Hans C. Anderson obituary

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Friday, December 5, 1913
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The remains of the late Hans C. Anderson were brought to Lyle Friday morning from Alstead, New Hampshire, where he passed away Nov. 21st. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this county and was first and foremost in many of the struggles that made this county what it is today. His name was a household word in every home in this vicinity. His bright intellect, kindly disposition and fearless expression of opinion stamped him as a good neighbor and friend to all who had any dealings with him. The deceased was born in Ostre, Toten, Norway, August 18, 1838 where he lived until 1853 when, with his parents, he came to America and settled in Dane County, Wis., where he made his home for eleven years. In the year 1854 he moved to Mower county, where he grew to manhood. In 1864 he was married to Rachel Richardson also of this county, and they resided on the homestead until 1888 when they moved to the state of Washington. After spending 10 years in that western state they returned to Mower county and made their home at Austin where Mrs. Anderson died May 30, 1902. He then moved to Coupeville, Wash., where he made his home until about a year ago when he went east. Nine children survive him, six of whom reside on the Pacific coast and three in this state. His son Andrew of Creston, Washington, and daughter Hellen of Seattle attended the funeral which was held from the Ed. L. Nelson home Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Six Mile Grove cemetery and was conducted by Rev. Elmer Moe.