This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.
This column's focus is on ANDERSON. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Anderson family.
And, now, your ancestors' ANDERSON neighbors in 1890:
In BELLEFONTE Borough:
Kate--223 South Allegheny John, 25, laborer--245 South Spring John, 46, restaurant--202 East Bishop Kate John 22 Clara Nellie Leonard 1_ Carrie Charles 4
In BENNER Township:Mass, 54, laborer--Bellefonte
In BOGGS Township:Joseph, 27, laborer--Milesburg Mary E. William W. 3 Elizabeth
In CURTIN Township:Henry, 22, laborer--Roland Philip S. 24 Mary A. Irvin 10 mos.
In HOWARD Township:John H., 57, farmer--Mt. Eagle Martha J. Sarah B. Eliza V. George H. 12
In PHILIPSBURG Borough:Josephine--3rd Street
In SNOW SHOE Township:Charley, 21, miner--Peal Olivia Eli, 17, miner--Peal Gerst, 31, laborer--Snow Shoe Justina Carl W. 5 Anna John, 28, division boss--Moshannon Sophia Annie Charley O. 3 Hilda S. John, laborer--Peal Lavina--Snow Shoe