NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION VOLUMEIII 1804-1926
The life of Frank Anderson has been an eventful one, replete with many interesting experiences, and he is now living retired in Aurelia, having reached the venerable age of eighty-one years.A native of Sweden, he was bornMarch 26, 1846, and was a child of six when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Anderson, came with their family to the United States.He received apublic school education and in 1864 his patriotic spirit prompted him to offerhis aid to the Union.He was accepted for military duty and served for oneand a half years as a member of Company F, One Hundred and Thirty-secondRegiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.He was mustered out atSpringfield, Illinois, and worked as a farm hand in that state until 1871, whenhe came to Iowa.He purchased a tract of land in Wright county, where heengaged in farming for three years, and then transferred his activities toColorado, in which he spent ten years.He next engaged in teaching inIllinois and at the end of a year went to South Dakota, living for twelve monthsin that state.He taught school in Minnesota for two years and then becamea traveling salesman, filling that position for ten years.On the expiration of that period he returned to Illinois and resumed his educationalwork.He came to Cherokee county, Iowa, in 1910 and has since resided in this section of the state, in which he has many sincere friends.
In 1910 Mr. Anderson was united in marriage to Mrs.DellBlackman, who passed away in 1917, and her remains were interred in a cemeteryat Cherokee. Mr. Anderson is a republican in his political views but hasnever sought office as a reward for party allegiance.He belongs to CusterPost, No. 25, G. A. R., and deserves the respect and honor which should ever beaccorded an old soldier.