Bio: Anderson, Knud Jr. (1828-1900)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: "Biographical History of Clark Jackson Counties, WI" Lewis Pub. Co., 1891, pg. 172.


KNUD ANDERSON, Jr., of section 15, Warner Township, Clark County, Wisconsin, was born in Tellemarkn County, Southeastern Norway, November 20, 1828, the son of Adney Anderson, deceased. The father had brought his family to the United States in 1843, settling in Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, where Adney died in 1845. The family then came to Jackson County, in 1854, settling in Springfield Township, where the mother died in 1878. They had seven children, all now living, namely: Knud, Sr., Gunder, Ole, Mary, Knud, Jr., Margaret and Sarah.

While in Jackson County, Knud Anderson, Jr., first worked at carpentering, and then at farming. In 1869 he removed to La Crosse, where he kept a tavern one year, and in 1870 came to this county and took up a homestead on section 18, township 27, range 1 east, where he lived five years. He next lived on Giles Creek four years, after which he worked in Tom Miller's mill. He came to his present place, Hemlock, in 1879, where he has been night watchman on the flood dam, and also ran the plane in the Hemlock Mills. He now has charge of the Hemlock flood dam for the Black River Improvement Company. Mr. Anderson has also been engaged some at carpentering in this country.

He was married in June, 1859, to Thea Burch, who was born near Christiania, Norway, the daughter of Torger Burch, deceased. They have had fifteen children, twelve of whom are still living, namely: Clara T., Adolph, Augusta, Laura, Millie, Nellie, Fernando, Georgiana, Birdie, W. Lee, Sadie and Frankie. Clara married James Rowe, of Calumet, Michigan, and has one child, Winnifred P. Adolph, a merchant at Greenwood, married Mary Francis, and has one child, George. Augusta married Albert Huggett, of Melrose, Jackson County, and has one child also,--Ralph. Mr. Anderson is a Republican politically.


*Knud Anderson's first wife was Aaron Anderson and his second wife was Hagar Nichols.


1880 Federal Census

Warner Township, Clark Co., WI

 Name  Relation M/S/W/D Gender Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 Knud Anderson   Self   M   Male   White   51   Norway   Carpenter   Norway   Norway 
 Thea Anderson   Wife   M   Female   White   38   Norway   Keeping House   Norway   Norway 
 Clara H. Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   18   Wisconsin  Teacher   Norway   Norway 
 Theodore A. Anderson   Son   S   Male   White   17   Wisconsin  Laborer   Norway   Norway 
 Augusta Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   12   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Laura D. Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   11   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Millie A. Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   9   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Nellie M. Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   7   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Fernando W. Anderson   Son   S   Male   White   4   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Georgiann E. Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   3   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 Birdie Anderson   Daughter   S   Female   White   2   Wisconsin     Norway   Norway 
 John Peterson  Other   S   Male   White   26   Norway   Laborer   Norway   Norway 
 Andrew Anderson   Other   S   Male   White   25   Norway   Laborer   Norway   Norway 



Research Notes by Deb Sanger


Military Service

Knut Anderson may have fought in the Civil War.  These possible listings were found on the Wisconsin Roster:


Knud Anderson-10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Union Wisconsin

Knud Anderson-43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Union Wisconsin

Knud Andersun-45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Union



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