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17-04-06, 13:07

Looking for information on Sivert Ronquist and Rosa Kunkel. I´m interested in all kind of information.

Sivert Ronquist (Rönnqvist) was born 11 Nov 1896 in Larsmo, Finland. He emigrated to USA in 1913. Around 1930-1931 he moved to Cordova, AK where he worked as a commercial fisherman until his retirement in 1968. He died 10 Dec 1972 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Sivert Ronquist was a member of the Loyal Moose and the Pioneers of Alaska in Cordova.

Sivert was married to Rosa Kunkel born ~1913. I don´t know either her birth or deathday. Rosa´s parents were Thaddeus Theodore Kunkel (b. 12 Apr 1884 in Alma, Nebraska d. 29 Jan 1950 in Chestachina, AK) and Birdie Florence Adams (b. 25 Aug 1896 d. ?)

When did Sivert and Rosa get married?
When was Rosa born and when did she die?
Where are Sivert and Rosa buried?


Art Fors
17-04-06, 19:03
Hello Siv,

Re: 1920 United States Federal Census > Washington > Thurston > Rochester > District 378

Name: Severd Ronquist
Relationship: Boarder
Age: 23
Marital Status: Single
Immigration Date: 1913
Birth Place: Finland
Mother tongue: Swedish
Trade: Miner
Industry: Quartz Mine


17-04-06, 20:52

This information I have got from Ancestry.

Social security death index record about Sivert Ronquist.
Name Sivert Ronquist
SSN 567-16-8127
Last recidence 99574 Cordova, Valdez Cordova, Alaska united states of America
Born 11 Nov 1896
Died Dec 1972
State (Year) SSN Issued California (before 1951)

MVH Kerstin

17-04-06, 21:47
Hello again!

I found these interesting thing too.

New York passenger list record about Sivert Ronnquist.
Arraiving day 17 dec 1936
Estimated birh year 1896
Age 40
Port of departure Gothenburg, Sweden
Ship Kungsholm
Port of arrival New york

holds passport iss. by dept of state Washington DC
Sept 4 1936 No 342690

His adress is box 3 Cordova Alaska

MVH Kerstin

18-04-06, 08:14
Thanks to Art and Kerstin for your information on Sivert!

Sivert lived in Bingham Canyon until ~1915. But i have understand that he moved many times before his stay in Cordova, AK. It´s very likely he lived in Rochester in 1920.

I have heard that Sivert visited Finland only once. You did find his name on the passengerlists. Certainly he visited Finland in 1936.