Biography of Knud Anderson Jr.
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KNUD ANDERSON, JR., of section 15, Warner Township, Clark County, was born in Tellemnarkn County, Southeastern Norway, November 20, 1828, the son of Adney Anderson, deceased, The father brought his family to the United States in 1843, settling in Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, where he died in 1845. The family then came to Jackson County, in 1854, settling in Springfield Township, where the mother died in 1878. They had seven children, all now living, namely: Knud, Sr., Gunder, Ole, Mary, Knud, Jr., Margaret and Sarah.

While in Jackson County, Knud Anderson, Jr., first worked at carpentering, and then at farming. In 1889 he removed to La Crosse, where he kept a tavern one year, and in 1870 came to this county and took up a homestead on section 18, township 27, range 1 east, where he lived five years. He next lived on Giles Creek four years, after which he worked in Torn Miller's mill. He came to his present place, hemlock, in 1879, where he has been night watchman on the flood dam, and also ran the plane in the Hemlock Mills. He now has charge of the Hemlock flood dam for the Black River Improvement Company. Mr. Anderson has also been engaged some at carpentering in this county.

He was married in June, 1859, to Thea Burch, who was born near Christiania, Norway, the daughter of Torger Burch, deceased. They have had fifteen children, twelve of whom are still living, namely: Clara T., Adolph, Augusta, Laura, Millie, Nellie, Fernando, Georgiana, Birdie, W. Lee, Sadie and Frankie. Clara married James Rowe, of Calumet, Michigan, and has one child, Winnifred P. Adolph, a rnerchant at Greenwood, married Mary Francis, and has one child, George. Augusta married Albert Huggett, of Melrose, Jackson County, and has one child also, Ralph. Mr. Anderson is a Republican politically.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.