Biography of J. A. Anderson
Saunders County, NE Biographies





J. A. Anderson, of Swedeburg, who for twenty five years has represented the Nye-Schneider-Fowler Company, an important concern, dealing in grain, lumber and live stock, was born on the 18th of July, 1854, near Kristianstad, Sweden, a son of Andrew and Christine Olson. He was graduated from the high school in Kristianstad and when twenty one years of age entered the army, in which he served for seven years. He then became overseer and bookkeeper on a large farm and was so employed until 1888, when he decided to emigrate to the United States. He went to Hull, England, and thence to Liverpool, where he took ship for New York, reaching that city in June. In 1890 he returned to Sweden, where he remained for two months and where his wife passed away, On again coming to the United States he became a resident of Saunders county, Nebraska, and for twenty five years has represented the Nye-Schneider-Fowler Company. He is recognized as one of the successful business men of Swedeburg, his ability and sound judgment commanding the respect of those with whom he has come in contact in his dealings.

Mr. Anderson was married a second time, in 1892, Miss Mary Olson becoming his wife, and they are the parents of eight children: Sadie, now Mrs. Albert Noreen, of Malmo, Nebraska; Anna, the wife of Albert Lawson, of Malmo, by whom she has two children, Norman and Bernice; Nannie, who married Harry Jakiman of Cole Camp, Missouri, and has one child, Harry; Hilma, who is the wife of A. L. Mountain, of White River, South Dakota, and has one son, Paul Lesley; Matilda, who is living in Omaha; Ruth and Esther, both working in that city; and Eleanor, at home.

Mr. Anderson is a republican in politics and takes the interest of a good citizen in local government affairs. He is an influential member of the Swedish Mission church and is now serving ably as superintendent of its Sunday school. His influence can be counted upon to further movements seeking the moral advancement of his community and he is recognized as a valuable citizen.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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