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Nyborg, Anders 1854-1939


Posted By: Sandy Shores (email)
Date: 2/20/2004 at 06:42:40

Pioneer Gunder Smithy Passes on Wednesday
Anders Nyberg, 84, follows same trade for More than 70 Years

Anders Nyberg, pioneer Gunder blacksmith, passed away last Wednesday aged 84 years. Funeral services were held Sunday at 10:00am in the Marion Lutheran Church at Gunder with Rev. S.J. Strandjord officiating, and interment was made in the cemetery nearby. Mr. Nyberg was born in Norway August 4, 1854, the son of Ole and Inger Hanson Nyberg, and at the age of fifteen years he began his career as a blacksmith by entering a blacksmith school from which he graduated at the age of 19. He came to the United States upon completion of his schooling and worked at wagon making and blacksmithing in Calmar, Postville and various places near Gunder. He was married to Guro Knutson on October 18, 1886 and they moved to a farm south of Gunder. Five children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Nyberg: a son, Melvin passing away in 1930, and Mrs Nyberg in 1935. Those surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Gilman Knutson (Gena) or Renner, So. Dak, and Mrs Elmer Osmundson (Alma) of Clermont; also two sons. Oscar and Henry Nyberg both of Gunder. Two sisters in Norway and six grandchildren also survive him.

submitters notes:
-date of death was 6/31/1939
-Anders went by the name Nyborg, the obit came from the 'Gunder' book so don't know if who typed it put the e in by mistake or that is how it came out.

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