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John Augustus Anderson

submitted by Gretta Wyman McNabs@prodigy.net

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN AUGUSTUS1 ANDERSON was born March 1837 in Sweden, and died June 26, 1903 in Seward Township, Logan County, Oklahoma. He married CHRISTINA LOUISE PETERSON 1862 in Sweden. She was born January 6, 1840 in Kalmar, Sweden, and died July 19, 1931 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

Notes for JOHN AUGUSTUS ANDERSON:

John A. Anderson stated in an affidavit for the State of Kansas, that before the birth of Edward Anderson. that their home caught fire while John was away and Christine was in the barn. Christine witnessed two of their children perish in the fire while she was helpless to do anything. This was while they were living in Riley County, Kansas and would be prior to March 1873.

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On the 1875 Kansas State Census, Augustus Anderson, age 39 listed, living with Christine, age 34, wife, Pete H., age 12, son and Edward F. Anderson, age 2, son. Augustus listed as being born in Sweden, coming to Kansas from Missouri. Christine listed as being born in Sweden, coming to Kansas from Missouri. Pete H., being born in Sweden, coming to Kansas from Missouri. Edward F. being born in Kansas. Census was from Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas. Page 8.

Schedule 2, Productions of Agriculture in the township of Cherokee in the County of Post Office Cherokee, Crawford County, Kansas. March 1, 1875.

1875 Kansas Census, Cherokee Township, Weir - Agricultural Report

Augustus Anderson, Occupation listed as farmer, 40 not under fence acres, value $160 of farm $20.00 of farming implements and machinery. Number of acres: 20 corn, 1/2 Irish Potatoes, 15 acres prairie meadow. Livestock: 2 mules and/or asses, 1 milk cow, 2 swine. Dogs, 2.

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John A. Anderson stated in an affidavit for the State of Kansas the he lived 10 years in Allen County, Kansas, west of Elsmore. Since he went to Oklahoma in 1889, that would be 1879 - 1889.

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1880 Federal Census, Crawford County, Sherman Township - Location 80m - 9

Anderson, John, 1844

Anderson, Christine, 1846

Anderson, Peter, 1845

Anderson, Edward, 1877

Anderson, Mary, 1879

1880 Federal Census (This may be a strange coincidence, or they moved and was counted twice).

The Census year begins June 1, 1879 and ends May 31, 1880.

Grand (?) Township in the County of Neosho, State of Kansas, 19th day of June, 1880.

Anderson, John, White male age 43, head of household, Farmer, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden.

Anderson, Christena, White Female age 38, wife, married, keeps house, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden.

Anderson, Harmon P., white male, age 15, son, single, works on farm, attended school during year, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden.

Anderson, Edie Fillmore, white male, age 7, son, single, attends school, born in Kansas, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden.

Anderson, Otto A., white male, age 4, son, single, born in Kansas, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden.

Anderson, Mary A., white female, age 1, daughter, single, born in Kansas, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden

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DECLARATION OF INTENTION July 1, 1889

Be It Remembered

That on the 1st day of July, A. D. 1889, personally appeared before me, Ed Pale~, Clerk of the District Court in and for the County of Cowley in the 13th Judicial District of the State of Kansas, John A. Anderson, an alien, a native of Sweden, and aged 53 years, who being duly sworn upon his oath declares that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce and abjure for ever all allegiance and fidelity to Every foreign power, prince, potentate, state and sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Oscar the 11th, whereof he is at present in subject.

itness my hand the day and year first above written.

Ed Pale~, clerk.

I, Ed Pale~, clerk of the District Court, within and for the County of Cowley, State of Kansas: do certify that the above is a true copy of the original DECLARATION OF INTENTION of "John A. Anderson", to become a citizen of the United States, remaining of record in my office.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of the Said Court this 1st day of July, A. D. 1889. Signed Ed Pale~, Clerk

HOMESTEAD

Application # 4049 Land Office at Guthrie, I. T.

July 23, 1889

I "John A. Anderson, of Seward, Indian Territory, do hereby apply to enter, under Section 2289, Revised Statutes of the United States, the North West Quarter of Section 25, in Township 15 of Range 3 West, containing 160 acres. signed with an "x" and john A. AnderSon (this looks very much like Otto Anderson's handwriting).

Land Office at Guthrie I. T.

July 23, 1889

I, John I. Dill, Resister of the Land Office, do hereby certify that the above application is for Surveyed Lands of the class which the applicant is legally entitled to enter under Section 2289, Revised Statutes of the United States, and that there is no prior valid adverse right to the same. Signed "John I. Dill, register.

HOMESTEAD

Land Office at Guthrie, I. T.

July 23, 1889

I, John A. Anderson, of____, having filed my application, No______, for an entry under Section No. 2289, Revised Statutes of the United States, do solemnly swear, that "I am the head of a family, and have declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States, that said application, No.____is made for the purpose of actual settlement and cultivation; that said entry is made for my own exclusive benefit and not directly or indirectly for the benefit or use of any other person or persons whomsoever: and that I have not heretofore had the benefit of the homestead laws. signed with an "x" (what appears to be a seal) and john A. AnderSon

Sworn to and subscribed the 23rd day of July 1889 before "John I Dille, register of the Land Office.

