Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another Pioneer Passes On

Mrs. B.C. Anderson, one of the pioneers of this community, passed away Sunday morning at nine o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.L. Newberg, west of town.  She had been in ill health for some time but only the past few weeks had her condition been considered dangerous.

Johanna Fredika Anderson was born in Kjelstasocken, Sweden, April 1, 1841.  Died at Stanton, Iowa, October 15, 1922 at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 14 days.  She was confirmed in the Lutheran church in Sweden and had ever remained a faithful member.  She came to America in 1868 and was that same year married to Bengt Carl Anderson at Burlington, Iowa.  After two years' residence in that place and one year at Keokuk, they moved to Stanton and onto a farm southwest of town, which was their home until about twenty years ago.  To this union were born eight children, five sons and three daughters.  Two of the sons had preceeded their parents to the Great Beyond.  Those living are: Chas. H, of Gordon, Nebr., Edward, of Stanton, Ben of Hamil, So. Dakota, Mrs. G.L. Newberg and Mrs. Luther Ossian, of Stanton, and Mrs. J.R. Hart, of Breckenridge, Texas.  She also leaves eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, whose demise occurred December 19, 1905.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the G.L. Newberg home at 2:15 where Rev. Alexix Andreen, of Red Oak, spoke in the Swedish language, and in the Lutheran church at 3:00 o'clock.  Rev. Eric Linder, pastor of the Mission church spoke in Swedish and Rev. Andreen spoke in English.  At the home Mrs. Harry Johnson and Mrs. Rudolph Wallin sang a duet and at the church a ladies' quartet, composed of Mesdames. Adolph Lindberg, Otto Honett, Walfred Isaacson, and Otelis Hill, rendered two selections in Swedish.  Interment was made in Mamrelund cemetery, beside the deceased husband.  The pall bearers were Messrs.Luther Ossian, G.L. Newberg, Ivan Anderson, Miles Newberg, Marting Erickson and Joe Pugh.  All of the children, with the exception of Chas. H. Anderson of Gordon, Nebr., were present at the funeral.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Pioneer Gone

    Bengt Carl Anderson, an old resident of Stanton died here last Tuesday forenoon  [19 Dec 1905] at 11:30 after suffering about six weeks with cancer of the stomach.  While his death was expected in measure, yet its suddeness made it a complete surprise to all.
    Mr. Anderson was born in Halland, Sweden, June 24, 1835, and at the time of his death was over 70 years of age.  He came to America in 1868, was married the same year to Hannah Monson in Burlington, and in a short time moved to Stanton where he has since made his home.  He leaves to mourn his death, a brother and sister in Sweden, a wife and six children: Edward of Newman Grove, Neb., Charles and Ben, Mrs. Leonard Newberg, Mrs. Luther Ossian and Miss Veda, all of Stanton, and a host of acquaintances.
    The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1:30 at the home, just at the edge of town and at 2:00 o'clock in the church, conducted by Rev. Randolph.  All the children are home for the funeral, though Ben, who was in Omaha, and Edward did not arrive until their father's death.

Other family members

My grandmother's siblings were:
Charles H. Anderson, b. 1869
Amanda Anderson, b. 1871
Ben Anderson, b 1873
Edward Anderson, b. 1875
Twins:  Oscar and Emmanuel Anderson, b. ~1878, died as infants
Anna Anderson, b. 1883
My grandmother was the youngest, born 3 Feb 1886.