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Gustav Emil ANDERSON

Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Grandpa Anderson was Gustaf Emil Anderson, Born Aug. 24/21, 1865 in Sweden, and Grandma Anderson was Marie Hilrika Cornelius, born Aug.29, 1967 in Germany. Grandpa came over here in the United States just before he was 21. In Sweden once you are 21 you had to go into the army for one year, and in order to evade that he came over to this country and a friend sent him the money to come over. And grandma (Mary) came approximately the same time. They both worked on a farm in Iowa around Council Bluffs. 1892 Mary was 26, Gustaf was 28. The people that they had worked for helped them to get started in farming. Then they came to South Dakota. They had 6 children. In 1902 a niece of grandma's came over and assisted grandma in the care of George. She was from Germany and her name was Gretchen whom we remember as Mrs. Charlie Wards later. They were two small people that had no children and dearly grand people. They lived on a farm near Council Bluffs and also later Neola Iowa, before moving to South Dakota. George was about 5 so Jennie would have been about 8 when they moved here and they went to a country school, George said that he was in the Seventh grade. He finished the 8th grade which was often the case them days. Jennie was about 12 years old when she had a bad operation for ruptured appendix and was very ill. She was in the 7th grade and never went back to school again after that. In about 1910 Gustaf's niece from Sweden, whom was Elsie came to stay with them, and then live in Sioux Falls with some Peterson's. She had Ing and she stayed on with the Peterson's and when Ing was about 18 she marred E.G. Bengaland and they lived in California. The oldest child Betty was married to Frank Huwe in November 1914. She was having a baby and she died. The baby also died about 9 months later. I guess she was 21 years old. Gustaf and Mary moved to the city of Dell Rapids in 1924. They lived there for about 5 1/2 years. Gustaf died, he had cancer and had surgery for Gall Bladder and George said he was very yellow. He had his surgery at Mckennan Hospital and that's where he died. They bought their first car in 1917 and it had the side curtains, well then when they moved to town they got another, A Model T and they sold their first car to George for $125. The kids would go to grade school through college to be teacher. Ida went the first two years in Madison and then to Vermillion. And Minnie went the four years in Vermillion. Gustaf had about 20 grand kids an attended the Lutheran Church. Mary lived in Sioux Falls in a Nursing Home on 26th St. for a short time, and then lived in Mon and Dads Nursing Home for maybe three years before she died in 1964, and she was probably 97 when she died and she lived to be a very pleasant person. She just knew and talked and visited many things until about the last years or so that she lived.

Contributed on 2/7/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 2/7/09 • Approved: 2/7/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R1376-G0-S3

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