerk in Limestone, Minnesota, who retired to Lake Benton. ave tracked down census, deeds, obituaries, Bios in the local history book, father and grandfathers names along with entire immediate family.
Arni Sigvaldson, Icelander In America 100 Years After Independence
"Arni Sigvaldson, Icelander in America 100 Years after Independence Day"
Roy E. Christopherson


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Before there was a village at Lake Benton he reported he cut hay where the main portion of the town now stands, and lie often went to the image of Marshfield to trade.

Ernest SIGVALDSON was born in Iceland May 12, 1847. In 1873 he emigrated to this country and settled in Milwaukee where he worked for three years in the railroad shops In 1876 he moved to Madison in Wisconsin where he attended the Academy for six months. From there he went to Michigan where be stayed a short time and thence to Winnepeg. Manitoba Canada, and worked for a time in a grocery store.

ln 1878 he came to Marshall Minnesota where he was married the same year to Miss Gudron Arason [Gudrun Arradottir] . Shortly after he settled on a farm in Limestone township, Lincoln county, where he resided until he moved to Lake Benton in 1899. Mr. Sigvaldson served as one of the supervisors when the township of Limestone was organized. He held the office of justice of the peace for sixteen years, that of town clerk fourteen years.

In 1898 he was elected to the office of clerk of court of Lincoln county which office he held until his death January 10, 1901.
From Biographies of early SETTLERS [12]

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