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 Hans Anthon Anderson

Hans Anthon Anderson

Nesoddtangen, Nesodden kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Death 28 Oct 1879 (aged 29)
Belle River, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Nelson, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Sec 2, Blk 17, Lot 1E
Memorial ID 98442979 · View Source
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The Alexandria Post, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota
Friday, November 7, 1879, page 4, col. 3.

Tuesday, Oct. 28th, Hans A. Anderson, a worthy citizen and one of the Board of Supervisors of the town of Belle River. Disease, consumption. Leaves wife and one child. Burial and funeral services last Sunday at Crooked Lake Church. (Fahlun Lutheran?)

(He was Norwegian, so it's possible the services were at Our Saviour's Lutheran in Nelson, Minnesota, and he was buried at the Nelson Cemetery. Mostly Swedes were at the Crooked Lake (Fahlun) church at that time.)

Norwegian birth record, from
parents: Andreas Andersen,​ Maren Hansdr

name: Hans Anthon Andreasen
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 26 May 1850
baptism/christening place: NESODDEN, AKERSHUS, NORWAY
birth date: 12 Apr 1850
father's name: Andreas Andersen
mother's name: Maren Hansdatter
indexing project (batch) number: C42800-2
system origin: Norway-VR
source film number: 278169

Hans Anderson was born in Norway.
His birth was in Nesodden (also spelled Næsodden) parish in Akershus Fylke (county) Norway.
His birth is shown here in the actual scan of the parish register for Nesodden, in the ministerial book.
He is entry number 15 on the left side of the page.
the parish record shows:
Hans Anthon Andreasen was born 12 April 1850, baptised 26 May, 1850, legitimate birth, to father who was a farm owner, Andreas Andersen, and mother Maren Hansdatter, at the farm Brenningen (also spelled Brændingen) under the main farm called Hasle at Nesodden parish.

by the 1865 census, the father has died, and the mother Maren Hansdatter and her son are still living at the farm.

Census year: 1865
Municipality: Nesodden
Municipality number: 0216
Name of domicile: Brændingen
Number of persons in this domicile: 3


Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
Maren Hansdatter hm e Forpagterske 1817 Næsoddens Pgd.
Hans Andreassen Hendes Søn ug Dagleier 1850 Næsoddens Pgd.

They also have a lodger living there.
Maren Baltzersdatter Logerende ug Sypige 1824 Næsoddens Pgd.

The mother Maren Hansdatter Anderson's obituary from Alexandria shows their travels to America:
Obituary – Park Region Echo, Oct. 13, 1910, page 5 column 3.
Mrs. Maren Anderson
Another Aged Pioneer Departed
Wednesday morning after an illness of about a year, Mrs. Maren Anderson, died at the ripe old age of ninety-four years and seven days. She was born at Nesodden Parish, Akershus County, Norway, Oct. 5, 1816. She was married and after a few years was left a widow with a young son, Hans Anderson. In 1869 they came to America and settled in Fillmore County. From there they went to Minneapolis and from there together with her son, came to Belle River, where they remained for about three years and in 1880 moved into Alexandria. She resided for some time with her grandchild (Alida Christina Anderson, who married William H. George) and her niece, Mrs. Peter R. Hanson. The last two years she has lived with Hans Antonson. (He was also from Nesodden parish – a relative maybe? I think that Hans Antonson was the brother of Maren Hansdatter Andersons' daughter in law, Maren Antonsdatter Anderson Olsen, 2nd wife of Anders Olsen from Aaseth) The last year she was bedridden and death must be looked upon as a relief.
The funeral is to be held Friday after noon from the Hans Antonson home on H street (now Hawthorne) across from Fedenburg Mill. Rev. Eidsaa of Hoffman officiating. The remains will be placed at rest in the cemetery south of Nelson. (Hans Antonson and family are also buried there.)

It does not mention the son's death - 1879 of Hans A. (Anthon) Anderson, but it does say she moved in to Alexandria in 1880. He has died by then in Douglas County, probably out by Belle River or the Nelson area, since he is buried at the Nelson Cemetery.

Somehow they are either friends with, or related to the Anton Hansons and Hans Antonson family, who are also from Nesodden. Yes, Anton Hanson's daughter Maren Antonsdatter was the wife of Maren Anderson's son Hans Anton (Andreasen) Anderson.
They are also buried at the Nelson cemetery.

I think I find the emigration of Hans Andreasen (Anderson) from Norway, with his mother an someone else traveling with them, as they came to Minnesota in 1869.
6900 Oslo 1007A 1869 April 23 Hans Andreasen m u 19 Næsodden Winona 9119 Norsk Spd. 150 Albion
6901 Oslo 1007B 1869 April 23 Marie Jensdatter f u 52 Næsodden Winona 9120 Norsk Spd. 150 Albion
6902 Oslo 1007C 1869 April 23 Maren f u 23 Næsodden Winona 9121 Norsk Spd. 150 Albion

The obituary for his mother says that at one time she was living with her granddaughter and niece. So Hans A. Anderson must have had a son or daughter?
Yes, he had a daughter named Alida Christina Anderson, who 1st married William H. George in Douglas County, in 1896, and after Wm. George died in a farming fall of a broken neck, Alida Christina married Alfred Sather, they moved to Alberta, Canada.

This matches Hans and his mother Maren, including their Norwegian last names, in Belle River township, Douglas county, in 1875.
name: Hans H Anderson
residence: Belle River, Douglas, Minnesota
age: 25
estimated birth year: 1850
father's birthplace: Norway
mother's birthplace: Norway
birthplace: Norway
race: White
gender: Male
line number: 37
family number: 33
film number: 0565718
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Hans H Anderson M Norway
Maron Hansen F Norway

Hans Anderson must have married Maren Antonsdatter (daughter of Anton Hanson of Nelson) shortly after that 1875 census. They had Alida Christina, and then Hans Anderson died.

Here is Alida Christina on findagrave, in Alberta, Canada:

Alida Christine Sather
Birth: Sep. 1, 1878
Death: Mar. 23, 1947
Fairview Cemetery
Alberta, Canada
Created by: Jessica H
Record added: Sep 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97195689

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