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The Papers of Severt T. Gunderson, 1839-1908

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Severt T. Gunderson, 1839-1908

ID: LCA/RG15/Gunderson, S

Creator: Gunderson, Severt T. (1839-1908)

Extent: 0.01 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of a biographical sketch.

Biographical Note

Gunderson was born in Norway in 1839 and moved to America in 1848, settling in Chicago.  At the age of fifteen, he left school to begin carpentry work.  Throughout his life, Gunderson was a sharp businessman, working in carpentry, lumber milling, shipping, and home building.  He was also a vital supporter of the World’s Fair in Chicago.  In 1863, Gunderson married Emily Olson, and together they had three children.  In the last ten years or so of his life, Gunderson and his wife traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Gunderson died on March 7, 1908.


Gunderson ble født i Norge i 1839 og flyttet til Amerika i 1848, der han bosatte seg i Chicago. Som femtenåring sluttet han på skolen for å begynne som snekker. Gjennom hele livet var Gunderson en dyktig forretningsmann; han jobbet innenfor sagbruk, shipping og husbygging. I 1863 giftet Gunderson seg med Emily Olson, og sammen fikk de tre barn. De siste ti årene av livet reiste han og kona mye rundt i USA og Europa. Gunderson døde 7. mars 1908.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Severt T. Gunderson Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/18/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

Box G: Personal Papers, Single FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Biographical Sketch, undatedAdd to your cart.