Osmon Martin Anderson

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Osmon Martin Anderson

  • Birth 22 May 1855 Newark, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 7 May 1920 Elliott, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Elliott, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 84348008

Osmon (known as Martin) Anderson met (Ingeborg) Bell Ness in Lisbon, Illinois. After marriage, they moved with son, Arent, to Ford County in 1888 because farm land was cheaper and more available. They bought 120 acres in the N.E. corner of section 36, Dix Township, Ford County, Ill. Later it was owned and farmed by one of his sons, Johnny E. Anderson. It was customary to put a small amount down, (i.e. $10) and pay off over the years. It was also common for people to borrow money from rich neighbors rather than banks as there werre few banks and loans were sometimes difficult to obtain. Sometimes they would pool their money in order to buy land. Sometimes they would use other than cash as a means of repayment, such as grain, produce, other crops, etc. They were early and active members of the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, southeast of Elliottk, Illinois. They moved into Elliott, Illinois in 1912.

Osmon Martin Anderson and Belle Ness were married on 28 Feb 1879 in Lisbon, Illinois. She was know as Belle in America.
She and Osmon had 8 children, one dying shortly after birth, most settled in and around Elliott, Illinois.

OM Anderson & Ingeborg Belle had 8 children:
• Arent Svert Anderson (1880-1944) m. Sabina Helgeland in 1905
• George Martin Anderson (1884-1950) m. Bertha Hill in 1906
• Anna Johanna Anderson (1886-1951)
• John Anderson (1887-1887)
• John Engvald (Johnny) Anderson ( 1888-1964) m. 1) Martha Hatteberg; 2) Ruth Norem
• Inger Maria (Anderson) Paulson (1893-1973) m. Henry Paulson in 1939
• Lawrence Knute Anderson (1896-1971) m. Agnes Carlson in 1917
• Peter Edward Anderson (1900-1975) m. Gertrude Tweet in 1925



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  • Created by: Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin
  • Added: 1 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84348008
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Osmon Martin Anderson (22 May 1855–7 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84348008, citing Pontoppidan Cemetery, Elliott, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin (contributor 47405345) .