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Sigvart Amdal, 1870-1927


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/23/2009 at 07:59:17

Sigvart Amdal, R. I. Employee 31 Years, Dies

Funeral services were held Sunday for Sigvart Amdal, 57 years old, who died last week [November 3, 1927] at his home here following an illness lasting three months. He was an employee of the Rock Island railroad for 31 years.

Sigvart Olsen Amdal was born March 18, 1870 on the [Amdal farm] in Tysvaer Prestegjeld, [Rogaland county], Norway. He was baptized as a child and later confirmed by Rev. Svendson.

In 1894 he emigrated to America, and settled at Goldfield, Iowa. A year later he came to Estherville where he resided until his death. During most of the time he was employed by the Rock Island.

Mr. Amdal was married at Estherville on April 9, 1897 to Augusta Wicks [Agota Vik, born May 24, 1868 in Skaanevik parish in Hordaland county, Norway to Johannes Bjornesson Vik and Agota Persdatter Indre Matre]. The five children are Arthur, Clarence, Augusta, Selmer of Estherville and Caroline Erickson of Sioux Falls, S. D. He is also survived by his wife, and three brothers who live in Norway.

Since July 4 he was closely confined at home and for the past three months was unable to leave his bed.

The services were conducted by the Rev. L. A. Mathre and burial was made in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; November 9, 1927.


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