Kalmar Eklund VIK

Male 1889 - 1960  (70 years)


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  • Name Kalmar Eklund VIK 
    Born 28 May 1889  Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Aug 1889  Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1960  Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Apr 1960  Pacific Lutheran Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth Record: Church Book: Sortland 1885-1894:
      Birth Date: 28 May 1889
      Baptism Date: 25 Aug 1889
      Name: Kalmar Eklund
      Parents: Gardbr. Anders Martin Berg, born in 1863, og hustr. Karen Margrethe Hanssen, born in 1862
      Birthplace: Vig

      Immigration Record for First Four Children Arriving in Canada:
      Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935:
      Halifax, Nova Scotia, Arrival Date: 19 Mar 1905, Ship Name: Tunisian, Port of Departure: Liverpool, England:
      Arthur K. Anderson, 14, male, laborer,
      Kalmar Anderson, 16, male, laborer,
      Helga Anderson, 17, female, servant,
      Inga Anderson, 11, female, child,
      All are able to read and write;
      All are single;
      All born in Norway;
      All are heading to Dell Rapids, S.Dak. as their ultimate destination.

      Obituary of Kalmar Vik headlined "Kalmar Vik, Retired; Merchant Mariner, Dies"--Kalmar Vik, 70, of 8611 -- 21st Ave. N.W., died Monday morning at his home. Mr. Vik was born in Norway and came to this country in 1905. He first settled in Siououx Falls, S.D. After his discharge from the U.S. Army Corps following WWI, he joined the U.S. Navy. He came to Seattle in 1926 following six years of naval service and worked aboard a number of merchant marine ships. He served as a lieutenant aboard a merchant marine ship during WWII. He retired in 1954. Mr. Vik was a member of Occidental Lodge 72, F&AM; Scottish Rite bodies; Nile Temple of the Shrine and Ballard Cochran Post, VFW. Survivors-- Brother, Arthur Vik and three sisters, Mrs. Martin Johnson, Mrs. Rae Johnson, and Mrs. Oscar Lattin, all of Seattle. Services-- Friday, One p.m. Wiggen & Sons; burial, Pacific Lutheran Cemetery.

      Age at death--70 years, 10 months, and 4 days

      Kalmer Vik's Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen, filed in Minnehaha County on January 12, 1915, reads as follows: "I, Kalmer Eklund Vik, aged 25 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color white, complexion light, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 135 pounds, color of hair light, color of eyes blue, other visible distinctive marks (none). I was born in Sortland, WestrÅlen, Norway, on the 28th day of May, anno Domini 1889; I now rereside at Colton, Minnehaha County, S.D. I emigrated to the United States of Ameria from Calgary, Canada, on the Canadian Pacific Railway; my last foreign residence was Calgary. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiane anand fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of Portal, in the State of North Dakota, on or about the 25th day of March, anno Domini 1913; I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein; So Help Me God. (Signed) Kalmar Eklund Vik. Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the clerk of courts this 12th day of January, anno Domini 1915, E. J. Anderson, Clerk of the Circuit Court. By (signature illegible) deputy Clerk.

      The 1920 Census for Logan Township, Minnehaha County, indicates that Kalmar (age 30) was living with Arthur Vik, his brother, and that he had come to the U.S. in 1905 and was had become a naturalized citizen in 1919.

      1930 U.S. Federal Census: Washington, King, Seattle, District 12:
      Vik, Kalmar E., head, owns, $3,000, 40, single, born in Norway, mother and father born in Norway, came to the U.S. in 1905, naturalized citizen, fisherman, fishing boat;
      Arthur K., brother, 39, single, born in Norway, mother and father born in Norway, came to the U.S. in 1905, naturalized citizen, fisherman, fishing boat;
      Karen M., mother, 68, widowed, age 25 at time of first marriage, born in Norway, mother and father born in Norway, came to the U.S. in 1904, alien;
      Johnson, Martin J., brother-in-law, 49, married at age 27, born in South Dakota, father and mother born in Norway, farmer, own farm;
      Helga D., sister, 42, married at age 19, born in Norway, mother and father born in Norway, came to the U.S. in 1905; naturalized citizen;
      Kelfred O., niece, 20, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Norway;
      Evelyn M., niece, 18, single, born in South Dakota, father born in South Dakota, mother born in Norway.
    Person ID I150  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father Anders Martin Berg KOLBEINSEN,   b. 31 May 1863, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1938  (Age < 74 years) 
    Mother Karen Margarethe HANSSEN,   b. 3 Apr 1862, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1938, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1887  Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Vik, Karen and husband, Anders Kolbeinsen, with daughter Ragnhild.
    Vik, Karen and husband, Anders Kolbeinsen, with daughter Ragnhild.
    Documents
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family.  Norway Census 1900.  Original Paper Record.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1900. Original Paper Record.
    Original paper record stored on microfilm for Gnr. 21, Brnr. 4 and 13, Holmvik and Nord, Sortland, Nordland, Norway.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1875. Transcription.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1875. Transcription.
    Digital transcription of original paper record for Gnr. 59b, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway. Made available in the Digital Archives of the Regional State Archives in Bergen, Norway.
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1889 - Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Aug 1889 - Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1960 - Seattle, King, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Apr 1960 - Pacific Lutheran Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Immigration.  Vik, Kalmer Eklund.  Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
    Immigration. Vik, Kalmer Eklund. Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
    Issued by the Circuit Court of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, on 12 January 1915.