AFFIDAVIT

Land Office at Guthrie, I. T.

Dated July 23rd, 1889

I, John A. Anderson, of Seward, I. T. applying to enter (or file for) a homestead, do solemnly swear that I did not enter upon and occupy any portion of the lands described and declared open to entry in the President's proclamation dated March 23, 1889, prior to 12 o'clock, noon, of April 22, 1889.

signed with "x" and john A. AnderSon

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of July 1889. signed John I. Dille, register

Dated July 23, 1889, NON-MINERAL AFFIDAVIT. John is swearing to the fact, as far as he knows, that there are no minerals: vein or lode of quartz or rock in place, bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin or copper, or any deposit of coal; no placer, cement, gravel, or other valuable mineral deposit; that no portion of the land is being mined or worked for mineral.

July 23, 1889, two payments of $14.00 each to C. M. Barnes, Receiver, the amount of fee and compensation of Register and Receiver for the entry of NW 1/4, Section 25, Township 15, Range 3 West.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Territory of Oklahoma, Logan County, ss.

Be it Remembered, That at a Term of the District Court Holden in and for said County, in the City of Guthrie therein, on the First day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Four, was present the Honorable Frank Dale, sole presiding judge, W. W. Painter, Sheriff of said County and Louis E. Pitts, Clerk of said Court, when the following, among other proceedings, were had, to-wit: John A. Anderson. A Native of Sweden and at present residing within said Territory, appeared in open Court and made application to be admitted to become

A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATED

and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that he had declared on oath, before District Court of Logan County, O. T., having common law jurisdiction and using a seal, two years at least before his admission, that it was bona-fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State of Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Oscar the II, King of Sweden, of whom he was heretofore a Subject; and said applicant having declared on oath, before this Court, that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Soveignty whatsoever, and particularly to the Power above named, the Court being satisfied that said applicant has resided within the United States for the term of five years next preceding his admission, without being at any time during the said five years of the Territory of the United States, and within this Territory one year at least; and it further appearing to the satisfaction of this Court, that during that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.

Whereupon it is Ordered by the Court, that the said John A. Anderson be and he is hereby admitted to become a citizen of the United States.

In Testimony Whereof, I Louis E. Pitts, Clerk of the Court aforesaid, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court as my office in Guthrie in said County September 1, 1894. signed Louis E. Pitts.

FEDERAL TRACT BOOKS OF OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.

Name of Entryman. John A. Anderson

Volume 2 Page 177

Land: Lots And Quarter Section NW

Section 25 Township 15N Range 3W

TYPE OF LAND ENTRY:

Homestead Application July 23, 1889 Land entry number 4049

Homestead Final Certificate November 21, 1894

U. S. Federal Census - June 14, 1900 as reported.

Seward Township, Logan County, Oklahoma Territory

Anderson, John A., head of household, white male, Date of Birth - March 1837, age 63, married 38 years, born in Sweden, father and mother born in Sweden, year of immigration to the United States - 1868, 32 years in the United States, naturalized. Occupation - farmer, can read, can write, can speak English, Owner of property, property mortgaged, 132 acre farm.

Anderson, Christena L., wife, white female, Date of Birth - January 1841, age 59, married 38 years, mother of 10 children, 5 living, born in Sweden, father and mother born in Sweden, year of immigration to the United States - 1868, can read, write, speak English.

Anderson, Oto, son, white male, Date of Birth - December 1876, age 23, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, occupation - farm laborer, can read, write and speak English.

Anderson, Mary N., daughter, white female, Date of Birth - March 1879, age 21, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, can read, write and speak English.

Anderson, Amen E., son, white male, Date of Birth - August 1881, age 18, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, occupation - farm laborer, can read, write and speak English.

Aunt Mary Christine (Aunt Teeny) believes that Great Grandfather Anderson brought his family to America because, at that time, all the young men of Sweden had to spend so many years in the King's Army. He did not want his sons to have to do this.

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1890 Oklahoma Territory Federal Census T15N R3W, June 1890 William E. Brown, Enumerator

DWL #25

ANDERSON, John A., head, W,M, 55, Sweden, 23 yrs in US, 13 yrs in Territory, read & write - yes.

ANDERSON, Christina L., wife, W,F, 51, Sweden, 23 yrs in US, 8 yrs in Territory, read & write - yes.

ANDERSON, Eddie F., son, W,M, 17, KS, 8 yrs in Territory, read & write - yes.

ANDERSON, Mary N., daughter, W, F, 11, KS, 8 years in Territory, read & write - yes.

ANDERSON, Emil A., son, W, M, 8, KS, 8 yrs in Territory, read & write - yes.

DWL #26,

ANDERSON, Peter H., head, W, M, 24, Sweden, 9 yrs in Territory., read & write - yes

U. S. Federal Census - June 14, 1900 as reported.

Seward Township, Logan County, Oklahoma Territory

Anderson, John A., head of household, white male, Date of Birth - March 1837, age 63, married 38 years, born in Sweden, father and mother born in Sweden, year of immigration to the United States - 1868, 32 years in the United States, naturalized. Occupation - farmer, can read, can write, can speak English, Owner of property, property mortgaged, 132 acre farm.

