The wealth which Saunders county derives from its farms is due in part to the natural fertility of the soil and
to climatic conditions and it is also due in large measure to the progressiveness, the industry and the efficiency
of the farmers of the county, among whom is numbered Emil Anderson, a resident of Richland township. He has passed
his entire life in this county as he was born in Stocking township on the 2d of February, 1883, of the marriage
of Olof and Lena (Peterson) Anderson. Until about eighteen years of age he devoted considerable time to attending
school in district No. 48 although he also assisted his father with the work of the homestead.
After putting aside his textbooks Mr. Anderson concentrated his energies upon general agricultural pursuits and
has never had occasion to regret his choice of an occupation as he has found farming both profitable and congenial.
He is still operating the homestead, which is well improved, and his well directed labors are rewarded by excellent
crops. He also raises stock to some extent and derives a substantial addition to his income from that branch of
his business. At one time he was a mail carrier on a rural route out of Swedeburg for six months.
On the 17th of December, 1912, Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Freeman, of Swedeburg, a daughter
of J. P. and Ida (Hockinson) Freeman, who are now living upon a farm in Stocking precinct. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
have one child, Ida Louise, born May 22, 1918.
Mr. Anderson votes independently, following his own judgment rather than the dictates of party leaders. His religious
faith is that of the Swedish Mission church and his daily life conforms to high moral standards. He is recognized
as an energetic and capable young farmer and his personal qualities are such that he has gained the warm friendship
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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