My Great Grandmother’s parents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne (Jansen) Lund of Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. They RESIDED AT FOSWINCHELSGADE 4, BERGEN, NORWAY for the 1900 Census. John and Georgine Lund had five children : Ragnhild, Elsiff, John, Solveig, and Gudrun Lund.
Gudrun emigrated on 11 November 1896, at the age of 15. I cannot fathom how brave she must have been or maybe just how desperate she was. To board a ship and leave her homeland during the dead of winter. She must have been a very strong woman. I never got the privilege of knowing her, because she passed away years before I was born. She emigrated as a servant to the Glenn W. Traer family in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois. My mother told me that she came as a governess.
Gudrun married Edward Francis Linderman on 11 September 1902 in Winona, Minnesota.
ELLIS ISLAND IN NEW YORK WAS OPENED IN 1892. GUDRON LUND WAS ONLY FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, WHEN SHE EMIGRATED FROM KRISTIANIA, KRISTIANIA, NORWAY, IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON THE SHIP “HEKLA”, WITH CAPTAIN LAUB OF COPENHAGEN. THINGVALLA IS THE SHIPBUILDER. SHE CAME TO WORK AS A SERVANT FOR THE GLENN W. TRAER FAMILY IN HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Ellis Island, New York record:
Last Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival:Nov 11, 1896
Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Hekla
Port of Departure: Christiania
Manifest Line Number:0102