Ringgold County Biographical Sketches
Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa,
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887, pp. 311 - 312.
GEORGE R. ANDERSON
"George R. ANDERSON, a successful agriculturist of Jefferson Township, residing on section 11,
was born in York County, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1846, his parents, Edward and Lavinia (Robinson)
Anderson, being natives of York County, Pennsylvania, and his grandfather, Nathaniel Anderson, also a
native of the same county. Edward Anderson is deceased, but the mother of our subject is still
living, now sixty-six years of age, and makes her home in Marysville, Union County, Ohio.
Anderson, the subject of this sketch, was reared a farmer, and has always followed agricultural
pursuits. His education was obtained in the common schools of his neighborhood.
He was a soldier in
the war of the Rebellion, being a member of Company K, One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Ohio National
Guards. He located in Mercer County, Illinois, in the spring of 1870, and in the spring of 1871 he
came to Ringgold County, Iowa, and settled in Jefferson Township, on the farm where he has since been
He has met with success in his agricultural pursuits, and is now the owner of 127 acres
of choice land. He is now principally engaged in raising stock.
Mr. Anderson was united in
marriage, October 31, 1877, to Miss Adda Neidigh, a native of Davis County, Iowa, her father, Charles
Neidigh, having been a pioneer of that county.
Mr. Anderson has served his township acceptably as
assessor for five years. He is a member of the United Presbyterian church, and a respected citizen of
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