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Rasmus Bjorn Anderson
Birth: Jan. 12, 1846
Albion
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1936
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

US Diplomat. Served as United States Minister to Denmark from 1885 to 1889. Also served as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention from Wisconsin in 1868.

He was a professor of Scandinavian Language and Literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the oldest such department in an American University. He founded a publication company, The Norroena Society which focused on republishing translations of texts about the history and mythology of Northern Europe. He was the author of numerous books with Scandinavian themes, such as "America Not Discovered by Columbus" (1874), "Norse Mythology" (1875), and "Viking Tales of the North" (1877). He translated many books by Scandinavian authors, most notably the Norwegian novelist, Bjornstjern Bjornson. From 1885 through 1889, he served as United States Ambassador to Denmark. From 1898-1922, he was the editor of the Norwegian weekly newspaper "Amerika". Through his efforts, Leif Erikson Day became an official observance in his native Wisconsin, and decades after his death, it became a federal observance by Presidential proclamation in 1964. 
 
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 Parents:
  Bjorn Kvelve Anderson (1801 - 1850)
  Abel Cathrine Von Krogh Amundson (1809 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Karina Olson Anderson (1848 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Hannah Burena Anderson (1869 - 1870)*
  Carletta Cathrina Anderson Vedel (1870 - 1955)*
  George Krogh Anderson (1872 - 1948)*
  Hjalmar Odin Anderson (1876 - 1943)*
  Rolf Bull Anderson (1883 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arnoldus Andreas Anderson (1832 - 1923)*
  Augustinus Meldal Brun Anderson (1834 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Anderson Danielson (1837 - 1921)*
  Cecelia Anderson Reque (1840 - 1900)*
  Martha Anderson Johnson (1841 - 1927)*
  Dina Anderson Torgerson (1843 - 1935)*
  Rasmus Bjorn Anderson (1846 - 1936)
  Abel Anderson (1847 - 1925)*
  Augustinus Bruun Anderson (1851 - 1935)*
  Albert Christian Amundson (1855 - 1919)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lake Ripley Cemetery
Cambridge
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2003
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My Uncle of wife of brother-in-law of 1st cousin 3x removed. Never forgotten and always loved.
- Christopher Erin Lindstrom
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014
I mean, I am proud that you are MY ancestor!
- KIKI
 Added: Sep. 2, 2012
You were an amazing man, Rasmus. I enjoyed reading your books and autobiography. I am proud to be one of your ancestors.
- KIKI
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012
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