Biography of C. A. Anderson
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C. A. Anderson, a general farmer operating 160 acres in section 25, Houston township, was born in the northern part of Sweden, Feb. 4, 1853; son of Andrew Johnson and his wife, Anna Leise Peterson. He was educated in his native land, where he lived at home until he was 16 years old; at which time he began working out. In 1873 he came directly to Houston county, Minnesota, and began working out on farms. He had at that time no knowledge of English, but gradually acquired it through contact with English speaking people. After a number of years he rented a tract of land east of Houston, on which he farmed for two years, at the end of that time renting his present farm. Three years later he bought it and has since been sole proprietor. The land is rich and fertile and the buildings substantial. As a general farmer he has made a success and is now one of the thriving and well to do citizens of his township. His parents, who came to America in 1881, resided with him until they died, the father March 15, 1891, and the mother, Feb. 24, 1900. They had three children, of whom he was the second born, and Mr. Johnson had another child by a former marriage. Mr. Anderson's sister, Augusta, who is unmarried, resides with him, and takes care of the household. In politics Mr. Anderson is a Republican with Prohibition tendencies.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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