|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1846|
Buskerud County, Norway
|Death: ||May 21, 1920|
Martin O Gunderson - Mustered in 1 Nov 1862; Mustered out 7 Dec 1863; 1st Regiment Minnesota Mounted Rangers, Co. M - Civil and Indian War.
Year of birth given from researcher in Norway was 1846. His gravestone has 1844. Perhaps he fudged on his age to enter the Civil War?
Martin quit using his middle name Theodor as his wife didn't like how M. T. Gunderson sounded, so he mainly used O. for Osmundsson (or Osmundssen) as middle name. Osmund was also known to be spelled Aasmund in Norway.
Martin O Gunderson, son of Osmund "Ole" and Maren Gjertsdtr Klemetsrud Gunderson was born 4 Feb 1846 in R°yken Parish, Buskerud, Norway (near Drammen). He died on 21 May 1920 at the Soldier's Home Hospital in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota from effects of a stroke.
Martin emigrated to America in 1855 with his parents at the age of 9. They settled in Oakland twp., Freeborn Co., Minnesota.
He enlisted in the Minnesota Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co. M on 1 Nov 1862 and fought the Indians in the NW part of Minnesota and in North and South Dakota. He did not get wounded but had many narrow escapes and went through many hardships. He would often have to sleep on ice and snow with only a rubber blanket for protection and as result he contracted rheumatism from which he suffered the rest of his life. He was mustered out of the Army on 7 Dec 1863.
Upon return to civilian life, he worked on his father's farm in Oakland and at the age of 33 he married Anna Pauline Berg, also of Oakland. They remained on his parent's old farm for 3 years when he moved with his wife and 2 children to Argyle, Marshall, Minnesota, where he took a homestead. He remained there for 7 1/2 years and then returned with his family to Moscow, MN, where he farmed until 1909. He then rented out his farm and moved his family to Austin, MN so his children would have access to better education. In 1914, he had a stroke with paralysis and never fully recovered. In Sept. 1919 he had another stroke that confined him to bed. His family did their best to care for him but on 11 May 1920 it became necessary to take him to the Soldier's Home Hospital in Minneapolis, where he died.
He was a kind and loving father and husband and a patient sufferer. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, four sons and four daughters; John Arnt and Mrs. H. O. Earl (Emma) of Austin, Mrs. H.A. Gullickson (Amanda) of Oakland, Mrs. Edwin Thompson (Alma), Henry Edwin Halseth of Virginia, MN, George Oscar at Edinburg, ND, Mrs. J. M. P. Borgesen (Hilda), Austin, William Leonard at Sioux City, Iowa, and Viola Rosalind of Austin.
Interment took place at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, on May 24, 1920.
Anna Pauline Berg Gunderson (1860 - 1929)*
Maintained by: Scarlett
Originally Created by: Tom Mauer
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
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Du er ikke glemt, flott bestefar. You are not forgotten, great grandpa.|
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