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Meet our Relatives - Oddstad Branch

Jon Sveinbjornson Oddstad

Jon Sveinbjornson, b. 30 Nov 1852. Died 11 May 1938 in Saskatchewan [1] ( has 1936 at Elfros, Saskatchewan, Canada). Farmed at '' í Kalastaðakoti á Hvalfjarðarströnd''. Emigration in 1887 Iceland to Canada [5] Departure: Liverpool, England [6].
Married in 1875 to Guðný Andrésdóttir Fjeldsted Oddstad [7].
Residence: 1904 in Crescent Beach.
Residence: On a farm about 1915 at Blaine, Washington for about 14 years [4].
Residence: 1920 Custer, Whatcom, Washington [5] 1928 moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Charlie [4].
1929 lived in Saskatchewan. Spent the last two years in town [4].

Jon Sveinbjornson Oddstad
Son of Sveinbjörn Árnason and Guðlaug Kristjánsdóttir

married Guðný Andrésdóttir Fjeldsted Oddstad


Jon and Gudny Oddstad
at a very young age.
Courtesy of the
John 'Martin' Johnson Collection
From Vern Austman
"Old Jon legally took the name Oddstad in 1913, as well as his wife Gudny, and sons Andres
and Thorkjell/Charles. Those documents were registered, as well as a common property agreement for Jon and Gudny.
So they were known as:
Jon S. Oddstad;
Gudny A. F. Oddstad;
Andres F. S. Oddstad; and
Charles T. Oddstad.

The other 3 brothers did not adopt Oddstad, Jon, Gudjon and Sveinbjorn.
1.Árni Sveinbjörnsson, b. 14 Oct 1842
2. Ingveldur Sveinbjörnsdóttir, b. 03 Nov 1843
3. Kristján Sveinbjörnsson, b. 1844
4. Björn Sveinbjörnsson, b. 14 Jan 1847
5. Jon Sveinbjornson, b. 30 Nov 1852
6. Guðbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, b. 08 Feb 1854
7. Sólveig Sveinbjörnsdóttir, b. 12 Jul 1857
8. Sveinbjorn J. Sveinbjornson, b. ?

1. Þorkell Charlie Oddstad, b. 01 May 1877
2. Jón Jónsson Sveinbjörnsson, b. 21 Jun 1878
3. Guðjón Jónsson, b. 30 Jun 1882, Iceland
4. Andres Fjeldsted Oddstad Sr., b. 17 Aug 1886
5. Jonina Oddstad, b. Abt. 1890
6. Sveinbjörn Swaini Sveinbjörnson, b. 1882

Sveinbjörn Árnason Patriarchal Page
Jon Sveinbjornson-Oddstad Page
Clann Oddstad Page
Stone Stoneson Individual page
Clann Stoneson
The following Family Tree Chart was created
to give a visual inter-connection between the families.


Family Tree showing Stoneson to Oddstad connections Click to Enlarge

Jon Family Tree
Sveinbjörn Árnason shown top right in this family tree chart from Roy´s DataBase.



Gudjon Jonnson Sveinbjornson

Courtesy of the
John 'Martin' Johnson Collection
Gudjon Jonnson Sveinbjornson one of Jon Oddstads son's.
John 'Martin' Johnson's grandfather.
Father of Thorbjorg (Tobba), John, Thor, and Sigridur.  Martin only knows Sigridur's birthday which is 24 May 1918.  She is the only one living. Thor died in Vancouver in the 1980's. John in Sacramento in the late 1980's, and Tobba in Oregon in the 1980's.

Jon and his wife, Jon and Gudny

Courtesy of the
John 'Martin' Johnson Collection
Sigga (Sveinbjornson) says this is a picture of her grandparents Jon and Gudny Oddstad pictured on the right side of this setting after they moved back to Saskatchewan.  On the left is her uncle Jon and his wife.