Hans C. Anderson obituary

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Wednesday, December 3, 1913

Hans Christian Anderson was born at Ostre Toten, Norway, August 18, 1838 and died at Alstead, New Hampshire, November 21, 1913. He had recently gone there from the west. He came to Dane County, Wisconsin with his parents in 1853. In 1854 they moved to Nevada township, Mower County, Minnesota where he grew to manhood. In 1864 he was married to Rachel Richardson a resident of Mower County and they resided on the homestead in Nevada until 1888 when they moved to the state of Washington. After spending ten years in that state they again returned to Minnesota and made their home at Austin where Mrs. Anderson died May 30th, 1902.

There are nine children surviving, six of whom reside on the Pacific coast and three in this state. Mr. Anderson was at one time County Commissioner of Mower County and was prominent in Republican politics.

Funeral was held in Six Mile Grove Lutheran church in Nevada Monday afternoon. Mr. Anderson married a second time and his widow and one son survive. She is in the State of Washington.