Birth Name: Louis Gabriel Amundson
Place of Birth: Ventura, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 7, 1982
Lou Amundson is an American professional basketball player. He played for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders of the Japanese B.League, and college basketball for UNLV.
Lou’s paternal grandfather was named Hjalmar Gabrielsson Amundson. Hjalmar was born in Sweden.
Lou’s paternal grandmother was Viola Ingeborg Telander (the daughter of John Peter Telander/Thelander/Tilander and Ingeborg/Engeberg Christina Salmonson). Viola was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents. John was born in Jämtland County, the son of Jöns Eriksson Tillander and Greta Kajsa Johansdotter. Ingeborg was the daughter of Nels/Nus Salmonson/Solmonson and Engeberg M.
Lou’s maternal grandfather was Waldemar Gustave Berg (the son of Louis Berg and Pauline Oertel). Waldemar was born in Wisconsin. Louis was born in Wisconsin, the son of German parents, Charles/Carl Berg and Wilhelmina/Minnie Streck. Pauline was born in Wisconsin, also to German parents, Christian Oertel and Wilhelmina Ehrhardt.
Lou’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Purdy (the daughter of William Ward Purdy and Dorothy Coffin). Evely was born in Minnesota. William was the son of The Rev. Edward James Purdy and Charlotte Marie Shipman. Dorothy was the daughter of Wilbur Fisk Coffin and Ellen Brooks.
Sources: Lou’s paternal grandmother, Viola Ingeborg Telander, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Lou’s paternal great-grandparents, John Peter Telander/Thelander/Tilander and Ingeborg/Engeberg Christina Salmonson – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Lou’s paternal great-grandmother, Ingeborg/Engeberg Christina Salmonson – https://familysearch.org
Lou’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Purdy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org