Obit: Anderson, John (1849-1922)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Anderson, Blake, Paulson, Ford, Cattanach, Breed, Florence, Scholtz, Neinas, Snow, Reisner, Kempine, Harrman, Jordan.

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 12/21/1922

Anderson, John (8 July 1849 - 12 Dec. 1922)

John Anderson one of the old residents of Wood and Clark counties died at his home in Chili, Tuesday, Dec. 12,1922. He was taken sick on Dec. 7 with Bronchial pneumonia and passed away after five days illness, aged 73 years, 5 months and 4 days.

Mr. Anderson was born in Larbert, Scotland, July 8, 1849. In 1858, at the age of 9 years he came to this country, residing in Lynn until 1871 when he was married to Harriet Elizabeth Blake, and moved on a new farm at Neillsville in Wood County where he lived 48 years. He moved to Chili in March 1919 where he lived until his death.

To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were born 9 children, 8 of whom survive: Edith, Mrs. Peter Paulson of Neillsville: Ella, Mrs. J. C. Ford of Minneapolis; Elsie, Mrs. Duncan Cattanach of Nashville; Kathryn, Mrs. C. E. Breed of Lousville, Ky.; Vinnie, Mrs. Louis Florence of Tacoma, Wash., Fred of Nasonville; Clinton of Minneapolis, and Eugene of Denver, Colorado. Mrs. F. R. Scholtz, a daughter, is deceased. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. He was a man of fine pioneer type, doing his full share in opening up a new country and developing its resources. He was a highly respected man and citizen. The funeral was held at the Chili M.E. Church, Rev. Jordan of Marshfield officiating. Burial took place in Nasonville Cemetery. The pall bearers were Will and Ernest Neinas, Glen Snow, Wm. Reisner, Chas. Kempine, and Thode Harrman. The church was filled to overflowing and the floral tributes were both numerous and beautiful, fitting testimonials of the love and esteem in which this "Grand old man" was held his community.



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