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John F Anderson
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1819
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1902
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA

Son of
Stoddard Moore Anderson & Sophia Ellen Penelope Johnson

Except from: A History of the John and Eva Anderson Family" by Russell J. Anderson:
John Anderson died March 2, 1902 and was buried beside his first wife, Elizabeth, in the Maple Hill Cemetery, East of Birmingham, Iowa."

Portrait & Biographical Album of Jefferson & Van Buren Counties, 1890 bio on son Levi
"John Anderson, the father of our subject, was born in Somerset County, Pa., February 15, 1819, but was reared to manhood on his father's farm in Ohio. In Holmes County, that State, on the 27th of February, 1841, he wedded Elizabeth Harbaugh, a native of Ohio, after which he began life in earnest, continuing his farming operations in the Buckeye State until 1846, when, accompanied by his family, he emigrated to the new State of Iowa, locating near Birmingham, Van Buren County. He at first rented land, but as his financial resources increased purchased a farm. The prairie was then all open, and one could ride miles without coming across a fence or settlement to impede his progress. Mr. Anderson continued to reside in Van Buren County until 1880, when he sold out and removed to Kansas, but the year 1889 witnessed his return, and he is now living in Lick Creek Township, a respected citizen of that community. His wife died on the 17th of February, 1873, and her death was the occasion of sincere grief on the part of many friends. Their children were as follows: Levi, of this sketch; Benjamin, who enlisted in the Thirtieth Iowa Infantry during the late war, and died in the service; Josiah, of Birmingham; Mary E., wife of G. W. Bonnette, of Union Township, Van Buren County; Charles F. living in Kansas; Elizabeth, wife of George Deal, of Birmingham; James, of Kansas; Samantha, wife of Israel Bonnette, of Union Township; and Annie, wife of Melvin Nelson, who resides near Birmingham. "

Obit courtesy of Linda Gerdes
~Birmingham Enterprise, 13 Mar 1902 JOHN ANDERSON
Was born in Somerset county, Penn., Feb. 15, 1819, and died at his home in Birmingham, Iowa, March 4th, 1902, in his 84th year.
~He was converted and joined the Protestant Methodist church in 1841. In 1871 he, with others, formed the nucleus of the F. M. church at this place, and was ever an active worker and supporter of the same. In his death the church has lost a devoted member, one who was ever at his post of duty.
~He was married to Elizabeth Harbaugh, Feb 27th, 1841, in Holmes Co., Ohio, who died Feb. 17, 1873, in Van Buren county. The came to Iowa in 1845, in which state he has since resided, with the exception of five years spent in Kansas.
~He was the father of twelve children, two dying in infancy, and Benjamin who died Jan. 28, 1863, on the Mississippi river, while in the service of his country, and John W., who died Dec. 2, 1875.
~He was again married to Mrs. Mary Parsons in Oct, 1897, who with six children reside in this neighborhood, and James and Charles residing in Kansas, together with fifty-six grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of the departed.
~Uncle John Anderson was a man of sterling character, of strong convictions, ready always to cast his influence on the side of right.
~Coming to Iowa in an early day he endured the hardships and privations that were incidental to the pioneer.
~The funeral services were conducted by his pastor Rev. Trimble from the F. M. church, March 6th, at 10 a.m. All the children were present except James.

Husband of
1) Elizabeth Harbaugh
2) Mahala Sink
3) Mary Parsons

Children:
Infant Anderson - birth order unknown
Levi Anderson
Benjamin Anderson
Josiah Anderson
Mary Ellen [Anderson] Bonnett
Charles F Anderson
Sarah Elizabeth [Anderson] Deahl Morris
James Anderson
Samantha Jane [Anderson] Bonnett
Anna Eliza [Anderson] Nelson
John W. Anderson



 
 
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 Parents:
  Stoddard Moore Anderson (1768 - 1857)
  Sophia Ellen Penelope Johnson Anderson (1784 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Harbaugh Anderson (1822 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Infant Anderson*
  Levi Anderson (1842 - 1915)*
  Benjamin Anderson (1844 - 1863)*
  Josiah Anderson (1845 - 1921)*
  Mary Ellen Anderson Bonnett (1846 - 1938)*
  Charles Foster Anderson (1848 - 1923)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Anderson Deahl-Morris (1852 - 1920)*
  Samantha Jane Anderson Bonnett (1855 - 1948)*
  John W Anderson (1859 - 1875)*
  Anna Eliza Anderson Nelson (1863 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Anderson Haines (1798 - 1865)**
  Jane Anderson Faith (1809 - 1872)*
  James A Anderson (1809 - 1866)*
  Margaret Ellen Anderson Hoagland (1810 - 1846)*
  Nancy Anderson (1814 - 1840)*
  John F Anderson (1819 - 1902)
  Abigail Anderson Giauque (1821 - 1909)*
  Foster Anderson (1825 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Birmingham
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: MarjisAngels
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29104327
John F Anderson
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
John F Anderson
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Gr.Gr. grandpa.
- Marcia Habijanac
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012

- MarjisAngels
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 
 
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