Alfred Anderson Family
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 3/18/2012 at 00:18:48
Alfred Anderson (Dec 27, 1859 – June 15, 1926), the son of Carl (March 20, 1820 – March 24, 1898) and Stina Lisa Johnson Anderson (Aug 11, 1832 – Sept 20, 1908), came to the United States at the age of nine, with his mother, three brothers and one sister, from their birthplace in Smoland, Sweden. Three of the children died from the hardships experienced during the journey, before they ultimately were reunited with Carla d Alfred’s two older brothers. The family made their home near Prairie City, where Alfred lived until after his marriage. The family, which included sons Charles (Carl M), John Peters A ( J P A), Claus, Francis, and daughter, Christine, later moved to the Minburn area, where they stet down their roots. Of the two older boys, Claus later moved to a homestead in South Dakota, and J P A was instrumental in organizing Madrid’s telephone company, and in other business enterprises. “Charley” married Greta Elizabeth Anderson (Daughter of Anders Peter Anderson, of Madrid), and upon her death, he married her sister, Mary. This branch of the family remains in the Madrid area. Sister Christine Shaffer was the mother of Elsie Anderson and Elsie’s daughter, Barbara remains a resident of this area.
Alfred and his wife, Emelia J Ahlsland Anderson (July 31, 1861 – Nov 20, 1932), moved to Madrid from Des Moines around 1886, then moved to the Minburn area around 1896, where they continued to make their home the remainder of their lives. To their marriage were born five children: Della M (April 14, 1887 – Nov 30, 1968), Lena E (Oct 24, 1888 – Nov 29, 1918), Ray F (Feb 7, 1892), Oscar A (Dec 5, 1894 – Dec 26, 1975) and Dee I (April 17, 1900).
Della, the eldest, married Charles Ernest Crannell. They also lived in the Madrid area. Della and Ernest were the parents of five children: Letha, Verva, LaVerne, Dorothy, and Elva.
Letha married Irvin Alleman. The Allemans have made their home in Sheldahl, where Irvins, family has lived since 1910, and are the parents of one son, Verlin. The family has always been active int eh Sheldahl Methodist Church. Verlin married Mary Ann Klonglan, and they are the parents of sons Jeffrey and Jerry, and daughter Julie. They also line in the Sheldahl community.
Verva married Ernest Fjelland, and they made their home in Huxley. The Fjellands, who had no children, are both deceased.
LaVerne married Lauretta Welder, and they presently make their home in the rural Madrid area, where LaVerne is the caretaker at Swede Point Park. Both are retired. They are the parents of Shirley (Mrs Bob Bartholomew, of Madrid), Elizabeth, Randy (who married Kathy Crabtree), and Crystal, and are grandparents of Melody (McCloud), Timothy, Tina Marie, Tanya Jo, Doris Ann , and Dusty, and great grandparents of Melody’s son Jerrod.
Dorothy married Donald Jones, and they live in the Des Moines, area. They had three children: LaVerne Donald, Lila, and Sharon, LaVerne Donald and his wife, Colleen, are the parents of one son, Donald LaVerne, Lila and her husband, Carl Brogioni (now deceased), were the parents of Cutis, Mark and Sharon. Sharon and her husband, Ronald Stubbs, have three children, Sherry, Ronald Jr and David. Sherry, who married Timothy VandrePloeg, is the mother of great granddaughter, Shala, Dawn.
Elva married Orville Olson, and they were the parents of three daughters. Daughter Cheryl married Jon White Jr and is the mother of two sons, Christopher John and Bradley Lloyd. The other two daughters, Luann and Janice are not married. The Olsons live in the Polk City area.
Madrid, Iowa 1883 to 1983 History Book
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