Built several buildings
in the Bru district. House on 14-6-13 – occupied by Andersons until ca.
Emigrated from Iceland in 1887 with Husband Andres
Svein Arnasson, Arni Sveinsson’s dad.
Born Iceland 1845: Died 1924
Asmunder lost both feet and a hand to frostbite after barely surviving
a winter journey in his native Iceland in the early 1870’s. In the
summer of 1883, he moved with his wife to Canada and settled in the
Baldur district in Manitoba.
His courage and toughness were an example to his neighbours.
Valgerdur Bjornsdottir was born in Iceland and trained midwife ... a
much respected profession in Iceland at that time; when it was not
advocated that girls need be educated. She delivered numerous babies
and to cared for mothers and their newborns in the Bru district . It
had been related that she took her daughter, Halldora, to assist at the
delivery, when Halldora was only fourteen years of age. And thus
Halldora learned the profession and carried on to serve her community