Emil Hammer, 1922

Emil Hammer was born 25 Dec 1894.  On 22 Mar 1914, he left Norway on the boat Empress of Britiana, and on 11 Apr he arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and made his way into the United States. 

In March of 1916, at the age of 21, he began the process of obtaining his citizenship.  He filed a Declaration of Intention in Brookings county, and was naturalized at Des Moines, Polk co., Iowa in Aug 1918.

On the 1920 census, he lived with his brother Oluf and his family, both of them farmers.

On 19 May, 1922, he obtained a passport for the purpose of visiting his parents in Norway, and traveling through Sweden and Denmark.  He planned to leave the U.S. aboard the Stavingerfjord via the Port of New York.    For the return trip, he is listed on the passenger manifest of the Oscar II, which left Christiana on 10 Jan 10, 1923 and arrived at the Port of New York on 22 Jan 1923.

On 10 Mar 1925, he married Amanda Eggebraaten in Brookings, Brookings co., South Dakota.  They farmed in Summit township in Lake co., South Dakota, between 1925 and 1961. 

In 1975, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Emil died on 08 Oct 1989 in Madison, South Dakota, and Amanda on 17 Jul 1991.  They are buried in Oslo Cemetery, Volga, South Dakota.

The family of Emil and Amanda Hammer