|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1899|
Biography of Andrew Anderson:
Source: Illustrated Album of Biography of Pope and Stevens Counties, Minnesota (1888)
ANDREW ANDERSON, who is now a well to-do farmer living on section 15 Chippewa Falls Township, is a native of Sweden, born December 13, 1827. His parents were also natives of Sweden, and were named Andrew and Mary (Peterson) Anderson. The family were sturdy, industrious farmers, possessing robust health, as do most of the sons and daughters of that far northern country. The father died in 1842, and the mother in 1817. The father served as road master in his native land for thirty-eight years and was a good and generous-hearted man, rearing his family in a proper manner. The family were members of the Lutheran Church, of which he was for many years an officer. They had ten children, four of whom are now living: Peter; Mary, now Mrs. Frember; Andrew and Tona.
The subject of our sketch spent his boyhood days upon his father's farm in Sweden, until fifteen years of age, when his father died. He then worked at farm labor for three years: then spent two years at learning the carpenter's trade, and followed that for fifteen years, contracting and building, having many men under his control. He was married to Miss Christena Larson, daughter of Lars and Annie L. (Johnson) Johnson, also natives of Sweden. They were farmers of the better class, and had six children, four of whom are now living: John, Lars, Annie, now Mrs. Oleson, and Mrs. C, Anderson. The parents were acceptable members of the Lutheran Church.
After his marriage, our subject rented farm lands for six years in Sweden, then, with his wife and four children came to America, settling in Scott County, Minnesota, where he worked at mason work in the summertime and carpenter work in the winter for three years. He then came to Pope County and in September 1867, took a homestead where he now lives. At the same date he bought twenty-three acres of a fractional piece of timber in section 15, of Chippewa Falls Township. At first he built him a log house, 11 x l6 feet in size, in which he remained for seven years, then built his present commodious residence. In l887 he also built a granary and barn with underground stabling: the barn is 48x64 feet in size. As a windbreak, he planted a fine grove around his house and buildings, and now has one of the best improved places in the county. Their family comprises eleven children, boys and girls: Annie, now Mrs. Butterfield who has four children: John F., Effie E., Charles A. and LeRoy, Mary; Augusta, now Mrs. August Frendberg (the mother of one child) Ira C.; Lewis; Matilda, now Mrs. Johnson who has one child: Clara T., Alphe, Ida S., Gustavus, Emma L., Christena A., Mabel J.
In politics Mr. Anderson is a republican and has held the offices of school director, township clerk and trustee: has also been chairman of the board of supervisors. He is one of the substantial men of his county. He and his family are faithful members of the Lutheran Church.
Chrestine Larson Anderson (____ - 1923)
Augusta Anderson Frendberg (1862 - 1950)*
Mathilida Anderson Johnson (1866 - 1944)*
Ida Sophia Anderson Munter (1870 - 1920)*
Gustav August Anderson (1872 - 1961)*
Mollie Kristine Anderson (1876 - 1954)*
Mabel Eunice Anderson Tweit (1879 - 1949)*
Chippewa Falls Cemetery
Plot: Number 50
Created by: Jim Olsen
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64493403