Arnoldus Andreas “Andrew” Anderson

Arnoldus Andreas “Andrew” Anderson

Birth
Vikedal, Vindafjord kommune, Rogaland fylke, Norway
Death 22 May 1923 (aged 91)
Goodhue, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Goodhue, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 30961401 · View Source
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Andrew came to America with his parents on July 12, 1836 experiencing pioneer life in four states: New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He became a sailor on a Great Lakes steamer between Milwaukee and Buffalo. Later he owned and operated a general store in Edgerton, Wisconsin and in Milwaukee. During the Civil War he sold out his store in Milwaukee and moved to Goodhue County, Minnesota where he bought land and became a prosperous farmer. In 1864 Andrew was one of seven charter members of the Presbyterian Church of Goodhue County, organized by Rev. Joseph Hancock. In 1869 a sanctuary was erected a mile east of town. The church cost $1,800 to which the members subscribed $190. He was an elder in this congregation for several years and upon his death in 1923, was the last surviving member of its first organization. He was buried in the tiny cemetery which was formerly adjacent to the church building, destroyed by a heavy windstorm in July of 1901.



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  • Originally Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 29 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30961401
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arnoldus Andreas “Andrew” Anderson (9 Apr 1832–22 May 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30961401, citing Goodhue Presbyterian Cemetery, Goodhue, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by KIKI (contributor 47833518) .