Kalmar Eklund VIK1889 - 1960 (70 years)
Name Kalmar Eklund VIK Born 28 May 1889 Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Christened 25 Aug 1889 Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Gender Male Died 28 Mar 1960 Seattle, King, Washington, USA Buried 1 Apr 1960 Pacific Lutheran Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, USA 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
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 5 Feb 2017
Father Anders Martin Berg KOLBEINSEN, b. 31 May 1863, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway , d. Bef 1938 (Age < 74 years) Mother Karen Margarethe HANSSEN, b. 3 Apr 1862, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway , d. 18 May 1938, Seattle, King, Washington, USA (Age 76 years) Married 25 Jul 1887 Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Photos Vik, Karen and husband, Anders Kolbeinsen, with daughter Ragnhild. Documents 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.
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
- Birth Record: Church Book: Sortland 1885-1894:
Event Map Born - 28 May 1889 - Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Christened - 25 Aug 1889 - Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Died - 28 Mar 1960 - Seattle, King, Washington, USA Buried - 1 Apr 1960 - Pacific Lutheran Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, USA = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
Histories Immigration. Vik, Kalmer Eklund. Declaration of Intention for Naturalization.
Issued by the Circuit Court of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, on 12 January 1915.