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Andrea Johnson Anderson, 1853-1929


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/28/2006 at 08:34:42


Mrs. Anderson of High Lake Buried

Funeral services for Mrs. Christopher Anderson of High Lake, whose husband died Jan. 20, were held Monday afternoon at the home. Mrs. Anderson, who is 75 years of age, died at 5 p.m. Friday [26 Jan. 1929]. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were Emmet county pioneers, having homesteaded the farm on which they lived.

The Rev. T. Hansen, former pastor of the Immanuel church, conducted the services. Burial was in the High Lake cemetery. Three beautiful songs were offered by a quartet, consisting of Mrs. Halver Peterson, Mrs. Sylvester Berge, Sylvester Berge, and Edw. N. Iverson. The text used at the services was the same that the pastor had used on his last visit to Mrs. Anderson's bedside.

Pallbearers were six nephews, Albert Christopher, Lewis Christopher, John L. Johnson, Peter L. Johnson, Andrew Rokne, and Andrew Iverson.

Mrs. Christopher Anderson, whose maiden name was Andrea Johnson, was born in 1853 at Spring Prairie, Wis. Here she was baptized. She came to Emmet county with her parents when she was a young girl about 12 years old, and here the Johnson family lived on the farm which they homesteaded. She was confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran church where she remained a member until her death. She was united in wedlock May 22, 1874, to Christopher Anderson. One child, a daughter, was born to this union.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have lived on the Anderson homestead farm until their death. About five years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, but recovered somewhat. The stroke left her an invalid but she was able to be up and around until a year ago when she had to keep to her bed and has been bedfast ever since.

Those left to mourn her death are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Bryan, grandchildren Ralph, Ardith, Wayne and Kenneth, and sister, Mrs. Peter Peterson.

Contributed by Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 31, 1929.


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