Alfred Anderson Family
ANDERSON, JOHNSON, SHAFFER, AHLSLAND, CRANNELL, ALLEMAN, FJELLAND, WELDER, CRABTREE, MCCLOUD, JONES, VANDERPLEOG, OLSON, WHITE
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Date: 4/8/2014 at 04:30:24
Alfred Anderson (Dec 27, 1859 –June 15, 1926), the son of Carl (March 20, 1820-March 24, 1898) and Stina Lisa Johnson Anderson (Aug 11, 1832-Sept 20, 1908) came to the United States at the age of nine with his mother, three brothers and one sister from their birthplace in Smoland, Sweden. Three of the children died from the hardships experienced during the journey, before they ultimately were reunited with Carl and Alfred’s two older brohters. The family made their home near Prairie City, where Alfred lived until after his marriage. The family which included sons Charles (Carl M), John Peter A (JPA), Claus, Francis, and daughter, Christine, later moved to the Minburn area, where they set down their roots. Of the two oldest boys, Claus later moved to a homestead in South Dakota and JPA was instrumental in organizing Madrid’s, telephone company, and in other business enterprises. “Charley” married Greta Elizabeth Anderson (daughter of Andres Peter Anderson of Madrid) and upon her death, he married her sister, Mary. This branch of the family remains in the Madrid area. Sister Christine Shaffer was the mother of Elsie Anderson and Elsie’s daughter, Barbara, remains a resident of this area.
Alfred and his wife, Emelia J Ahlsland Anderson (July 31, 1861-Nov 20, 1932), moved to Madrid from Des Moines around 1886, then moved to the Minburn area around 1896, where they continued to make their home the remainder of their lives. To their marriage were born five children: Della M (April 14, 1887-Nov 30, 1968), Lena E (Oct 24, 1888-Nov 29, 1918), Ray F (Feb 7, 1892), Oscar A (Dec 5, 1894-Dec 26, 1975, and Dee I (Apirl 17, 1900).
Della, the eldest married Charles Ernest Crannell. They also lived in the Madrid area. Della and Ernest were the parents of five children: Letha, Verva, LaVerne, Dorothy, and Elva.
Letha married Irvin Alleman. The Alleman’s have made their home in Sheldahl, where Irvin’s family has lived since 1910, and are the parents of one son, Verlin. The family has always been active in the Sheldahl Methodist Church. Verin married Mary Ann Klonglan, and they are the parents of sons Jeffrey and Jerry, and daughter Julie. They also live in the Sheldahl community.
Verva married Ernest Fjelland, and they made their home in Huxley. The Fjelland’s, who had no children, are both deceased.
LaVerne married Lauretta Welder and they presently make their home in the rural Madrid area, where LaVerne is the caretaker at Swede Point Park. Both are retired. They are the parents of Shirley (Mrs Bob Bartholomew, of Madrid), Elizabeth, Randy (Who married Kathy Crabtree) and Crystal and are the grandparents of Melody (McCloud) Timothy, Tina Marie, Tanya Jo, Doris Ann, and Dusty, and great-grandparents of Melody’s son, Jerrod.
Dorothy married Donald Jones, and they live in the Des Moines, area They had three children: LaVerne Donald, Lila, and Sharon LaVerne Donald and his wife, Colleen are the parents of one son, Donald LaVerne, Lila and her husband, Carl Brogioni (now deceased) were parents of Curtis, Mark and Sharon. Sharon and her husband, Ronald Stubbs have three children Sherry, Rondald Jr and David. Sherry who married Timothy VanderPleog, is the mother of great-granddaughter, Shala Dawn.
Elva married Orville Olson and they were the parents of three daughters. Cheryl married John White Jr and is the mother of two sons, Christopher John and Bradley Lloyd. The other two daughters, Luann and Janice are not married. They Olson live in the Polk City area.
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