Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gudmundur Einarsson og Audbjorg Bjarnadottir

Guðmundur Einarsson
Gudmundur Einarsson was born 31 October 1848 at Holmur, Kross, Rangarvalla. His parents are Einar Jonsson, born 5 August 1815, died 29 September 1855; and Sigridur Arnadottir, born 25 August 1798 in Sydri-Holl Holt undir Eyjafjollum, Rangarvalla, died 17 December 1892. He was married to Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842 at Lundur, Gullbringu, died 15 January 1921. They were married 26 October 1872 in Vestmannaeyjar.
Gudmundur joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized by Elder Jon Eyvindsson 14 April 1881. Gudmundur was appointed to preside over the small branch in Iceland in July of 1881 when Elder Eyvindsson and Elder Jacob B. Jonsson left Iceland for Utah. In 1882 Gudmundur and Audbjorg and their five children: Helgi, Bjarni, Einar, Sigridur and Arni, immigrated to Utah.
Gudmundur died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Gudmundur was a half-brother to Thordur Didriksson who immigrated to Utah in 1856, they have the same mother. Gudmundur is number 75 in Icelanders of Utah.

Auðbjörg Bjarnadóttir
Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842 at Lundur, Utskalar, Gullbringu; her parents are Bjarni Bjarnason, a farmer in Lond, i Hvalsnes, Gullbringu, and Helga Thordarsdottir. She married Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1848 at Holmar, Kross, Rangarvalla, died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah. They were married 26 October 1872 in Vestmannaeyjar.
In 1881 Audbjorg and Gudmundur joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were baptized by Elder Jon Eyvindsson 14 April 1881. In 1882, Audbjorg and Gudmundur and their five children, Helgi, Bjarni, Einar, Sigridur and Arni, immigrated to Utah. Gudmundur died shortly after they arrived in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Audbjorg married Hjalmar Bjarnason, a shoemaker, 11 June 1887. Audbjorg died 15 January 1921 and is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. She went by Audbjorg Johnson in Utah; she is number 76 in Icelanders of Utah.

Helgi Guðmundur Guðmundsson
Helgi Gudmundur Gudmundsson was born 20 October 1869 at Keflavik, Utskalar, Gullbringu, his parents are Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1838 at Holmur, Kross, Rangarvalla, died in 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842 at Lundur, Gullbringu, died 15 January 1921. Helgi’s father joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 14 April 1881 and was baptized by Elder Jon Eyvindsson. Helgi immigrated to Spanish Fork, Utah in 1882 with his parents.
Helgi married Eleanor Jones of Spanish Fork. Eleanor was born 26 August 1865 in Spanish Fork, Utah, died 7 December 1943 in Spanish Fork, her parents are William Rodger Jones, born 15 November 1826 in Merthr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, died 20 January 1906 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Mary Ann Stevens, born 5 April 1830 in Merthyr Tydvil, Glamogan, Wales, died 5 August 1896 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Helgi and Eleanor were married 29 October 1892 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple on 2 November 1892. Children born to their marriage were: William Helgi, born 21 August 1893 in Spanish Fork, Utah, died 8 September 1969, in Payson, Utah; Mary Eleanor, born 31 July 1895 in Spanish Fork, Utah, died 27 December 1935; Hazel Audbjorg, born March 1898 in Payson, Utah, died 7 October 1990 in Price, Utah; and Joseph Delbert, born 2 May 1901 in Spanish Fork, Utah, died 26 March 1975. They also raised the son of Eleanor’s sister, Donald Ivans.
Helgi worked for the railroad most of his adult life, providing the necessities of life for his family. He worked as the custodian of the Fifth Ward Chapel in Spanish Fork, Utah after he retired from the railroad. He was a kind and caring person, who was willing to help neighbors and friends, when the need arose.
Helgi died 8 April 1937 and is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. In Utah he was known as Helgi Gudmundur Johnson. He is number 77 in Icelanders of Utah.

Bjarni Guðmundsson
Bjarni Gudmundsson was born 9 July 1873 at Sjolyst, Vestmannaeyjar, the son of Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1848 at Holmar, Kross, Rangarvalla, died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842, died 15 June 1921.
Bjarni immigrated with his parents to Spanish Fork, Utah in 1882. He died 11 July 1896 and is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. He was known in Utah as Bjarni Johnson and Bjarni Einarson Johnson. He is number 78 in Icelanders of Utah.
Bjarni Jónsson (Bjarni Jonsson) was born 4 June 1850 at Mossfellsbeir, Kjosar. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 22 March 1880 and immigrated to Utah in 1881. He is number 396 in Icelanders of Utah.

Einar Guðmundsson
Einar Gudmundsson was born 24 April 1875 at Sjolyst, Vestmannaeyjar, the son of Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1848 at Holmar, Kross, Rangarvalla, died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842, died 15 June 1921.
Einar immigrated to Spanish Fork, Utah with his parents in 1882. Einar married Bertha Jones, born 23 September 1874, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died 22 February 1954 in Ogden, Utah. They were later divorced. Einar died in a snowslide 17 February 1926 and is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. In Utah he went by Einar Johnson, and is number 80 in Icelanders of Utah.

Sigríður Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir
Sigridur Ingibjorg Gudmundsdottir was born 17 January 1878 at Sjolyst, Vestmannaeyjar, the daughter of Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1848 at Holmar, Kross, Rangarvalla, died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842, died 15 June 1921.
Sigridur immigrated to Utah in 1882 with her parents and four brothers. Sigridur married James Albertson, born 14 July 1870 at Ulsted in Denmark, died 1 September 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah and buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
Sigridur and James had eight children: Clara Christine 1896; James Goodman 1897 1971; Rebecca Elinor 1900-1976; Sarah Jane 1906-1938; Albert Jacob 1908-1908; Clarence Leroy 1915-1967; Douglas Delbert 1918-1936; and unknown. Sigrudur died 19 August 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah and is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. In Utah she went by Sarah Ingibjorg Johnson, she is number 79 in Icelanders of Utah.

Árni Guðmundsson
Arni Gudmundsson was born 17 August 1880 at Sjolyst, Vestmannaeyjar, the son of Gudmundur Einarsson, born 31 October 1848 at Holmar, Kross, Rangarvalla, died 23 August 1882 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Audbjorg Bjarnadottir, born 19 June 1842, died 15 June 1921.

Arni immigrated to Spanish Fork, Utah in 1882 with his parents and brothers and sister. Arni married Hannah Jane Small Robertson 28 December 1901. Hannah was born 9 March 1874 at Jarrow, Durham, England, died 7 February 1943 in Murray, Utah; she is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. Arni died 7 February 1923 of tuberculosis. He is buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. In Utah he went by Autna Gudmundsson Johnson. He is number 81 in Icelanders of Utah.

2 comments:

Kathilyn Robb Baker-Wilcox said...

Would like to have photos of all these people. Is the project collecting photos? Where do we submit photos? How would a family member obtain a photo?

Einarsson (Johnson)Gudmunder Gudmund, Helgi (Helge Gudmund) wives, children, brothers, sisters etc.

David A. Ashby said...

Kathilyn

The project is collecting photos still.

I have copies of these photos.

Contact me direct at
daa@q.com
801-980-0328