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Sigurd Feet Andersen
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1898
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death: Nov. 5, 1943
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Sigurd Feet (1898.11.12 Bergen) is found in the 1900 census for Bergen at home at Rosenberggade 14.

"Emigrants from Bergen 1874-1930" has him leaving Bergen on 20 March 1914 for Fonda, Iowa aboard a Norske Amk Line 3 vessel. He was 16 and "travelling to family (brother)" presumably Johannes or Ole. His occupation was listed as a "runner boy (gopher)" and his reason for going to America was "to better his earnings". His desired occupation was as a farm worker.

Sigurd F. Anderssen (16, Bergen, Norway) arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 06 April 1914 aboard the S.S. Bergensfjord (Manifest page 5, line 3). The ship sailed from Bergen, Norway on 28 March 1914. Sig was a farm laborer. His last place of residence was Bergen, Norway and he listed his father, Ole Anderssen, Rosenberggade 14, Bergen as his nearest relative in Norway. He was heading for Fonda, Iowa to join his brother, Ole Anderssen, R 4. Sigurd had paid for himself and had $25. He entered the US at Detroit on 09 April 1914. Siguard was described as 5'8 1/2", with dark hair, and grey eyes.

Sigurd Andersen (17 Norway) appears in the 1915 Iowa State Census (card 382) for Colfax, Pocahontas County, Iowa. He was living with his brother, John Anderson (20 Norway). He was working as a farm hand. Sig had 8 years of common school. His church affiliation was with the Lutheran Church. Sigurd had lived in the US one year, all in Iowa.
Sigurd served from Iowa as a Private 1st class in the 324th Infantry, 81st Division during World War I

"The first unit of the division arrived in France August 15, 1918; the last element August 25, 1918.

The division proceeded to the Vosges on September 14. Arriving September 20, it took over the St. Die Sector and remained in front line from September 20 to October 10, 1918, as part of French 33rd Corps, and later as part of the French 10th Corps. Command of the sector passed to the Commanding General, 81st Division on October 2. On October 19, it moved to the vicinity of Rambervillers (Vosges), and from there to the Sommedieue Sector southeast of Verdun where it was in the reserve of the French 72nd Colonial Corps. On November 7 it passed to the French 2nd Colonial Corps, and relieved the American 35th Division in line. From November 7 to November 11, it participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, attacking in the Woevre plain east of Verdun from November 9 to 11, 1918, and capturing Moranville, Grimaucourt and Abaucourt.

"On November 6, the division was transferred to the front east of Verdun, on the east side of the Meuse River. Starting on November 8 the division attacked German positions for two days with limited success. From the outset the 81st Division's troops were met with heavy German machine gun and artillery fire. Rumors reached the 81st Division commanders that an armistice might be signed on November 11, but because no official word was received about a cessation of hostilities, they ordered their men to continue their attacks. At daybreak, November 11, 81st Division soldiers were ordered to assault German positions. The troops slowly advanced through the heavy fog and German shell and machine gun fire. Then, at 11:00, the firing abruptly stopped. The war was over. The 81st Division suffered 1,104 casualties--248 killed or dead from wounds and 856 wounded--for the short time it was in combat. Like the 30th Division, the 81st Division remained in France and was not part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. In early June the men were shipped back to the United States and discharged from service"

During operations the division took 101 prisoners, and its casualties totaled 1224.

On November 17 the division was relieved from Sommedieue Sector, and moved to the Chatillon-sur-Seine training area, with its headquarters at Mussy-sur-Seine, where it remained until May 2nd, when it was sent to the Le Mans Embarkation Center preparatory to returning to the United States.

Division Headquarters sailed from Brest June 1, 1919, and arrived at New York June 11, 1919.

Participated in the battles of:
(1) St. Die Sector, France 20 Sept. - 19 Oct., 1918
(2) Meuse-Argonne Offensive, France 1 Nov. - 11 Nov., 1918
Sigurd Anderson (21 Norway) was living with his brother, John Anderson (27 Norway) and his wife, Florence Anderson (22 Iowa) in the 1920 United States Federal Census (16 March 1920) for Williams Township, Calhoun County, Iowa (sheet 1B, dwelling 17). He immigrated in 1914. He was an alien and not working at the time. Brother, John was a grain and stock farmer.

Sigurd Anderson (26 Norway) is found in the 1925 Iowa State Census (1 Jan 1925) for Center, Calhoun County, Iowa. He was living with his brother, John Anderson (31 Norway) and his family, wife, Florence Anderson (26 Wisconsin) and their son, Donald Anderson (2 Wisconsin). Also in the home was John's brother-in-law Marvin Hanson (33 Wisconsin). Sigurd had been in the US for 9 years, all in Iowa. John had been in the US for 14 years, 10 in Iowa. Both were naturalized. Sig & John had 8 years of school, Florence had 9.

