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Fred Anderson
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1873, Norway
Death: Aug. 29, 1930
San Francisco County
California, USA

I recently found out that the people buried here at Sunset View in Colma were never moved...

Originally, the City of San Francisco leased the land where the Sunset View Cemetery was located. They decided that they no longer wanted to be in the cemetery business anymore. The owner of the land said "what are we supposed to do with all of these bodies". The city of SF told them, well you can't move them and you cannot build a building on top of them, but you can put a gold course over them." So that's what they did. The bodies are still there. They removed the markers, and put in a golf course. Terrible. I also learned the when they property was sold, the owner tossed out all of the burial records. All of them were handwritten with great detail and now nobody knows anything about our relatives that were buried there.

Fred was born , Frithjof Berntsen, February 7 1873 in Norway. He emigrated to the US from Eidsvoll , Akershus, Norway in April of 1873 with his parents, Bernt Anderson and Karen Matea Christiansdatter and his older brother Ole Anderson(born in 1871). They made their home in Wisconsin. Fred somehow made it down to Kansas where he married Rebecca Reynolds Anderson in 1907. They lived a few few places in betwen, South Dakota, Colorado but ended up in California. At the time, he was living with his family in Dent township in San Joaquin County. He died in San Francisco at the San Francisco Hospital August 29, 1930 of nose cancer. On his death certificate , it states his burial was on September 6, 1930. Burial location: Sunset. There was a Sunset View In Sf and it was deemed "defunt" and remains were relocated. I have checked with the Cemeteries in Colma and they could not find him in any of their records. It's possible that his remains were never moved from its location at Sunset View in Colma. Most of the remains were left. Since the people that were buried there were poor they weren't considered important, the Cypress Hills Golf club was built right in top of the burial ground. 
Family links: 
  Bernt Anderson (1838 - 1910)
  Karen Matthea Christiansdatter Anderson (1849 - 1923)
  Rebecca Longshore Reynolds Anderson (1892 - 1985)*
  Carl Reynolds Anderson (1908 - 1958)*
  Norma Belle Anderson Pieter (1912 - 1992)*
  Fred Anderson (1873 - 1930)
  Annie Anderson Harris (1875 - 1949)*
  John Anderson (1877 - 1894)*
  Ole Anderson (1879 - 1882)*
  Chris Anderson (1882 - 1961)*
  Bert Anderson (1884 - 1955)*
  Gus Anderson (1890 - 1918)*
  Bertha C Anderson Mctigue (1892 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset View Cemetery (Defunct)
San Mateo County
California, USA
Created by: AA
Record added: Jan 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103762198

- Sharon Turner
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013

- AA
 Added: Mar. 12, 2013

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