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Gustaf & Emma Anderson Family

Thanks to Sharyl (Anderson) Mildenstein for sending this information.


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Gustaf and Emma Anderson's first five children were born in Richland Township and the last three in Wheeler Township. They had one son, David Emanuel born and died in 1880 and a daughter, Maria Othilia, who died at the age of 14 in 1908. All are buried in the Odebolt Cemetery except for Elwood who is buried in the Kiron Cemetery, Kiron Crawford County Iowa.  I don't know what year this was taken, but before 1919.  - Sharyl Mildenstein

From “Fifty Years Of Progress”,
The Odebolt Chronicle,
Vol. 51, No. 31, Pages 1 -7, Thursday, August 25, 1938

Gust A. Anderson was born at Linkoping, Sweden, March 14, 1855. He was married in Sweden to Emma Anderson Nov. 2, 1879. The following spring he and his bride came to this community and lived on farms until they moved to Odebolt. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living. Mrs. Anderson died Sept. 4, 1919.
    Mr. Anderson left Odebolt Mar. 1, 1933 to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Peterson at Floyd.

Click for a family group sheet from "Kiron Kountry" by Glenn Gustafson


Gustaf & Emma's son, Joe Anderson. was a wrestler and boxer in the Odebolt area. 
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Seats could be reserved at Engstrom Drug Store.  I wonder if Pete Bauer was a local man?

Poster listing boxing matches.  Geo. Martens from Lohrville vs. Joe Anderson of Odebolt.  Note the "Gravel roads lead into Lake City from all directions"!


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