ARTHUR F. ANDERSON.
The wealth of Saunders county is realized chiefly from its fertile farming land and among those who are successfully
carrying on agricultural pursuits and so contributing to the general prosperity is Arthur F. Anderson who makes
his home on section 8, Richland precinct. He is a son of William Anderson, who was born in Sweden on the 25th of
August, 1848, and there attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education. After putting aside his
textbooks the father worked as a farm hand until 1875, when he came to this country. Making his way to Saunders
county, Nebraska, he purchased eighty acres of land where our subject now lives and devoted the remainder of his
active life to farming. Although he came to this country with practically nothing he accumulated a competence and
in the spring of 1907 retired to Swedeburg, where he and his wife are still living. He was married in 1882, in
Omaha, to Miss Christine Oster, by whom he has three children: Hilma, the wife of Oscar Nelson and the mother of
two children, Edna and Leonard; Arthur F.; and Alma, the wife of R. R. Spicher, station agent at Swedeburg.
Arthur F. Anderson was born upon the homestead in this county on the 17th of February, 1886, and until he was fourteen
years of age attended the country schools, thus gaining his education. Subsequently he devoted his entire time
and attention to assisting his father with the farm work and since beginning his independent career has continued
to follow the occupation to which he was reared. He now operates the homestead of eighty acres and also eighty
acres of rented land, and his well directed labors yield him a good income. He plants his crops in good season,
cares for them carefully and seldom fails to obtain an abundant harvest.
Mr. Anderson was married on the 16th of November, 1910, to Miss May Esther Swanson, a daughter of. the Rev. David
Swanson, who was at that time a minister in the Swedish Mission church here but is now living on a ranch in the
state of Washington and is still preaching. Her mother was in her maidenhood Miss Anna Carlson and is a daughter
of Samuel Carlson. Mrs. Anderson has two brothers: Paul; and Verner, who is residing with his parents in Selah,
Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have two children, Leslie David William and Genevieve Anna May Christine.
Mr. Anderson is independent in politics, voting for the best man irrespective of party affiliation. He takes a
keen interest in everything relating to the general welfare and is well informed on the questions and issues of
the day. The principles which guide his life are found in the teachings of the Swedish Mission church, of which
he is an active member. A native of the county, he is widely known, and his genuine worth is attested by the fact
that those who have known him intimately since boyhood are his stanchest friends.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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