Cornelius "Con" Didrik Erickson

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  • Name: Cornelius "Con" Didrik Erickson
  • Location of Birth: on the Feset-Feseth farm in Bamble, Telemark, Norway
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1889
  • Date of Death: March 6, 1971 (81 years old)
  • Parents: Johan Dedrikson Erickson and Amanda (Hansen) Erickson
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Cornelius served with the United States Army, 43rd Company, 20th Engineers in France during World War I.

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    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Cornelius came to the United States in 1891 with his parents and settled in Superior, Wisconsin.

    In 1904, the family moved to Bigfork, Minnesota where they homesteaded.

    He married Pansy Meyers on December 18, 1924.

    Con was a member of the Foster-Bjorge VFW Post #1764 in Bigfork, Minnesota.

    Surviving relatives are his wife, Pansy; one son, Raymond; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Lorraine) Hamilton, Mrs. Gail (Kathleen) Henry, and Mrs. Michael (Bertha) Bjorke; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, John; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Gustafson and Mrs. Hildegard Tatgren.

    Con is buried in the Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota. (Lot 104)

    Also known as Didrik Kornelius Johansen.

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