Anderson, Christena L., wife, white female, Date of Birth - January 1841, age 59, married 38 years, mother of 10 children, 5 living, born in Sweden, father and mother born in Sweden, year of immigration to the United States - 1868, can read, write, speak English.

Anderson, Oto, son, white male, Date of Birth - December 1876, age 23, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, occupation - farm laborer, can read, write and speak English.

Anderson, Mary N., daughter, white female, Date of Birth - March 1879, age 21, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, can read, write and speak English.

Anderson, Amen E., son, white male, Date of Birth - August 1881, age 18, single, born in Kansas, father and mother born in Sweden, occupation - farm laborer, can read, write and speak English. Attended school.

Anderson, Christina, mother, female, white, age 65, widowed, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden, can speak English, occupation - none.

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THIRTEENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES - 1910

Logan County Guthrie City

414 S Walnut

Anderson, Pete H., Head, male, white, age 44, married, 16 years, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden, year of immigration 1878, naturalized, speaks English, Teamster, own team, working on own, can read, write, owns home, free of mortgage, number of farm schedule - 15, survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy - 4, blind - X, deaf and dumb - 3.

Anderson, Laura, wife, female, white, age 32, married 16 years, 3 children born, 2 surviving, born in Kansas, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, speaks English, occupation listed - none, can read and write.

Anderson, Francis F., son, male, white, age 11, single, born in Oklahoma, father born in Sweden, mother born in Kansas, can speak English, occupation - none, can read, write, attended school.

Anderson, Annas A, son, male white, age 7, single, born in Oklahoma, father born in Sweden, mother born in Kansas, can speak English, occupation - none, can read, write, attended school.

Anderson, Christina, mother, female, white, age 65, widowed, born in Sweden, father born in Sweden, mother born in Sweden, can speak English, occupation - none.

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John, Christina, along with son, Peter Herman, came to the United States in 1868. They first lived in Missouri. Shortly after, they were living in Riley County. Edward was born in 1873 in Atchinson, Kansas. Otto was born in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas. Mary and Emil were also born in Kansas. It appears that in 1899, John moved on to Oklahoma Territory, with his family following in a few months. They first lived in Waterloo Township, Oklahoma Territory. July 1, 1889, John applied for citizenship in Crowley County, Kansas.

July 23, 1889, John applied for a land patent at the Land Office, Indian Territory, 160 acres in NW1/4, Sect 25, Twp 15, Range 3W. On November 21, 1889, Peter Herman applied for a land patent, NW1/4, Sect 26, Twp 15, Range 3W.

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John, Christine and family lived 1 1/2 miles from Waterloo, 1/2 mile west of Charles White, in 1895, he stated that he had lived there for 6 years. Previously, he stated that he had lived 10 years in Allen County, Kansas, west of Elsmore. Prior to 1873, they had lived in Riley County, Kansas, where their house caught fire and two of their children were burned to death. This information came from an affidavit he gave for the trial of his son, Eddie.

Notes for CHRISTINA LOUISE PETERSON:

1890 Oklahoma Territory Federal Census T15N R3W, 7 June 1890, William E. Brown, Enumerator.

ANDERSON, John A Head

ANDERSON, Christina L., wife, W, F, 51, Swede, 23 yrs in US, 8 yrs in territory. read-yes, write-no.

Directories of Guthrie

1905 ANDERSON, Christina (widow of John A.), boarder 414 S. Walnut (Home of Peter and Laura)

1907-08 ANDERSON, Christina L. (Widow of John A.) boarder 414 S. Walnut

1908-09 ANDERSON, Christina L. (Widow of John A.) boarder 414 S. Walnut

1910 ANDERSON, Christina (Widow John) boarder 414 S. Walnut

1912 ANDERSON, Christena L. (widow John A.) boarder 414 S. Walnut

1915 ANDERSON, Christina (widow John) boarder 414 S. Walnut

Seward Cemetery, Seward Township, Guthrie, Oklahoma

ANDERSON, Christine Louise, b. 6 Jan 1840, d. 19 Jul 1931, Wife of J.A. (Born Kalmar, Sweden, died Manhattan, Ks.)

Children of JOHN ANDERSON and CHRISTINA PETERSON are:

i. CHILD12 ANDERSON, b. Bef. 1873.

ii. CHILD2 ANDERSON, b. Bef. 1873.

iii. EDWARD FILMORE ANDERSON, b. March 17, 1873, Atchinson, Kansas; d. February 9, 1956, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

Notes for EDWARD FILMORE ANDERSON:

1890 Oklahoma Territory Federal Census T15N R3W 7 June 1890, William E. Brown, Enumerator.

ANDERSON, Eddie F., son, W,M, 17, KS, 8 years in territory, read & write - yes.

Directories of Guthrie

1915 ANDERSON, Edward, laborer, boarder 414 S. Walnut.

Edward Filmore Anderson lived at 918 Bluemont Street, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, for 30 years prior to his death in 1956. He is listed as Farmer on his death certificate, never married.

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