Christiana Anderson obituary

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Wednesday, March 23, 1904
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At her home in the town of Nevada, Saturday morning, March 19, 1904, of old age, Mrs. Christiana Anderson, widow of Andreas Anderson, aged 98 years. She was born in Norway in 1806 and came to Dane county, Wis. in 1852.

In June, 1854, they came to section 28, Nevada, just half a century lacking a few weeks, thus being among the very first settlers of Mower county. Mr. Anderson was a blacksmith by trade and set up his forge under an oak tree and probably did the first blacksmithing in the county. He built a log cabin which he first covered with bark and later put sod on top of that. The floor was made of puncheon. He died in June, 1875.

Mrs. Anderson was a woman of great endurance and activity and shared in all the privations and hardships of pioneer life. She was a member of the Lutheran church and was respected and highly regarded by all who knew her. Four children survive, Hon. Hans C. Anderson, Mrs. Swen Jacobson of Rose Creek, Mrs. Jacob Jacobson of Nevada and a married daughter Helen in Pope county. Funeral services were held at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church yesterday at one o'clock, Rev. Jens. C. Roseland of this city officiating.