|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1865|
Kalmar lšn, Sweden
|Death: ||May 15, 1935|
Carl August Anderson was born April 25, 1865 in Kalmar, Sweden. He was the oldest child of Carl Otto Anderson and Eva Helena Johansdotter. Two brothers died as infants, two brothers and two sisters grew to maturity.
His parents, sisters, and one brother were converted to the Mormon faith in their native land, as it was then the hope of most converts to migrate to Utah. But the fare of about $100 at that time was just to much for the whole family to afford. He was baptized April 30, 1889 by V.F. Roburg in Stockholm, Sweden and Confirmed that same day by K.H. Nordburg in Stockholm, Sweden.
Carl worked on farms and in the forest near his home and was an expert with an ax and saw. He also served in the Swedish Army in Stockholm, Sweden.
He met Elif Erickson, who was currently on his mission in Sweden. Brother Erickson helped Carl obtain employment from a Mr. Boothe of Grantsville. Mr. Boothe would furnish transportation from Sweden to Grantsville, in exchange for Carl to work for him until the loan was paid off. Every month Carl would receive a $15 credit, which would go towards paying off the loan.
So on April 16, 1891, Carl left Sweden on the ship Nevada, spending his 26th birthday on the voyage. He took a small boat from his hometown to Copenhagen, another small boat to England, across England by train and finally to the large ship. He arrived in New York City on May 6, 1891. From there, he traveled to Salt Lake City by train, arriving May 13, then arriving in Grantsville the next day.
After about a year, Carl had repaid the loan to Mr. Boothe. Also during this time, he met Emma Hult, who was also working in Grantsville. When Emma and her friend Louise went to go work in Salt Lake, Carl went to Wyoming to herd sheep. The pay was little and would also receive sheep as payment. There were many coyotes, bears, and mountain lions to bother the sheep and with Carl knowing how to use a rifle, the sheep were well-looked after. After this he hated sheep and said they were the dumbest animal born.
The money that he earned herding sheep helped him to bring his parents, sisters, and youngest brother to Utah.
On June 10, 1894 he was ordained an Elder. On July 18, 1894 he married Emma Mathilda Hult in the Salt Lake Temple(completed about one year prior).
Carl and Emma leased some land in Grantsville where they farm. He worked for other farmers until he saved enough money to buy 40 acres of land-all just sagebrush and washes, which they eventually turned into a productive farm. He cleared the ground, first making sure they could get drinking water, drilled a well and then built a home and planted an orchard. All this time he was working for someone in order to drill, build, and do the things that he needed to do on his own land. During this time they were living in a tiny house that they rented without any linoleum on the floor. Carl said, "Mother[Emma] scrubbed those wood floors until they were white." It would take years before they could move into their own home, but they eventually did. It was at the end of Quirk Street in Grantsville.
At their farm, they had raspberry bushes, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, pigs, dairy cows, chickens, and one or two horses. They also had a good-sized pond which they would use for irrigation once a week. When they did this, the grandkids would play in the water. Also, in the pond there were little tadpoles which the grandkids would try to catch.
Here they raised their four children, Carl Algot born 16 April 1895, Gustave Edvin born April 8, 1896(died Sep. 4 1897), John Alvin born 18 Jan. 1903, and Amy Evelyn born Feb. 13 1906.
Carl died in his home on May 15, 1935 just a few weeks before his 70th birthday, from a case of stomach cancer. He is buried in the Grantsville Cemetery next to his wife Emma.
Bio. partially provied by a report by Dixie Anderson
Carl Otto Anderson (1836 - 1915)
Eva Helena Johnson Anderson (1844 - 1922)
Emma Mathilda Hult Anderson (1867 - 1954)
G Edwin Anderson (1896 - 1897)*
Evelyn Anderson Jones (1906 - 1996)*
Carl August Anderson (1865 - 1935)
Anna Mathilda Anderson Egbert (1873 - 1925)*
Grantsville City Cemetery
Created by: Austin Clark
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94162738