Andrew Mongus Anderson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/20/2010 at 15:18:15
Andrew Mongus Anderson who was born on a farm in Douglas township which he now owns and occupies, belongs to one of the early pioneer families of Boone county. His birth occurred March 23, 1857, and he is a son of Andrew Peter and Melinda (Johnson) Anderson, natives of Sweden the former born January 15, 1828, and the latter June 29, 1835.The father came to America in 1846 and after many years of successful agricultural labors died in Douglas township September 20, 1895. The mother emigrated to America in 1851 and died in Madrid, November 20, 1904. They had twelve children, as follows: Andrew Mongus, of this review, Mrs Mary Anderson born January 3, 1859, who makes her home with her brother Andrew on the home farm in Douglas township, John Peter, who was born October 10, 1860, and resides in Garden township, Greta Elizabeth, born April 23, 1862, who married C M Anderson and died January 6, 1891, Mrs Oscar Oakleaf, who was born September 4, 1864, and is now a resident of Madrid, Carl Gustav, who was born December 12, 1866, and died February 26, 1910, Swen Albert, whose birth occurred October 9, 1868, and who died October 8, 1897, Joseph Edward, born March 22, 1870, a resident of Garden township, Samuel born October 2, 1872, of Madrid, an infant, born February 26, 1875, deceased, Malinda born December 29, 1875, and Ida Christina, who was born March 24, 1877, and died in 1905. All of this family were born and reared in Douglas township. Mrs Mary Anderson who resides with our subject has two children, but one born July 12, 1893, died in infancy. The other L F born August 2, 1894, is attending school in Madrid. At her death Greata Elizabeth Anderson left one daughter, Esther Elizabeth who is now the wife of Vidus Swansen of Madrid and has two sons, Loren born April l7, 1912, and Carl born February 10, 1914.
Mr Anderson gives his allegiance to the republican party. Both he and his sister are members of the Swedish Lutheran church of Madrid. His valuable farm comprises 2220 acres of choice land on section 26, Douglas township, and includes the old Anderson homestead. He has always followed the most modern agricultural methods, having up to date equipment upon his land and having erected a large number of barns and sheds, all of which are substantially built and kept in good repair. Mr Andersonís home is conveniently arranged and equipped with modern comforts. Besides giving attention to general farming he has for many years been identified with the raising of pure blooded shorthorn cattle and has met with success along his line, being a leader in the movement to bring this stock to the highest perfection. In that way he has not only acquired individual prosperity but has largely contributed toward promoting the stock interests of the state. All who know him speak highly of Mr Anderson, recognizing in him a thoroughly progressive and public spirited citizen. Such success as has come to him has been the reward of years of efficient labor and judicious management. There is no man to be found in Boone county who more justly merits prosperity.
1914 Boone County Histor Book
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