Gudrun Helga Sveinsson
The home of Arni Sveinsson built on 23-6-14 in 1892.
The barn Arni Sveinsson built on 23-6-14 in 1902
Arni and Gudrun Sveinsson & family about 1891. Left to right:
Sveinn, Gudrun, holding Kris; Jon; Ingiborg’ Arni.;holding Jana; GUdny.
Arni & Gudrun Sveinsson & family, top left to right: Anna,
Sirun, Valdimar, Albert, Kristjan, Sveinn, Jon, Gudny, Ingiborg,
Sawing wood on the Sveinsson farm
Maria Johannsson withy her daughters, Sigurveig (left) and Jakobina
(tight) and her son, Egill.
Sigurveig (Veiga) married Jon Sveinsson. Jakobina married Isak Johnson.
Injiborg and Jana
Gudney, Injiborg and Jana
Sigrun and Anna
Rev. Fridrik and Bertina Hallgrimson
Jakobina Johannsson Johnson
Gudny Sveinsson and Gunnar Matthiasson, married October 24, 1905.
Gudny and Gunnar’s 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1955.
Grund Frelsis (Liberty) Church is the oldest Icelandic Lutheran Church
standing in Canada. Arni Sveinassaon and Brying Hallgrimson were head
carpenters when the church was built in 1889. When restoration took
place one hundred years later, the building wasa found to be not so
much as an inch out of “true”. IN 1975, Arni Sveinsson Jr. played
the original 1911 Doherty organ at the dedication of the church as a
National Historic Site.
The Sveinsson sisters
Left to Right: Sigrun, Gudny, Jana, Ingibjorg, Anna.
Viega and Jon Sveinsson at about the time they were married, June
Halldor and Ingibjorg Eggertson at the time they were married.
Jon & Veiga Sveinsson, with Arni, on the porch of the new home they
built in 1909 on the Jon Jonsson homestead, NE 6-6-14. refrred to in
the diary as "vestur i 6". Jon farmed here from 1909 until 1933.
Gudny Matthiasson with her daughter Elin.
Ingibjorg and Halldor Eggertson with Arni and Gudrun (Diddy).
Veiga Sveinsson with her son Arni.
Sigrun and Anna Sveinsson
Sigurbjorn Jonannsson, father of Jakobina, Sigurveig and Egill.
Sigurbjorn was a poet of some note both in Iceland and in Canada. He
was Community Skaid (“poet laureate”) in the Icelandic Community in the
District of Argyle, where he wrote poems for various special occasions.
A book of his poetry was published by his friends in 1902. He died in
The diary entry from April 1913 indicates that Arni ordered a Ford from
Sigrun, daughter of Jon & Veiga Sveinsson.
Gudny Matthiasson with her two older daughters, Elin and Helen (Unnur).
Sveinn Arnason Sveinsson
Jon Sveinnson farm
Kristjan and Olina Sveinsson
Svein, Sigrun and Arni Sveinsson
Diddy, Edwina, Margaret and Arni Eggertson
The children of Gudny & Gunnar Matthiasson: Thora, Arni, Elin and
Albert and Anna Sveinsson
Albert & Anna Sveinsson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1970
Anna and Jack Lowe
Phyliss and Florence Sveinsson
Anna Sveinsson Lowe
Margaret Anna Sveinsson, born Aug. 19, 1924. (Daughter of Jon
Unnur Sveinsson, born March 9, 1919. (Son of Jon & Veiga)
Sveinn, Marie, Arni, Sigrun an Unnur Sveinsson.
Helene and Albert Hallgrimson
Donald Sveinsson, Kristjan and Olina’s son, born February 21, 1925, in
Sigrun and Tom Findlay
Joyce Findlay, Sigrun and Tom’s daughter, at 8 months of age.
Gudrun and Arni with their daughter, Anna Lowe.
Injibjorg (Bjornson Sveinsson 1891 – 1985
Imba taught for many years in schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
From 1937 until she retired in 1967, she worked at Betel Home in Gimli,
first as a Night Nurse and then as Assistant Matron. Her son, Lawrence,
was postmaster in Gimli for many years.
Gudrun Sveinsson with her granddaughter, Anna.
Svein Arnasson, Arni’s dad, and his mom, Ingibjorg Bjornsdottir,
immigrated to North Dakota.
Gudfinna Johnson, Arni’s sister. Lived in Red Deer, Alberta,
Anna Myrdal, Arni’s sister, lived in North Dakota.
Kjartan Sveinsson, Arni’s brother, lived in North Dakota.