John M Anderson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 18:38:38
John M Anderson is a representative business man of Boone, being the senior partner of the firm Anderson & Haleen, who are engaged in general blacksmithing, repair work and the manufacture of wagons and carriages. Mr Anderson was born November 30 1866, in Sweden. He is a son of Andes and Johanna Anderson and a grandson of Peter Anderson. The latter followed farming throughout life in his native country, where he passed away. In earlier years he served in the Swedish army. He had the following children: John, Swan, Christine, Annie, Mattie, and Andes, the father of our subject. The last named also followed faming throughout life and died in Sweden in September 18690. His widow subsequently married John Johnson, who died two years later. IN 1887 she and two of her sons, Andrew and Emil sailed form Gottenborg, Sweden, to New York and thence made their way to Boone county, where he r two daughters, Josephine and Annie, had preceded them. In Boone, Mrs Johnson married John Alm, who is also deceased. To Mr and Mrs Anders Anderson the following children were born. Matilda, who married John Anderson and died in Sweden, in 1909, Josephine who married in Princeton, Illinois and is now a widow residing in Bone, Annie who married Augus Alt, of Boone, John M of this review, Andrew of Chicago, who married Matilda Wenstrom, and Emil, who died in Fort Dodge, Iowa. By the subsequent marriages of the mother no children were born.
John M Anderson attended the public schools in Sweden until fourteen years of age and then spent three years in a military institution. He came to the United States in 1888, one year after his motherís arrival here. He located in Boone ad worked for the Northwestern Railway as bridge foreman. Then he learned blacksmithing and wagon making in the employ of Thompson & Peterson, with whom he remained for eighteen years, gaining valuable experience of a practical kind and also thoroughly acquainting himself with the business end in connection with such an enterprise. In February 1913, he formed a partnership with Mr Haleen in the establishment of the firm of Anderson & Haleen, who are now doing an extensive and most profitable business. They are known are reliable, punctual and trustworthy, and it may be said that no piece of work ever leaves their shops unless it is of the very best workmanship.
In October 1893, Mr Anderson married in Boone, Miss Annie Edling, of Dayton, Iowa a daughter of John and Christina Edling. To Mr and Mrs Anderson the following children were born: Clarence who is an electrician in the employ of a coal mine in Ogden, Fred a lineman of the interurban road, residing at home, Esther at home, Harold now six years old, Mary deceased, and Oscar. The parents are members of the Christian church and helpfully interested in its work, while politically Mr Anderson is independent. Giving his support to the candidates whim he considers best fitted for the office to which they aspire, irrespective of party affiliation. Fraternally he is a Modern Woodman, a Domestic Worker of the World and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose He is a distant factor in the development of Boone an d has contributed to its growth by pursuing his private affairs. He is ever ready to give his support to public enterprise and can be found in the front ranks of those men who have at heart the welfare and betterment of the city.
1914 Boone County History Book
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