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Einar Ditlef Anderson
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1874
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1964
Clay County
Minnesota, USA

Einar Ditlef Anderson was born in Clay County, MN 26 Feb 1874. He was the son of Jens Johannes Anderson and Pethrine Lovise Eliassen Anderson.

He was the third of four children born to them. His sisters were: Ida C. 22 Aug 1870 20 Aug 1872, Anna Pauline 12 May 1872 13 Dec 1947 and Kathinka Christine 7 Sep 1877 27 Nov 1930.

Einar moved with his family to Norman County when he was six years old. He attended grade school and Hope Academy at Moorhead, MN. He went on to attend Caton Business College in Minneapolis. He taught at least one term of country school.

By 1900 he was running a general store in Perley with his cousin, John B. Hovden. They were in partnership until 1912 when John moved to Twin Valley and opened his own general store there. Einar became the sole owner of the Perley store and continued in the general store business for about 50 years.

He married Nellie Alma Young at Crookston, MN 28 Jun 1906. Nellie Alma Young was born in Medo Township, Blue Earth County, MN 4 Jun 1881 to Thomas J. Young and Marietta McCullock Hichins Young. Her father was born in Quebec, Canada and her mother in Minnesota.

Nellie was the oldest of their eight children. Her siblings were: Edward Thomas 19 Apr 1883 17 Jun 1961 (Ella May Hulslander Aug 1890 1942), Clair Lyle 5 Mar 1887 18 Feb 1973 (Lena VanRisswick ca 1894 17 Sep 1878), Lloyd C. Jul 1889 before 1990, Roy Milton 21 Nov 1891 before 1992, Bernice Jeanette 9 Jan 1894 12 Sep 1980 (Harold A. Chapin 5 Aug 1891 4 Jan 1981), Elsie Lucille 30 Jan 1896 2 Mar 1992 (Conrad Julian Melberg 19 Feb 1897 3 Feb 1968) and John H. 27 Jun 1901 7 Apr 1968.

Nellie moved as a small child with her family to Crookston, MN. She was educated and grew up at Crookston. She also taught school at Crookston. She met Einar when she was substitute teaching in Perley for a two week period. They made their home in Perley and Einar continued in the general store.

They became the parents of two children: Helen D. 29 Apr 1910 10 Jun 2001 and Donald Einar 23 Feb 1915 2 Jul 1961 (Alace Katherine Strommen 19 Apr 1916 16 Dec 2001).

Einar was active in the Perley community. He served as Councilman and Mayor of Perley for several terms. He was the first president of the Red River Valley Cooperative Power Association. Einar also had served as a director of the Halstad Fire Insurance Co. and was a director at the First State Bank of Perley. He was village treasurer at the time of his death 12 Apr 1964 at Moorhead, MN. His cause of death was a stroke.

Funeral services for Einar were held April 15, 1964, at the Kirkebo Lutheran Church, Perley, MN. Pastor Herbert Larson officiated. The pallbearers were: Oliver Lee, Ralph Woodcock, Ernest Houglum, Arthur Ericksen, David Jacobson and Nick Nelson.

After Einar's death Nellie continued to live in her home in Perley. Nellie was very active in her church and her community. She moved in 1967 to Moorhead to live with her daughter, Helen. She continued to live there until she passed away at the age of 99 23 Feb 1981 in her home.

Funeral services were held for Nellie at the Kirkebo Lutheran Church, Perley, MN 26 Feb 1981. Pastor Lance Yohe officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Earl Hovden, Ernest Houglum, David Jacobson, Henry Jacobson, Arthur Rensvold and Hjalmer Strand. 
Family links: 
  Jens Johannes Anderson (1840 - 1928)
  Pethrine Lovise Eliassen Anderson (1836 - 1892)
  Nellie Alma Young Anderson (1881 - 1981)*
  Helen D. Anderson (1910 - 2001)*
  Donald Einar Anderson (1915 - 1961)*
  Ida C. Anderson (1870 - 1872)*
  Anna Pauline Anderson (1872 - 1947)*
  Einar Ditlef Anderson (1874 - 1964)
  Kathinka Christine Anderson (1877 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethania Lutheran Church Cemetery
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DAJacob
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79701700
Einar Ditlef Anderson
Added by: DAJacob
Einar Ditlef Anderson
Added by: DAJacob
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