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It was in Skaane, Sweden, that Ludwig Anderson was born in 1861. He came to America, arriving March 1, 1881, made his way to Sacramento, Cal., and worked for his brother, a contractor of painting and decorating, until 1890. having learned his trade in the land of his birth. In the year last mentioned be acquired an interest in the business, which is now one of the most important of its kind in Northern California. The firm has put through large contracts on the State Capitol, California National Bank, Weinstock, Lubin and Hales residences, Sutter Club, and other conspicuous buildings as well as fine residences in Sacramento and San Francisco, and its plans for the near future contemplate operations more extensive than those of any other establishment of its kind in this part of the country.

In 1885 Mr. Anderson married Hilda Erickson, of Auburn, Placer county, Cal., daughter of L. E. and Bertha Erickson. Her father was an extensive rancher at Lincoln, Cal., and died in 1881; her mother survives, aged seventy-three years, a member of the house- hold of her daughter, Mrs. George C Daniels, of Lincoln. Mrs. Ander- son has borne her husband children named Stella C, Hedwig J., Evelyn S. (Mrs. Humphrey of San Francisco), Helen L. and Constance, all of whom, with the exception of Mrs. Humphrey, are members of their parents' household. Mr. Anderson affiliates with the Foresters. He and his wife are members of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Sacramento and are active in its work. She is past president of the Ladies' Aid Society and has held offices in other organizations connected with the church. Two of their children have remarkable music ability and will receive musical educations. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011