Andrew G Anderson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 14:06:56
Andrew G Anderson is engaged in the plumbing business in Boone, where for three years he has conducted his present establishment, enjoying growing success as time has passed on. He as born in Sweden, July 26, 1867, and is a son of John and Sarah Andeson, both of whom were natives of that country, where the mother still resides, while the father has passed away. He was a sailor, devoting his life to that calling.
Andrew G Anderson was one of a family of six children. The day of his boyhood and youth were spent in this native land, and his education as acquired in its schools. Hearing favorable reports concerning the new world and its opportunities, he determined to try his fourtune on this side the Atlantic and, bidding adieu to friends and reltavies, he left Sweden on September 1887. He did not tarry upon the eastern coast, but with Boone county as his destination made his way at once into the interior of the country, reaching Moingona in October. His financial conditon rendered it imperative that he seek immediate employment and for one month he worked for the Northwestern Railroad Company, while later he spent thirty days in the coal mines. He then went to Omaha Nebraska, where he secured a position in connection with the city waterworks in September, 1888. After a few months spent in that connection he made his way to Chicago and afterward returned to Boone, where he entered the employ of Mr Crary in the plumbing and hardware business. He remained in that connection from 1889 until May 16, 1902, when he established a plumbing shop of his own. In 1907 he purchased a fine brick building and has today the leading establishment in his line in this city. He throughly understands the trade, does expert work and by reasonable prices, honorable dealing and enterprising methods has gained a most liberal and gratifying partonage.
In 1893, Mr Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Mary W Berglund, a native of Boone county, and to them have been born eight children as follows: Walter Leroy, born December 24, 1893, Freddie Raymond born July 29, 1895, Erive Paul whose birth occurred on December 25, 1898, Pearl Christine and Earl Robert, twins born June 7, 1900, Sara Josephine whose natal day was May 26, 1903, Ruth Marion born May 23, 1906 and William Clyde born Septemer 16, 1909.
In his political views Mr Anderson is independent, voting for the candidate who he thinks most capable rather than for party. He belongs to the Indpendent Order of Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of Moose, and in those societies has many friends. He has recently returned from a trip to his old home, having spent ten week in his native land. He has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to America, for on this side the Atlantic he found the opportunities which he sought and in their improvement has worked his way steadily upward. His has been a busy and useful life, and his record shows what maybe accomplished when industry is of the salient traits of character.
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