Amundsen, Ingrid

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SIE 2-4-t223

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Amundsen, Ingrid


  • 1983-01-18 (Creation)


3 file folders
2 photographs
1 sound cassette

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This interview was conducted with Ingrid Amundsen on January 18, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, marriage and family, and community activities. Also available are two photographs of Ingrid at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

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Box 10, File 10 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background and Tape Index

Box 10, File 10A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form
Letter of inquiry from Janet Rasmussen
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Box 10, File 10B Photographs
Two photographs

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Interviewed by Inger Nygaard Carr
Transcribed by Mary Sue Gee, Julie Peterson and Becky Husby
Encoded by Kerstin Ringdahl & Amity Smetzler
Recording Quality: Good

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Ingrid Amundsen was born on May 12, 1987 in Alstahaug, Norway, a small island west of Mosjoen, to Kristian and Marie Ulrikson. Kristian was a shoemaker and Marie a homemaker. Ingrid had four siblings: Eli, Magda, Olaf, and Kristjuf. Ingrid has no special memories of her childhood, but remembers Christmas in Norway fondly. On Christmas Eve, they received gifts and had risengynsgroet, and on Christmas Day, they attended church and had lutefisk, soetsuppe, potatoes, and other vegetables.

After her confirmation, Ingrid went to work in Namsos, where her father had relatives, and then immigrated to America in 1919 when she was twenty-one. Her older sister, Eli, already lived in America, and Ingrid went to her house in Sioux City, Iowa. Ingrid worked as a domestic, and in 1921, she married Emil Amundsen, who was also from Norway. The couple had two children: Clarence and Ethel and later moved to Seattle, Washington. In America, Ingrid attended some Norwegian organizations, but never got very involved. She did, however, continue to attend church regularly with her family.


Full Name: Ingrid (Charlotte ?) Amundsen
Maiden Name: Ingrid (Charlotte ?) Ulrikson
Father: Kristian Ulrikson
Mother: Marie Ulrikson
Brothers and Sisters: Eli Astrid Ulrikson, Magda Ulrikson ,Olaf Ulrikson, Kristjuf (?) Ulrikson
Spouse: Emil Amundsen
Children: Clarence (Bud) Amundsen, Ethel Amundsen

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