Sigrerd Anderson (32 Norway) and his wife, Hildagard Anderson (32 Iowa) were living in Woodbury Township, Woodbury County, Iowa (sheet 9A, dwelling 138) by the 1930 United States Federal Census (28 April 1930). They were both 30 when they married. He immigrated in 1912 and was a naturalized citizen. Sigurd was working as a electrician in a retail electric store.

1936 Sioux City, Iowa, City Directory - Andersen, Sigurd (Hilda) Electrician h2706 S Glass
1937 Sioux City, Iowa, City Directory - Andersen, Sigurd (Hilda) h2706 S Glass

Sigurd Andersen (41 Norway) is enumerated in the 1940 United States Federal Census (04 April 1940) for Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa (sheet 1B, household 20, 2700 S Glass Street) along with his wife, Hildagard Andersen (41 Iowa) and children, Henrich Andersen (9 Iowa) and Harlyn Andersen (2 Iowa). They had lived in the same house in 1935. He had completed 4 years of high school, Hilda finished 3 years of high school.

1940 Sioux City, Iowa, City Directory - Andersen, Sigurd (Hildegard) h2706 S Glass
1942 Sioux City, Iowa, City Directory - Andersen, Sigurd O (Hildegard A) h2706 S Glass

Funeral Services For Sigurd Anderson Wed

Funeral services for Sigurd Anderson, who passed away at Sioux City Saturday, will be held from the Mahaney & Wright funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Dr. F. T. Mayer-Oakes officiating. Burial services will be in charge of the local American Legion post at Cedar cemetery.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow and two sons, two sisters and one brother in Chicago and one brother, John, of Fonda.

He was a member of the Monahan Post of the American Legion and also the 40 and 8 at Sioux City where he had resided for fourteen years. Source: The Fonda Times, Fonda, Iowa, Thursday, November 11, 1943, page 1.

Anderson Services Were Held Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Sigurd Anderson, 45, of Sioux City were held at the Mahaney & Wright funeral home Wednesday of last week with Dr. F. T. Mayer-Oakes officiating. The burial services at Cedar cemetery were in charge of the local American Legion. Pall bearers were William Nagel, Knute Hatteberg, Martin Olson, Lars K. Mehl, Earl Stauter and Fred Rath.

Sigurd Anderson was born in Bergen, Norway on November 12, 1898, and passed away at his home in Sioux City on Friday night, November 5, following a long illness.

He came to the United States in 1914, settling at Fonda. Though only a few years resident of the new land when World Was I broke out, he enlisted in the U. S. Army in which he served overseas for 15 months, in the 81st Replacement Division.

On September 4th 1928, he was united in marriage at Fonda to Hildegard Henrich of Fonda. Immediately following their marriage, they went to make their home in Sioux City, and for some years, Mr. Anderson was associated with the Smith Electrical Works.

He was a member of the Morningside Presbyterian church, and of Monahan Post, 64, of the American Legion and of the 40 and 8.

Surviving him are Mrs. Anderson and their two boys, Henrich and Harlyn; three brothers, Ole of Chicago, John of Fonda, and Bjarney of Norway. Three sisters: Mrs. Nelson of Chicago and Miss Anna Anderson and Mrs. Eliza Johnson in Norway. Source: The Fonda Times, Fonda, Iowa, Thursday, November 18, 1943, page 1 & 5.

The Norman Mehl family has in their possession, Sigurd Feet's Norwegian Bible, given to him on the 4th of May 1913. Hebrews 13:8 is written in the front next to his name and the date it was given. The only other thing in it was a pressed flower. 
Family links: 
  Ole Andreas Andersen Feet (1855 - 1924)
  Mari Johannesdatter Mehl (1860 - 1926)
  Hildegard A. Henrich Andersen (1898 - 1974)
  Henrich W. Andersen (1930 - 1988)*
  Harlyn Siguard Andersen (1937 - 2012)*
  Andreas Johan Feet (1881 - 1914)*
  Anna Feet (1883 - 1884)*
  Anna Marie Olsen Feet (1885 - 1972)*
  Ole Martin Feet Anderson (1887 - 1973)*
  Martha Johanne Feet Anderson Nelson (1889 - 1971)*
  Elisa Sofie Feet Johansen (1891 - 1986)*
  John Feet Andersen (1893 - 1977)*
  Bjarne Emil Feet (1896 - 1986)*
  Sigurd Feet Andersen (1898 - 1943)
  Gudrun Feet Anderson Knutsen (1902 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Township Cemetery
Pocahontas County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Sep 05, 2011
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Sigurd Feet Andersen
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Sigurd Feet Andersen
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