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Anna Pauline Berg Gunderson
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1860
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Oct. 8, 1929
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Her birth is recorded in Norway as Anna Pauline, born at the farm Danielsrud on 5 October, 1860 and christened on 26 November, 1860 in parish of Vestre Toten.

Parents: Johannes Hansen (Hansson) Danielsrud and Helene Pedersdtr. Danielsrud.

On back of her casket photo is this:
Anna P. Gunderson died October 8th at 7:15 O'clock after 13 months of illness.
Chapter used at funeral was St. John the 14th Chapter.
Songs -"Lead the Kindly Light", "Perfect Day".
Died at the age of 69. She went to sleep at noon and only opened her eyes at 7:15 p.m. and was gone. It was her wish and it came true. Written by her daughter, Alma and given to granddaughter, Annella.

Photo was taken by Beckwith Studio, 114 E. Main St., South Sioux City, Nebr. Phone 4575

I have no obituary but can add some memories of Anna by her granddaughter, Annella Thompson Krupicka.

I remember my grandma Anna because I was fortunate to be with her more than any of the other grandchildren. For one thing, I loved visiting the older people. Many a cup of coffee I shared and me just a tyke. I hated raw cow's milk so it was coffee for me! We visited for hours on end and I held her yarn for her by the hours, too, while she knit away. I treasured those moments with my Grandma. She was the 'neatest' person I ever knew. She also was the 'best' cook. There wasn't much that Grandma Anna Pauline couldn't do. Grandpa Martin always said, "Anna Pauline can do every thing better than anyone else!" She was a wonderful seamstress and made all the family wardrobe and some mighty fancy gowns were fashioned by her.

Grandma's mother Helene (said to be related to the King?) died when Anna was one year old. She spent a few years living with her Uncle Peter who was wealthy and was her mother's brother. Helene had come from a wealthy family in Norway. She lived there until her father remarried and then went back to live with his new wife and help take care of their children. Her father was a handsome red head with rosy cheeks.

Anna emigrated with her older brother John and his wife and child in May 1878. She went to work as a servant for her future husband's parents, Osmund "Ole" and Maren Gunderson in Oakland, Freeborn, Minnesota. This family were pioneers in Minnesota before it became a state.

Anna married Martin Gunderson on 19 Dec 1879 in Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota. She had 10 children: John Arnt, Emma Melvina, Henry Edwin, Amanda, Alma, George Oscar (d.age 1), George Oscar, Hilda, William Leonard and Viola Rosalind.

Anna's cause of death was liver cancer and pneumonia. She was 69. She was living with her daughter, Viola in Sioux City, Iowa when she died.

Anna is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa.
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  Martin O Gunderson (1846 - 1920)
Graceland Park Cemetery
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section F, Laurel Add'n; W 1/2 275,1
Created by: Scarlett
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72011527
Anna Pauline <i>Berg</i> Gunderson
Added by: Scarlett
Anna Pauline <i>Berg</i> Gunderson
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You are gone but not forgotten, Anna Pauline. Rest In Peace.
- Scarlett
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011

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