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Marriage: Children:
  1. Skapti Aaron Sigvaldson: Birth: 12 APR 1879 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota. Death: 1952

  2. Paul Thorvaldur Sigvaldson: Birth: 10 AUG 1880 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota. Death: 27 JUN 1883

  3. Thora Jonina Sigvaldson: Birth: 20 APR 1882 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota. Death: 5 MAR 1903 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota

  4. Julia G. Sigvaldson: Birth: ABT 1884 in MN.

  5. Maria Jakobina Sigvaldson: Birth: 23 DEC 1885 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota.

  6. Frank Sigvaldson: Birth: 7 MAY 1887 in MN.

  7. Jon Sigvaldson: Birth: 15 MAY 1889 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota.

  8. Palina Sigurbjorg Sigvaldson: Birth: 28 OCT 1893 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota.

  9. Vigfus Sigvaldson: Birth: 25 FEB 1894 in Limestone Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota.


Sources
1. Title:   minneota icelanders.FTW
2. Title:   minnesota islanders.FTW
3. Title:   State of Minnesota Death Cards
Author:   Minnesota Vital Statistics
4. Title:   1910 Federal Census
Page:   MN, Lincoln County, Limestone. Page 105B
5. Title:   Cemetery Research
Author:   Rebecca Davidson
Publication:   None
6. Title:   1880 Federal Census
7. Title:   1885 State of Minnesota Census
Author:   State of Minnesota
8. Title:   1895 Minnesota Census
9. Title:   Minneota Mascot
Page:   January 11, 1901
Publication:   March 25, 1898

Notes
a. Note:   from the Minneota Mascot, January 11, 1901: Arnie Sigvaldson Clerk of Court of Lincoln County Died Yesterday Arnie Sigvaldson died at Lake Benton at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning, from cancer of the lip and throat. This was the sad but for some time expected news wired from the county seat of Lincoln county, yesterday forenoon. For fifteen years Mr Sigvaldson fought the dreaded disease that caused his death; repeated operations were performed at varying intervals by some of the leading medical experts of the century but with no other result than to postpone for a time the inevitable. For the past four months, deceased was confined to his bed and, with passive Christian fortitude, has suffered indescribable pain. Arnie Sigvaldson was born May 12, 1847, at Vopnafjord, Iceland, came to America in 1873, and located at Milwaukee, Wis. He spent some time as a student in the academic department of the University of Wisconsin. On June 8, 1878, he married Miss Gudrun Arason, and the same year came to Minnesota, making his home on the then barren prairies of Lincoln county. A hard worker, steady and industrious, he made a success of farming, and at his death owned one of the best farms in Lincoln county. In the election of 1898, Mr Sigurdson was elected to the office of Clerk of Court of Lincoln County, and since entering upon the discharge of the duties of that office, in January, 1899, has been a resident of Lake Benton. To make use of a common expression, Mr Sigvaldson was a man whom everybody liked. In the ability to gain and hold the confidence and respect of his fellow men he had few equals. A born leader of men, actuated at all times by the highest Christian motives, his advice was sought and followed and his example emulated by all who had the good fortune of coming under the indulgence of this excellent character. In his house Mr Sigvaldson was an ideal husband and father. His was in every sense of the word a model Christian home and all who partook of the hospitality there so generously dispensed, could be but impressed with the fact that their host's was a model household. But there is another side of his character which helped to make him the popular leader of his community, and that was his ever cheerful disposition. Seldom did Mr Sigvaldson indulge in frowns, but on the contrary, always greeted his friends and acquaintances with a smile that showed its owner was a man who preferred to lead his fellow men to view life with a hopeful spirit. In church affiliations, Mr Sigvaldson was a Lutheran, being a member of the Icelandic church of that denomination in Lincoln county. In church matters he was a sincere, untiring and hard worker and the congregation of which he was a member, as well as the other congregations of the same nationality in this neighborhood, will long miss his encouraging voice and wise counsel from their deliberations. In short, Mr Sigvaldson was "one of nature's noblemen." A wife and seven children are left to mourn a beloved husband and father. The funeral will take place tomorrow from Lake Benton, and the remains interred in the Icelandic cemetery of the Icelandic church, located near the Sigvaldson farm. If the [missing words] from here intend to go on to attend the funeral. The funeral services at the church will begin at one o'clock p m. Hundreds of mourning friends will gather to pay their respects to the memory of this loved comrade, who has gone from the church militant to the church triumphant, and to deposit in its last resting place the earthly habitation of a soul that has joined the rejoicing hosts in realms of everlasting life.



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