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Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1294257902000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Anderson
My name i Katarina and I'm from Sweden. One of my relatives came to USA in 1880 and I think this family is "mine". Can someone help me with more information. I know that Edward was born March 16, 1860 in Sweden and that he left his home country October 1, 1880 with destination St Paul. In a photo I have his address on the back of the photo is:

Edward Anderson
Sankt Paul
North America

Name: A Edward Anderson
Birthplace: Sweden
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Stillwater Ward 1, Washington, Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1879
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Family Number: 170
Page Number: 8
Household Gender Age
A Edward Anderson M 50y
Spouse Ida Anderson F 37y
Child Edna Anderson F 8y
Child Mildred Anderson F 6y
Child Adine Anderson F 4y
Child Alfie Anderson F 2y

Best regards

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1294633207000
Classification: Query
You could contact the
602 North Main Street (museum)
PO Box 167 (mailing)
Stillwater, MN 55082
Executive Director: Brent T. Peterson

I think the man you found is named August Edward Anderson.
So maybe not Edward Anderson.
Here is a death certificate index form that looks like it is August Edward Anderson from Stillwater.
Name: August Edward Anderson
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 15 Oct 1942
Burial Place: Stillwater, Minn.
Death Date: 13 Oct 1942
Death Place: St. Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota
Age: 82
Birth Date: 1860
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ida Anderson
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02554-6
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
Source Film Number: 2243456
Reference Number: cn9436

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295027057000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the tip.

I've got reply today and now follow the question how I can find the children (or perhaps grandchildren).

The best I can come up with is August Edward Anderson's obituary which appeared in the Stillwater, Minnesota Daily Gazette on Wedensday October 14, 1942 -- and it reads:

August E. Anderson Dies after long illness.

August Edward Anderson passed away Oct. 13, 1942 after a long illness. He was born April 16, 1860 in Sweden and came to Stillwater 63 years ago. He was married to Ida Erickson April 17, 1900.

Surviving him are his wife and five daughters; Mrs. Elmore Olson of Chatfield, Minn.; Mrs. Elvin Johnsrud of Albert Lea, Minn.; Mrs. Harry Swanson, Mildred and Alphie all of Stillwater.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30pm from the Jones Funeral Home. Rev. C.E. Benson will officiate. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery.

I hope this helps you on your search.

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295109975000
Classification: Query
It is possible that is the same man. Or not. Although the birthday is a month different and the name is a little different.
Maybe finding the family could help, especially if you have a picture of him.

His daughters Mrs. Harry Swanson (?), Mildred Anderson and Alphie Anderson were all still living in Stillwater. Maybe there is an obituary for his wife, at a later date when she died, and for his daughters in Stillwater at the Historical society there. I gave you that address earlier.

For the other daughters:

Mrs. Elmore Olson of Chatfield, Minnesota,
The historical society for her would be

202 County Road 8
1 Block East of Jct. US 52 and County Road 8
Fountain, MN 55935
Fax: 507-268-4492
Executive Director: Debra Richardson

The town of Chatfield also has a historical society
Chatfield Historical Society
President: Nancy Mc Mahan
R.R. 1
Chatfield, MN 55923

Because I think Chatfield the town is right on the line between two counties, Olmsted and Fillmore.

I think I found the death for the son-in-law Elmore Olson in Olmsted county, on the Minnesota death index.
Date of Birth: 20 Aug 1898
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: LARSON
certid# 1962-MN-013721

Date of Death: 28 Aug 1962
County of Death: OLMSTED

Maybe an obituary for him would give children's names.
Chatfield is on the line by Olmsted county.

Olmsted county historical society

History Center of Olmsted County
1195 West Circle Drive S.W.
Rochester, MN 55902
Fax: 507-289-5481
Executive Director: James Lundgren

The other daughter, Mrs. Elvin Johnsrud, lived in Albert Lea, Minnesota, which is in Freeborn county.
Freeborn county historical society:

1031 Bridge Avenue (Museum, Library, Pioneer Village)
Albert Lea, MN 56007-2205
Executive Director: Pat Mulso
Museum & Library Open Year Round Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295113021000
Classification: Query
The 1900 census shows the Edward Anderson from Stillwater says he came to the USA in 1881 and became a naturalized citizen in Pa. Pennsylvania? That would mean he probably spent his first 5 years at least in Pennsylvania. And the birthday is shown as April 1860.

There is a man on the 1885 census that might be your Edward.
He is born 1860, Oakdale is near Stillwater. The family his is living with is Irish though. Not related.

Name: Edward Anderson
Residence: Oakdale, Washington, Minnesota
Age: 25 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Sweden
Race: White
Gender: Male
Family Number: 112
Volume: Washington
Page Number: 17
Film Number: 000565758
Household Gender Age
John Sliny M 58y
Margret Sliny F 50y
John Sliny M 24y
Maurice Sliny M 23y
Lizzie Sliny F 19y
Kate Sliny F 17y
Ellen Shiry F 14y
Margaret Shiry F 9y
Edward Anderson M 25y

There is also this Swedish Ed Anderson, born 1860, living in Stillwater in 1885, who might be working in the Lumbering business because the place he lives is full of men who are in their 20's and 30's.
Name: Ed Anderson
Residence: Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota
Age: 25 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Sweden
Race: White
Gender: Male
Family Number: 2285
Volume: Washington
Page Number: 289
Film Number: 000565758

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295129741000
Classification: Query
Yes I have two pictures. I attach them here. I think the first is Edward Anderson and the other is perhaps one of his children. The pics are from Stillwater MN.



Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295138862000
Classification: Query
Hi Katarina,

I have found some information about this Anderson family that you are researching.

Edna married Elmore Olson
Adine married Harry Swanson
Frances married Henrik Elvin Johnsrud
Mildred and Alphie didn't marry

All five daughters are deceased but there were children from the marriages.

I have also found a person who has a family tree posted on Ancestry with this family recorded. I will contact you off board with more details.

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295218482000
Classification: Query
I'm related to the A. Edward Anderson you're talking about. He's my great-grandfather on my mother's side.

Edna Irene was married to Elmore Siegfried Olson, they had three children
Myron Richard (b. 1926)
Jean Doris (b. 1929)
Dwayne Elmore (b. 1933 d. 1993)

Jean was married to Gerald Curtis Hegland (b. 1927 d, 2004), they had 4 sons
Kurt (b. 1952)
Eric (b. 1954)
Reid (b. 1958)
Chris (b. 1961)

I'll forward the pictures on to my mom, maybe she'll recognize them.

Reid Hegland
Plymouth, MN

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295521042000
Classification: Query

I just want to say that I have found my new realtive in USA.

The same photo with the little child was in the photobook in the family you have helped me with.

Thank you
from Katarina MÖller
in Sweden

Re: Edward Anderson in Minnesota

Posted: 1295580662000
Classification: Query
That is very nice to hear that you have made the connection!
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