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Edvart Tobias Omundsen

Male 1859 - 1940  (81 years)


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  • Name Edvart Tobias Omundsen  [1, 2
    • Born 12th August 1859, at Frydenlund, Norway. At the age of 16 he went mackerel fishing in the summer and wood cutting on Flekeng Island in the winter. This lasted 2 years then he worked at home until 19 years of age when he finally left in 1879.
      He sailed to South America and back to Kanick in Scotland, then left on an English ship for the East Indies, then back to London where he was paid off.
      From Hamburg he sailed to Baltimore in the USA on a Nova Scotian vessel.
      Paid off and shipped on the same ship for Waterford, Ireland. The ship went on the rocks at Minehead.
      From Barrow he went to Port Augusta in South Australia. The next nine weeks were spent in casual work ashore during which he saw much of Australia.
      He sailed from Port Pirie to Port Natal in South Africa, from there to the West Indies and on to London.
      He then shipped on the ?Glengory?, captained by captain Fisher, for Lyttelton New Zealand, where he berthed in 1882.
      He left the ship as he had had his jaw broken when hit by a boom and conditions aboard the ship were poor.
      He worked on a coaster from Kaiapoi to Waitara taking timber to Kaiapoi and potatoes to Wellington.
      He walked to Carterton and later to Woodville where he worked on the railways.
      Later he took up land at Matahiri in partnership with Max Kaiser. After this he drew a farm at Maharahara where he met Leamon Carter and married her on 25th February 1891.
      They moved to Tipapakuku then Piripiri where he died in 1940, and is buried in the Mangatera cemetery in Dannevirke. His grave is at row ZI Plot No.6
    Born 12 Aug 1859  Freydenland, Greipstad, Vest-Agder, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1940  Piripiri Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Oct 1940  Mangatera Cemetery Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Edvart Tobias Omunden left Norway in 1887 and finally settled in New Zealand
    Person ID I13  Omundsen
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 

    Father Ommund Sorensen,   b. 15 Mar 1824, Greipstad Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Nodeland Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Inger Marie Torgjusdr,   b. 26 Aug 1828, Nodeland Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1864, Nodeland Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Nodeland Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leamon Carter,   b. 8 Jun 1873, Gloucester, Gloucestershire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1953, Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1891  Maharahara New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Oswald (Ossie) Omundsen,   b. 14 Dec 1891, Mangatinoko New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1970, Dannevirke, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. James Edvart Omundsen,   b. 14 Apr 1893, Dannervirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1993, New Plymouth, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     3. Bertram Leslie Omundsen,   b. 27 Sep 1895, Woodville New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1903, Tipapakuku Hawkes Bay New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     4. Enger Marie Omundsen,   b. 14 Sep 1897, Woodville, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1911, Tipapakuku, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     5. Arnold Cecil Omundsen,   b. 12 Sep 1899, Dannervirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1981, Auckland New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Cyril Leonard Omundsen,   b. 8 Aug 1901, Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1969, Wanganui New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Lionel Ray Omundsen,   b. 9 Oct 1903, Dannervirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1982, Stokes Valley, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Adolf (Ardie) Harold Omundsen,   b. 29 Oct 1905, Dannervirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2000, Dannevirke, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     9. Roland Gilbert Omundsen,   b. 19 Jan 1910, Tipapakuku Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1983, Dannevirke, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Phyllis Rose Omundsen,   b. 31 Oct 1914, Dannervirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 2008, Dannevirke New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
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    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Edvart & Leamon Omundsen
    Edvart & Leamon Omundsen
    Mangatera Cemetry Dannevirke New Zealand

  • Sources 
    1. Sale of Land, 13 Sep 1899.
      Advertisement for the sale of 328 Acres at Maharahara West
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WOODEX18990913.2.19.4?query=E%20Omundsen


    2. Injured Foot, 18 Apr 1902.
      Workers compensation for accidents act 1900.
      Samuel George Bunting tree feller makes a claim against his employer Edvart Omundsen bush contractor re injured foot 28 October 1901
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/BA19020418.2.25?query=E%20Omundsen