Cornelius "Con" Didrik Erickson

Army Badge
  • 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
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In:
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Cornelius served with the United States Army, 43rd Company, 20th Engineers in France during World War I.

    Information in the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Cornelius D. Erickson
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: September 2, 1889
    Birth Place: Norway
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Residence Place: Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
    Physical Build: Medium
    Height: Tall
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Cornelius Didrick Erickson
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 52
    Birth Date: September 2, 1889
    Birth Place: Norway
    Residence Place: Bigfork, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Height: 6' 3"
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Weight: 250
    Complexion: Dark Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Con D. Erickson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

  • MIA / POW:

  • 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.

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):