Family Genealogy
Friday, January 26, 2007
 

Erick G. Gunhus is one my g-grandfathers on my father's side. He was, along with his mother, my first Norwegian ancestors to come to America. This was in 1849. She died probably in Wisconsin in 1850. He settled in Rice County, Minnesota in 1854. On all the census records, land documents I have of him prior to 1897 when he received his Naturalization papers he went by the name of Erick Gunderson/Gundersen. On his Naturalization papers, the 1900 census and his death card of 1906 his name is different. It is Erick G. Gunhus. I have always wondered why he decided to start using Gunhus as his last name and not Gundersen after thirty plus years of it the other way. This is just a guess but I did see on an early plat map another Erick Gunderson living in Rice County. Maybe he changed his name to eliminate sometype of confusion that had arisen between the two men and their names.
 
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Hi, there is a meme going around in the genea-blogworld and you've been tagged. If you would like to participate, tell us 5 things about yourself that we probably don't already know and then tag 5 more bloggers. Randy Seaver is keeping a list of who has been tagged and responded at http://randysmusings.blogspot.com/2007/01/theyve-been-tagged.html
 
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