Fred and Esther Anderson
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 3/18/2012 at 01:34:02
Fred E Anderson came to America from Sweden in 1913, when he was 17 years old. He was one of 15 children of Mr and Mrs August Anderson. Six children migrated to the USA Fred worked at the High Bridge Coal Company, firing boilers while studying for his hoisting engineer license. He remained there for fourteen years, then moved to Mine No 4, where he worked for six years, until that mine shut down, and then to Mine No 6 for the next three years, when that mine shut down in 1943.
In 1947, Fred joined the City of Madrid Water Department, as Superintendent and he worked there for 14 years, retiring in 1961. In 1963 he ran for City Council, and was active on it, until illness caused him to resign in 1973.
Fred married Esther E Wilen, daughter of Hulda and Alfred Wilen, who were also immigrants from Sweden. She was one of eight children. To this union, two daughters, Eurada and Darlene, were born. Esther died in 1943 at age 47. Fred died in 1974, at age 78.
Madrid, Iowa 1883 to 1983 History Book
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