California Genealogy and History Archives
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.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011