Sixten T Anderson
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Date: 4/12/2010 at 12:28:12
Sixten T Anderson is a member of the mercantile firm of Hagge & Anderson of Beaver and also serves as postmaster of the town, having held that position for the past decade .His birth occurred in Norrkoping, Sweden, on January 23, 1875, his parents being Gus ad Christina Anderson, who are likewise natives of that country. They emigrated to the United States in 1881, locating in Ogden, this county, where Gus Anderson worked in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway for some time. Subsequently he cultivated rented land for a time and later purchased a farm in Union township, which he operated during the remainder of his active business career. He now lives retired in Bouton, Dallas county, this state, enjoying the friuts of his former toil in well earned ease.
Sixten T Anderson, who was a little lad of six years when he accompanied his parents on ther emigration to the new world, acquired his education in Boone county. After leaving the Ogden high school he was employed as a clerk by D Nebbe of Ogden for a period of eight years and in 1902 came to Beaver. Here he embarked in the mercantile business in partnership with his father-in-law, Claus Hagge, and has remained a member of the firm of Hagge & Anderson to the present time. The concern carries an extensive and well selected stock of goods at reasonable prices and is accorded a ratifying patronage, both the members being widley recognized as enterprising, progressive and reliable merchants and capable business men. Mr Anderson owns a third interest in a quarter section of land in Beaver township and is a stockholder in the Farmers Cooperative Comany and the Grocers Wholesale Company of Des Moines, Iowa.
In June 1902, Mr Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hagge, her parents being Claus and Margaret (Hensen) Hagge, of whom more extended mention made in conncetion with the sketch of Henry D Hagge, brother of Mrs Anderson. Mr Anderson is a republican in politics and is now making a creditable record as a member of the town council. He has likewise served as secretary of the school board and for two years held the office of mayor, his administration being characterized by valuable measures of reform and improvement. For the past ten years he has acted as postmaster ot Beaver, satisfactorily discharging the duties devolving upon him in that capacity. The period of his residence in Boone county covers a third of a century and he has long been numbered among its respected, representatives and public spirited citizens.
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