Lorenzo Anderson who has an extensive real estate and general collection agency business in Atlantic, is a native of Germany, born April 1, 1837. He left his native country in 1869, and came to Atlantic, June 9, 1870, and built the Atlantic House, of which he was proprietor eight years. He then built an office on the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets, for the better accommodation of a rapidly increasing real estate business. From that beginning he has now a large trade, and has been instrumental in bringing to this county from his native country many industrious and thrifty people. He was married in 1873, to Dora Schell, a native of Germany. They have three children--Emil, Laura and Alma.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex, from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 891.