|Andrew Anderson, proprietor of Anderson's Quarry, in
Liberty Township, St. Francois County, Mo., is a native of Sweden, born in Guttenburg, in
December, 1852, and is the son of A. and Mary Anderson. The father was a paving cutter by
trade, and followed this occupation in his native country until his death, which occurred
about 1874. The mother is still living in Sweden. Andrew Anderson was the second of four
children born to his parents. He received his education at Guttenburg, and learned the
trade of paving cutter from his father. In May, 1880, Mr. Anderson took passage for
America, and landed at New York the same month. He went from there to Collingsworth, in
Canada, and engaged on the construction of the Canada Pacific Railroad, at blast drilling.
At the end of five months he went to Duluth, Minn., and worked that winter in the woods.
He afterward worked on the railroad, in Dakota, but went back to Duluth and worked on a
blast drill on the railroad. He went from there to St. Cloud, Minn., and was engaged in
drilling in the quarries there until the spring of 1882, when he went to Montana Territory
and worked at Bozeman one year. He then went back to Canada on the Canada Pacific
construction and remained there until the fall of 1883, when he came to Syenite and
engaged with the Syenite Granite Company. He has been engaged in a quarry of his own for
two years and is a thorough master of his business. He is a member of the Paving Cutters'
Union, and is a member of the executive committee. Mr. Anderson is a man who has traveled
a great deal and has seen more of America than the great majority of its citizens.
GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888, page 619.
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